If You Are Older, Home Blood Pressure Checks Can Be Life-Saving
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Beyoncé’s song ‘Cuff It’ has taken the world by storm. And speaking of cuffs (albeit not in a manner that is as sexy and cool as Beyoncé), a recent study found evidence suggesting that basic blood pressure cuffs are just as effective as newer, more advanced devices for monitoring blood pressure at home.
Lymphatic Drainage May Help Us Be Proactive in a ‘Tridemic’
The importance of our lymphatic system is frequently overlooked, but understanding the important role it plays in maintaining the immune system is critical -especially during this 'tridemic.' A strong immune system will usually reduce or eliminate the impact of viruses and infections.
African Americans Have Higher Rates of Diabetes, And Vitamin D May Be a Key Player in This
Back in 2020 at the height of the pandemic, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry encouraged African Americans to increase their intake of vitamin D. Through social media, where Perry has millions of followers, he stressed that although it is not a cure for COVID-19, taking a vitamin D supplement may help fight the virus. He shared that his vitamin D level was low and said that this is actually common in Black people.
For Some, pH Labs Has Been Life-Changing. See Some Of Our Client Feedback.
I am so passionate about the work we do and services we offer at pH Labs, because good health really is the greatest wealth. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing what our clients have to say about their experiences with us and how their health and wellness has improved. Take a look for yourself:
Health Grades for Thanksgiving Recipes Popular on TikTok. Here’s To a Healthier Holiday!
‘TikTok made me do it,’ is a popular phrase these days whether it’s an excuse for buying too many clothes on Amazon or trying out the latest gadget that went viral on this highly influential social media platform. It’s no surprise that people are turning to TikTok for Thanksgiving recipe ideas this year. I came across a recent article called ‘25 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes That TikTok Users Are Freaking Out Over.’
November is National Healthy Skin Month. Let’s Celebrate By Being Proactive.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has declared the month of November as National Healthy Skin Month®. Our skin is a very important organ. It is the body’s largest organ, and its main function is to provide protection against elements such as bacteria, chemicals and temperature.
Vacation Should Never End In Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. We Must Be Proactive.
As a ‘young-ish’ woman who travels a lot with a very young child (I am 37-years-old and have a 14-month-old), the recent deaths of three young people due to carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at an Airbnb rental in Mexico City where they were vacationing really hit me hard.
Don’t Let a B12 Deficiency Make Your Plant-Based Diet Damaging
Her motivation for becoming a vegetarian was to be healthier. Her failure to evaluate her nutrients such as B12 may have led to her becoming unhealthy.
Diabetes Has A Strong Connection to Kidney Disease. Be Proactive
I am quite familiar with the devastating toll that diabetes can have. For example, diabetes was primarily responsible for the death of my parents and many other family members. It is a common condition today - more than 37 million Americans have diabetes with 90 to 95 percent of this group having type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Blood Pressure. Healthy Mind
When it comes to high blood pressure, there is more you have to keep in mind (pun intended). High blood pressure may impact our cognitive abilities, because it may damage our brains. Hypertension may accelerate the mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease.
Study Shows Vitamin D Deficiency May Increase Risk For Premature Death
Several years ago actress Gwyneth Paltrow shared that she had a severe vitamin D deficiency. "My doctors tested my vitamin D levels which turned out to be the lowest thing they had never seen -- not a good thing," Paltrow said, according to this Food Matters article from 2010. On top of this, she had osteopenia (low bone density). Vitamin D is essential for bone health. This nutrient helps the body absorb calcium (a mineral, which you probably already know, is invaluable to the health of our bones).
‘Tis The Season…For Seasonal Affective Disorder. Ways You Can Be Proactive.
It’s that time of year. The weather is changing, cold and flu season is here, people are gearing up for the holidays, and the realization that there are only about two months of 2022 remaining is hitting us all. It can be an overwhelming time, and, for some, it can be a sad (pun intended) time.
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