Williams Icare Blog

Side Effects of Birth Control

Birth control contraceptives are used by millions of women throughout the country. The main purpose of these contraceptives is to prevent pregnancy. When taken correctly, these pills can be up to 99.9% effective. However, as with any medication, there are some side effects of birth control. Some of these side effects are seen as positive while others are considered negative side effects. Below is a closer look at birth control and its side effects. 

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Topics: Women's Health, Medication, General Health

Can Weather Cause Aches and Pains?

The belief that various weather factors can cause an increase in aches and pains in the human body has been around for thousands of years. If you suffer from pain or aches, or you know someone who does, you may be surprised by how accurately the pain can predict that cold, damp weather is coming. This may lead you to wonder if it is possible that weather causes aches and pains, or intensifies a person’s pain - and it does. Below is a closer look at the relationship between the body and weather.


Does Weather Really Affect Your Body?

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Topics: Pain, Family Practice, General Health

What is Ebola? And other Frequently Asked Questions

The current Ebola crisis is presenting serious concerns for the population at large, be it in the US or globally. However, since gaining knowledge is half the battle; let this information be your guide to ensure your safety, as misinformation can cause unnecessary panic.

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Topics: Family Practice, Safety, General Health

Napping: Fact vs. Myth

Most adults are reluctant to take a nap. While many of us tend to grow out of our napping phase, there are many benefits of napping and keeping naps as part of your daily routine. Like anything that involves your health, there are several myths about napping that you should be aware of.

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Topics: Family Practice, Holistic Health, General Health

The 411 on Fish Oil

Fish oil has been a favorite herbal remedy for quite some time, mostly due to its high omega-3 fatty acid content. Omega-3 is found in a number of different foods, including fish, shellfish, and flaxseed. They are very beneficial to the human body; however, you would have to eat a lot to see the true benefits of having it in your system.

The reason fish oil is chosen as opposed to other oils with Omega-3 content is due to the additional minerals it contains. There are many different benefits of fish oil; fish are naturally high in protein, vitamins, and minerals while being low in saturated fat. This makes it easier to incorporate into special diets. 

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Topics: Family Practice, Diet, Holistic Health

The Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil - Infographic

The benefits of essential oils seems to be endless. As we've covered in our previous blog, The Power of Lavender Essential Oil, this essential oil has numerous qualities that can aide in healing, comfort, and relief. Not only does this oil offer a plethora of positive effects, it is completely natural. See the infographic below for more benefits of lavender essential oil... 

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Topics: Holistic Health, Essential Oils, General Health

Sugar vs. Artificial Sweetener

Which is better for you, sugar or artificial sweetener? This is a topic that still does not have a clear answer. Both have their benefits and disadvantages and can be great – depending on the situation. Below you’ll learn exactly what the differences in sugar vs. artificial sweetener and what situations they’re best suited for.

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Topics: Diabetes, Diet, Food

The Power of Lavender Essential Oil



What Can Lavender Essential Oil Do For Me?

You have a lot going on. Like most women, you are probably trying to do too much, and it is taking a toll. Maybe you have a houseful of kids, an aging parent to take care of, and work duties to attend to. Exhaustion, crankiness, and a general feeling of being overwhelmed are likely your constant companions. A long hot bath might do the trick to calm and relax you, but who has the time? Maybe it is time to use some lavender essential oil.

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Topics: Headaches, Holistic Health, Essential Oils

Get to Know Your Thyroid Gland

Of all the organs in the body, your thyroid gland is perhaps the most ignored. Surprisingly, your thyroid gland is responsible for a variety of functions. It is also the source of many medical problems that can arise and deteriorate your overall health. It's time to get to know your thyroid better. Let's get started…

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Topics: Family Practice, Diet, Women's Health

What is the Paleo Diet?

If you are looking for healthier ways to eat, it’s likely you’ve heard of the Paleo Diet at some point or another. While the name can be intimidating, it’s really quite a simple diet. The idea of the diet is to promote healthy eating by only eating food that existed in the Paleolithic period, when cavemen roamed the earth. If you have been wondering whether your family could benefit from this type of diet, there are a few things you should know before you dive in head first. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about the diet - take a few minutes to read a little bit about this lifestyle change to decide whether it fits with your family or not.

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Topics: Diet, Healthy Recipes, Food