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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Holistic Health represents the connection between the mind (what you understand), the body (your physical well-being), the spirit (your actions, inner core) and will to be healthy.  

 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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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer affects 1 out of 20 individuals in the United States. The cancer affects either the colon or rectum of the body. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends both men and women over the age of 50 to have a colonoscopy. Men have a higher rate of the disease than women.

Know the Symptoms

Know the Symptoms

The ability to understand the symptoms of colorectal cancer early on are life saving. Do the research and learn how to detect the symptoms and seek medical care.

Diagnostic Test

Diagnostic Test

Learn about the various test used to diagnose colorectal cancer. Men and women over age 50 should be tested every five years. If you over the age of 50 please consider contacting your doctor you have the test conducted. Remember early detection saves lives.

CDC Vital Signs Podcast

CDC Vital Signs Podcast

Listen to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs podcast. The podcast provides helpful information related to screening, detection and treatment protocols for colorectal cancer.

Get Physically Fit

Get Physically Fit

The American Institute for Cancer Research states there are several things you can do to lower risk for colorectal cancer. The first thing to do is to get active and physically fit. Have fun working out at the gym, use video tapes or walk in your own community. Focus on reducing belly fat through strength training and aerobics.

A Nutritional Diet is Key

A Nutritional Diet is Key

Harvard University researchers presented a healthy eating plate which includes whole grains, protein in comparison to the USDA healthy plate. The plates both are good choices to following related to your overall health the Harvard University plate includes good oils and physical fitness.

Meat Consumption

Meat Consumption

According to Harvard Researchers the U.S. conducted a long-term meat consumption study. A total of 148,610 people between the ages of 50 and 74 consumed high levels of red and processed meats. The study reported a higher link to colorectal cancer in those with higher meat consumption. Diets which included fish and poultry lowered rates of colorectal cancer by 1/3.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

The importance of changing your diet has many benefits. There a numerous studies which link Vitamin D serum levels with colorectal cancer prevention. If you do not drink milk, absorb sunlight, eat fatty fish like salmon, and add certain vegetables like broccoli which contains Vitamin A and Vitamin K to supplement Vitamin D deficiencies.

Higher Rates

Higher Rates

African Americans have the highest prevalence of colorectal cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. Lower mortality rates through incorporating a proper physical fitness routine and proper diet.

THE BRAIN AND ALCOHOL

Almond Tree Flowers

Almond Tree Flowers

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Berry Branches

Berry Branches

Tranquil forest

Tranquil forest

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Echinacea Coneflowers

Echinacea Coneflowers

Fresh Herbs Close Up

Fresh Herbs Close Up

Lily Pond

Lily Pond

Lush Plants

Lush Plants

Open Field

Open Field

Tropical Berries close Up

Tropical Berries close Up

Stalks of Wheat

Stalks of Wheat

The Liver and Alcohol

Running Time: 2:30 min

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Dr. Drew presents a provocative overview of how the liver is affected by alcohol consumption. Numerous studies report drinking 3.5 glasses daily increases risk for liver disease.

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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 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 been 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 learning center to learn about global health and trendsetters internationally.