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Healthy Choices

Advanced Health Choices is committed to the health and wellness of our readers.

We hope that our articles on nutrition, activity, and well-being can help put you on the road to a more balanced lifestyle. We are working together with more than 20 registered dieticians, pharmacists, doctors, and physical trainers—a tremendous pool of talent and expertise—to continually provide a proactive, ongoing, and systematic focus on health. It's all part of our efforts to help our readers enjoy happier, healthier lives.

5 Medical Tests You May Want to Skip

There are many routine medical screenings that you may be able to skip. Some doctor's are saying you don't really need a "routine" appointment. Its enough to see your doctor periodically or when symptoms pop-up.

(Almost) Everything We Know About Satuated Fat is Wrong

Milk, avocados, burgers - put them back on the table. We've been told saturated fat is dangerous, but the newest research says that is not so. According to recent research, saturated fat may not be a threat at all. In fact, some foods high in saturated fat may lower your risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes, according to cardiologist Dr. Mozafarian, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Eat well. Eating a balanced diet helps provide the essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need. It is important to eat a variety of different foods - an apple a day is great, but an apple one day, a banana the next and grapes after that is...

The Gibberish about Gluten

For the estimated 1% of the poplutation with celiac disease, gluton is a kryptonite that can trigger digestive distress and cause long-term health problems. But for the vast majority of us, gluton is a harmless protein found in grains like wheat, rye and barley that is best known for giving bread its fluffiness.

Vitamins: What do you really need to stay healthy?

If you're like nearly half of all Americans, you take at least one supplement to boost your health. But are you spending your money on the right ones? For that matter, do you need to take vitamins at all? It can be hard to know.

Optimism

Optimism: We can’t change what happens to us or to loved ones, but we can change how we react to it. And though that process may take some time, it’s worth it because of the joy and peace of mind optimism can bring.

Making the Right Health Choices

Making the right health choices, and potentially lowering your health care costs, requires taht you to take an active role in your health decisions.