Although spring is usually associated with the most allergies, some of us suffer year round.
And allergies—to pets, feathers, dust, pollen, or fragrances—can really interfere with getting a good night’s sleep.
Some people find relief with over-the-counter allergy medication, but I don’t like to use them. Not only are they expensive to use on a daily basis, but common side effects include dry mouth, dry eyes, and dry sinuses, … read on
The program is mostly targeted at parents of young children. After all, if we teach kids from an early age to enjoy healthy foods and understand how what they eat affects their health, they are much more likely to grow up to be healthy adults.
But any adult can benefit from the information … read on
Coincidence? No. A mild climate and lots of opportunities for urban hiking, kayaking, and biking keep us active. But I read more and more studies that associate green spaces with better overall health.
OK, this title is a little misleading. I don’t think we should eat these foods just for their alleged anti-inflammatory properties.
Inflammation, after all, is part of a healthy body’s healing process. It’s what helps us fight infection and heal wounds.
The real culprit to poor health is chronic inflammation, which has been associated with all kinds of diseases including diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, allergies, and cancer.… read on
So many Americans, myself included, struggle to get a good night’s sleep.
Sometimes sleep problems are transient. Illness, a new baby, shift work, anxiety, grief, or many other life events can cause us to lose sleep.
But if the occasional night of wakefulness turns into weeks or months of sleepless misery, that’s insomnia. Insomnia is a physical condition that should be taken seriously and treated with the help of a … read on
I was flipping pages in a health magazine recently and ran across an ad for Eggland’s Best nutrient-fortified eggs.
The ad claims these eggs are superior because they “have more of the delicious, farm-fresh taste you and your family love,” plus “6 times more vitamin D, 10 times more vitamin E, and 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.”
Are these statements true? And if they are, is the … read on
Beating stress is one of the basic tenets of good health, especially emotional health.
What is one of the most simple, low-cost, and effective stress busters?
And it’s drug-free, too!
Unlike power walking that increases cardiac fitness and helps us bag those 10,000 daily steps, mindful walking (aka walking meditation) sharpens our ability to stay in the moment. It encourages us to ignore—for just a few minutes every … read on