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Effective Treatments for Sciatica Pain
Much like carpal tunnel syndrome, restless leg syndrome, and migraines, sciatica pain can impact your day-to-day routines. According to Harvard Health, as many as 40% of people will suffer from it during their lifetimes. Whether you suffer from it periodically or persistently, there are at-home remedies to consider, many...
How much Protein should you consume
Eat more protein! It doesn’t matter how much fat and sodium it contains! Wait, scratch that. Only eat plant-based protein. And don’t eat TOO much protein. Whew. This nutrient has had no lack of attention or opinions surrounding it. How much protein should you consume each day? Individuals who live,...
Confused About Coconut Oil
Unless you’ve been hiding under a nutritional rock, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the latest coconut oil controversy. This summer, Harvard professor Karin Michels called coconut oil “pure poison” in a lecture she gave in Germany. She added that it’s “one of the worst foods you can eat.” CNN reports...
Your Body When You Stop Excercising
Exercise is something that everyone needs, regardless of age. Whether it’s a run around your neighborhood or lifting weights at the gym, the Mayo Clinic recommends getting 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise each week. Sometimes, you may miss a workout here...
HIIT Workout Trend
Patients often come to me asking about a fitness trend they’ve heard of, wondering if it’s all hype or something they should try. HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is one of the hottest workout trends right now. The HIIT workout trend came on the scene in 2014. According...
chronic Epstein-Barr virus
Are you concerned about catching the “kissing disease”? This condition isn’t just for teenagers. Epstein-Barr, the virus that leads to mononucleosis (also known as mono) can affect you at any stage of life- and you can just as easily spread it to someone else. Here’s the good news; you’ve likely...
Is Alkaline Water Good
Celebrities and influencers are praising alkaline water. One source, Health Smart Site, lists Jillian Michaels, Jack Nicholson, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, and Magic Johnson among its proponents. Such sites point to benefits like fat loss, lubricating joints, and even curing cancer. While some studies suggest that an alkaline diet...
Papaya Seeds Benefits
Most people either scoop out fruit seeds and throw them away, leave them for wildlife, or add them to their compost. Yet the tropical, sweet papaya yields edible seeds that help remedy several health issues. Whether you scoop them from fresh fruit, buy them in bulk, or find a...
your epigenetics
For quite a few years, mainstream culture has been a little genetics-obsessed. People are getting tested for the BRCA mutation to assess their risk for certain cancers. Others are sending off saliva samples to discover their genealogy. People are even seeking out supplements specifically calibrated to their DNA. Learning about...
telemedicine
It seems there’s nothing we can’t do remotely these days. You might hesitate to visit a healthcare provider the same way you conduct a conference call, but it’s happening more and more. Call it remote healthcare, telemedicine, or telehealth but it’s growing rapidly. It actually began in the 1950s, but...
bells palsy drawing
Are you losing control of your facial muscles? The problem might be Bell’s palsy. This unusual condition causes a sudden, usually temporary weakness in your face that can give half of it a distinctive “drooping” appearance. About one person in 5,000 develops Bell’s palsy each year, and doctors still...
Improve Circulation
A strong circulatory system is key to healthy feet and hands. It keeps your extremities warm on cold days and helps the movement of lactic acids and lymph fluids. Improving circulation is a common theme throughout my articles but today I want it to be the focal point. I...