On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness information for all Oklahomans, published three times a week.

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Intermittent Fasting: Is the latest hot dieting trend good for you?

While it might seem that everyone is talking about intermittent fasting, you may be wondering if it’s the right choice for you. Let’s chew on some information about the time-restricted eating trend with the help of INTEGRIS registered dietitian Brent Wilson.

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Inherited Breast Cancer Risk, Genetic Testing and Information on a Preventive Mastectomy

Research conducted in just the last few years is shedding new light on the role family history and genetics play in a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. Genetic testing and preventive mastectomies are changing the game for young women who are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

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Can Nutrition Influence Breast Cancer Risk?

Juli Johnson, an APRN at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, often gets asked if there are foods that lower the risk of breast cancer. Here is her answer.

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Preventing Bone Loss and Rebuilding Bone with Exercise

Imagine having bones so fragile even a sneeze can lead to a painful fracture or break. For people living with severe osteoporosis, avoiding a situation like this is an everyday challenge. Fortunately, for many who are at risk for developing osteoporosis, preventive exercises can help keep bones in good shape.

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How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Keep You Well

Combining an "East Meets West" approach, the concept of health and wellness is becoming more integrated between Western and Eastern medicine.

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Spotlight on Rehabilitation Therapy

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. It's a great time to spotlight rehabilitation therapy, which treats brain injuries and so much more. Rehabilitation can help someone return to playing the sport she once loved or help a stroke victim regain the ability to perform daily tasks like getting dressed and brushing teeth.

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Best Foods for a Healthy Heart

Did you know February is Heart Health Month? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable. Choosing heart-healthy foods can benefit everyone, even those without a history of heart disease.

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Forgiving Yourself for a Holiday Overindulgence

For many people trying to stick to a healthy lifestyle, the sugary holiday season can cause some stress. Many feel guilty when they overeat or binge on sweets. How do you deal with these feelings in a healthy way?

Meagan Ballard, RD/LD

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How to Eat Complete Proteins in Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

Eating more veggies and fruits is never a bad idea, just be sure to incorporate enough complete proteins. Without them, you might feel sluggish and lose muscle mass. Fortunately, a little menu planning can help you include enough complete proteins in your diet.

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What You Need to Know About Gluten

Meagan Ballard, a dietitian at INTEGRIS, sheds light on gluten, an often misunderstood and hotly-debated nutritional topic.

Meagan Ballard, RD/LD

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