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How often have you discovered exactly what was going on with you, how it started, why it started, and what the solution is? Pretty hard to do right? For some, this is where our great friend WebMD comes in.

There has become a shift in the way people choose to discover their ailments, and I can only guess why they aren’t asking their doctor… Embarrassment? No time? Afraid? I’m not sure. What I do know is that people are beginning to find it best fitting to ask a random doctor, online, in the comfort of their homes. I must admit I have been one of those people who, at one point, visited this website religiously due to concerns I was having about my physical health. Though for many a solution was found, but in my case it actually made my condition worsen.

I never left WebMD feeling relieved or at ease about my situation, instead I left questioning, wondering, and worrying! Not to say that WebMD does not have the answers, as their doctors are verified MDs who provide consultation to people needing medical help but… why all that? The best thing to do regarding your health is to engage in preventative measures that will save you a lot of wonder and worry.

So a few tips in leading a healthy lifestyle, EAT MORE: Healthy fats (raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds, or avocados), Nutrients (colorful fruits and vegetables – fresh or frozen, prepared without butter), Fiber (cereals, breads, and pasta made from whole grains or legumes), Omega 3 and protein (fish and shellfish, poultry), and Calcium and protein (eggs, skim or whole milk, cheeses or unsweetened yogurt). EAT LESS: deep fried foods, packaged foods, processed meat (bacon, sausage, salami, and fried chicken), and yogurt with added sugar (Robinson, Segal, Smith, 2016).

And finally, knowing that breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day, the video above provides a few DIY healthy breakfast and snack food recipes. Check it out and live well… YOU got the answers now!

Reference: Robinson, L., Segal, J., & Smith, M. (2016, February). Heart Healthy Diet Tips: Lower Cholesterol, Prevent Heart Disease and Improve Your Cardiovascular Health. Retrieved from Help Guide

Written by Sarah Lauture
School Counseling Fellow
Johns Hopkins University, School of Education
B.S. Communication, Spanish minor
Southern Connecticut State University

Disclaimer: The EGL Wellness blog does not create a doctor/patient relationship. The information provided is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All text on this site is informational and for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health provider with any questions regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site. Any advice or information provided on the site is provided on an “as-is” basis. No warranties either expressed or implied, are made on the information provided.

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