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Healthy Community Healthy You – Reverse Dieting – The diet after the diet

By   /  April 21, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough A popular form of eating in the bodybuilding community is called reverse dieting. This type of eating follows the period after sticking to a low-calorie diet for a period for aperiod. The reason to eat this way is to avoid regaining a large amount of weight quickly after reintroducing higher calorie […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Rosacea – When redness to the face persists

By   /  April 14, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Redness that doesn’t go away on the face may be due to the common skin condition called rosacea. Some people experience temporary flares, while others might have symptoms that last for weeks or months. Unfortunately, there is no all-ending cure, but there are skin care treatments to help reduce symptoms. […]

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By   /  April 2, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Shirley: I’m getting back into exercising. How many days should I do cardio and how many days should I do weights?  Megan: My best recommendation would be based upon if I knew what your goal was. However, in general, you can do cardio 3 to 4 days per week and strength training 2 to 3 […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Ear Infections – Protect Your Hearing

By   /  March 30, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Discomfort in the ear be it pain, pus, drainage, pressure, and/or hearing loss, can be symptoms of an ear infection. The infection can be in the middle part (behind the eardrum), or more towards the inner or outer part of the ear. Ear infections can clear up on their own […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Communication Types – What Type Of Talker Are You?

By   /  March 24, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Communication is how we interact with others including how we speak and respond in different scenarios. We can each be unique in how we talk. Being able to identify what type of communication style we have as well as the types for those people surrounding us, can improve our relationships […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Foods That Don’t Go Bad – Pantry Essentials

By   /  March 17, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – When we make our shopping lists for the grocery store, there are some foods we don’t have to buy as frequently as others. Some are staples we always have in our pantries,while others we might regularly eat. Shelf life varies and some of the preservation processes might be less nutritional […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – DUI – Never Drive Intoxicated

By   /  February 24, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Driving under the influence (DUI) is when a person drives a vehicle while under the “influence” of drugs and/or alcohol. It is commonly called “drunk driving”. The key is that you must be operating a vehicle, not just being intoxicated anywhere outside your home (in public). This can constitute just turning […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Juicing – Drinking Your Fruits & Veggies

By   /  February 18, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Juicing has become a popular craze among fitness and nutrition fanatics. Having a juicer at home is just about as common as having a toaster these days. The power of fruits and vegetables does wonders for our internal health. It is unlikely to consume the recommended daily 17 servings in […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Weather & Mood – Behaviors based on climate

By   /  January 28, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – -We all know that temperature can affect our mood. Everyone has weather preferences, and our behaviors can change with the seasons. Different times of year entail different life occasions such as holidays and events. Various weather patterns bring certain illnesses like flu and colds. There may be times when you […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Martial Arts – So Many Types & Benefits

By   /  January 20, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – There are several types of martial arts with various styles, purposes, and techniques. There has been said to be as many as 180 types. Some of these include tai chi, karate, kung fu, taekwondo, muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, and Krav Maga. These are actually fighting styles with self-defense purposes that come […]

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By   /  January 17, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Katie: Seems like so many people put electrolytes in their water? Is it really worth it to do that? Megan: It is important to keep fluid balance in the body and we do need to stay hydrated for muscles to function at best.  Electrolytes are minerals that help maintain hydration balance with potassium, magnesium, sodium, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – White vinegar – So many uses & purposes

By   /  January 6, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – We hear a lot about apple cider vinegar and the various health benefits it has for us, but what about plain white vinegar? Some people call this type distilled or spirit vinegar. It doesn’t get the same attention. It is very versatile, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was sold […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Falling – No One Likes Going Down

By   /  December 23, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – When we fall it isn’t exactly something we planned for or meant to do, but it happens. Falling happens especially as we age, and sometime the resulting injuries can be major setbacks. People over the age of 65 are at the highest risk. In fact, 35% of this 65 and […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Retirement – Time to re-define your time

By   /  November 12, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – We work to live then someday we earn the ability to just live without having to work. In our careers, we continue year after year until we reach the “goal” of retiring. Different circumstances present different ages and scenarios of being able to retire, but either way, it means not […]

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By   /  November 1, 2023  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Kathy: My mother has been diagnosed with dementia. What’s the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s? Megan: Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that can lead to dementia. It is more common among the elderly and early signs include trouble with memory and confusion. Dementia is more of the group of symptoms that are causing the […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Mental Health – Quality of life is a top priority

By   /  October 28, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – The state of our psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing constitutes our mental health. Currently, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental health issues each year. Serious mental health conditions include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression, and 1 in 25 adults have one of these. There can be […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Air Conditioning – Cool, costly, and sometimes unsafe

By   /  October 22, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Keeping cool in closed spaces such as classrooms, homes, offices, retail places, and dining locations, helps keep us comfortable and balances our body temperature. Naturally, our body has its own air conditioning system which typically results in perspiration to cool ourselves down. Sweating in non-activity settings isn’t always appropriate given […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Coffee shops – Locations, Locations, & More Locations

By   /  October 15, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Lately there seems to be a coffee shop on nearly every street corner, in every shopping center, and then another one on the next block. The market seems saturated and competitive, but each location seems to be thriving. My assumption is that these places thrive off regulars who are local […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Opioids – Pain Relief That Might Do More Harm Than Good

By   /  September 24, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Pain is a feeling that can be disruptive and agonizing to experience. Alleviating pain can improve quality of life, but the mechanism to do this has to be safe. Opioids are a group of pain-relieving drugs that attach to opioid receptors in the brain that signal the brain to reduce […]

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Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -New Location & New Business

By   /  September 21, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Yes it’s true…..I’m moving my studio and have bought a new business and I’m now the owner of Mindful BODY’s (Behavioral Outpatient Discovering Your Self), an outpatient substance abuse treatment center. After 12 years of starting my own studio and completing my doctorate, my Dr. Fit dreams have come true. Around March of this year, […]

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