Woman sleeping in her bed
The importance of sleep cannot be overemphasized. Lack of sleep can increase weight, the incidence of obesity, diabetes, depression, anxiety, dementia, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and infections as well as a decrease in memory and performance, and an increase in accidents and poor decision m... Read More
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Are you experiencing feelings of sadness and loss of energy, especially during December, January, and February, when the days are shortest? You could have Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, which is a recurrent depression that occurs when daylight is less. It seems to affect younge... Read More
Female holding easing her knee pain
Inflammation is the root cause of most chronic illnesses and while anti-inflammatory medications can be used to decrease some pain and inflammation, they don’t work at the root cause and come with side effects especially when taken chronically. Inflammation can occur when certain cells and rece... Read More
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The dietary supplement market is exploding. Manufacturers make outrageous claims that you will be younger, slimmer, have a great libido, relieve pain, and cure conditions. They are often laced with drugs and contaminants, don’t have enough of or have too much of the active ingredient and may not h... Read More
Symbolizing intermittent fasting with food displayed on plate as a clock
Intermittent fasting and time restricted eating is all of the rage right now. Who wouldn’t want to skip a meal and then be able to eat whatever you want? That is the common perception but not exactly true. The type of fasting and how and what you eat between the fasting can make a difference. So, ... Read More
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The American Heart Association stated that almost one in three adult men have some type of cardiovascular disease. It is no secret that heart disease in men appears much earlier in life than it does in women. Low testosterone appears to play a role. Aging induces many changes in hormone levels th... Read More
Happy Healthy Woman who looks to have completed a workout
There is a lot of fear surrounding aging. Many people are afraid of losing their memory, vision, mobility and becoming frail, ill, or dependent. While no one has a crystal ball and can predict what will happen day to day, there is a recipe for healthy aging. The process by which we age is as foll... Read More
Person's elbow with psoriasis applying ointment
Do you know someone who is experiencing the heartbreak of psoriasis? Psoriasis affects millions of people. Approximately 3% of the U.S. population has psoriasis and it is often referred to as a heartbreak. It is a heartbreak when someone’s skin is covered with itchy, scaly, silvery plaques and mor... Read More
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Calcium is necessary to keep our bones strong and it also plays a role in nerve conduction, and muscle contraction. It moves blood throughout your blood vessels and acts as a signaling molecule to release hormones and enzymes and plays a role in blood clotting by regulating platelet activation. The ... Read More
Hashimoto thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States.  Autoimmune antibodies destroy thyroid cells and after many years, the thyroid is no longer able to produce an adequate amount of thyroid hormone. You can have symptoms long before your lab values confirm that yo... Read More