March is quickly approaching, which means Heart Month is almost over. The work, however, to keep our hearts healthy is never over. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both American women and men. We must be proactive. Here’s what you can take to ‘HEART’ to help guide you along the way.
If you look at a person who is receiving acupuncture treatment, he or she may look like a human pin cushion. It may look painful, but trust me it is not bad at all if done properly.
Red light therapy (RLT) is a form of low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) and is offered in many medical office settings. Think of it as like a healthy tanning bed. During a session, the light delivers wavelengths of natural red and near infrared light. It’s like the wavelengths you get from sunlight without the harmful UV rays. RLT improves the appearance of skin and promotes healing. It is also able to stimulate bone growth and recovery as well as soft tissue repair. It is so powerful and effective that NASA used RLT to keep astronauts healthy while in space.
In case you’re not familiar with kava, it is made from the root of the kava plant (Piper methysticum). It has been used by Pacific Islanders for medicinal and ceremonial purposes for at least 3,000 years.
Two guilty pleasures that also happen to have nutritional and health benefits are peanut butter and chocolate. Put them together and you have what some would consider the ultimate comfort treat.
We really underestimate how exposure to certain types of light may impact our sleep, mood and overall health. We, after all, already have so much on our plates and so much to think about. Now we have to think about light, seriously? You may think light is light, but there is so much more to it than that.
Aside from making us feel good, I cannot say enough how crucial sleep is to our overall health and wellbeing. To give you a bit more perspective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared sleep deprivation as a health crisis.
In my opinion, every day is a day to celebrate these amazing creatures. Not only are they cute, but they can potentially benefit your health in so many ways. For one, dogs are great companions. Reportedly, dog adoptions and sales have dramatically increased since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States.
A recent study conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found evidence which suggested that in older adults, insomnia may increase the risk of having difficulty overcoming depressive symptoms.
There is a large body of evidence which suggests that sleep deprivation and a lack of quality sleep may contribute to a slew of health issues, including impaired immune function. And we need to be as healthy as possible in order to win the battle against COVID-19.
It’s been quite a week. And, of course, the main topic of discussion has been the novel coronavirus. This topic will undoubtedly be top of mind for at least the next month.People are scared, confused and overwhelmed with the wealth of information coming from the news and social media. If you need a break, take one.
TV host and actor Jon Stewart started smoking cigarettes when he was just 15-years-old. He is now 57 and allegedly quit smoking back in 2000.
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