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Strategies for a Successful Night’s Sleep!

Strategies for a Successful Night’s Sleep!

In our last blog article, we examined the healing effects of sleep. How sleep recharges your brain and rebuilds your body every night. In this article, we’ll focus on strategies for ensuring a good night’s rest. 
7 Reasons You Should Be Taking Probiotics- Rethink My Health Podcast Episode 5

7 Reasons You Should Be Taking Probiotics- Rethink My Health Podcast Episode 5

Welcome to episode 5 of Rethink my Health podcast where we discuss healthcare topics that matter the most. We get to the root cause and empower you, the listener, to take charge of your health. On today’s episode of Rethink my health, Dr. Gez Agolli and Dr. Cheryl Burdette will be talking about 7 Reasons you need to be taking Probiotics.
The Healing Effects of Sleep

The Healing Effects of Sleep

I’m sure you’ve heard it over and over “Get more sleep!” or “You’ll get sick if you don’t get more sleep!”. While those things certainly can be true, I’d rather focus on the benefits of sleep in this article instead of the dire warnings that are aimed at those that don’t get enough. It is true enough that lack of sleep can contribute to a number of conditions and ailments, from high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and an increased risk of a heart attack. Getting enough sleep can certainly help decrease the risk of these things, but why? How does sleep make the body stronger? What role does sleep play in overall health?
Far Infrared Saunas as a Way to a Healthier You!

Far Infrared Saunas as a Way to a Healthier You!

Today’s modern saunas are far more comfortable than some of the ancient varieties. Heat is much more controllable, dry saunas can avoid the choking steam that can make it hard to breathe, and best of all, infrared saunas, particularly Far Infrared Saunas (FIRS) can offer a much more comfortable experience with no steam, lower heat levels, and safe directed radiant heat that can be tolerated longer and relaxes the whole body while treating a variety of conditions.
Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral- Rethink My Health Podcast Episode 4

Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral- Rethink My Health Podcast Episode 4

On this episode of Rethink my Health, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette will be discussing magnesium: the miracle mineral. We call magnesium the miracle mineral because of the numerous metabolic processes in the body that rely on magnesium. In addition to the important role magnesium plays, it is a common deficiency in our modern diets. In fact, the majority of patients that come into Progressive Medical Center are found to have a deficiency in Magnesium. The team will discuss why Magnesium is so important and will teach you how to best obtain magnesium whether though your diet or supplementation.
Thyroid Health: What You Need to Know- Rethink My Health Podcast Episode 3

Thyroid Health: What You Need to Know- Rethink My Health Podcast Episode 3

On today’s episode of Rethink my Health, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette will be talking about Thyroid function and will be discussing top nutritional strategies for supporting the thyroid. The team will go over hallmark symptoms of underactive thyroid function. You will learn the difference between clinical and subclinical hypothyroidism and that “in-range” numbers may still present with hypothyroid symptoms. You will learn about thyroid hormones and clinical tests your provider may be using to diagnose thyroid function.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, What You Need to Know- Rethink My Health Podcast Episode 2

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, What You Need to Know- Rethink My Health Podcast Episode 2

Dr. Agolli and Dr. Cheryl Burdette talk about fish oils. This is a very important topic as Omega 3 fish oils are a fundamental component of optimal health. The team is going to educate you on why fish oils are important, what you need to know when choosing a fish oil, and what good healthy omega 3 fatty acids can do for your health.
Top 5 Supplements for Immune Health- Rethink My Health Podcast Episode 1

Top 5 Supplements for Immune Health- Rethink My Health Podcast Episode 1

In this episode, Dr. Gez Agolli and Dr. Cheryl Burdette give you the most updated research on supplements used for immune health. With COVID-19 still a threat to many people across the world, the team shares some common sense and practical strategies to promote a healthy immune system.
Staph Infections- Their Surprising Effect on Diabetics

Staph Infections- Their Surprising Effect on Diabetics

If you are diabetic, you are even more at risk from Staph infections. There are a variety of Staph infections, but Staphylococcus aureus is the one of most concern here because it is the most commonly dangerous, and because it has a few almost unique features that separate it from other Staph infections.  S. aureus can thrive in the low oxygen environment of an infection by competing with the body's own phagocytes (that fight infection) for glucose and winning that competition.
No Man is an Island- but Hearing Loss Might Strand You There

No Man is an Island- but Hearing Loss Might Strand You There

You may already have at least some hearing loss and not realize it, particularly if you are male. Perhaps you’ve been to too many loud concerts, work a job with loud background noise, or are entering middle age. A hearing test should be part of everyone’s preventative health regimen, especially as you age, yet a recent survey reported by the NIH found that among those aged 50 to 80, twice as many were planning a visit for their pet to a veterinarian as were planning to get their hearing checked.
Embracing the Elimination Diet!

Embracing the Elimination Diet!

What is meant by an elimination diet? An elimination diet is usually recommended as a way to get to the root of which foods may be giving your body problems. Those problems can be myriad, as which foods we eat can cause all sorts of reactions in the body.