Take Charge of Your Health: 4 Common Ailments and How to Prevent Them

Take Charge of Your Health: 4 Common Ailments and How to Prevent Them

Written by Emma Sturgis
on Wednesday, 03 April 2019

The common cold is common for a reason. There are a few select ailments that affect almost all of us. 

If you’ve been searching for a way to treat these common conditions, keep reading.
Fasting for Sugar: How Intermittent Fasting Helps Manage Diabetes

Fasting for Sugar: How Intermittent Fasting Helps Manage Diabetes

Written by Lauren Laporte
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Diabetes is one of the widest spread diseases in the world. It occurs when the body does not make enough insulin on its own or does not use insulin properly. In other words, it makes all the glucose from food stay in the blood, which results in high blood sugar. 

The most common type is type 2 diabetes. For example, in 2015, there were 30.2 million adults with diabetes in the USA, and about one-fourth of them did not even know that they have it. The risk of developing diabetes increases with age, but there are many other factors as well, such as lifestyle, and genetics. Of course, it’s usually treated with medication, but there are other ways to manage it as well. 

One of them is intermittent fasting, and here’s what you should know about it.
Financial Health: 3 Financial Cautions You Need to Take Before Tax Season

Financial Health: 3 Financial Cautions You Need to Take Before Tax Season

Written by James Di Virgilio, CIMA®, CFP®
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Navigating your investments during tax season can be tricky. 

Many people feel pressured to make financial decisions about retirement contributions and other funds based on potential tax breaks, without understanding the long-term ramifications of their decisions, or knowing the right questions to ask that should be directed to a financial adviser, and not necessarily your accountant. 

Here are three financial cautions to take before tax season:
Eczema Treatment for Kids

Eczema Treatment for Kids

Written by Eric Ball, MD
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

What is eczema? 

Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, is a common skin condition that can plague everyone from babies to grown-ups. It can be as mild as a nuisance, or more serve with skin so dry it cracks, bleeds or gets infected. Most kids will get an itchy skin rash at some point in childhood, but about one out of every 10 kids will develop eczema.
Effects of Mental Distress on Your Body

Effects of Mental Distress on Your Body

Written by Meghan Belnap
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Mental distress not only wreaks havoc on your mind, it can negatively affect your physical health. 

When your mind is suffering, your body suffers with it, making it essential that you seek proper professional help when mental distress becomes a chronic condition. Here are some of the main effects that mental distress can have on your body.
5 Inactive Ingredients Your Children Don’t Need

5 Inactive Ingredients Your Children Don’t Need

Written by Amy Shah, MD
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

According to a new study in published in Science Translational Medicine about 75 percent of a pill or capsule of an oral medication is made up of inactive ingredients that may have hidden dangers. These ingredients merely serve as binders, fillers or coloring, using ingredients like dyes, parabens, phthalates, talc and gluten, that can contain potentially toxic effects. 

This is not only concerning to me as a physician, but also as a parent who aims to provide a clean lifestyle for my children.
A Guide to Food Safety and Kitchen Clean Up

A Guide to Food Safety and Kitchen Clean Up

Written by Lily Williams
on Tuesday, 02 April 2019

An essential part of preparing a meal is making sure to use the proper food safety techniques. Without proper safety protocols your food can become contaminated and pass along foodborne illnesses to whomever eats or comes in contact with it. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 48 million Americans become sick from foodborne illnesses each year. Of those 48 million people, 128,000 are so sick that they need to be hospitalized, and 3,000 people even die from the foodborne illness. 

To prevent foodborne illness from happening to you or your family, it is important to practice food safety protocols while handling, preparing, and storing all of your meals.
Should You Ditch Your Fitness Trainer?

Should You Ditch Your Fitness Trainer?

Written by Vince Sant
on Friday, 29 March 2019

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 338,000 personal trainers in The United States alone. 

Just like any other field, you have “rock stars” who are the real deal, some above-average people, some who are merely competent, and others who have no business training people. 

We turned to Vince Sant, a certified fitness trainer and co-founder of the fitness platform Vshred.com to help you assess where your trainer falls on the spectrum.
Successful Snoozing: 5 Ways to Create the Best Environment for Sleep

Successful Snoozing: 5 Ways to Create the Best Environment for Sleep

Written by Dixie Somers
on Thursday, 28 March 2019

Many people experience difficulty falling asleep. This can be due to various reasons, such as medications, anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia. 

While it can be difficult to find an effective solution, there are many helpful methods you may want to consider in order to improve your sleep quality--as well as your ability to fall asleep faster. 

The following information provides five easy ways to create the best environment for sleep, which may help to improve your situation.
Impact of Marijuana on the Fitness Lifestyle

Impact of Marijuana on the Fitness Lifestyle

Written by Cooper Klein
on Thursday, 28 March 2019

Cannabis use in the fitness industry has long been a controversial topic. Some athletes swear by its healing and recovery-enhancing properties, and others are skeptical about its effects. Well, if you fall into the latter category, then maybe the time has come to re-evaluate your position, and maybe even introduce marijuana into your fitness lifestyle.

Why? Well for one, the scientific community thinks the stuff is good for you, and for another, anecdotal testimonies from athletes around the world would suggest that there might be some game-changing benefits of indulging a few times a week. 

Here is how marijuana can change your fitness lifestyle for the better.
4 Tips for Finding the Right Doctor for Your Individual Health Concerns

4 Tips for Finding the Right Doctor for Your Individual Health Concerns

Written by Emma Sturgis
on Sunday, 24 March 2019

When it comes to your personal health, you need to find a doctor you can trust and one who will really listen to your issues of concern. Although there are some doctors who offer primary care for each member of your family, you might have concerns that can only be treated by a specialist or a healthcare provider who better understands your specific needs. 

Here are a few tips for finding a doctor catered to your health needs.
3 Ways to Minimize Symptoms of Histamine Intolerance

3 Ways to Minimize Symptoms of Histamine Intolerance

Written by Janice Joneja, PhD
on Sunday, 24 March 2019

According to a new study in JAMA Network Open, only 10 percent of Americans have food allergies, but almost double the number believe they do. 

Many of the other half may be suffering from histamine intolerance, caused by a DAO enzyme deficiency. The symptoms seen in allergic reactions, such as a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes, itching, headaches, hives and digestion issues, are also seen in histamine intolerance.
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