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Chronic Illness

Standing for Our Health

 July 20, 2018

The average U.S. adult spends up to 10 hours a day sitting.  This is a habit viewed as a normal integral part of daily life with working at a desk job or commuting long hours.  We aren’t doing our bodies any favors by sitting so much as it contributes to rising rates of overweight and […]

What Is Triggering Your Eczema?

 October 9, 2017

Eczema is a skin condition that causes itchy, red, and swollen patches of skin. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, “atopic” meaning an allergy that is usually hereditary, and “dermatitis” meaning the inflammation of the skin. Stress Flaring? Try relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing. Anxiety and stress can […]

Foods that Fight Chronic Inflammation

 June 27, 2016

The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease has conducted a study that identifies foodstuffs that can help prevent chronic inflammation that contributes to many leading causes of death. When inflammation in the body goes wrong or on for too long, it can trigger disease processes. If uncontrolled, inflammation plays a role in […]

Your Cognitive Health

 June 25, 2016

In order to protect your cognitive health or even improve your memory and brain function, exercise should come first. I know, if you are like me, exercise is not really my favorite thing to do but evidence shows exercise improves memory and cognition and helps stave off dementia. That might be worth walking around the […]

Get Your Anger under Control

 December 23, 2013

Get Your Anger under Control We get angry and it is only normal. But if you get mad for simple or wrong reasons or if you flare up every minute or every day, something is wrong with you. You are wasting your emotions, you are hurting the people around you, and you are making your […]

What to Avoid When You Have Allergic Rhinitis

 December 16, 2013

What to Avoid When You Have Allergic Rhinitis Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is the swelling or soreness of the nasal membranes. Symptoms include sneezing, postnatal drip, headache, earache, red eyes, itching (eyes, nose, palate, and ears), drowsiness, and others. To manage these, you can do some home treatments or take over-the-counter medications or as […]

Tips to Improve Your Focus

 December 11, 2013

Tips to Improve Your Focus Distractions are everywhere. No matter how hard you try, you tend to entertain everything that is happening around you. It then becomes difficult for you to concentrate—but you can do some things to increase your focus if you want to. Control your mind. You get distracted because you absorb everything […]

Winter Health Conditions to Look Out for This Season

 November 6, 2013

Winter Health Conditions to Look Out for This Season Keep an eye out for these winter health conditions that befall so many unknowing individuals. Learn what to do to prevent getting sick before the year ends. While most people welcome the winter season with open hearts, there are an unfortunate few who develop certain conditions […]

Is it Time to Say Goodbye to Soda? Sugary Beverages Found to Increase Cancer Risk in Women

 October 30, 2013

Is it Time to Say Goodbye to Soda? Sugary Beverages Found to Increase Cancer Risk in Women Sugary drinks are a staple in women’s lives, but they seem to be providing more than just a delightful burst of energy. They also carry a risk for cancer. Why is it that having a sweet tooth is […]

Excuse Me, What? November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

 October 28, 2013

Excuse Me, What? November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month If you haven’t forgotten, November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Learn more about this disease and what you can do to help prevent its onset. Across America, in every state, every town or city, there will be that one individual who once carried a […]