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IRMA UPDATE

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IRMA HOURS UPDATE

DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA, THE CROSS ISLAND MEDICAL CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH AT 9AM.

If you need immediate assistance, please dial 911.

Thank you for understanding.

Please stay tuned for further updates.

Closed Until Further Notice due to Hurricane Irma

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Cross Island Medical Center, 19 Moss Creek Village, Unit D, Hilton Head, SC 29926

URGENT UPDATE

DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA, THE CROSS ISLAND MEDICAL CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

If you need immediate assistance, please dial 911.

Thank you for understanding.

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The Truth About Eggs

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Upon awakening this morning, the obvious answer to the question “what’s for breakfast?” was eggs. You see, we like eggs and tend to eat a lot of them. We mean, who doesn’t love a good omelet, right?

Now, we’re sure you’ve heard a time or two before that you should be mindful of consuming too many eggs as their cholesterol content is rather high.

I’ve even heard the recommendation that eggs should only be eaten once per week to avoid cholesterol issues. If that’s the case, I’m probably due to die rather soon.

Fortunately, it’s not.

You see, for years we have been told that cholesterol intake should be kept to a bare minimum as doing so will help to decrease blood cholesterol levels and promote overall health, and although the theory of lowering dietary cholesterol intake to lower internal cholesterol makes logical sense, the theory doesn’t quite pan out, as our bodies are, generally, more complex creatures than our logical minds give them credit for.

Fact is, when dietary intake of cholesterol is decreased, the liver compensates by producing more cholesterol, leaving total cholesterol levels relatively unchanged. In the same way, if cholesterol consumption is increased, the liver produces less cholesterol, and again, total cholesterol values will not be substantially altered.

Now that’s not to say that we should go hog wild with our intake of cholesterol, but it does mean that one can expect cholesterol levels to remain relatively stable over a wide range of dietary intakes.

Given this information, you may be wondering why the body would ever produce more cholesterol if cholesterol is so “bad”, and that’s a good question.

The truth is, cholesterol actually acts as an antioxidant against dangerous free radicals within the blood and is also necessary for the production of certain hormones that help to fight against heart disease.

When there are high levels of undesirable substances in the blood (caused by the dietary intake of damaged fats, highly processed “unhealthy” foods, and large quantities of sugars), cholesterol levels rise in order to combat these substances.

Blaming heart disease on high cholesterol is like blaming infection on high levels of antibodies (special proteins produced by the body in order to defend against foreign bacteria and infectious agents). If the body allowed cholesterol to fall in the presence of large amounts of free radicals, our risk for heart disease would increase, not decrease, and fortunately our bodies won’t let that happen.

So, the answer to decreasing blood cholesterol levels is not avoiding omelets and not necessarily decreasing dietary cholesterol intake, but rather improving ones diet overall by eating healthier in general and avoiding the other harmful types of foods mentioned.

Combine that with increased physical activity and both you and your cholesterol levels will be in even better shape.

Now if there’s one food you should be avoiding, it’s THIS one:

At the link below, we’re going to let the cat out of the bag on what is undoubtedly the #1 WORST carb EVER, and how the money-hungry food industry is conspiring to sneak this nightmare carb into just about everything.

In the end, this extremely common carb wreaks havoc on your fat-storing hormones in a MAJOR way, and has even been shown to hamper memory, slow brain activity, and increase your risk of Alzheimer’s.

Contact Cross Island Medical Center Today!

Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Cross Island Medical is Moving to Moss Creek Village

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Cross Island Medical is Moving to Moss Creek Village

Cross Island Medical is Moving to Moss Creek Village

 

OVER THE BRIDGE TO:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Take the 1st Right after the bridge.
*Located next to Ortho Stat


OPENING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7th

Hours and Phone are still the same:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

843-681-8260

Thank you,

David E Dorsner, M.D., and Staff

Thursday, October 13th, we will open at 9am

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As of Thursday, October 13, 2016, The Cross Island Medical Center will be open from 9am – 5pm.

Closed Until Further Notice due to Hurricane Matthew

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Hurricane Matthew Update, Cross Island Medical

4 Tricks to Lower Blood Sugar

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4 Tricks to Lower Your Blood Sugar

You’ve probably heard over and over again that carbohydrates are perhaps the WORST thing you could eat when trying to lose fat or transform your body, and for most people, that’s 100% true.

Fact is, due to years of consuming a diet full of processed carbs and sugars, most people have grown quite insensitive to one of the most important hormones in our body–a hormone that can either be a huge asset to your body transformation goals, or a total fat-loss and health-derailing nightmare.

The name of this hormone is insulin.

And insulin’s function is to help your body keep blood sugar at bay, clear it quickly from your bloodstream after a carbohydrate meal, and (hopefully) shuttle that blood sugar to muscle tissue for energy instead of into fat cells (driving up your weight).

We say “hopefully” because that’s actually the exact opposite of what occurs when most people eat carbs. Going back to insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate tolerance, due to a diet full of processed, insulin- and blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates, most folks are suffering from some level of insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin is no longer able to efficiently remove blood sugar from the blood stream.

The result? Dramatically reduced fat burning, increased blood sugar levels and increased fat storage.

Even worse, insulin resistance can and often does lead to type II diabetes and an array of other health problems over time, such as an increased risk for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders, premature aging, heart disease, and even stroke… and it all leads back to insulin sensitivity.

Ideally, when you consume carbohydrates, here is what you want to happen:

1. Minimum insulin release. This occurs when your body is highly sensitive to insulin. When it is, only a small amount of insulin is necessary to effectively and efficiently clear glucose from your blood to its storage sites. This is great news because your body has an incredibly difficult time burning fat in the presence of insulin. The less insulin you have floating around, the better.

2. Quick and efficient blood sugar clearance. Again, this will occur when your body is highly sensitive to insulin.

3. Maximum glycogen uptake. Glycogen is the term used for stored carbohydrate in muscle tissue and the liver. When these tissues are highly sensitive to insulin, the vast majority of blood glucose will be stored within them as an energy reserve, instead of being converted to fat.

4. Minimum fat storage. When you increase insulin sensitivity, your body will choose to store your carbohydrate intake as energy, again in lean muscle tissue and the liver, instead of body fat.

Simply put, your body’s ability to process the carbohydrates you eat all comes down to your insulin sensitivity and your body’s ability to quickly and efficiently clear sugar from your blood.

Knowing that, and also knowing that you yourself are very likely suffering from too much blood sugar and some degree of insulin resistance due to the previously mentioned dietary and lifestyle factors, you’re probably wondering what you can do to improve your insulin sensitivity and make your body responsive once again to this critically important hormone.

Fortunately, there are 4 somewhat odd, but extremely effective strategies you can begin using that will ultimately end your struggle with insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerance once and for all, while finally allowing you to experience the excitement of seeing a thinner waist, flatter stomach, and a more defined body when looking back at yourself in the bathroom mirror each morning.

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

Contact Cross Island Medical Center Today!

Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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Hilton Head Allergies

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We all know Hilton Head Allergies can be a bear!

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

Contact Cross Island Medical Center Today!

Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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Primary Health Care Services, Hilton Head

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Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

Contact Cross Island Medical Center Today!

Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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The 4 BEST foods to eat before bed

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The 4 Best Foods to Eat Before Bed

Eating before bed is a big-time “no no” for those looking to lose weight. You’ve probably even heard that eating late at night will undoubtedly cause you to GAIN weight…

Well, there’s good news, and that good news is that not every food that you eat past 7PM will be automatically deposited to your butt, thighs, and love handles.

In fact, there are certain foods that you can eat as a late-night snack that can actually INCREASE your fatloss results! The key is knowing which foods to eat, and which to avoid, as the evening progresses.

Here’s a good rule of thumb:

Avoid carbs before bed in favor of slow-digesting high-quality protein.

Carbohydrate consumption causes significant rise in the storage hormone insulin, which also puts the breaks on fat-burning. That’s a recipe for disaster in the late evening hours as your metabolism is winding down, but fortunately, slow-digesting protein isn’t.

Instead, slow digesting proteins provide your body with a steady flow of amino acids throughout the night to help you recover from exercise and maintain your calorie-burning lean muscle as you lose fat.

Here are some pre-bedtime choices:

White Meat Animal Protein (not red meat or fish):

White meat protein sources such as chicken and turkey are great pre-bed meal choices because they digest slowly and have a very low insulin release. These sources also promote the release of another hormone, glucagon, that assists the body with breaking down stored carbs and fat within your body to be burned for energy…a double win! Red meat and fish have a significantly higher insulin response so they’re best to avoid in the evening.

Cottage Cheese:

Cottage cheese is very slow digesting and coats the stomach to be assimilated by the body over many hours. As a protein, it also stimulates glucagon release; a solid pre-bedtime choice. Just make sure you’re using plain cottage cheese, not the flavored varieties with added sugars.

Green Vegetables:

While these aren’t considered a protein, they contain virtually no calories, are high in fiber, and they’re very filling. If you get a late night craving try eating a big bowl of green veggies to completely kill your cravings…a diet savior!

Slow-digesting, Low-carb Protein Shake:

We recommend a slow-digesting protein shake before bed literally every day. As a bed time ritual, it’s a great, tasty way to end the day. After all, who doesn’t love dessert before bed? 🙂 Try blending the shake with almond butter to get some healthy fats in there, and you’ll love this tasty bedtime treat!

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

Contact Cross Island Medical Center Today!

Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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