A chronic disease has characteristics that effects the quality of life for that individual. The characteristics are problems with sleep, depression, stress, distress about having the disease, how to cope with the illness, and lack social support from family and society. If you have a chronic disease it will have these same effecting qualities that Type 2 diabetes has. The illness will be hard to manage and leads to disease severity further down the line. Remember, with any physical ailment there is a psychological and social component that creates more hardship and must be dealt with along with medications. Let’s look at the facts about type 2 diabetes. Read More
Which one do you use in your coffee or tea?
Do you use a sugar substitute?
Let’s find out the truth about sugar substitutes together.
Dr. Osborne has the whole list of side effects and kaboodles on his website from migraines, cancer, toxic liver, lung problems, bloating, nausea, nerve damage, just to name a few of the side effects. These side effects will create serious long-term damage. Read More
Are you searching for something that might help break a habit?
Are you looking for something to help you get through a rough time?
Are you looking for something that will help regain your balance?
Maybe an alternative or complementary therapy is just the thing you need. Read More
Self-Improvement! Who Me???
Just what is meant by self-improvement? Simply put, to improve oneself. I am sure you are familiar with goals and new year’s resolution. Dream-setting is the new term. In all actuality, it is the same. You set a time limit or date to reach your desired goal. This could be to quit smoking, lose weight, stop drinking, exercise more, drink more water, get more sleep, and the list goes on. Read More
What is an essential oil? An essential oil is derived from a plant, flower, or tree through a process that extracts the essence. Essential oils have been dated back to the Egyptians 4500BC. It is the chemistry of the plant that gives its valued properties, much like our genetic code. Read More
What are adaptogens? An adaptogen is an herb that helps the body to adapt to stress on physical, mental, or emotional level and brings the body back to normal balance. Adaptogens are also known as tonics. The herbs can be found in combination in pill or liquid form. Read More
Forbes magazine reports that there are on average 2.3 million passengers per day that fly on US carriers. If you are among the many people who travel from airport to airport for work, business, or pleasure, there are several environmental obstacles that you should be aware of namely: germs, pollution, weather, food, and the other people around you. Everything that you eat, drink, breathe, and touch can lead you down the road to illness. Here’s a check list that will bring your awareness to items and tips to keep you healthy. Read More
It is that time of the year! The Holidays!! Just more stuff to worry about. Pay the bills, get to work on time, finish deadlines, put away Thanksgiving décor and get out Christmas. Dealing with family you haven’t seen since last Christmas. Parties to go to or parties to plan. Go on vacation with kids. Gifts to buy. We feel like the ever-ready battery bunny, 24-7 go-go-go. Don’t you just want the world to slow down so you can catch up! Read More
There are things in life that are confusing, and this topic is one of them.
Just what is the difference? When we get sick, how do we know what we have? The old saying “feed a cold, starve a fever” is not so practical anymore. Your body will require plenty of liquids, because dehydration will make matters worse. A cold or flu uses a lot of energy resources. Most recent research suggests drinking plenty of liquids and eat if you’re hungry. Let’s look at what germs namely bacteria and viruses have to do with our health, what does research say, and what we can do for prevention. Keep in mind that as human beings, we are living organisms that carry multiple communities of microbes that help us survive. Read More
Last year 2017-2018 flu season had high outbreak records from November to February. According to the CDC, the proportion of deaths attributed to was at or above the epidemic threshold. Everyone should be aware of how the virus spreads so fast. Healthy adults may be contagious one day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Read More