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feng shui and wellness decor
At home, we all want a sense of familiar warmth to make it feel more comfortable. When you move into a new space or redecorate your home, keep that idea at the forefront. From scientific research to Feng Shui, we know that outdated and out-of-place furniture or blank walls...
meat substitutes
There are numerous reasons to reduce or halt your consumption of meat. Whether you’re concerned about unhygienic practices in the industry, your consumption of saturated fats, overuse of antibiotics, or the health of the environment, you may choose to go meatless. Of course, you still want to get adequate...
Red Light Therapy
Have you heard about red light therapy? It is said to improve the look of your skin and aid in wound healing and tissue repair. Others add that it boosts circulation. Women’s magazines like Glamour have gone so far as to call it “the fountain of youth.” You can...
Vegan Collagen Boosters
From youthful skin to painless joints, people attribute many positive health outcomes to collagen. To be sure, collagen--a protein in animals, including humans--offers many potential benefits. It’s found in connective tissue like tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. It’s also a major component of our skin. The human body makes its...
3D Printed Organ Transplants
If you or a loved one has ever needed an organ transplant, you know the harrowing experience. Patients wait for organ transplants, sometimes for years, then endure a long recovery process, always with the risk of rejection. 3D printing has opened new possibilities in many fields, but some of the...
How Hospitals Work to Prevent Infection
No one goes to a hospital thinking they will wind up sicker than when they arrived, but it happens all too often. Hospital Acquired Infections or Health Care Associated Infections (both abbreviated HAI) are frightening. Yet, when you consider the potential consequences of grouping a lot of...
Whiten Your Teeth Safely and Naturally
Everyone wants gorgeous white teeth. It’s part of having the perfect smile. Yet, many common foods, including some of our favorite “superfoods” can stain those pearly whites. According to The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on teeth...
Facts About CBD Oil
The legalization of marijuana and its derivatives has introduced a new player into the natural medicine world. It opens new possibilities for treatments of all kinds of ailments--but also a lot of misinformation. For some people, the idea of using a drug previously associated with illicit use...
Germs at the Gym
As a reader of my blog, you know what a strong proponent I am of regular exercise. Its positive effects are physical, mental, and even emotional. Joining a gym is a simple way to ensure you always have a place to exercise, rain or shine. Gyms provide...
Are You at Risk for Measles if You Travel This Summer
Summer means different things for different people. One common thread is that many of us seize this time to travel. Kids are out of school, it’s a slower time for certain industries, and--barring hurricanes--weather tends to be pleasant in most of the northern hemisphere.
Are You Ready To Start Eating Bugs
Remember the old lady who swallowed a fly? Perhaps she owed her longevity, in part, to eating insects. (She should have stopped there, of course, rather than eating all of the subsequent animals.) But eating flies--or other insects--could be commonplace in western society before long.
salt therapy for breathing conditions
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, about 26 million Americans suffer from asthma. Millions of others suffer from various breathing conditions from seasonal allergies to COPD. The inability to breathe freely can severely limit the quality of life, so if you fall into these categories you’re...