Author: A Wild

Wellness Wednesdays: Choosing Cereals Wisely

Cereal companies have been known to use clever strategies to market sugary products to children. Tactics include using celebrities, familiar cartoons and characters from popular television shows and movies to endorse their products and appear on packaging. Cereals are also placed lower on store shelves, which are at eye-level for…

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Wellness Wednesdays: Diabetes ABCs

Knowing your diabetes ABCs will help you manage your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Abstaining from smoking if you currently smoke, will also help you keep your diabetes under control. Working toward your ABC goals can help reduce your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other…

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Wellness Wednesdays: National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from…

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Marketplace Open Enrollment

Marketplace Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2022 and lasts until January 15, 2023.  Lone Star Circle of Care will be offering in-person application and enrollment assistance at multiple locations with extended hours to better serve you. Reserve your appointment now by calling 512-686-0534. We will not have benefits appointments on November 24th-26th, December…

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Wellness Wednesdays: Natural Sugar vs. Added Sugar

With Halloween just around the corner, homes will shortly be filled with baskets and bags of candy. While candy can be a nice treat occasionally, the overconsumption of foods like these that are high in added sugars may contribute to issues such as cavities and obesity. Of particular concern, is…

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Wellness Wednesdays: Plant-Based Foods & Kidney Health

Currently more than 15% of adults in the United States are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Diabetes is the leading cause of CKD. Hispanic Americans are more likely to develop diabetes, which also increases their risk of developing kidney disease. Diabetes is associated with high levels of blood sugar over…

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Wellness Wednesdays: Food and Depression

There is evidence that a symbiotic relationship exists between food and depression. Although an association can be made between diet and mood, studies are still examining whether or not a poor diet may actually cause depression or worsen existing symptoms. A poor diet can be described as one that is…

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Wellness Wednesdays: Four Foods for Eye Health

Diabetes along with normal aging can cause damage to the eyes. Make sure your eyes are getting enough nutrients by incorporating these 4 foods into your diet: Kale: This leafy green power food is packed with lutein and zeaxanthin which can help protect eye tissues from sun damage and reduce…

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Wellness Wednesday: Give It A Rest

When trying to form healthy habits many of us first look to changing our diets or increasing physical activity, but we often overlook the impact that a lack of sleep can have on our health. In general, sleep deprivation may lead to weight gain and increased risk of obesity, type…

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