Category: 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
Cartilage: Cushion protection

Cartilage: Cushion protection

Cartilage holds our bones together and supports our tissues. It is tough, but at the same time flexible, which makes damaging this tissue pretty easy. This tissue has a rubbery texture as it serves to cushion the area between the… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Personal Care
Body Shape: What’s your frame?

Body Shape: What’s your frame?

The human body comes in many forms, hence the diversity of this world. Every individual has their own skeletal structure with different distribution of fat and muscle dispersed. Until adulthood, this frame is under construction and change, until finally one… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care
Diverticulosis: Stomach diversion

Diverticulosis: Stomach diversion

The walls of the digestive tract play a very important role in our relationship with food. Diverticulosis is a condition that occurs when pockets form in the digestive tract. These pockets, called diverticula, mostly form in the colon (the lower… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Personal Care
Weather Forecast: Just ask your joints

Weather Forecast: Just ask your joints

Remember when quirky Aunt Sally used to say, “My knees are hurting, must be a storm coming”?? In our adult lives, we now might relate to her wives’ tale. There may actually be truth to her statement. When barometric pressure… 0 Shares | | Posted in Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Weather Control
GERD- irritating acid reaction

GERD- irritating acid reaction

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is that irritating acid that can build in the stomach and esophagus. Many of us experience this from time to time, but chronic heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, feeling like there is a lump in the… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Personal Care
Low back pain: Listen to you mother and don’t slouch

Low back pain: Listen to you mother and don’t slouch

Nearly 60-80% of the general adult population suffers from low back pain. Yes, that many of us. Annual medical costs associated with this type of injury is reported to be nearly $26 billion in the United States.  85% of male… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care