Wash Your Hands

Wash you hands! A study published in The Journal of Environmental Health found that after using the bathroom, many of us aren’t washing our hands properly – or even at all! Researchers discreetly watched 3,749 people, 60 percent of them women, after they used public restrooms in a Michigan college town.  In total, 10.3 percent… Read more »

Cold Weather Tips for Joint Pain

Fall is here and the weather is shifting in much of the country bringing colder temperatures. According to recent research, these chilly temperatures can worsen pre-existing bone and joint pain. A study by researchers at Tufts University in Boston found evidence that cold weather can cause discomfort for those with arthritis and other kinds of joint pain. The study showed… Read more »

Chronic Pain and Inflammation Fighting Foods

Chronic pain can have several causes, including illness, disease, and inflammation. In fact, inflammation plays a key role in several pain-causing chronic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. While acute inflammation is a beneficial physiological response that alerts us to bodily harm like cuts or infections, chronic inflammation is a long-term dilation of blood… Read more »

Four Breast Cancer Myths

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a good time to talk about the many breast cancer myths swirling about.  You may have heard that wearing a bra can increase your risk of developing the disease, but there is no scientific support to this rumor.  But if you think you’re off the hook because you have no… Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency and Breast Cancer

Research suggests that women with vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may also play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential for… Read more »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is usually a month of pumpkin orange, and autumn leaves turning fiery shades of red and yellow, but it is also that time of year where we are reminded to think pink.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Most women know that they should perform monthly breast self-exams, feeling for any abnormalities.  Women… Read more »

Healthy Game Day Snacks

Football season is in full swing, and people are once again gathering to watch the game.  If you’re already planning your game day menu, you’re likely thinking of nachos, wings, chips, and dips and more.  And while your team might thank you for the show of enthusiastic loyalty, your digestive system and waistline will most… Read more »

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breaks in breathing typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night, causing major interruptions to your natural sleep rhythm. As a consequence,… Read more »

Five Reasons Men Need Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient. Unfortunately, many men – even those who eat a healthy diet – are vitamin D deficient. Typically, we get a vitamin D boost from the sun, but during the fall and winter months when the days are shorter and we are spending more time inside, our levels are falling, putting… Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency and SAD

Soon many of us will turn our clocks back an hour as daylight savings comes to an end.  Darkness will come earlier, and that lack of sunlight can have serious health implications.  For many people, the change in seasons can bring about a severe mood change known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  A recent study review… Read more »