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Our team will make sure you're on the right path to a healthier, stronger you.

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Nutritious Life

with Lisa

Discover nutrition tips that will support your whole health through these virtual lunch and learns presented by dietitian Lisa Markley. Classes are held on Fridays from noon to 1 pm. 

  • July 9 - Nutrition for Heart Health
  • July 16 - All About Sugar
  • Aug. 20 - Gluten-Free: What You Need to Know
  • Aug. 27 - Packing a Healthy Lunch Box Cooking Demo
  • Sept. 3 - Eating for Vibrant Energy Cooking Demo
  • Sept. 17 - Eating for Good Gut Health Cooking Demo
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Virtual Tuesdays

with Tereza

Join integrative medicine physician and medical director of AdventHealth Whole Health Institute Tereza Hubkova, MD, for a virtual interactive and educational program that explores a new health topic each week. Classes are held on Tuesdays from noon to 1 pm

  • July 13 - Set Yourself Up for a Good Night's Sleep
  • July 20 - How to Master Menopause
  • July 27 - Everything You Need to Know About Your Thyroid 
  • Aug. 10 - Gut, Immune and Brain Health – What’s the Connection?
  • Aug. 17 - Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance in the 21st Century
  • Aug. 24 - Personalized Nutrition – Can Knowing Your Genes Help? 
  • Aug. 31 - It Takes Guts to Feel Whole

Could your immune system be compromised? Take this quiz to find out.

Questions 1-7

Questions 1-7

The questionnaire was not validated in clinical studies; it is designed to increase awareness of possible risk factors, not for clinical use.  

For each question answered yes, score 1 point:  

1. You sleep less than 7 hours a night?

2. Do you work night shifts?

3. Do you feel stressed or depressed most days?

4. Do you feel lonely or isolated, without friends?

5. Are you mostly sedentary?

6. Do you spend less than 3 hours per week in nature?

7. Do you smoke or drink more than 7 alcoholic beverages per week?

Questions 8-12

Questions 8-12

For each question answered yes, score 1 point:

8. Do you eat less than a plateful of colorful vegetables and less than a serving of fruit per day?

9. Were you born by C-section or not breastfed?

10. Were you exposed to any antibiotics in the first year of life or more than three courses of antibiotics in the first 3 years of life?

11. Do you use pesticides or have never heard of the "dirty dozen"?

12. Are you on a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec, Protonix, Nexium, Prevacid, etc?

Questions 13-18

Questions 13-18

For each question answered yes, score 2 points:  

13. Are you over 65 years of age?

14. Do you have any chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma or other chronic lung disease, autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancer or chronic kidney disease?

15. Are you on any immuno-suppressive medication (Prednisone, Biologics, chemotherapy)?

16. Is your vitamin D level low, or you don't know?

17. Is your C-reactive protein elevated, or you don't know?

18. Do you carry extra fat around your belly?

Results

Results

Add up your points to determine your results.

0: Perfect score.  

1-3: You scored in the lower category, but you are not off the hook. It is never too early to work on prevention. ​ 

4-8 : You should take a close look at your health and habits, as your immune system likely needs help. You might be at risk of developing more health issues if you do not address the points where you scored high.​ 

9-24: People with poor immune status are in a higher risk of more severe infection, hospitalization and poor outcomes. Sadly, they may not respond as well to a vaccine either. You may want to start working on your lifestyle immediately. Schedule an appointment to improve your risk through lifestyle changes with Tereza Hubkova, MD, ABIM, ABIHM, at 913 632 3550, and/or contact your primary care physician.

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21-Day Immunity Challenge

The following 21-day challenge from Tereza Hubkova, MD, ABIHM, ABIM, integrative medicine physician at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, is designed to get your immune system in better working order by addressing the key habits that influence your immune health. Each day will focus on a single topic or habit to help you achieve better health. Notes from Dr. Hubkova provide guidance, insight and tips to help you stay on track with your goals.

By following the 21-day immunity challenge and sticking to its principles long-term, you will not only improve your chance of making it safely through this pandemic, but also lower your risk of diabetes, heart attack, cancer and many other diseases! Each week of the challenge begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, but you can begin the challenge at any time. Use the hashtag #MHKCChallenge and tag @AdventHealthKC on Instagram and Twitter to share your experience. A lifetime of better health starts today! Join the challenge at MyHealthKC.com/Challenge. 

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