The Mediterranean diet has earned the top spot as the best overall diet in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report annual diet rankings. Last year, the perennial favorite tied for top place with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, but this year it bumped DASH to second.
We all need our beauty sleep. Sleep and our circadian rhythms are far more important than most people realize. Sleep gives our body and mind an opportunity to repair, rest and regenerate. We all know how tempting it is to stay up late and set the alarm too early. Restricting our sleep comes at a cost. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC
The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating and includes delicious olive oil and if you choose – a glass of red wine. The Mediterranean diet characterizes the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and affords many health benefits.
Does anyone remember the book THE COMING PLAGUE ? First published in 1994 in hardcover by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, THE COMING PLAGUE: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance was a New York Times bestseller in 1994-5. Laurie Garrett researched and wrote THE COMING PLAGUE for ten years, starting in the mid-1980s when the very premise of the effort was highly controversial. What seemed an acutely controversial premise in 1994 is mainstream thought in the second decade of the 21st Century. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC
After spending time during August in their home districts, members of the House and Senate have returned to Capitol Hill and are expected to have an intense schedule leading up to the mid-term elections. Join AANP
Fiber can have the beneficial effects of:
Improving gut health-Keeping the bowels moving regularly can improve gut health and relieve the symptoms of digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diverticulosis.
The soluble fiber in Benefiber and Metamucil can feed the good bacteria in the intestines.
Heart health-The manufacturers of fiber supplements, such as Benefiber and Metamucil, state that they are heart-healthy products. This is because of the benefits a high-fiber diet can have on a person’s heart health.
A systematic review published in BMJ found that higher fiber intake might lower the risk of both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.
Weight loss-Some weight loss products, programs, and healthcare professionals recommend consuming fiber as a way to make the body feel fuller for longer. This may decrease people’s appetites and help with weight loss.
Are you feeling stuck in your career, or not feeling enthusiastic or fulfilled? Here are a few tips to consider to get that spark back! By Paul Villaire FNP-BC
Our AFNP website has new job search functionality and options! You can now search for jobs by keyword and location. Go to our NP JOB STOP Tab and select search jobs/resumes. Also we are happy to announce there is a new section where you can sign up for job alerts to your e-mail inbox for the type of job or career you want. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC
News Release From AANP. “We Choose NPs” Showcases NP Role in Health Care and Importance of Patient Choice” AUSTIN, TX (July 11, 2018) — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) has launched “We Choose NPs,” a national public awareness campaign highlighting the crucial role nurse practitioners (NPs) play in expanding access to primary care nationwide The campaign – leveraging an integrated mix of television, radio, and digital advertising – showcases the experiences of real patients who choose NPs as their primary care providers.
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Get up off of the couch: Sitting too much may kill you even if you exercise regularly.
If you sit for six hours a day or more, your risk of dying early jumps 19 percent, compared with people who sit fewer than three hours, an American Cancer Society study suggests.
By Steven Reinberg