SKIP TO CONTENT

On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness news for all Oklahomans.

Subscribe to the INTEGRIS Health On Your Health blog

Subscribe for regular emails full of useful and interesting Oklahoma-centric health and wellness info, from the doctors and health experts at INTEGRIS Health.

Image

Are Plant-Based Coffee Creamers Healthier?

These days, most of the milk or creamers in the dairy section don’t even contain any dairy. That’s because plant-based creamers are on the rise. What’s all the fuss about, though? Are they really that much healthier than half-and-half or heavy cream? We answer these questions and offer ways to make your own plant-based creamers at home.

STAFF

Image

Is Alcohol a Depressant?

The word depressant may be the last thing you’d think of when describing a glass of wine you’re having with dinner or a pint of beer you’re drinking with friends. That’s mainly because people associate alcohol with social settings and its ability to make you feel good. The truth is, alcohol is actually a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. We will explain why alcohol falls under this category and how it can impact your physical and mental health.

STAFF

Image

When Should My Child Get Their First Flu Shot?

By the time your infant celebrates their first birthday, they will have had the opportunity to receive 10 vaccinations to prevent them from various diseases and illnesses. For specific shots, such as the flu, it can be difficult to remember when your baby should become vaccinated. This blog will explain the best time for your baby to receive the flu vaccine.

STAFF

Image

Are Meat Sweats Real?

Meat sweats is an unofficial phrase used to describe excessive perspiration when eating large quantities of any high-protein food – not just meat. Most often, meat sweats describe fatty foods such as steaks or barbecued meats.

STAFF

Image

How to Ease Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

Regular exercise brings with it many benefits, but with them can come muscle soreness. When we try a new exercise, work out a little harder than usual or restart a workout routine after a bit of time off, our muscles will ache. Here’s a roundup of reasons for soreness, home treatments and remedies.

STAFF

Image

Does Tryptophan Make You Sleep?

There is a longstanding myth that this fatigue, drowsiness and overall lethargy can only be the culprit of one thing – the turkey. For years, tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey, garnered headlines in the media for making you sleepy. However, there is another more plausible explanation that helps give context to this common occurrence around the holidays.

STAFF

Image

Eleven Reasons You Always Feel Hungry

Feelings and physical sensations that come with true (physical) hunger are low energy, an empty-feeling stomach and even fatigue. The longer it’s been since you last ate, the more noticeable the sensations will be.

STAFF

Image

Heart Disease and Diabetes: There’s a Link

Heart disease, AKA cardiovascular disease, affects people with diabetes disproportionately. Most people who have type 2 diabetes will also experience cardiovascular disease. In the United States, about one in ten people has diabetes. Of the many people who have diabetes, about 95 percent have type 2 diabetes. Those are some big numbers.

STAFF

Image

How to Get Screened for Depression

Major depressive disorder affects 17 percent of people in America. Because so many adults, children and pregnant women will experience depression during their lifetime, it’s important to have screenings available for earlier diagnosis. This blog will highlight some of the more common screenings that can help you stay on top of your mental health.

STAFF

Image

Avoid Illness Like Colds, Flu and COVID with these Commonsense Tips

Colds and flu (and COVID) flourish in cooler weather, not because they prefer lower temps, but because they are spread via droplets in the air, which is much more easily done when people are closer to one another indoors.

STAFF

View more