DENTAL APPOINTMENTS CAN TELL A HEALTH STORY!
We are told to see the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning/checkup.
We often put this and other health checkup appointments off.
Did you know gum disease can affect your general health. For example:
Inhaling bacteria from the mouth and throat can lead to pneumonia
Dental plaque buildup create a dangerous source of bacteria that can be in haled
into the lungs.
Reduction in bone mass (osteopnia) is associated with gum disease and related to tooth loss
Having a healthy heart is inportant for us all!
Smoking, Being over weight, poor diet, hypertension and other stress foctors.
Are known for taking a tool on our health.
Smoking increases your risk of heart diease by two to four times.
Being 20 lbs or more overweight strains your heart, can increases
your blood pressure, raise your bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower
your good cholesterol (HDL) increasing your risk for diabetes.
Know your (BMI) Body Mass Index.
WINTER IS ROUGH ON THE SKIN
During the winter months our skin can dry out. It is important to look at your body daily.
Look for cuts, scrapes and cracks. Don't forget your hands and feet. Properly clean the area if you have any cuts to the skin. Use an antibiotic cream. See a doctor if not better in a few days. Remember to clean and dry your feet. Keep yourself hydrated (drinking water) and keep your skin moisturize.
Caring For Your Eyes
We've been told to eat our carrots for good eye site. Well carrots aren't
the only vegetable that's good for healthy eyes. A diet rich in vegetables
such as, spinach, kale, collard greens, and otherdark green leafy green
are especially good choices. There are also fruitsthat help in our site such
as, peaches, apricots, oranges, strawberries, grapespapaya to name a few.
A diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables helps keep your eyes and
your whole body healthy.
ST JOHN PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL
Community Health Wellness Center 15990 W. 9 Mile Road
Is offering a 4 week health workshop, which includes light exercise, health information on nutrition, meal planning and more.
Classes start : Tuesday October 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm You must be registered.
For more information and to register
Call Dorothy Ritter RN, BSN,
PH: 1 (888) 751 - 5465
Sweet & Sour Beef-Cabbage Soups
SHRIMP TACO (takes 18 min to prepare and only 308 calories pre serving)
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3/4 tsp. ground cumin, divided use
1/2 tsp. ground chili powder
1 lb. raw medium shrimp, cleaned, deveined
1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. finely chopped lime peel
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
8 corn tortillas (or 6-inch whole wheat tortillas), warm
1 cup shredded red and green cabbage
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 medium avocado, sliced
Fresh lime wedges (for garnish; optional)