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Health Tips from Dr. Richard Rhoden

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  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently throughout your day, to best prevent common infections.
  • To help prevent circulation problems in legs and feet, elevate them when seated and wear support socks and stockings.
  • Treat yourself to a professional massage, with proven benefits for back pain, anxiety, blood pressure and the immune system
  • Traditional holiday food is full of unhealthy fat, sugar and salt. Unless on a medical diet, you can enjoy small portions as a special treat and use tasty FlavorDoctor to replace salt.
  • Follow your doctor’s vaccination recommendations for you and your children; failure to vaccinate is increasing deadly diseases worldwide!
  • Holiday food is often full of too much salt; use salt-free FlavorDoctor for a healthier, tastier holiday meal.
  • Children should be limited to 2 hours of electronic screen time daily since too much smartphone, computer and TV time adds to problems with social skills and thinking.
  • Avoid antibacterial soaps; they lead to drug-resistant germs and are no better than regular soap.
  • Eating more legumes, such as beans, peas and lentils, helps fight high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
  • Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, says gum specialist Dr. Deming, so ask your dentist to check gums routinely.
  • Everyone over the age of 6 months needs a flu shot now from your doctor, pharmacy or Heath department.
  • Live your longest, healthiest life by getting adequate sleep and regular exercise, eating 6 small meals daily, and practicing moderation.
  • Fresh corn is a healthy, low-calorie source of protein, fiber and other nutrients, if you skip the butter and salt.
  • Eat more whole grain and bran foods for fiber that helps bowel regularity and lowers blood sugar and cholesterol.
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