A Trend I Want No Part Of!

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For some years now, health care practitioners have been noticing a new pattern: Liver disease is unquestionably on the rise. Liver disease is a well-known problem among certain groups of individuals, such as those who’ve contracted hepatitis or have a history of alcohol addiction. And patients who use a number of prescription and even over-the-counter… Read more »

Make no bones about it…seriously.

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What if your home had a frame, porous with holes that made it weak and prone to breakage? Not a comforting thought, for sure.   However, that exact scenario might very well be happening in your skeleton without your knowledge. Osteoporosis—literally, “porous bones”—puts you at risk for falls, fractures, pain, and a “dowager’s hump.” (No… Read more »

Sorry, it slipped my mind ….

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We all have heard stories of the ravages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease affecting loved ones—or even witnessed that tragic decline firsthand in a close friend or relative. It’s heartbreaking. And for those who have lost someone dear to one of these debilitating conditions, witnessing the effects also can be frightening. It’s just human nature… Read more »

Way to Glow! 5 Tips for Fabulous Summer Skin

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It’s summer and you know what that means. I hope you have plans to dig in and enjoy some adventures in the out-of-doors during this inviting season! Exposure to sun and wind, though, can be rough on the skin—and that’s no joke. The skin is your body’s largest organ, acting as a physical barrier between… Read more »

Ready, Set…Maximize Your Brainpower!

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In the past, medical experts believed that only a child’s brain had the capacity to develop and change. The assumption was that after an individual reached maturity, her brain stopped growing. We know better today. (Whew!) In the past three decades, science has confirmed that while the infant brain shows the greatest rate of growth,… Read more »

Congrats, you’re the owner of a biome!

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The secret is out! You have a microbiome in your body. This tiny ecosystem affects just about everything concerning your health: physical fitness, mood, immunity, weight, and many other conditions. Chances are, you didn’t even know your microbiome existed. In fact, many health professionals haven’t known much about it until recent years, either. Research continues,… Read more »

You Won’t Believe Where Your Second Brain Is

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Stressed? Feeling uneasy? Bowel routine slightly off? Experiencing digestive grumbling, “butterflies in your stomach,” cramps, or heartburn? Any of these common discomforts can be a sign of disturbance in your enteric nervous system (ENS). What? You’ve never heard of it? You’re not alone. As important as this system is, the ENS is forgotten just as… Read more »