Even if you highly value optimism, 2020 is giving you a run for your money. As we sit 6 months into the pandemic, Hurricane Sally has pummeled the Panhandle, and we all know someone impacted by Covid, fires, racial tensions, not to mention the upcoming election discussions. Exhaustion and...

Our Immune System: Part 1

By Kay Leaman, Health Architect The Microbiome system has been studied over the last decade and is becoming a hot topic. But what is it? Our microbiome is the bacteria that live on and in our body. There are also different types of microbiome systems including our skin, hair, oral (mouth),...
A growing body of evidence is suggesting that working out at your health club carries no more risk than any other indoor facility that you might be visiting. The most recent evidence comes from a random, two-week study that began on May 22, studying five different gyms in Oslo,...
By Heather Pierce Digestive issues, anxiety, sleep disruptions, inflammation, brain fog. These are all symptoms of so many different health issues. One chronic health problem that is often overlooked with these symptoms and more is Heavy Metal Toxicity. Heavy metal toxicity can lead to lifelong health concerns including increasing the...
By Stephenie Craig, LCSW “I’m sorry. I was wrong. I can see that I hurt you and I shouldn’t have done that. I value our relationship. I will make every effort not to do that in the future.” Wouldn’t it be so helpful to hear that when someone hurt you? What...
Michael Roth, is a  local representative for Florida Blue, specializing in Medicare products for seniors in Panama City Beach.  Roth explains that this is the time of year when you should review your Medicare coverage and make important decisions about your coverage for 2021. One piece of advice he offers...

Gain a Pound, Lose a Pound

By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Diet and exercise have always been at the core of weight loss. These sound so simple and easy but for many of us, no matter what we try, it seems like we cannot succeed at either of these.  Little things sneak into our lives to...
By Sheila Mohammed, MD, PhD Many people would love to do interesting exercise while learning beneficial physical skills.  I would advise looking into Tai Chi.  This is a slow moving martial art that anyone can do.  The slow steady movements stimulate muscle building, and balance.  This is helpful to prevent...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Thinking FDA approved means safe and non-FDA approved means unsafe is absolutely untrue. Did you know that over 20% of medications prescribed in the United States are non-FDA approved. So, if your doctor does not support a treatment for the simple reason that “it is...
By Stephenie Craig There’s no way around it. 2020 has been a difficult year. Anxiety is a consistent companion. Even previously fun things like planning a vacation now require intentional thought and consideration. News, social media, conversations with friends, and every day decisions invite stress. We are walking through unprecedented...

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