Category: Personal Care

Contacts: Can you see clearly?

Contacts: Can you see clearly?

Wearing contacts is a convenient correction to vision that eliminates the extra pair of glasses. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 41 million contact lens wearers in the U.S. are practicing at least one behavior that can cause risk for eye infection. Wearing… 0 Shares | | Posted in Lifestyle, Personal Care
PMDD: Women’s monthly visitor

PMDD: Women’s monthly visitor

Premenstrual syndrome, better known as PMS, is a very common phenomenon among women. Symptoms include cravings, irritability, tender breasts, fatigue, and mood swings. It is estimated that three quarters of women experience these side effects leading up to and during… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care
Rotator Cuff Injury: When less is more

Rotator Cuff Injury: When less is more

Our shoulder joint is a leading commander for our upper body movements. Composed of 4 ligaments (tissues that connects bones to other bones) that stabilize the shoulder, injury to the area is quite common. Repetitive motions, especially overhead movements, are… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care
Adrenaline: Fight-or-flight rush

Adrenaline: Fight-or-flight rush

When a person feels extreme emotions the body’s response is the release of adrenaline. The heart starts to race, the hands start to sweat, and you want to escape, which is that flight-or-flight mode. Another name for adrenaline is epinephrine.… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Personal Care
Concussion: A violent shake to head

Concussion: A violent shake to head

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is the most common type and is also considered the least serious. The term “concussion” comes from the Latin word “concurate” which means “to shake violently”. Most occur during… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care
Plantar Fasciitis: Heel to toe pain

Plantar Fasciitis: Heel to toe pain

Overly stretched, tiny tears can lead to inflammation and pain in the arch of the foot. This condition, called plantar fasciitis, accounts for nearly 1 million doctor visits per year. Our foot has a thick band of tissue called fascia… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Lifestyle, Personal Care
Hashimoto’s Disease: When the immune system turns against you

Hashimoto’s Disease: When the immune system turns against you

Hashimoto’s Disease, also called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, occurs when the immune system turns against the body’s own tissues. The immune system directly attacks the thyroid. This then leads to hypothyroidism, which is when the thyroid isn’t making the necessary hormones for… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Nutritional Medicine, Personal Care
Interval Training: Why you need this high to low intensity system

Interval Training: Why you need this high to low intensity system

Interval training can help anyone get those most out of their cardiovascular workouts. This training involves alternating short high intensity bursts with active rest periods. Doesn’t sound very complicated or challenging on paper, but this is no simple or easy… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Weight Loss
Aerobic VS. Anaerobic Exercise: It comes down to oxygen

Aerobic VS. Anaerobic Exercise: It comes down to oxygen

When exercise takes place, we are moving our body with the intention to better our health. There are many different ways to work up a sweat, each placing different demands on our heart and activated muscles. The two main forms… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Weight Loss
Varicose veins: Twisted blue cords under the skin

Varicose veins: Twisted blue cords under the skin

Varicose veins are the bluish cords just below the surface of the skin, usually on the legs and feet. These all twisted up veins are usually harmless. Although ever present, they are not a threat but can be painful and… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Personal Care