Entries by Annie Arbizo

Reducing Exposure to Environmental Toxins

Environmental toxins can be found all over our homes – in our furniture, food, clothes, personal care items, and household cleaners. Exposure to these toxins may be contributing to diseases like obesity, diabetes, allergies, and asthma. By breathing in and being exposed to toxins, there are several ways they are affecting our health: Interfere with […]


The CDC has come out with recent guidelines on how fully vaccinated people can safely visit others. They give guidance and recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely visit with other fully vaccinated people and people who are not vaccinated. These are guidelines and recommendations on how we can start to resume normal […]

Healing Your Gut

Not only does a healthy gut reduce risk of chronic diseases like diabetes but 70% of our immune system is also in the gut so it is critical to heal and focus on our gut health. There are many ways to help start healing your gut. Remove processed and sugary foods from your diet. Transition […]

What Is Gut Health?

“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates Even though Hippocrates made this statement over 2,000 years ago, we are just now understanding how correct he was. Gut health is critical to overall health and an unhealthy gut may contribute to chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, depression, and anxiety. The human gut is home to […]

How the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine is Different

With news of a third COVID-19 vaccine getting emergency use authorization from the FDA, we wanted to explain some of the differences between the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and how all 3 are safe and effective at protecting against COVID-19.   The Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not use mRNA technology […]

Importance of Preventive Care

Preventive care is when you take consistent measures to prevent disease or detect existing health conditions before they can become a major issue. The earlier your doctor can find conditions like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, the sooner they can start a treatment plan, meaning a better health outcome for you. Preventive care can even […]

10 Heart-Healthy Foods

February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness to the leading cause of death in American adults. Maintaining a healthy diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease and there are certain foods that can actually help your blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol. Here are 10 foods to incorporate into your diet […]

What is Thyroid Disease?

The thyroid gland is a small butterfly- shaped gland located in your neck that is part of your endocrine or hormonal system. It is in charge of producing several thyroid hormones that are very important to your metabolism, protein production, and used throughout the whole body. Thyroid diseases are fairly common and impact hundreds of […]


There is currently no vaccine or medicine to prevent or treat Coronavirus (COVID-19.) While there are some trials underway, the best way to prevent illness and the spread of the virus is to avoid being exposed to the virus. First, it is important to understand how the virus spreads. It is spread mainly from person-to-person […]


As news about the COVID-19 outbreak continues to dominate almost every aspect of our lives, it is essential that we pay attention to our mental health just as we do our physical health. There are many reasons that people may be feeling stressed and anxious whether it be due to loss of a loved one, […]