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standing desk for health
Many studies have concluded that sitting too much leads to a variety of health problems. For example, Dr. James A. Levine and other medical experts suggest via the Mayo Clinic and The Washington Post, that sitting causes a significant increase in risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. As...
work breaks boost health
We’ve all had stressful days at work and we’ve all enjoyed the keen moment of refreshment gained by taking a short break in the middle of one of those days. But did you know that work breaks can not only boost your productivity but also enhance your healthy lifestyle?...
mitochondrial disease
Are you low on energy? Easily fatigued? Have you made positive changes in your diet and exercise habits but still feel utterly exhausted most of the time? Does your doctor suspect you may be struggling with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia? Have you or a direct relative been diagnosed...
roseroot treat depression
Concern about medication side effects is often cited as the #1 reason many have turned to natural alternatives to treat depression. More and more natural options emerge as researchers, slowly but surely, produce scientific evidence of their effectiveness. What’s interesting is sometimes these “new” treatments are actually ones that...
family medical history
You’re probably used to doctors and nurses asking about your family medical history at most of your checkups and appointments. In fact, this is one reason it’s good to have your medical history at your fingertips. As you’re probably aware, you will receive a better level of care at...
health conscious social media
Research shows that social interaction influences your health. And, as I’m sure you’re aware, the heart of social media is making connections with others. Each social media channel offers different ways to connect, and sometimes a different focus. For example, Twitter is more news oriented whereas Facebook is more...
counting macros best diet
Chances are, like most Americans, you’re not satisfied with your current weight. If you’ve read anything lately about diet and nutrition or searched Google for the best ways to lose weight, you’ve probably heard of “counting macros.” This hot trend is also known as the IIFYM or “if it...
forskolin lose weight
If you’ve tried to lose weight naturally, you probably hear about plenty of weight loss trends. One of the latest is forskolin. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you probably will. Its popularity has risen sharply in the past few years. Some scientific studies have been conducted, but...
rucking fitness
Avid exercisers are always looking for new forms of exercise to try. On the other hand, those who don’t exactly love exercise sometimes find motivation by doing something a little different. Whichever camp you fall into, rucking could be just the right exercise for you. By no means a...
common natural medicine mistakes
If you’ve embraced natural or “alternative” medicine, you’ve seen the difference it can make. However, as with anything, being informed is crucial. Just because something is natural doesn’t mean it is harmless. Often, well-intentioned people make mistakes that actually damage their health! Learn how to avoid these natural medicine...
yoga mainstream medicine
A couple of years ago, I noted that alternative medicine isn’t so “alternative” anymore. Like many other aspects of integrative health care, yoga has become more and more mainstream in recent years. Far from a passing fad, yoga continues to grow in popularity as people discover its physical, mental,...
wearable health devices
Look around and you’ll see wearable health & fitness devices everywhere. Odds are good you’re actually wearing one yourself right now. Activity trackers, smartwatches, and smart clothing show up in more retail outlets by the day, it seems. The market for wearables is projected to exceed $4 billion in...