INTEGRIS On Your Health Blog

The INTEGRIS On Your Health blog is packed with professional advice on wellness, nutrition, fitness and family health. It's trustworthy, Oklahoma-centric news from INTEGRIS doctors and experts to help you live your healthiest life.

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What to Ask Your Doctor Before Starting a Long-Term Pain Medication

People with chronic pain face a serious decision when considering a long-term pain medication plan.

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What are Nightshades and How Can They Affect Your Gut?

Nightshades like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants have a bad reputation. Even the name "nightshade" sounds ominous. For some people, nightshades have been known to cause digestive issues and even aches and pains. Before you cut these healthy foods out of your diet, here is some information about nightshades and how they can affect your gut.

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An Update From the INTEGRIS Employee Who Lost More Than 100 Pounds

Are you struggling with motivation for your New Year's resolution? Here's a weight loss story to inspire you.

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Oklahoma's Flu Season is Severe, Especially for Pregnant Women

News sources across the country say this year’s flu season is a particularly rough one. In fact, there are mandatory school closings in more than a half dozen schools in Oklahoma right now because of virulent flu outbreaks. The CDC recommends everyone older than six months receive a flu shot, particularly those who may have a high risk of a severe reaction to the illness, such as young children and pregnant women.

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Mouthwatering Instant Pot Recipes

With a chill in the air, what sounds more enticing than a house full of delicious aromas and gathering around for a hearty meal? Cooking winter favorites, like pot roast and chili, can turn into quite a time commitment. But that all changes with an instant pot!

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How to Start a Running Program

Some love running; some hate it. But one thing is for sure: if you’ve never been a runner, getting started is the hardest part. We’re answering all your running questions to help you get on the right track — pun intended.

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An Interview with Dr. Murali Krishna about Arcadia Trails Center for Addiction Recovery

Dr. Murali Krishna explains the need for a new paradigm in the treatment of addiction and mental illness in Oklahoma, and describes the phases of recovery at Arcadia Trails.

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The Importance of Foam Rolling

Your post-workout routine should always include stretches, but foam rolling is an important step, too. Learn more about the benefits of foam rolling on the INTEGRIS blog.

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A First-Person Account of a Colonoscopy

Since we've come to the end of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, let's talk about something potentially unpleasant and embarrassing: colonoscopies. An INTEGRIS employee demystifies her recent colonoscopy to encourage others to undergo this important, life-saving screening.

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Alternatives to Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a staple in most American kitchens but many people don’t realize there are a wide variety of nut butters made from other nut varieties. When it comes to health benefits, peanut butter just can’t compete with the healthy ingredients found in other nut butters.

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