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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.
Right and Wrong Ways to Deal with Chronic Pain

Right and Wrong Ways to Deal with Chronic Pain

Written by Meghan Belnap
on Sunday, 24 March 2019

Chronic pain can bring your life to a grinding halt, and that is why many people turn to powerful painkillers. 

While those products temporarily mask your pain, they shouldn’t be used for long periods of time. If you are struggling with chronic pain, you need to come up with a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the root causes of your discomfort. 

Here are some of the right and wrong ways to handle chronic pain.
Sucker for Sweets? 4 Sustainable Strategies for Cutting Down Your Sugar Intake

Sucker for Sweets? 4 Sustainable Strategies for Cutting Down Your Sugar Intake

Written by Lizzie Weakley
on Friday, 22 March 2019

A sweet tooth can be hard to get rid of. Many people enjoy sugary foods as a fun treat, or they may turn to them for emotional reasons. 

Whatever the cause, if you are serious about kicking the habit, it can definitely be done. You just have to make a plan and be very dedicated and diligent. 

The following information provides four sustainable strategies for cutting your sugar intake that you may want to consider if you are unsure where to start.
Taking Precautions: 4 Medical Conditions to Research in Your Family History

Taking Precautions: 4 Medical Conditions to Research in Your Family History

Written by Emma Sturgis
on Monday, 18 March 2019

If you want to enjoy a good life, it’s imperative to take care of your health first. That said, you must take into consideration how likely you are to suffer from a certain condition. 

One of the first steps is to look at your family history. It can show whether you have a high chance of developing a specific ailment. Conditions such as diabetes, glaucoma, hypertension, and coronary heart disease can be passed down through generations, and if your parents have them, chances are you are at risk. 

Being at risk doesn’t mean you will experience them, but it’s a sign to take the precautions to prevent them from diminishing the quality of your life.
4 Holistic Remedies for Chronic Pain

4 Holistic Remedies for Chronic Pain

Written by Dixie Somers
on Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Dealing with chronic pain can feel impossible. One of the best ways to survive chronic pain is to find little ways to alleviate it throughout the day. 

While you may not be able to totally obliterate your pain, there are several holistic remedies that will help you get through even the worst days.
Dealing with the Pain of Medical Malpractice: 4 Reasons to Hire an Attorney

Dealing with the Pain of Medical Malpractice: 4 Reasons to Hire an Attorney

Written by Lizzie Weakley
on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Medical malpractice can take the form of an accident due to negligence or intentional misconduct that jeopardizes the health of a patient. 

One of the biggest challenges common in almost all of these cases is time. Depending on the nature of the malpractice, physical symptoms of the problem may not emerge for months or years afterwards. 

People who believe they did not receive adequate care should consult with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Here are four reasons why.
Fables & Facts on Misleading Mommy Mantras

Fables & Facts on Misleading Mommy Mantras

Written by Kecia Gaither, MD
on Thursday, 07 March 2019

Bringing a child into the world can be a scary endeavor, and getting the health facts straight about what to consume (or avoid) during pregnancy and after the baby is born can be daunting. Contradicting health headlines and commentary-filled social media feeds bombard expectant mothers with fears and concerns they may have never considered.

It can be difficult for new moms to navigate through the old wives tales and unsaid rules of pregnancy. However, as more information and studies are published, old theories are being discredited and giving way to new practices. To avoid confusing facts with fiction, it’s important for expectant mothers to pay attention and to seek the advice of their health providers. 

In the age of minute-to-minute digital information, I caution mothers on fables and facts when it comes to these critical issues surrounding babies, bottles and booze.
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