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How Pets Improve Health

As a physician, I have always been intrigued by the bond between people and their animals, for I am convinced that pets improve health and that owning a furry—or not so furry—friend can be powerful medicine.

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Walking

Health Benefits of Walking

Here at Whitaker Wellness, exercise is part of the fabric of day-to-day life. It’s an integral therapy for all patients, and one they engage in daily while they’re at the clinic. The program we prescribe is simple, convenient, inexpensive, …

Energy

Six Tips for More Energy

One of the most common complaints we hear from patients at Whitaker Wellness is they are constantly tired or have no energy. While there may be some underlying issues that need to be addressed, anyone can try these tips for

Tips to Get Healthy in 2017

It’s no secret that many New Year’s resolutions, however well intentioned, don’t stick. (Just notice the drop in attendance at the gym come March.) We claim we’re too busy to eat right, too tired to exercise, or come up with …

Peyton Manning

How-To Heal Like a Pro and Get Back in the Game

Two-time Super Bowl champion, five-time league MVP, 14 Pro Bowl appearances, Sports Illustrated’s 2013 Sportsman of the Year, leader in career touchdown passes and passing yards: Peyton Manning is one of, if not the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time.…

Diabesity

What Is Diabesity?

If you’re seriously overweight, maintaining a normal blood sugar level is like trying to squeeze a 42-inch waist into a pair of size 36 pants—it’s next to impossible. More than 90 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. …

Love and Health

Connie and I are coming up on our nineteenth wedding anniversary this summer, and I have to say, I love being married to this woman. Of course, we have our ups and downs, but overall, our happy marriage enriches …

healthy holiday

A Simple Tip for a Healthy Holiday Season

The feasting season is upon us. Favorite foods and dishes served only on special occasions are among the holidays most enduring traditions. One of my family’s is cinnamon rolls. My wife Connie gets up at the crack of dawn …