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7 Reasons To Start Your Day With Lemon Water Apr 28th, 2022

Why is lemon water good for you? Lemons contain phytonutrients that help protect your body from diseases. Within the phytonutrients are antioxidants. These antioxidants can prevent or slow damage to your body's cells.  Here is how your body may benefit from lemon water. Promotes hydration. Water is the best way...

Urinary Tract Infection Apr 4th, 2022

What is a Urinary Tract Infection?  A Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) is an infection within the urinary system. Most UTIs involve the lower urinary tract, the bladder and the urethra.   What causes a urinary tract infection?  UTIs normally occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra. Once inside,...

How to start your fitness journey for beginners Mar 31st, 2022

Have you been thinking about fitness lately? Great, that's the first step! Here are some tips on how to include workouts in your daily routine.   Starting a fitness journey is really good for your health. Exercising can reduce the risk of disease, help you lose weight, tone your body, improve...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Mar 21st, 2022

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD, is a condition that affects a person's ability to sit still, self-control and their attention. ADHD is one of the most common disorders in children. Although it is normal for children to display these behaviors,...

Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol) Mar 14th, 2022

What is Hyperlipidemia? Hyperlipidemia, also known as high cholesterol, is a condition where there are unusual amounts of fats or lipids in the blood. Although Hyperlipidemia can be treated with medicine, your doctor may recommend changes in diet and more exercise first.   Here are some foods to avoid if you...

What is Mental Health? Feb 21st, 2022

What Is Mental Health?  Mental health pertains to our psychological, emotional and social well-being. Whether you know it or not, mental health is involved in way we think, feel and how we act. It is also a major determining factor in how a person may handle stress, life choices and...

Diabetes Feb 15th, 2022

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a health condition that happens when your blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, is very high. Listed are the most common types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Prediabetes and Gestational Diabetes. However, type 1 and 2 are the ones you hear about most...

Depression Feb 10th, 2022

What is depression? Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) is a condition that affects a person's mood, the way they think and actions. This condition can cause feelings of sadness and loss of interest in things a person once enjoyed. Although depression is a very serious condition, it is in fact treatable. ...

Sleep Hygiene Jan 31st, 2022

What Is Sleep Hygiene?  This is a term used to describe healthy sleep habits that you practice to stay asleep during the night.  How Do You Practice Good Sleep Hygiene?  In order to practice good sleep hygiene, you have to start by adding routines to your schedule. These routines may...

DASH Diet Jan 27th, 2022

What does the DASH diet stand for? DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (High Blood Pressure). This diet can help lower your blood pressure and improve overall health. The diet aims to lower intake of foods that are high in sodium, saturated fats and added sugars.  What do...

Benefits of Probiotics Jan 13th, 2022

What are Probiotics? Probiotics are yeasts and bacteria that are live. These microorganisms are good for your digestive system. Probiotics are considered "good" or "helpful" bacteria and establish a healthy flora within the gut. How can probiotics beneficial? Probiotics help balance the good and bad bacteria within the gut to...

Exercise: The Advantages of Exercising Dec 6th, 2021

Regular exercise can help improve muscle strength and boost your stamina levels. Exercise helps improve the circulation of oxygen, strengthen your cardiovascular system, and delivers nutrients to you tissue. Once your heart health improves, you will have more energy throughout the day to tackle regular activities.  Here are the benefits...

Anxiety Nov 29th, 2021

What is Anxiety?  Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness or worry. It is typically an emotion that is driven by stress of what is to come. For example, one may feel nervous or anxious about a first day at work, school, dance recitals etc.   It is normal to feel anxious...

Ways to Manage Stress Nov 25th, 2021

Unfortunately, there is not a true way to avoid stress or stressful situations. However, if one can learn how to manage stress, certain situations may move more smoothly.   Here are some ways to help manage stress:  Get proper sleep. Having a regular sleep routine regulates mood, aids in concentration and calms...

How to stay safe during the holiday season Nov 10th, 2021

During the holidays, we spend time with our loved ones. However, due to the pandemic, the holidays are going to look a little different this year. Here are some ideas to help ease some of the nervous minds.  Communication Talk with your family about safety guidelines. Discuss what the guidelines...

Foods that may help boost your energy Nov 5th, 2021

Fruits: Bananas: This fruit has a substantial amount of fiber that aid in slowing down digestion of sugars. This leaves you with more energy for longer periods of time. Apples: This fruit is also rich in fiber but also high in antioxidants which help lower inflammation and stress levels within...

Reasons to increase your water intake Nov 2nd, 2021

Paying attention to your water intake is important for maintaining your optimal health.  Here are some ways to make sure you stay hydrated: Be sure to carry a water bottle wherever you go. This way you are able to drink water when the urge comes up.  Try to drink at...

Flu Vaccination Oct 11th, 2021

Flu vaccination can prevent you from becoming sick with the flu. People who are at higher risk of getting the flu include young children, pregnant people,those with chronic health conditions and people 65 years and older.  Everyone 6 months and older are eligible to receive the flu vaccination.  There are...

Different Ways to Lower Blood Pressure May 17th, 2021

If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure and are looking for alternative ways to lower it, before taking medication, then this blog is for you.  Our lifestyle plays a vital role in maintaining our health. If you can control your blood pressure through your daily life habits, then this...

Cortisol Levels May 7th, 2021

Family physician Adebola Oyekoya, at Guardian Physicians in Atlanta, Georgia, shares what you need to know about stress management. Cortisol is one of our body's stress hormones and plays an important role in our day-to-day functions. Cortisol levels are typically higher in the morning and decrease slowly throughout the day. ...

Foods That Help Boost Your Immune System May 4th, 2021

Dr. Adebola Oyekoya is a family medicine physician who leads our team here at Guardian Physician in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Our patients value her medical expertise, compassionate care, and ongoing commitment to our daily healthcare routines.  Read her guidance regarding immune support to understand the importance...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Apr 19th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Benefits Of Stretching In The Morning Apr 16th, 2021

Dr. Adebola Oyekoya is a family medicine physician who leads our team here at Guardian Physicians in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Our patients value her medical expertise, compassionate care, and ongoing commitment to our daily healthcare routines.  Read her guidance regarding stretching to understand the importance of why it...

Which Type of Birth Control Is Right for You? Mar 15th, 2021

Dr. Adebola Oyekoya is a family medicine physician who leads our team here at Guardian Physicians in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Our patients value her medical expertise, compassionate care, and ongoing commitment to women’s health issues. Read her guidance regarding birth control as she breaks down the...

What Goes into Geriatric Care? Feb 18th, 2021

Geriatric care is a branch of medicine that focuses on the unique health care needs of older adults. Family medicine specialist Dr. Adebola Oyekoya, who leads the team here at Guardian Physicians, is well known for her expertise and dedication in treating seniors at her busy practice in Atlanta, Georgia....

Achieve the Body You've Always Wanted with Our Weight Management Program Jan 27th, 2021

Are you confused by all the conflicting dietary advice in magazines and news articles? Perhaps you’ve given dieting a go many times, only to find yourself depleted of energy and unhappy with the results.  A healthy diet not only helps you lose weight, but it satisfies all of your macronutrient...

Foods Rich in Iron Jan 12th, 2021

Iron-rich foods: Red meat, pork and poultry Seafood Beans Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach Dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots Iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas Peas Your body absorbs the most iron from red meat than any other food source. If you decide not to have meat...

COVID-19 Vaccine Dec 14th, 2020

The first COVID-19 vaccine in the United States was given to a New York Nurse, among many others this past weekend. Millions of vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are being distributed, with 150 hospitals expected to receive doses today. Who will get the vaccine? -Since the vaccine will be limited, states...

Make The Holidays Healthier Nov 10th, 2020

As the holidays approach, it is important to still keep your health a priopity. Anyone could admit to gaining a couple extra pounds during the holidays. So much good (but fattening) food is being prepared and lots of eggnug to drink. Here are some helpful tips to be mindful of...

Foods Rich in Vitamin C & Zinc Nov 10th, 2020

During this flu season it is good to eat foods high in vitamin c and zinc. These 2 vitamins help support our immune system. Also, making sure you are drinkning a lot of fluids can help find relief. The recommended amount of vitamin c per day for adult women is...

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Eat Too Much Sugar Sep 25th, 2020

Added sugars can be found in many of the foods we eat daily. You should be aware of how much you are putting into your body. Pasta sauces, peanut butter, sodas, and many more have so much added sugar. Experts believe sugar intake is the major cause of obesity and...

Essential oils Sep 1st, 2020

Essential oils have been used for centuries as a healing component. Before big pharma companies, people used herbs and plants for sickness, diseases and healing purposes. These herbs and leaves can be made into oils that can be very beneficial to us. They can be used topical; some can be...

Doctor-patient relationship Aug 27th, 2020

Being a healthcare provider means meeting with a lot of new patients and establishing a relationship with each of them.  It is important to make each patient feel comfortable and cared about. Patients want to know that their healthcare provider is knowledgeable and is willing to spend their time caring...

Taking care of mental health during a pandemic Aug 26th, 2020

It is important to take care of your mental health during these strange and trying times. Being in a pandemic can mean a lot has changed for you. Change can be stressful and scary, especially when the future is unknown. Being aware of your thoughts and emotions is crucial to...

How to eat clean on a budget: Aug 26th, 2020

Eating healthy foods can sometimes be very costly. We all want to be able to eat the organic options at the store but unfortunately can’t seem to fit it into the monthly budget. Here are a couple ways you can eat clean and stay within your budget. Support your local...

Small Steps that Lead to A Healthier You Aug 26th, 2020

Here are some simple but significant steps you can take to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Drink more water. The human body is mostly made of water, about 60 percent! So drinking a lot of water makes your body and mind healthier. It also lubricates your joints, regulates body temperature, and...

Bacterial Vaginosis ( BV) Questions and Answers Jul 17th, 2020

  What is BV? Bacterial Vaginosis or BV is a common complaint among young women aged 15-44. BV is basically an abnormal overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the vagina which causes vaginal infection.   What are the Symptoms of BV? Common BV symptoms include: -Thin, white or gray vaginal discharge...

What are Riot Control Agents? Jun 3rd, 2020

“Riot Control Agents” such as Tear Gas and Pepper spray are used by law enforcement for crowd control. These are chemicals which cause temporary irritation to the eyes, lungs, skin, mouth and throat. The effects usually last 15-30 minutes. After exposure, a person may experience the following symptoms: Burning eyes/...

All You Need to Know About Vitamin D Apr 14th, 2019

What is Vitamin D?   Believe it or not, Vitamin D is actually a hormone. It is produced in the skin in response to sunlight exposure and is also found in certain foods. Once in the body, vitamin D is converted by the kidneys into its active form, the hormone...

Choosing a Primary Care Physician in Atlanta Apr 11th, 2019

The Atlanta Metropolitan area is one of the busiest and most populous in the country. Being a resident of Atlanta is full of challenges as well as rewards. Your health is a valuable resource which, despite our busy schedules, must be maintained. Primary care has a crucial role to play...

Ebola is Back Jan 16th, 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been battling an outbreak of Ebola since August 1, 2018. This outbreak is the 10th recorded Ebola outbreak in the region and the second largest outbreak in history. Its death toll is surpassed by the 2014 Ebola outbreak which killed 10,000. To date, the...