How to Read Labels

By Melanie Stewart Have you ever picked one grocery item over another because of the health claims on the label? You may have been duped. That’s because terms like fat free or all natural are often slapped on a food item that may not be healthy at all. Frustrated? You’re not alone. Nearly 59%...
By Lisa Turpin, Health & Wellness Coach The exercise high that is! Through this column, I have encouraged you to just MOVE. Movement of any kind is beneficial. Even if you have limitations, please try to get moving in any capacity. Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, but many think of...
By Hope McCormick and Emily Rose Proctor With Valentine’s Day falling in the month of February, couples may be reflecting on the quality of their relationships and wondering if they can make improvements. Fortunately, there are counselors in South Walton to help couples address any challenges they might be facing....
  Cardiologist Adam Mizeracki, MD, has joined Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart’s regional network of doctors. Dr. Mizeracki will practice at two convenient locations: Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart at 30A, located at 12805 US Hwy 98 East in Inlet Beach, and Bluewater Bay, located at 4586 Hwy 20 East...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Traditional medicine has achieved a long life for many. Unfortunately, many long lives lack quality in their last years. In the past, I’ve cared for nursing home patients- seeing them once or several times each month. Their care was usually complicated, including ten or more...
Bio-hack for Anti-Aging: avoid the 3 Gs! By Dr. Bart Precourt, D.C.  Want to look great? Think clearly? Feel good? … of course, we do! And this is why the idea of incorporating strategies to “anti-age” have become more and more popular. Is it vain to want to feel great, look...

Ask Doctor Marty

QUESTION: I have been taking herbal medicine for my prostate and have been feeling so much better. Then suddenly, for the last few days, I started feeling bad again. Now this morning I’m feeling much better. What’s going on? ANSWER: Chances are excellent that you were having a healing crisis,...
Ascension Sacred Heart’s Emerald Coast hospital was recently awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality...

Journey Bravely

Mindfulness: An Antidote for Anxiety By Spephenie Craig, LCSW Are you overwhelmed and anxious? Do you have tasks, fears, and disappointments preventing you from focusing on the present? Do you find it difficult to enjoy today because your mind is somewhere else? You don’t have to live consumed by the past...
By Stephanie Craig, LCSW Tired of making resolutions and experiencing a sense of failure by the end of January? It’s easy to make self-disciplined plans in December until January hits and you’re back to eating out, skipping the gym, staying up late, procrastinating and spending energy taking care of everyone...

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