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Unlocking the Joy of Anticipation

It's almost as pleasant to anticipate something as it is to experience it. Here are some ideas to boost your mood just by anticipating what's to come!
Sep 20th, 2022

Does Metformin Help Weight Loss?

There is a suggestion that metformin, which is the main prescription for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus, may lead to modest weight loss.
Sep 6th, 2022

You Can Be Active Even While Watching TV!

You've had a long day, and all you want to do is relax; however, you haven't gotten your exercise in for the day. Try some of these exercises you can do while you're sitting down!
Jul 5th, 2022

7 Ways to Increase Joy

Joy is a state of being that constantly ebbs and flows, but with these simple techniques and activities, you can create your own happiness when you need it most.
May 11th, 2022

Sleep 101 (Part 2)

Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life.
Apr 28th, 2022

Sleep 101 (Part 1)

Sometimes it feels like you’ve hit a brick wall when it comes to figuring out how to get that perfect night’s sleep. Here are some things to add to your toolbox to get the sleep you want and deserve!
Apr 8th, 2022

What is a Naturopathic Physician?

You may have heard that SW Family Physicians has welcomed two new Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Khaleed Alston, ND and Dr. Alicia Hart, ND, to our practice. Naturopathic physicians are primary health care providers who are experts in the intersection of con
Nov 16th, 2021

What can I do to promote healthy aging?

There are many things you can do to help yourself age well: exercise and be physically active, make healthy food choices, and don’t smoke. But did you know that participating in activities you enjoy may also help support healthy aging?
Sep 29th, 2021

Feta and Pomegranate Filled Avacado

One of the simplest ways to improve your health is to eliminate ultra processed foods. Try this quick and easy stuffed avocado recipe for your next healthy snack!
Aug 26th, 2021

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Dec 23rd, 2020

Easy DIY Fresh Pesto Sauce

Easy and fun pesto you can make at home! Pesto sauce adds great flavor to so many meals and no store-bought version is as delicious as homemade.
Sep 4th, 2020

Why Choose A Midwife

What are the advantages of having a midwife? How is having a midwife different from standard prenatal care?
Jun 25th, 2020

COVID-19 FAQs

Southwest Family Physicians is working on all fronts to protect patients, the community and our own staff. We offer Telemedicine to support your everyday health needs and we are open if you have a health issue requiring in-person attention.
Apr 6th, 2020

Can Changing my Diet Help Alleviate PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman’s ovaries, and in some cases, adrenal glands produce more androgens than normal. There’s no cure for PCOS but lifestyle and dietary changes may improve symptoms for a greater quality of life.
Nov 28th, 2022

Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common form of diabetes and in simple terms, means your body is not using insulin properly. What are some factors that increase your risk for type 2 DM?
Nov 21st, 2022

Benefits of Olive Oil in your Diet

Olive oil is an essential tool in your medical toolbox for improving your diet. Olive oil has been shown to prevent strokes, help improve depression, lower risk for heart disease and so much more.
Nov 14th, 2022

Using a Keto Approach to Lose Belly Fat

As your body breaks down fat, it produces an acid called ketones, which becomes your body main source of energy. Since ketosis shifts your metabolism and relies on fat for energy rather than carbohydrates, your body can burn fat at a higher rate.
Nov 7th, 2022

What Does My Hemoglobin A1C Mean, and How Can I Lower It?

Your hemoglobin A1C measures the average of your blood sugar over 3 months and can help determine your risk for developing diabetes or the severity of your diabetes. Here are 5 ways to lower your hemoglobin and start decreasing your blood sugar!
Oct 17th, 2022

How to Deal with Being Too Hard on Yourself

Changing a negative mindset can seem like a near impossible task, especially when we've made it a habit to be so critical of ourselves. Here are some tips for starting to make a more positive change to your current mindset.
Oct 10th, 2022

How to Increase Sleeping Habit

Do you sometimes feel tired and groggy in the morning, even if you have gotten enough sleep at night? It might be due to poor sleep quality. Missing out on quality sleep can make you easily distracted, have mood swings, and even affect your health.
Aug 23rd, 2022

Seven Ways To Beat/Prevent Cancer

If you're concerned about cancer prevention, know that small lifestyle adjustments can help. Take a look at the information we've gathered on how to beat or prevent cancer.
Aug 12th, 2022

Recipe: Zuc Taco Boats

Love tacos but your provider prescribed you a low carb diet? Consider adding these zucchini taco boats to your weekly menu. They are easy to prep, take only about 30-45mins from start to finish and are a low carb option to help satisfy those taco cravings.
Jul 18th, 2022