Category Archives: Family Health

Five Mindless, Harmful Eating Habits to Avoid in 2016

Once upon a time, the word “diet” was only associated with weight loss. Thank goodness, times are finally changing. In recent years, science and technology have taught us so much about all of the ways that nutrition and specific foods can alter the entire function and overall health of our human systems. We now know that the foods we choose to put in our bodies can positively or negatively affect so much more than just our weight, metabolism or cholesterol levels. We are quickly learning that we must view diet as an individualized, life-long health plan, rather than just a means to lose weight.

Of course most of us have experienced the feeling of wanting to shed a few extra pounds, especially after the holiday season. Unfortunately, many look to a quick, fix-it diet, creating a shock to their bodies. This often results in putting the lost weight right back on, confusing the healthy metabolic functionality of the body. To avoid this so-called yo-yo dieting and negative consequences to our health, let’s make 2016 the year to focus on a proper long-term nutritional diet that is right for our individual bodies by avoiding the following harmful eating habits that so many of us fall victim to:

Skipping breakfast – Talk about mindless! The mornings can be chaotic, whether we’re trying to get more zzz’s or we have children to feed, dress and get off to school before embarking on our adult responsibilities. Forgetting our own health needs can be very easy and skipping the most important meal of the day is a common one. Why is breakfast so important? This is the meal that ignites our energy, gets our metabolism going and kick starts our brainpower. Without it we can feel weak, tired and sluggish, all the while depriving our bodies of vital nutrients.

Eating out of the package – We live in a packaged food society. Rushed eating or eating on the go can mean skipping the actual purpose of a meal, eating real food. Eating fake processed, packaged food heightens the possibility of eating more than one serving or consuming foods we didn’t plan on eating. Even if we are snacking on something healthy, like mixed nuts, eating more than a recommended serving can translate to consuming too many calories or too much fat (even if it’s the good kind). The best options for snacks and meals are to choose foods that actually exist in nature with minimal processing. Here’s a grocery store secret: Shop mostly around the perimeter of the grocery stores where all the fresh food is, instead of in the middle where all the packaged stuff is. Continue reading

Consumed – Movie Showing on HHI

Consumed will play on Tuesday, January 12th at 7:30 pm at Park Plaza Cinema at 33 Office Park Road in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Consumed is a crowd-sourced film meaning 62 tickets must be reserved by January 3rd at http://gathr.us/screening/13809 for the film to show on January 12th. Tickets are $10 each. 

Consumed is a dramatic thriller that explores the complex world of genetically modified food. The story is anchored by a working-class, single mother on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son’s mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of an organic farmer, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation, two scientists on the verge of a major discovery, and an ex-cop caught in the middle of it all.
Contact: Carla Golden (843) 816-6179 or carla@carlagoldenwellness.com or Lucie Mann (843) 715-0479 or lmcmurtry@hotmail.com

Groves and Hancock Chosen to Receive Donation of Custom Fit Mouth Guards from Sandfly Family Dental

Angela Canfield, DDS of Sandfly Family Dental, announces that Robert W. Groves High School and Hancock Day School will be the recipients for the 2015 Canfield Mouth Shield Program. These schools were selected out of the applications received from all over Savannah.

The schools will be scheduling a time for Dr. Canfield and her team to custom fit, mold and examine each player’s mouth guards. A process and savings of approximately $85 per piece. Dr. Canfield will be donating mouth guards in respective team colors to every player of Groves and Hancock free of charge.

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The Lowcountry Blood Supply is LOW and you can make a difference!

The Blood Alliance, your only provider of blood to all Beaufort and Jasper County hospitals, is experiencing a very low blood supply across ALL blood types, especially O-Negative, O-Positive, A-Negative and B-Positive. All donors are needed to help us help our community today. Make an appointment ASAP!!

  • To give blood, you need to be at least 17 years of age and in generally good health. Be sure to have a good meal and to hydrate before coming in to donate.
  • If you personally cannot give blood because you are deferred or you are in between donations, tell a friend to donate on your behalf. Be an ambassador for saving lives!
  • Giving a pint of blood only takes one hour out of your day and your one pint can save up to three lives right here in our community.
  • You can choose to become a HERO today! Visit: www.igiveblood.com/pint or call: 843-522-0409 to schedule your appointment.