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  1. Healthy Eating: Changing Your Diet with the Seasons

    One of the common complaints that we hear is that people assume eating healthy has to be boring and restrictive in order to be effective. That couldn’t be further from the truth. At Total HealthcareMD, we believe that one of the best ways to create sustainable healthy eating habits is by changing your diet with…

  2. Understanding Food Labels

    When it comes to reading the label on the back of any food or drink, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the ingredients and nutrition facts. This is especially difficult for those who have only recently started to focus on the importance of nutrition while trying to live a healthy lifestyle. While…

  3. Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

    One of the most challenging parts about eating well consistently is figuring out what miracle trends are really effective in helping you live a more fulfilling and healthier lifestyle. It seems these days that every nutrition guru has exactly the right recipe to help you shed 10 pounds in 10 minutes by just following their…

  4. 5 Drink Swaps You Should Make Right Now

    Most traditional weight loss programs and fad diets focus on what you eat, but how about what you drink? That myth that liquid calories don’t count simply isn’t true. Beverages, some of which may be disguised as healthy, are full of sneaky calories and added sugar. Did you know that drinking just one 20-ounce bottle…

  5. 6 Active Valentine’s Date Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. While a nice dinner, wine and decadent dessert sound tempting, tap into your adventurous side and opt for a less traditional date. Try one of these six active Valentine’s date ideas instead: 1. Take a Hike Did you know that Cary, North Carolina has more than 30 public…

  6. 5 tips to stay healthy over Holiday Season

    This special Holiday Season is supposed to be a time filled with joy, happiness and love that we share with our family and friends. It is also a time when you most likely give yourselves the green light to indulge in eating and drinking, and after holidays you realize you have put on weight. How…

  7. Your diet’s true colors [Practical Guide to 6 main food colors and how they help your health]

    PALETTE OF COLORS With a simple choice of eating a palette of colors on your plate, you can surge your consumption of nutrients and beneficial food components. Therefore, the next time you want to try to add one of the following foods, keep in mind that it is not only full of color and flavor…

  8. Colors In Your Diet – The Vitamin Chart!

  9. What’s the difference between “good” and “bad” cholesterol? [HDL VS LDL]

    You’ve probably heard many times about cholesterol and how important it is to keep the right level–as you know, having high cholesterol can affect your health and body–but did you know that there are actually two types of cholesterol? They are known as HDL and LDL or “good” and “bad” cholesterol. Today, our specialist from…

  10. 5 foods you thought were healthy, but in fact are not

    1. Orange Juice Orange juice is non-health food in disguise, as it is full of vitamin C and comes from fruit. However, there are two issues with it. The first is that it is high in sugar, like most juices. The second is that most of the orange juice you buy from the store is…