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Probiotics: Pill or Yogurt? The Battle for Your Best Source of Bacteria Whether you’re just getting onboard the probiotics wagon or have already been incorporating it into your diet for years, probiotics are here to stay. Probiotics are the ...
Learn More About Your Child’s Dental Needs Starting your child with good dental habits is setting them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth. As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, parents should already take steps in preventing ...
Seasoning Your Food Without The Salt Let’s face it—we love salt. In fact, we equate salt with flavor. However, too much salt or sodium in the body increases your risk for developing serious medical conditions such as heart disease, high ...
Symptoms & Causes of Allergies According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergy is the fifth leading chronic disease in the U.S. with as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children affected. Allergies are your immune ...
Importance of Sleep for Our Day-to-Day Function With the fast-paced life most Americans lead, a good night’s sleep is becoming a luxury. While we already know the sluggish feeling and difficulty in carrying out important tasks due to lack of ...
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition when you experience a pinched or compressed nerve in your wrist. Symptoms include pain in the wrist, numbness, tingling sensation, and feeling weak when gripping or grasping ...
Bringing Back Your Cheer When the Holidays are Over Getting back on your normal routine after the holidays can be pretty difficult. With all the warm and fuzzy feelings the holidays bring, it is normal to feel stressed when it’s over. This ...
Are Your Batteries Always Running Low? As we go about our day, there are many tasks that require our full attention and focus. However, there are days when our energy levels are simply running low and can prevent us from doing our jobs or daily ...
The Truth Will Set You Free As more people are becoming health conscious, the number of food myths that going around the mill seem to be multiplying. Admit it—we’ve all heard some well-intentioned food advice from a friend of a friend ...
We all know the story of the teenage boy who was bit by a radioactive spider and gained superpowers. Sadly, the symptoms that we get from spider bites are not as cool as those in the comic book. Spiders are generally poisonous, but most of them are ...
Calories play a big role in weight management. Our body only needs a specific number of calorie intake to maintain our weight—eating more than the needed calories can lead to weight gain. Your average calorie intake depends on your personal ...
We already know that exercise is important in maintaining your overall fitness and health. Some people think that to maximize its benefits, you have to do your workout at a particular time. While there are some who swear by the advantages of an early ...
For years now, research has been done on the benefits of sports drinks compared to the benefits of water when exercising. As the product of a billion-dollar industry, sports drinks are highly marketed and pushed as the go-to drink for activity. As ...
Summer means endless sunshine, time away from work or school, and some quality moments shared with friends and family at the beach or pool. Whatever the activity, going outdoors and enjoying the sunshine can be great for your health! Equally ...
Water is essential to our survival and overall health. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that water composes up to 60% of the human body. Many health benefits are connected to drinking enough water. The benefits of drinking water include: ...
There is nothing like eating a spoonful of ice cream on a warm summer day or enjoying a nice bowl of cereal on a Saturday morning. However, dairy doesn’t sit well with everyone. If you are trying to eliminate dairy from your diet, it can seem ...
Planning to lose weight is a great thing—so long as you have a realistic, attainable plan to enact. One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is losing weight. Whether that entails going to the gym more, running the trails, or ...
In the United States alone, around 25 million people suffer from asthma. Just over a fifth of these are children. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has established May as the “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness ...
How Much Water Should I Drink Every Day? It’s so important to drink water—but you already know that! It’s one of the most frequently cited pieces of advice you’re likely to hear. Everyone from doctors to movie stars to health ...
We all know how it feels to wake up on the wrong side of the bed—but what about when you don’t even get a chance to “wake up” due to insomnia? If you can’t remember the last night you had restful sleep, it’s time ...
Neck and Shoulder Stretches to Relieve Tension For anyone working in an office or other sedentary job, neck and shoulder tension is a chronic problem. It’s no surprise either that sitting for a minimum of eight hours a day has a negative effect ...
5 Sources of Vitamin C A healthy diet includes plenty of vitamin C. As an essential nutrient required for the body to maintain and develop cartilage, blood vessels, and scar tissue, vitamin C plays an important role in your health. It also helps you ...
Are My Kids Spending Too Much Time in Front of the Screen? Parents now have a new concern that previous generations did not have to worry so much about: Whether or not their kids are spending too much time in front of TV, computer, and phone screens. ...
When it comes to physical fitness, stretching is a crucial part of the workout routine. Too many athletes and active people neglect stretching, causing themselves undue pain while risking severe injury. However, when it comes to stretching, there are ...
Christmas is the highlight of the year for people all over the world. Celebrating with family, reminiscing about cherished memories, and enjoying good food all makes for a wonderful time. A description of the holiday season matches a description of ...
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