September 10th is a day set aside globally to bring attention to the completely preventable loss of life through suicide. While this is not a new health promotion day, it’s getting plenty of attention lately on account of the recent passing of well known comedian Robin Williams by suicide. Largely those who make an attempt…
An often overlooked area of ones overall well being, your ocular health could use a little attention this month. Sears Optical founded National Eye Exam Month in 1989 to increase awareness of this important part of your senses. Can you imagine your life suddenly blind? I suspect nearly everything about your day to day would…
Your skin. It’s seemingly obvious that we only have one organ that covers the entirety of our body, but the reality of it is that it actually regenerates itself in a fairly short time frame. The research shows that it takes anywhere between 2-4 weeks for you to be wearing a whole new suit of…
There are more benefits to spending time outside than just the necessary absorption of vitamin D. The best thing a child can do to build their immune system is to dig their hands into the earth and get dirty. While children do tend to spend time doing this, as adults we don’t as much.
You know that saying “You are what you eat”? The reality of it is that you are only what you digest. Plenty of people struggle with proper digestion and many don’t even know it. So if most of us aren’t digesting the food that is fuelling our bodies through life properly, what can be done to improve it?
‘Baby Boomers’ are considered to be those who were born anywhere within the twenty years after the WWII ended: 1944 through 1964. The well documented increase in population of this generation has led to strain on the system the whole way through their lives.
The body naturally cleanses itself every spring just as much as we have a tendency to cleanse our homes. Perhaps you’ve noticed as the weather warms up, we gravitate towards purging ourselves of that which does not serve us.
Juggling either a completely gluten free lifestyle or one of constant monitoring of blood sugar and carbohydrate intake is challenging. Both? Extra difficult. The rate of diagnosed Celiac disease today is about 1 out of every 100 people. Ten percent of those have type 1 diabetes.
Breathing. We do it all day every day without thinking twice about it, yet it’s crucial to our survival. The autonomic nervous system regulates it for us so that we don’t forget to do it, but is autopilot breathing really the best way?
Fatigued all the time? Pale skin? Always grumpy? Headaches? These are all things that could easily be blamed on the weather this time of year. Without a winter vacation getaway, many of us are lacking a glowing complexion in these cold months.