Thomasville’s First Locally Owned Juicery Starting a business in the middle of a pandemic certainly comes with challenges. But when entrepreneur Mary Margaret Ingals set out to fulfill her dream of opening Thomasville’s first locally owned juicery, she never questioned whether her business idea was worth the squeeze. Originally from Moultrie, Ingals’ lifelong struggles with an autoimmune disorder affected her health and life in … Continue reading This News is Juicy
What to Know About Prehypertension and Hypertension Did you know that May is high blood pressure education month? We all know normal blood pressure is important to a well-functioning body. Why else would blood pressure measurements be included along with the vital signs at a doctor’s office? Though not on the same “vital” level as respiration, body temperature and pulse, blood pressure gives medical professionals … Continue reading Under Pressure?
June Is Men’s Health Month June is men’s health month—a time to focus on common health issues and encourage men to care for both their mental and physical health. Even though men die, on average, five years earlier than women, they are also less likely to go to the doctor, according to a study from Rutgers University. The researchers found that men who held more … Continue reading Man Up and Call the Doctor
Keeping Your Skin Healthy This Summer The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that about 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, making it the most common cancer in the country. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer, and many of these cases are due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Learning how to protect yourself from UV radiation—especially … Continue reading Made in the Shade
It’s no secret: what you choose to eat can have a profound effect on your body and your overall health. In recent years, many studies have linked obesity to chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and cancer. And though we’ve always been told the key to weight loss is simply balancing the number of calories we consume from foods and beverages with the … Continue reading DF NUTRITION & WELLNESS: USING NUTRITION FOR DISEASE PREVENTION