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.
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.
It's difficult to manage your back pain and obesity when one problem is constantly fueling the other problem. Losing weight and managing your physical activity may be the start you need to break the cycle!
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!
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.
Insulin resistance is when your body stops responding to the insulin your body produces. It can be caused by many factors as well as lead to diabetes and weight gain. Here is some information and tips to understand and manage your insulin resistance!
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.
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.
Maintaining a balance of high protein and low carb can be difficult with a vegan/vegetarian diet. Here we have some sources of protein to add to your diet to make sure you're getting the necessary nutrients your body needs!
Spring has sprung and allergy season is upon us! Living in the Pacific Northwest, we are no strangers to the havoc that pollen can cause, so let’s dive into a few ways we can help stop that faucet of a nose, itchy eyes/throat, or agonizing sinus pressures.
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
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?
Insulin is an important hormone in our body that helps us to regulate our blood sugar. Unfortunately, if our blood sugar and insulin levels get out of whack, we can begin to develop changes that increase our risk for both weight gain and type two diabetes.
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.
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We offer Telemedicine to support your everyday health needs and we are open if you have a health issue requiring in-person attention.