Wellness Blog

3 Alternative Treatments to Support Cancer Care

According to the National Cancer Institute, acupuncture can be used as a complementary therapy in system management of cancer-related symptoms such as side effects to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, boosting blood cell count and improve natural killer cell activity. Acupuncture The National Institutes of Health have confirmed that there is evidence acupuncture is effective in postoperative read more…

Can These Foods Reduce Anxiety and Depression?

Eating more fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and certain spices for just three weeks helped significantly improve depression symptoms in college students. The right nutrition in food provided mood-boosting benefits. After just three weeks, the group consuming a healthier diet showed significant improvements in mood. In fact, they no longer showed moderate-to-high depression scores, but rather read more…

The Power of Magnesium

Magnesium plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body, including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins, and the transmission of nerve impulses. This month we focus on Magnesium which has a number of benefits. Numerous studies have shown that magnesium may: Boost Exercise Performance. Fight Depression. Can Lower read more…

Ultra-processed foods are bad for your health

Two separate studies published recently in “The BMJ” link eating the popular factory-made foods that have been ultra-processed with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and an increased risk of early death. While a direct cause-effect relationship has yet to be established, the researchers of both studies note that previous studies have associated highly processed read more…

Dementia: Could garlic be the answer?

Researchers recently identified stark differences in levels of specific gut bacteria in people with dementia. A new study links changes in gut bacteria to dementia. Our bodies swarm with microscopic visitors. On our skin, in our mouths, deep in our lungs, and, of course, nestled in our digestive systems. The bacteria in the gut have read more…

Neck pain caused by texting is on the rise

Texting on your phone or typing on the computer, it can all be a pain in the neck–literally. In fact, pain in your neck caused by spending too much time on your device is a real ailment called “text neck” and it’s becoming more common. Doctors say the reason for this is because the average person read more…

What is the best position for sleeping?

Sleep better by having a good bed time routine, watching your diet, and avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. One of the best ways to make sure you get a good night’s rest is to change your sleep position. What is the best sleep position for your overall health? Sleep is crucial for your overall health and well read more…

A Mission to Reduce Statin Use for Cholesterol

Adapted from CNN. High cholesterol? Here’s a pill. High blood pressure? Here’s two pills. High blood sugar? Here’s two pills, at least one is a statin, as well as an injection. This is what many doctors routinely do without ever addressing why the cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugar is abnormal in the first place. But read more…

3 Benefits of Using a Standing Desk

Standing desks are now becoming commonplace but have been available for many years. One reason for their new found popularity is that people are realizing the benefits of a standing desk. Studies show that people who are sedentary or sit for long periods of time are more prone to heart disease, type II diabetes, and read more…

Newly Discovered: This Exercise Gives You Six Pack Abs

Are Sit-ups still effective? Nope… there’s a better way. If you’re trying to exercise and tone your entire mid-section and show off your six-pack abs, replace those sit-up with the plank. According to physicians at Harvard Medical School, you should be practicing planks more often. Simply hold yourself on your hands and toes in a read more…

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