• Food is fuel for the body. How and what we eat has a tremendous effect on our overall health and well being. In fact, eating healthy is the most important thing you can do to improve and maintain good health. If you ask 10 people what they believe constitutes a healthy diet, you will probably get 10 different answers. Since different people may have different food restrictions, food allergies, plus individual likes and dislikes, each of the 10 answers may be valid. However, here are 2 diets that focus on healthy eating that have been proven to positively affect health and wellness, as backed by scientific studies.
  • We are busier than ever today. In the United States, most people work at least 40 hours a week. With work, kids, spouse, friends and family, not to mention responsibilities like shopping, home repairs, car maintenance, and doctor’s visits, it is no wonder that we all sometimes feel a little sleep deprived. While missing a night’s sleep here and there will not cause any long term negative effects, health professionals are finding out more and more how vital good sleeping patterns are in maintaining good health. Lack of sleep is far more detrimental than most people realize.
  • From witch doctor, to shaman, to healer, people have been using natural remedies for medicine for hundreds of years. Natural remedies often get a bad name as there is little testing to support the use of them. But did you know, some natural remedies are responsible for numerous medications used today? These medicines wouldn t be known without first being used as natural remedies. One of the reasons natural remedies are often frowned upon is because they are not approved as a drug by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA considers herbal supplements as a food rather than a drug so there is little research done to see if they treat symptoms. Let s take a look at four natural remedies that were later turned into medicine.
  • Disasters can happen anywhere, and sometimes, you might not be in a place where the right help can arrive fast enough. If you re going on a camping trip or a wilderness excursion, there are some helpful things to know if you want to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. It s extremely useful to know how to treat common injuries and learn how to recognize infections as well.
  • Within the last year, it seems impossible for you to schedule a doctor s appointment without the question being asked if you want a telemedicine appointment. You think to yourself, what is a telemedicine appointment? Why would I want to talk to the doctor over the phone? You decide you d rather just stick to the way you're comfortable and schedule a normal appointment simply because you don t really know what telemedicine is and you can t see the benefits of it. In this blog, you will learn what telemedicine is, the history of it, and the pros and cons of telemedicine.
  • The human digestive system is complicated and touchy, often calling for levels of care that other parts of the body don t require. Believe it or not, there are some 100 trillion microorganisms that call the digestive system home sweet home. These influential and valuable bacteria live and thrive in our digestive system, protecting us against infection, aiding in digestion, and making beneficial vitamins for immune health.
  • In the coming years, the field of medicine is gearing up for huge advancements and revolutionary shifts that will change the way the doctors and practitioners do what they do best. Newer methods of delivering care to patients like nanomedicine and bioprinting are pushing the boundaries of what we think is possible and delivering more promising results by the day. It s likely that by the time everyday patients are ready for these treatments, the healthcare industry will have completely evolved.
  • Food is often referred to as nature s medicine. What we eat and put into our bodies each day ultimately affects how we feel and our overall capacity to stay healthy. While vitamins and supplements can help to fill in nutritional gaps, our bodies best absorb nutrition from what we eat. Much like you might take medicine each day to control your blood pressure, eating the right foods can help improve immunity and put you in control of your overall health.
  • A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down, but it can also do more harm than good. Oftentimes, with sugar, we give in to our worst vices and indulge knowingly. Other times, we consume egregious amounts of sugar without even knowing it is present. We see sugar as a harmless indulgence, one that may affect short term health or fitness goals, but which does not bear any impact on future wellbeing. In reality, overindulging in sugar has been shown to contribute to a host of serious health issues and chronic diseases. In other words, sugar is truly the hidden medical threat we willfully ignore each day.
  • Oftentimes summer means less structure and more freedom. With this freedom, kids often make unhealthy choices. These unhealthy choices lead to unhealthy kids. There are three categories you as a parent can focus on to keep your child healthy this summer.