By Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ
Every time I see parents hosing the family down with antibacterial wipes, I wince a little, because in their pursuit of a squeaky clean lifestyle, they’re also stripping off the beneficial bacteria that can help keep our guts and brain healthy and happy! While it’s unlikely that I’ll be able…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
According to the American Psychological Association, at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders and 60% of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more. Americans sleep 90 minutes less per…
By Elizabeth Boham, MD
An estimated 330,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in American women this year. This is a scary statistic, but an important one to be aware of. Through conscious lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk for breast cancer,…
By Elizabeth Boham, MD
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can sneak up on someone; even those who are seemingly healthy otherwise. In fact, new research shows that almost half of all Americans—a staggering 46%—are now categorized as having hypertension, while that number used to be closer to 38%. This means a huge portion of…
By Adonica Nichols, LPN
We have all been there, feeling like you’re not good enough or not worthy enough. Developing self-confidence can be hard when you have been told negative things by others or think a certain way about yourself most of your life. The most important thing to remember if you…
By Adonica Nichols, LPN
Sometimes the winter months can take a toll on our emotional and physical wellbeing, especially for those who are used to being outdoors during the summer months. With shorter days and colder temperatures, energy levels can drop, stress and anxiety can rise, and the lack of daylight can…