Entries by Julia Snyder

Healthy and Affordable Shopping

Grocery shopping can seem overwhelming especially as you are getting used to eating and preparing foods in a new way. It can be especially difficult on a budget. My belief is that investing in healthy food is investing in your health. I recently shared some tips with my patients at our R-Health Cherry Hill Healthy […]

Everyday Tips to Relieve Constipation

There comes a point where almost everyone goes through it – constipation. A period of infrequent bowel movements or hard stools.   Constipation can be a very uncomfortable state, especially the longer it lasts. Though not severe, if not taken care of, constipation can cause damage to the veins and skin in your anus, in addition […]

Why do we react to foods?

Why do we react to foods? The most immediately serious reason is true food allergy.  A food allergy is mediated by the fast-responding antibody IgE. It might result in an immediate and intense reaction, such as anaphylaxis.  The most common symptoms include: tingling or itching in the mouth; hives; itching; and swelling of lips, face, […]

Well, What?

What is a well woman visit and why it is important?   It is a designated time for you and your health care provider to discuss your reproductive health. It may also include an exam, screening tests, like a pap smear or blood work, and immunizations. If you have breasts, a uterus, and/or a vulva […]

Time to Stick With It

Like clockwork, every year around this time there’s a lot to wrap up – holiday gifts, end of year vacations, or another popular one, New Year’s Resolutions. Thinking about setting your own New Year’s resolution?  Here are some tips to help you set and achieve yours!  What makes a goal more attainable is accountability and […]

Sweets: Naughty or Nice?

The holidays are full of special things, decorations, songs, events, parties and gifts.  There are also sweet treats all around.  Holiday treats can be bittersweet – both literally and figuratively. Whether the holidays serve as a relaxing time or a stress filled environment, finding too much comfort in these treats can be damaging to your […]

The Battle of Flu Prevention

Although the weather is a bit misleading, we are in the start of flu season. While many people may have misconceptions about the vaccine, think they are immune to the flu, or may even believe the flu is a myth, it is very important to take the preventative measures to thrive during flu season. Moreover, […]