Dr. Mary Kathy Mercer, D.O.

Does calorie counting help you lose weight?

Does calorie counting help you lose weight?

There are many fad diets that people look to in order to get to a healthy weight. One of the most common has always been counting the amount of calories that you intake. This sounds great on the surface because if you put less calories into your body than you need then your body should process its own stored energy in order to perform its daily functions. The truth however is that weight...

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Change Your Habits, Change Your Health

Change Your Habits, Change Your Health

Health challenges can come from a variety of places, including your genetics, your environment, and more. Of all the factors that contribute to your health, the one you have the most control over and can make the greatest difference is your habits. Habits cause us to act in the same way over and over again for better or for worse. And most of the time, we don’t even recognize the habit....

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Penalty Increasing for Health Insurance Mandate in 2016

Penalty Increasing for Health Insurance Mandate in 2016

If you don’t have insurance through your employer, you have until the end of January to comply with the health insurance mandate for 2016. This year, the penalty for not having insurance is skyrocketing to 2.5% of your income or $695 per adult and $347.50 per child (whichever is greater), up to $2085 maximum. This is, by far, the largest penalty to date. You will want to be sure that you...

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The Truth about Carbohydrates

The Truth about Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates often get a bad rap in most diets and nutritional plans. Many of them say to completely eliminate them from your diet in order to lose weight or improve your health. But your body needs carbohydrates for energy. The problem is not carbohydrates but the type of carbohydrates that you consume. Refined and processed sugars in high amounts can keep you from getting healthy; however,...

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Your #1 New Years Resolution Partner is Your Doctor

Your #1 New Years Resolution Partner is Your Doctor

Your doctor is one of the most important assets you have for reaching your health goals. Unfortunately, not enough people utilize their doctor for that reason. Whether you want to quit smoking, lose weight, have more energy, or simply prevent disease, your doctor can help make this happen. Dr Mercer wants to help you because she cares about the Whole Person. This means that we aren’t just here...

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