Spring Cleaning Your Health

Spring has sprung and many of us are home practicing social distancing.  It’s the perfect time for spring cleaning and organizing; replacing the old with new.  You can also spring clean your health!  Now is the time to replace your old sneakers, schedule those check-ups and examine your progress with those health resolutions. Toss your… Read more »

How to Survive Daylight Savings

Did Daylight Savings wreak havoc on your sleep?  While the longer daylight hours are welcome, the dark mornings can make it seem like you’re getting up in the middle of the night.  It takes time for our bodies to adjust.  Don’t despair.  There are plenty of things you can do to help ease the transition… Read more »

Vision Health with Omega 3’s

You probably know the heart health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids.  The American Heart Association recommends a minimum of two servings of cold-water fish weekly to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.  But did you know that many eye doctors likewise recommend a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids to improve vision health? Several studies… Read more »

Healthy Travel Tips During the Holiday Season

Here are some healthy travel tips that might help you avoid catching the latest bug.

Are you traveling this holiday season?  Cold and flu season is in full swing and unfortunately; we still need to get where we’re going.  Here are some healthy travel tips that might help you avoid catching the latest bug. Stay Hydrated – Water is your best option, but apple or orange juice work too since… Read more »

The Healthy Joy of Gift Giving

The holiday season is in full swing.  If you’re scurrying around doing last minute shopping and feeling slightly stressed, there’s good news.  It truly is better to give than to receive.  Recent research suggests several ways in which gift giving (of both time and gifts) benefits our hearts, minds and bodies.  So spread the joy… Read more »

Five Ways to Battle Seasonal Affective Disorder

Are the darker days taking their toll on your mood?  You may have Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Roughly 10-20 percent of Americans report feeling tired or sad during the winter months when there are fewer daylight hours.  If you find yourself feeling melancholy, try these tips: Soak up Morning Sun – Winter blues can be worst… Read more »

Anti-Inflammatory Pain Fighting Herbs and Spices

The holidays should be a time of joy – the sights, the smells and the many tastes.  But pain can stop you from fully enjoying all the season has to offer.  According to experts, these anti-inflammatory herbs and spices may help you find pain relief.  So, as you go about your holiday shopping and cooking,… Read more »

Winter Arthritis Pain

The cold temperatures blanketing much of the country can be wonderful: beautiful snowfall, sipping hot chocolate and snuggling up by a cozy fire. But stiff and sore joints can be a definite downside to the cooler months; plenty of people suffering from arthritis and osteoarthritis find that cold weather makes their condition worse. Barometric Pressure… Read more »

The Effects of Probiotics on Diabetes

Probiotics are “friendly” bacteria found in foods such as yogurt and in pill supplements and are important for good overall health. Recent research suggests that probiotics are important for people who suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The hope is that using probiotics to alter the type of bacteria in the gut may… Read more »

Study Links Vitamin C with Improved Blood Glucose Levels

New research suggests that vitamin C supplementation is associated with improved blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. A small Australian study, published in 2019 in the journal, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reports that people with type 2 diabetes who took a vitamin C tablet two times a day reduced their blood glucose… Read more »