The Simplicity of Nature
The Simplicity of Nature

Enjoy the brilliance of simplicity. Simplicity can inspire you to new heights and challenges.

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A Time for Tranquility
A Time for Tranquility

Find the time everyday to allow your mind, body and spirit to become tranquil, calm and quiet.

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Meditate in the Spirit
Meditate in the Spirit

Listen to the spirit of awakening it can provide guidance to our thoughts and actions.

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Renew to Replenish
Renew to Replenish

To renew means to replenish, take time to lay everything aside to refuel each day.

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Refresh to Refocus
Refresh to Refocus

Cleansing and meditation can bring you back into focus, harmony and balance.

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Energize for a New Day
Energize for a New Day

The purpose of rest is to be energized.

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 YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE

 LIFELONG

REJUVENATE  REFRESH

                 MIND, BODY, SPIRIT    

 

Welcome!

2020

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!!

 

Healthinsights! is an evidence-based website that has been created to share valuable strategies and insights related to your overall health and wellbeing.  COVID-19 has introduced new dimension for us to rethink health and healthcare systems in America.  Today, everyone is focused on making proactive strides to eradicate this mysterious virus that has affected and disrupted the lives of millions.  The Healthinsights! philosophy continues to revolve around having a keen sense of self-direction. The gifts, talents, and your life purpose will surely go to waste when you do not exhibit your own energy to cultivate them towards positive change. If you wait for people to make a change for you, unfortunately, it may never happen. The surest way to cultivate change is through self-direction. Therefore, in order to prevent disease, there must be a keen sense of self-direction related to developing an action plan to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Get in the habit of being a self-directed researcher and take the necessary changes to make valuable and informed health changes. Don't just sit there, get up move towards your health goals. This health education portal has been designed to encourage your self-direction enabling you to live healthy and happier, despite life's daily challenges.  Please visit this site and blog regularly sharing your insights and tips to help others. 

 

We stand in solidarity for the lives and health of Black men and women around the world that have been exposed to the unfortunate perils of racism.

Sincerely, Dr. Michele J. Doughty

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Holistic Health

Holistic Health

Represents the connection between the mind, the body and the spirit.

Mind

Mind

Embrace understanding by allowing your mind to expand to new horizons.

Body

Body

Focus on physical wellness and wellbeing. Walk, run, jog just get up and move.

Spirt

Spirt

Get in the habit of nurturing your spirit, inner core and actions daily.

Holistic Health Represents the Connection between Mind, Body and Spirit.

The Golden Keys to Good Health

   Research, Practice, Change

Minority Health Awareness

Minority Health Awareness

National Minority Health Awareness Month is promoted in the month April. Humans across all color spectrums come together to discuss the "state of health". Asians, Hispanics, African Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders are considered as priority populations to target disparities related to access to quality health care, education and medical research. For example, although African Americans and Hispanics experience less breast cancer incidence than Whites, death rates are higher.

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

This month learn everything you can about the effects of alcohol on the brain and body. The importance of understanding the effects of alcohol can not only save your life, but as you age it can improve life expectancy. Were you aware that alcohol consumption of 3.5 drinks or more has been linked to neck, head, breast, liver and esophageal cancer? The diagnosis of many of those diseases are irreversible so make sure you understand the personal impact of drinking alcohol.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Month

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Month

Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects 10% to 15% of the population, the good thing it is not considered as a life threatening disorder. Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has been found to exist in 84 percent of people with IBS. Making dietary changes is vital. The FODMAPS and SCD diets has been found effective in managing IBS.

National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month

Many of us have different perspectives about the donation of organs, however bone marrow transplants, kidney transplants and liver transplant are becoming increasing common in saving and extending the lives of others. Read about life donation and it's overall importance society.

STI Awareness Month

STI Awareness Month

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) cases occur in U.S. every year. 20 million new cases were diagnosed in 2013, bringing a medical burden of $16 billion annually. Understanding risk and prevention is can be life saving. Make sure you are aware and educated about the prevalence and treatment options available.

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Women's eye health and safety is becoming increasing complicated. The economic burden of women's eye loss is roughly $139 billion in the United States annual. Making sure you avail yourself to annual eye exams is important. In addition, as you get older your eyes become more vulnerable therefore, getting the proper rest and care will improve your vision. Disorders such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and blindness are serious. Learn more about eye health today.

Every Kid Healthy™ Week

Every Kid Healthy™ Week

Many of us believe children are the future generation; however the staggering rates obesity, poverty and disease requires us to become involved in "Every Kid Healthy" April 20 to April 24. Implementing good health practices early on in life can enable the child to develop a health self-image and positive life perspective which will assist them well into the future.

World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week

In 2013, there were 145,700 measles deaths globally. 15.6 million deaths were avoided due to the administration of measles vaccine. The most recent controversy related to the linked between immunizations and autism has created discomfort for many parents questioning the validity of the vaccine. World Immunization Week is promoted April 24 thru April 30 learn more about the benefits and harms of immunizations.

National HIV/AID Day

National HIV/AID Day

April 10 is National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day for youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), youth made up 17% of the US population, but accounted for an estimated 26% (12,200) of all new HIV infection in 2010. Over 50% of youth do not know they have been infected with HIV, therefore it is critical to understanding sexual practices very early in life.

National Autism Awareness

National Autism Awareness

Autism Spectrum Disorder becomes apparent beginning at the developmental milestones as early as 18 to 24 months. The disorder becomes more pronounced during early childhood (24 months to 6 years). The importance of acting early when symptoms are noticed is important. Seeking professional advice and care is key.

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week is celebrated April 6 through April 12. Learn about ways to be healthier and volunteer in your community.

WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER

 

Women are confronted with multiple challenges in today's society.  The cultural and societal shifts have propelled women into new roles amazingly different from the traditional days of the past. Those new roles can often create disharmony, new stress and disconnection with self, family and loved ones. The importance of refocusing goals, nurturing inner harmony can balance your life despite societal stressors. Learn how to reenergize your life. Visit the women's center to learn about what affects women, fun tips and what can be done to foster positive preventive health throughout all stages of life.

 

MEN'S HEALTH CENTER

 

Research shows life expectancy has increased for men, however there still exist a 5-year gap between women and men.  Advances in medicine and research have contributed to many of those improvements, however men are confronted with adapting to a wide variety of  health challenges in today's society. Incorporating practices early on can maximize health for family, work and yourself. Incorporating a healthier diet and a daily physical fitness routine goes a long way in improving life outcomes.  Visit the men’s center to learn about what affects men, and what can be done to foster positive preventive health.

YOUTH HEALTH CENTER

 

Obesity has reached an all time high in the U.S. with 12.7 million children and adolescents falling into either an overweight or an obese category. The influences of social media and pop culture show unrealistic images, which can confuse children as they transcend into adulthood.  In addition, peer pressure, mental stress, autism, suicide, HIV and socialization issues continue to escalate while youth struggling to transform into productive adults. Parents are the child's first teacher, however young children can also optimize opportunities to learn about their individual health. Visit the youth center to learn about what can be done to foster positive preventive health. 

GLOBAL HEALTH CENTER

 

The United States ranks 37th in the world related to healthcare.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is one of the first steps to overhaul a disconnected health care system in the U.S.  Global health has become a valuable contributor to many novel medical discoveries for the prevention of disease such as HIV, cancer and diabetes.  The benefits of worldwide research can increase understanding of how other countries deliver quality health care. Visit the global center to learn about global health and trendsetters internationally.