Month: April 2018

Why Is Sleep Important to Growing Children?

Sleep is essential for growing children. They need the extra sleep so they can fuel their bodies. Not only are their bodies busy growing and expanding, but their brains are busy learning absolutely everything there is to know about their surroundings. Sleep is what cements the memories of these new experiences so they can be […]

7 Raw Garlic Benefits for Reversing Disease

Raw garlic has been proven to have many benefits, some of which are completely unknown to many people. Given the fact that it is very easily grown and very inexpensive, not to mention very tasty, it is really something that no one should be without. The Cancer Institute does not recommend any specific vitamins for […]

Can The Healthy Brain Offer Clues to Curing Alzheimer’s?

As Alzheimer’s Disease becomes more prevelant, as more people know someone who has been diagnosed and is now suffering from it, one question rises higher and higher in the conversation. Is there a cure yet? When something is abstract, it’s hard to understand; but when a loved one begins losing their independence as their ability […]

How Can Teachers & Coaches Help to Prevent Eating Disorders?

Sports are a fun and active way to improve physical health, but participation in sports activities also carries a host of positive mental benefits as well. People who play sports generally see their ability to cooperate with teammates improve, find they have a stronger commitment to self discipline, and are more practiced at making decisions. […]

Can I Have Your Brain? The Quest for Truth on Concussions and CTE | Chris Nowinski

It’s not new information that a concussion isn’t good for you. But what was once thought to be a single injury that has effects and then heals, leaving you fine again is now becoming better understood to be the possible beginning of a long term health problem. CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, is a cognitive […]

Easing Eye Strain from Digital Devices

These days, many of us spend what seem like all of our waking hours using digital devices with sharp, high-contrast screens. Aside from what this might say about other aspects of our lives, the use of these devices stands the chance to cause significant eye issues. However, there are a few simple steps that we […]

Menopause and Sleep

Menopause occurs in middle-aged women when their production of estrogen and progesterone slows down. This is usually a gradual process, but can also occur abruptly and severely in women who have have their ovaries removed, which completely stops the production of estrogen and progesterone. Women going through this major physical and psychological change can experience […]

5 Ways to Lower Your Chances of Getting Alzheimer’s

None of us want to end up with Alzheimer’s.   There are a few things we can do to lower our risk now to help reduce the risk of a diagnosis later.   You can retain a shaper and healthy brain by following these 5 tips: The first one being a Mediterranean diet. Stating that […]

If Calcium Supplements Aren’t Safe, What About Calcium in Food?

It seems like the medical facts and recommendations about diet, and what should be in our diet, changes all the time. Calcium has gone from an essential nutrient so critical that it should be supplemented in the food we eat, to the current recommendations that suggest calcium supplements are unnecessary. At one point, it was […]

How to Treat Hyperpigmentation at the Dermatologist

For some of us, how our skin looks can take on supreme importance. And even if we’re following the best skin care routine, things can happen that still have an affect on our skin. Hyperpigmentation can manifest in a variety of ways, even in something as simple as pimple marks or damage from sun exposure. […]