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A New Year and A Healthier You
important health screening you should be considering
Today can be gleamed at as the first day of the rest of your life, the turn of the calendar and a new page and start for you! What story do you want to be written for yourself in 2012? Are you making some healthy new years resolutions, taking into account your mind, body, and spirit? Wherever you are at in life, your health is the most important thing you have and here we are suggesting some general health screenings to be proactive and preventative. This list is to be used as a guideline, but as always check in with your doctor, to see what is right for you. In the United States, health insurance companies are now required to cover preventative exams. 
Health Screen Recommendations
Birth to Age 12: Both Males and Females starting at birth should be getting wellness checks to ensure that growth and development is happening at normal times, this includes blood pressure in the toddler years, as well as vision, hearing, and yearly dental exams. Starting at age 6, routine physical exams should be taking place, and during adolescence blood work should include screenings for anemia and cholesterol baseline. 
Age 13 to 30
- Males: testicular exam, both by physician and learn to do monthly self exam
- Females: monthly self breast exam. Age 21 or sooner if symptomatic pelvic/Pap smear, or within 3 years of first sexual activity and every 2-3 years thereafter. 
- STI/HIV (sexually transmitted infection) testing upon start of activity.
- Skin cancer screenings as needed
- Diabetes screening as needed
Men age 50+  in addition to above:
- Colon cancer screenings, consider Vitamin D testing
- Prostate cancer screenings
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening (age 65-75 with history of smoking)
Women age 30+  in addition to above:
- Thyroid screening, consider Vitamin D testing
- Age 40-65 Mammogram and Bone Mineral Density
- Age 50 Colon cancer screenings
Your health is a combination of genetics and lifestyle, a phrase once heard by a doctor is “genetics loads the gun, but diet and lifestyle pull the trigger.” Make sure that you take care of your body the best you can, and the rest will take care of itself. Wishing you a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2012!
In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Soleil Medical Spa
Dr. Alisha N.D.
This information and other information on this site is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.
Staying Grounded in a Chaotic World
1. Live simply and live deliberately. By choosing not to get caught up in the details of this fast-paced world, you are doing your part to slow down the . You will also discover that you have more time to enjoy being alive.
2. Stay in touch with yourself. Soul searching, meditation, and journaling are just a few of the many activities you can take part in to stay aware and learn as much as you can about your emotions, reactions, likes, dislikes, dreams, and fears. Having a solid sense of self gives you a firm foundation for living in this world.
3. Support or teach others as often as you can. This can help you form connections with people while also giving you an opportunity to make the world a better place.
4. Consciously choose what you will allow into your being. The media bombards us with visions of hate, war, and pain. Be judicious about what you read, watch, and listen to.
5. Acknowledge the beauty that resides around you. Whether you live in a sprawling metropolis or a stereotypical suburb, there are natural and man-made wonders just waiting to be discovered by you.
6. Nurture your ties to your tribe. If you don’t have one, create a community that you can belong to. Modern life can be isolating. When you have a tribe, you have a circle that you are a part of. Its members – loved ones, friends, or neighbors - can be a source of support, caring, guidance, and companionship.
7. See the larger picture. Remember that the way that you choose to live is not the only way to live. Widen your perspective by exploring other modes of being through research, travel, and discussion.
8. Embrace the challenges that life presents to you, and challenge yourself often. After a time, even the most exciting jobs or lifestyles can seem routine. Never stop assimilating new knowledge about whatever you are doing, and your life will never seem dull.
9. Move your body. In this busy world, it can be easy to live a sedentary life. Movement reacquaints us with our bodies and connects us to the earth in a visceral way. It also restores our vitality.
10. Make time for stillness, silence, and solitude. The world can be noisy, and we are subject to all kinds of noises nearly every waking hour. We are also often "on the go" and unable to relax. Being alone in a peaceful place and making time for quiet can help you stay in touch with yourself.
No Added Sugar High Fiber Blueberry Flax Smoothie
Serving Size 4 ounce servings
Carbs Per Serving: 20.3 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes
Skill Level: Super Easy
Dynamite comes in small packages and the flax seed is no different. Flax carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet. While it's not technically a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile with a higher amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids but without all the carbs. Flax is very low in carbohydrates, making it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and sugars. And its combination of healthy fat and high fiber content make it a great food for weight loss and is key to keeping you feeling full. This smoothie is loaded with fiber and super high in anti-oxidants courtesy of the blueberries. This is the way you should be starting your morning.
2 1/2 cups frozen blueberries (Super High In Anti-Oxidants)
2 cups apple cinnamon tea
2 scopes no added sugar protein powder - vanilla
1/4 cup low fat milk
2 tablespoons flax meal
1/8 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash to taste Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
Throw everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Serve right away.