Primary Care Physicians

Primary Care Physicians

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Cross Island Medical Center, Primary Care Physicians

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

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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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Allergy Clinic

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¬†Who doesn’t need an Allergy Clinic?

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

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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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If You Eat Yogurt

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Did you know that almost ALL yogurts are flat out bad news for your waistline?

“Light” yogurts, for instance, are absolutely terrible for you, and for more reasons that one.

  1. Most “light” yogurts are loaded with artificial sweeteners and/or high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the top 3 WORST ingredients you could ever consume.
  2. Primarily fructose, a sugar that easily spills over to fat storage when consumed in sizable quantities.
  3. Artificial sweeteners are… well… artificial. Do you really want to put chemically altered, man-made ingredients that don’t exist in nature into your body? Us either.
  4. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is made from genetically modified corn.
  5. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) spikes blood sugar and insulin like almost no other food or ingredient.

Bottom line, just because something is low calorie (i.e. “Light”) doesn’t make it a healthy choice, or even a choice that will positively affect your fat loss goals.

What about “fat free” yogurts?

Well, hopefully we all know and understand by now that fat isn’t bad. Fat is a critical nutrient to both your health and your fat loss efforts and actually helps to naturally stabilize many important hormones in your body that play a key role in optimizing your body’s fat-burning environment.

Secondly, most fat-free yogurts are LOADED with sugar. Here’s a plan: Let’s get rid of the naturally occurring healthy fats and load up on sugar instead! Sounds like a plan to us…a really bad one.

So does that mean you should be avoiding all yogurts?

No, in fact there’s ONE type of yogurt that we highly recommend you use as part of your fat-burning diet…and that’s Organic Plain Greek Yogurt.

  • First, Greek yogurt has double the protein of regular yogurt, so you get more protein punch in every spoonful.
  • Second, by choosing the plain variety you avoid all the extra, unnecessary, artificial ingredients along with calorie-boosting excess sugar.
  • Lastly, by going organic you’ll avoid the hormones and antibiotics that are otherwise generally injected in the typical cow.

Greek Yogurt is our #1 pick for mid-meal snack and we enjoy a serving of Greek yogurt just about every day. We recommend you do the same.

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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X-Rays

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Have an Accident and need an X-ray? Come on in! Walk-ins Welcome!

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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Health Screening

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Cross Island Medical Center offers Health Screening and Prevention Services, as well as Urgent Care Services.

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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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Heart Health

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Cross Island Medical Center, Urgent Care,

We support Heart Health

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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Sinus Issues – Help

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Sinus Issues? We Can Help!

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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Healthy Eating

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Cross Island Medical Center supports Healthy Eating

We offer 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 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

Pediatrics

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Child Health Care, Pediatrics, Hilton Head Come on in!

Walk-ins Welcome!

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 Island, SC 29926

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