Karen Sutton, MD

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How and Why You Should Choose Low-Glycemic Foods

Eating foods low on the glycemic index has proven health benefits. When it comes to diet, we obviously know that what we eat has a huge impact on our overall health. There are a lot of different rules and ideas out there on what not to eat, but if you look at the big...

Three Great Soccer Cleats for Your Kids

How to choose the best soccer cleats for your child. Calling all soccer moms! As well all know, the world of youth sports can be pretty competitive. When it comes to outfitting our children for their favorite sports, we also want to make sure we are making the...

Ten Things to Eat Before a Workout

Learn what to eat before a workout to maintain good energy levels. We have all been told not to eat 30 minutes before we run to prevent cramping, but the truth is, if we don’t eat before we work out, we won’t have any energy. The golden rule for this is, if you are...

How Much Vitamin C Do You Really Need?

We all know that Vitamin C is very important, but just how much do you need? I’m sure we were all told from a very young age, that if we didn’t get enough Vitamin C, we would get scurvy. Well, we aren’t pirates, but that advice seems to have worked because pretty much...

How to Avoid Foot Pain After Workouts

Foot pain after a workout is a common thing, but here’s how to avoid it. Our feet are two body parts that we often take for granted. Unfortunately, our feet actually have a lot to do with the health of the rest of our body (just ask a foot reflexology specialist if...

How to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

Aside from turning to medication, there are natural ways to balance your hormones. We all get hormonal once in a while, it’s a fact of life. Hormones affect everything in our lives, from moods, to weight, to bowel movements. They can fluctuate at different points in...

Five Natural Remedies for an Upset Stomach

If you find yourself with a stomachache, try these natural remedies first. Stomachaches, unfortunately, are a part of life. The problem with them is that there are literally dozens of causes, and some of them respond to medication, whereas others don’t. I am not one...

The Best Cardio Methods for Melting Fat Fast

We all know that cardio melts fat, but all forms of cardio are not created equal. If you ask any random person what their main fitness goal is, chances are they are going to say ‘losing fat’. While its true that diet plays a huge role in shedding pounds, the absolute...

Three Ways to Utilize the Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has many health benefits and uses beyond skin care. The positive benefits of aloe vera have been well known and documented for a long time. Aloe is a plant in the succulent family that is used to heal minor injuries, reduce irritation from the sun, and...

Five Eye Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make

Being mindful of your eye health is integral to a healthy overall lifestyle. Our eyes are really important. I know that is probably the understatement of the year, but eyes are one of the things we take for granted in our everyday lives, as we utilize these organs for...

Should You Get Your Omega-3 Fats from Supplements or Food?

Omega-3 fats can be obtained in two different ways, but which way is better? It’s well known that Omega-3 fatty acids are ‘good fats’, and can be obtained from a variety of sources like fish, nuts, soy means, and dairy, but supplements like cod oil pills also promise...

Five Things to Know About Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, and must be protected. As a fair-skinned person, I was warned from an early age to take care of, and protect my skin. This isn’t something we are taught as a general rule however, and I know most people don’t even realize they should...

Five Changes That Happen After You Give Up Alcohol

Our bodies change after we stop drinking alcohol. Alcohol is a controversial subject for a lot of people. It is readily available as a social lubricator, and the first place we look after a rough day at the office. We celebrate with alcohol, commiserate with it, and...

Three East Ways to De-clutter Your Home Today

Organizing your home is the best way to create a stress-free life. I know that moms everywhere can relate to this, but the disorganization that can come along with having one or more kids can sometimes be catastrophic. Keeping an organized home is tantamount to living...

Three Scientific Reasons Why Women Should Own Pets

Research has shown that there are definite health benefits to owning a pet. It is my personal opinion that when they are old enough, children should become pet parents. It doesn’t matter if it’s a goldfish, pair of hamsters, or rescue dog that just needs a good home,...

Balance Your Thyroid by Eating This Nut Every Day

The Brazil nut is a miracle nut in terms of selenium levels. As a medical professional and a mother, I am always in support of finding new ways to get the body all the nutrients it needs through different sources. If you have the internet you have probably heard of a...

Is Your Smartphone Causing Eye Strain?

Whether you realize it or not, your smart phone might be damaging your eyes. As a mother of four, I find myself increasingly concerned about the effects of smartphones on both myself and my children. We spend more time than ever staring at screens, whether we are...


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