Good nutrition and mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and while we are not mental health experts, we do provide medical guidance for nutrition and weight loss through trained coaching and understand that good nutrition can promote better mental health. Our brains are fueled by the food we eat. According to an article on the Harvard Health Blog, “what you eat directly affects … Read More

Demystifying food labels

Food labels, nutrition facts labels and nutrition information panels are just a few of the names for those boxes with the headline “Nutrition Facts” that adorn all U.S. food packaging. When we can’t even decide on a common name, it’s no mystery why many people find these labels so confusing. Once you train your eye to catch a few key … Read More

Overcome barriers to healthier habits

March is National Nutrition Month®, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to magnify the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. It’s a good time to reiterate that there are so many ways to make little changes that add up to a big impact on our health. Adding more movement, getting … Read More

Snacks galore! Conquering the big game snack spread

Nachos and cookies and hot dogs, oh my! When you’re trying to make healthier food choices, you may think it’s impossible to not overindulge at parties and celebrations or during holidays that are associated with special food. Think again. Just taking a few minutes to learn some smart ways to navigate these occasions can save you lots of calories and … Read More

Are thyroid issues keeping you from losing weight?

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, aimed at raising awareness and providing education about thyroid health and diseases. It’s a great reminder to explore some of the functions of the thyroid and how an imbalance can be tied to weight issues. The thyroid is a gland in the neck that produces and regulates hormones important to many bodily functions, such as … Read More

Employee Spotlight: Sheron Whittier, Medical Assistant

For nearly 16 years, Sheron Whittier has served at GIA, first as a float nurse and now as a medical assistant, working with Dr. Hannah Jones. “I worked with Dr. Barry Maves for 12 years until he retired, and I am so glad that I got to keep so many of my patients who now are now with Dr. Jones!” … Read More

What to do before 2022: Review your insurance

Jeff DewChief Executive Officer, Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C. In the third installment of our three-part series about healthcare-related topics we should consider as we wind down the year, we’ll discuss reviewing your health insurance. Check out the previous posts about finding the right doctor here and planning for your colonoscopy here. While there is no feasible way to examine every health … Read More

What to do before 2022: Plan for your colonoscopy

Jeff DewChief Executive Officer, Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C. In the second part of our three-part series about healthcare-related topics we should consider as we wind down the year, we’ll talk about colonoscopies. Check out the previous post about finding the right doctor here and watch for the next installment about things to consider about your insurance – especially if you expect … Read More

What to do before 2022: Finding the right doctor

Jeff DewChief Executive Officer, Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C. We’re introducing a three-part series about some healthcare-related topics to think about as we wind down the year and prepare for 2022. If you are looking for a new doctor or specialist, this post offers some helpful tips to pursue that endeavor. We’ll follow by sharing more about your gut health, including planning … Read More

The benefits of having a weight loss coach

A weight loss coach is trained to help you reach your weight loss goals. To use a sports metaphor – when you think about coaches, what comes to mind? Someone who knows the inner workings of the game, how to create a strategy, what motivation works for each player, how to course correct and how to win. It’s the same … Read More