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 [...]
Every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food-borne illnesses. These illnesses, also called food poisoning, also send about 128,000 people to the hospital, resulting in about 3,000 deaths nationwide each year.
Bottom line ~ food-borne illness can be more serious than we think.
Causes of food poisoning are mostly microorganisms, like viruses or bacteria. And although many of these [...]
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 [...]
As I packed the last bag of groceries in my car, I glanced over at the long line of cars at the Starbuck’s drive-thru. “Just another normal day over there,” I said to myself. The drive-thru line is a constant, never ending line of cars, all day, every day until the evening hours begin.
What could possibly be so good [...]