Healthy Living

Woman Having Headache

Habits That Hurt Your Brain

Posted on May 24, 2017

“We become what we repeatedly do.” -Sean Covey We all have some bad habits, but some of them can really take a toll on our brains.  Lack of sleep may be a cause of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.  Keep regular sleeping hours.  Avoid that alcohol, caffeine and electronics in the evening.  If you are alone […]

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Girl With Unwanted Hair

Genes Linked To Breast Cancer Survival

Posted on May 22, 2017

They are currently testing activity of two genes that could pick out those women who are at an increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, according to a new study of almost 2,000 patients.  The tumors in women that had a specific pattern of activity in the two genes were 3 times as likely […]

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Campaign Against Supplements

Campaign Against Supplements

Posted on May 19, 2017

There is an ongoing campaign aimed at regulating supplements as drugs that would allow the drug industry to eliminate the competition of the supplement industry, increasing its own profits.  Their point is that supplements are not regulated as drugs, so therefore they are unsafe.  The strange thing is that prescription drugs kill many more people […]

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Man With a Lack Of Sleep

Lack of Sleep & The Brain

Posted on May 18, 2017

Many mental and physical health issues may result from sleep deprivation. One of the most important pillars of good health is sleep and it is equally as important as healthy foods, pure water and exercise. Studies demonstrate how sleep relates to your sleep-wake cycles and plays a central role in multiple processes that are key […]

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Why have Uvulla

Why Have Uvula?

Posted on May 17, 2017

That little dangly bit of flesh that hangs in the back of your throat is called the uvula. But, why is it even there? The name comes from the Latin word uvola and means “small bunch of grapes”. It was believed to have played a role in speech and immunology, back in ancient times, as […]

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Woman With Muscle Pain

Why Charley Horses?

Posted on May 15, 2017

Exactly what is a charley horse? This is a muscle cramp that is particularly in your calf muscles and an incredibly common condition that results in your muscles. They become tight, stiff and extremely painful. In an adult, there’s a good chance you’ve had one at some point or another during your lifetime. The name […]

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Man With High Cholesterol

Understanding Cholesterol

Posted on May 13, 2017

When your cholesterol is high, there is an increased risk of heart disease. This causes immediate myths about saturated fats, which demonizes certain categories of food. Egg and healthy oils are two of them. We are all advised to keep our cholesterol as low as possible or we will suffer serious complications. However, this is […]

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Woman Having a Vacation

Need Vacation?

Posted on May 12, 2017

The travel service company, Expedia, commissioned in 2009 the International Vacation Deprivation Study. It was found that 30% of Americans did NOT use all their vacation days. A major reason that they have left their vacation time unused is the fear of losing their jobs. These vacations are essential, not only to employees but to […]

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Cherries

Pucker Magic With Cherries

Posted on May 11, 2017

One of the natural remedies for joint pain such as arthritis is eating tart cherries. It is a fact that 20% of Americans suffer from arthritis. Just like cherries, all dark-skinned fruits are high in antioxidants and other phytochemicals that promote human health in numerous ways. We all love eating those sweet cherries, but the […]

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Man with Body Aches

Thoughts On Everyday Aches & Pains

Posted on May 8, 2017

Everybody has some sort of pain everyday, some rather urgent and others just plain annoying. For instance, what about that tight ponytail we all must have had at one time in our life? This sensation is caused from nerve endings in the skin that contains your hair follicles. This type of pain on the skin […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon