For some families, back to school can be a terribly sad day in your household or parents are secretly throwing a “BTS” (back to school) party! It’s officially the end of the summer and the kids are off to school. For younger children especially, the school year brings stains and marks on their clothes. Be prepared to fight each stain [...]
It’s that time of year when our kids are getting ready to go back to school. One of the biggest concerns for parents around this time is how to keep them germ-free at school. With the right information and the right tactics your children can stop germs in their tracks. Teach your children these important steps to keep themselves healthy [...]
Dealing with dust allergies is a battle that affects many people, especially during the spring. To win the battle you need strategies that will help reduce the triggers in your home. Creating safe spaces where your lungs can “rest” is the key. Allergists refer to our immune system as a bucket that fills up over time. When our buckets [...]
A case of lice does not reflect a lack of cleanliness or personal hygiene as some would like to think. Head lice cause itching and discomfort but are not found to transfer dangerous diseases in the United States like lice in other countries. Here are answers to the most common questions about lice:
How can I get infected with lice?
“Spring Forward” (daylight saving time) happened a month ago. But if your sleep patterns are still disrupted, you’re not alone. Even though we set our clocks ahead an hour, every other day gets longer just a few minutes at a time. Our bodies adjust to compensate, but the internal changes respond to the gradual changes as daylight extends.
For most [...]
How can you get through the rest of this cold and flu season season without getting sick? By boosting your immune system in three ways:
Eat Nutritious Foods. Nothing tastes better than a warm bowl of delicious soup. Homemade chicken soup is not only filling, but aids in reducing inflammation. Chicken stock helps relieve upper respiratory tract infections.
Lemons, berries, citrus [...]
Believe it or not, inflammation can be a good thing.
Inflammation is a part of our immune system. It is a vital part of a healthy body’s natural healing response to infection or injury. Without inflammation, wounds and infections would never heal.
Inflammation can either be acute (isolated and finite) or chronic (occurring over a longer period of time). such as [...]
As with many health issues, listening to your body is key to knowing how to reduce or even prevent it. Knowing what your body needs is the number one factor in nurturing your body for a healthy balance over your lifetime.
Inflammation is a normal part of our body’s immune response, however, too much inflammation over time can lead to [...]
As we age, trying to live a healthy lifestyle seems to be the goal of many Americans. After all, heart disease is a major concern for adults fifty and over these days. But what about keeping our minds healthy? As humans age, many will lose some degree of cognitive capacity. Fortunately, a proactive approach, such as adopting lifestyle habits, [...]
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn
Living healthy doesn’t just mean eating right and exercising. According to the World Health Organization, living “healthy” is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Living a healthy lifestyle is all about making good choices and taking responsibility for your decisions. If [...]