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June 2021: Prevention is Better Than a Cure!
Did you know that 7 out of 10 deaths in America is from chronic diseases? Fortunately, most chronic conditions can be avoided or better controlled with preventive care. Rather than waiting to become sick, preventive care aims to keep people healthy or at least to catch conditions at their earliest and most treatable stages. Preventive care includes a healthy lifestyle, exercise, and well-balanced nutrition. Other preventive care measures are in a medical setting and can include a variety of health care services such as a physical examination, screenings, laboratory tests, counseling, and immunizations. The goal with preventive care is to shift the focus of your health care journey from treating sickness to maintaining good well-being for years to come.  
Eat Well:
Pantry Swaps
Butter: SWAP OUT Spreads that use canola, corn, cottonseed, safflower, sunflower, soybean oil palm oil FOR Ghee, butter (just cream or milk on the label), or coconut oil
  • Why? The vegetable oils listed can be pro-inflammatory from their processing and chemical exposure
Nut Butter: SWAP OUT Nut butter with added oils and sugars listed FOR Ingredient label that just lists “almonds” or “peanuts”
  • Why? Added oils and sugars are not necessary to add in to the nature made food!
Salad Dressing: SWAP OUT Canola, corn, cottonseed, safflower, sunflower, soybean oil-based dressings FOR Avocado or olive oil-based dressings
  • Why? Avocado and olive oils do not undergo the extent of processing that the other oils listed do
Salt: SWAP OUT Refined table salt FOR Pink Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
  • Why? The swap provides more minerals and less exposure to chemicals and other bleaching agents
Pasta: SWAP OUT White or whole wheat flour pasta FOR Edamame, black bean, or chickpea flour pasta
  • Why? The swap provides more fiber, more protein and usually less carbohydrate content to help balance blood sugar levels
Recipe: Healthy Pizza Quiche
Live Well:
Preventive care is important because it will help you be aware of your well-being and can also help you reduce your overall medical expenses. Utilize these resources below throughout the year to be proactive with your well-being rather than reactive!
Resources for you:

Be Well:
Staying on top of preventive care examinations is one of the best ways to prevent illness or disease. With juggling a job, family, finances and more, these screenings can easily be forgotten or put on the back burner. This month, the CGO Wellness Team is sharing a friendly reminder to make sure you check the care boxes with screenings appropriate for you!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has provided lists of preventive services that must be covered by most health insurance plans. Lists are available based on age and gender. Click here for the lists of covered preventive care services. Don’t wait until it’s too late – for more information on preventive care and your health, contact your primary care physician! 
Did you miss our Revitalize Your Well-Being Quarter 2 offering on May 20?  
Here is the Finding the ‘Sweet Spot’ with Stress recording that you can share with family and friends!

In Good Health,
Looking for Additional Well-Being Tools to Thrive?
Check out our Wellness Page which features Wellness Seminars, Mindful Moments, and much more!

Kayla Isaacs, CHES, CWWS 630.737.9383 |

Madeline Engelking, MBA, RDN 630.737.9356 | 
About the Monthly Wellness Newsletter
The everyday choices we make can help us live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives. The CGO Employee Wellness Newsletter provides monthly resources and education on a variety of topics like nutrition, exercise, emotional health and resilience, prevention and more. Our hope is that this information empowers you to incorporate sustainable healthy habits for a lifetime of good health and well-being.

Always consult with your physician before beginning any wellness program. This general information is not intended to replace your healthcare professional.  

Sources: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HealthCare.Gov, Zywave, Deep Nutrition

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