Beating the Holiday Blues

Thanksgiving is soon and we’re headed into the five-week period known as “the holidays.”  It’s supposed to be a joyous time of gathering friends and family.  But sometimes our anticipation and excitement can turn into feelings of sadness, stress and depression often referred to as the “holiday blues.”  Here are ten ways we hope to… Read more »

Travel Tips for Staying Healthy

Are you traveling this holiday season?  Don’t be fooled by the almost nonexistent flu season of last year. In fact, some experts suggest that the flu could come roaring back with more opportunities to spread this fall and winter in reopened schools, workplaces, and businesses, especially where masks are not mandated.  Unfortunately, we still need… Read more »

Does Your Immune System Need a Boost?

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get completely knocked out by colds, flu and illness while others get through the season with barely a sniffle?  It all comes down to your immune system and how well you’ve armed your body in the battle to stay well.  Some of these immune suppressing habits… Read more »

Osteoporosis and Bone Health

You may think of osteoporosis as a disease for the elderly, but it can strike at any age.  According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, half of women and up to 25 percent of men in the U.S. over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Here’s what you can do to… Read more »

How to Naturally Strengthen Your Immune System

As we enter flu season, your immune system is more important than ever. It functions very much like your own personal army, guarding your body against attacks from invaders, defending against infections and even allergies. It also has a great memory, often “remembering” certain infections so it’s ready for them the next time they try… Read more »

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 »

Natural Fall Allergy Solutions

Allergy sufferers everywhere are lamenting the arrival of the fall allergy season. The headaches, itchy eyes, sneezing, and runny nose associated with seasonal allergies can leave you feeling miserable.  Before you reach for an over-the-counter remedy that might leave you feeling groggy, try these natural solutions, instead. Local Raw Honey – Taking a tablespoon of… Read more »

Brain Benefits of an Afternoon Nap

From boosting memory to lowering blood pressure, a little afternoon nap can do wonders for your health. Many of us are chronically sleep-deprived and a quick snooze can do wonders. Most experts recommend a nap of 10 to 20 minutes, since any longer can lead to “sleep inertia” – a deep grogginess that can be hard to snap… Read more »

The Summer Fitness Slump

When summer started, you may have had grand plans for revamping your fitness routine.  More daylight hours, nice weather and the vision of a beach-ready body were all the motivation you needed to get out there.  But now, it seems like summer is almost over and your motivation is rapidly dwindling – you’ve got the… Read more »