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Whether or not you have children in the household, you will likely feel the effects of a new school term regardless. More traffic on the road often results in road rage; stores are more crowded, which can challenge patience levels; and advertisements bombard consumers with messages to “get organized”, which can cause anxiety in people already juggling multiple responsibilities.Full Story
Perhaps you remember the disturbing discovery that surfaced in the news several years ago regarding the high levels of bacteria that exist on the average handbag– after hearing about the thousands of potential organisms that may be lurking, from fecal bacteria to cold viruses, I began thinking twice before I plopped my purse down!Full Story
Kids are rarely super excited to see the freedom of summer go on hiatus for another year, but many times this is due to apprehension about the upcoming school year, from handling homework assignments to interacting with teachers. However, natural remedies can make a big difference for kids of all ages!Full Story
Have you ever considered volunteering? Perhaps you already participate and are familiar with the multitude of benefits it can provide, including improving both emotional and physical health!
Or maybe you are one of the many people who feels overworked and over-scheduled, and that making time for families and friends is challenging enough, let alone making time for strangers! However, you may be surprised that a little volunteering goes a long way, and may help provide balance in other areas of your life.Full Story
Mangoes are cool, refreshing, and extremely beneficial to the body! Recent research has shown that mangoes are packed full of phenols, which have antioxidant and even anti-cancer properties. Mangoes can be found in the produce section of your local market, and are abundant in the summer months. The good news is that mangoes are part of the “Clean 15”, the 15 fruits and veggies that you don’t have to buy organic because their thick skin won’t suck in pesticides.Full Story
With the new school year approaching and so many things to manage in order to get children ready, it can become easy to overlook one of the most fundamental aspects of a child’s life: nutrition. During vacation many routines may be neglected, and healthy meals shared with the family may be overlooked. With that in mind, the new school year can be seen as a fresh start and a way of getting the entire family back on a healthy track.Full Story
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease where the immune system’s white blood cells abnormally trigger inflammation in the skin. This causes skin cells to grow much faster than normal causing patches of raised red skin with thick silvery scales. Affected skin may be red and scaly or have pustules. This depends on the type of psoriasis an individual has.
Psoriasis lesions usually develop on the arms, legs, trunk, nails, or scalp, but may be found on any part of the skin. The most commonly affected areas are the knees and elbows.
Psoriasis affects every aspect of a person’s life. From personal relationships to work, psoriasis takes away from the ability to fully experience many of life’s worthiest moments.Full Story
With vacation time for kids officially here, it is likely many of them will be headed towards the closest body of water to cool off, and many of us adults have fond summer memories of enjoying similar fun with our own friends. However, a little known phenomenon likely few of us has heard of—dry drowning – may put a deadly damper on carefree fun unless precautions are taken.Full Story
Meditation is a discipline where the mind’s intent is to gain focus and concentration power, while at the same time touching a higher state of consciousness. The idea behind meditation is to relax the body and focus thoughts on one thing for a sustained period of time.Full Story
Modern day life often compromises systemic health, mainly due to poor stress management and anxiety. Now stress is considered America’s #1 health problem.
A study performed by the American Psychological Association in September 2007 found that stress was a fact of life (79 percent of people agreed). However, according to survey responses, Americans routinely experience what they believe are higher than healthy levels of stress.Full Story