Door County Medical Center is educating the community about the importance of nutrition and healthful eating during National Nutrition Month in March. Despite campaigns by health professionals and the CDC to encourage healthful eating, Americans struggle with poor eating habits, obesity and obesity-related diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer.
Some signs of poor nutrition include issues with mental and overall health, fatigue, dry hair and fingernails, weak digestive and immune systems, and dental problems.
Because several things – including lack of physical activity and poor eating habits – could cause these symptoms, talk to your doctor if any of them persist. If you do not have a primary-care physician, call 920.743.5566 or visit dcmedical.org to find a health-care professional.