But it is Week Number 5, 6, 7, or 8 (what difference does that make anymore?) of being cooped up with our spouses in the Pandemic-Protective isolation units of our homes. We are not doing the things we used to do as a matter of course—the things we did and called “life.” It’s hard to remember what the rhythm of those old lives felt like, isn’t it? One thing is for sure: our previous lives probably didn’t include being with our spouses 24/7, today, this day, tomorrow, EVERY DAY.
We are increasingly irritated. Frustrated. Pissed off. Sometimes we know why, but often not. We’ve read all the online advice columns: exercise, stress-reduction meditations, blah-blah-blah.
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6 Steps To Overcome – Back-to-School Stress
School is about to start up again, and for many kids a variety of emotions begin to surface—ranging from excitement to nervous anticipation to all-out dread and panic. Starting a new school year is about making new friends, meeting new teachers, buying new clothes and book bags, facing bullies, learning a new curriculum, and, of course, doing homework.
Calcium And Its Importance To Your Health
Calcium is very important for your health. In fact, you have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. It makes up much of your bones and teeth and plays a role in heart health, muscle function and nerve signaling
Your Best summer skin ever
Summer brings plenty of challenges for skin (hi, blazing sunshine and strong sea breezes). Thankfully, fresh, organic produce also ripens over the summer, and certain fruits and veggies can work some surprising wonders for your largest organ. Combine these foods with supplements that love your skin year-round, and you’ll have a solid skin health strategy
Proactive Health Tips to Help Navigate Year 2 of the Pandemic
After months of unfamiliar restrictions and guidelines, pandemic fatigue is affecting how some Americans protect their health. However, experts warn that diligence is still extremely important because new mutations and variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are being discovered. The typical cold and flu season also brings added threats to people’s health and wellness.
THE SECRET TO A HAPPY LIFE? Prioritize Fun
This is a summer like no other, with life returning to normal after a year and a half of lockdowns and restrictions. If you’re feeling conflicted about stepping back into the “business as usual” rat race, you’re not alone. The stress and isolation of a global pandemic and social upheaval have led us to rethink our values and consider a reset. What do we do now? If you ask me, it’s time to dedicate ourselves to a very important pursuit –– having fun.
DO YOU HAVE ‘Happy' or ‘Unhappy Feet'?
WHAT CONSTITUTES HAPPY FEET?
BIRDS in the MATTRESS
“Mrs. Walker is a nut. You need to do something with her,” I overheard the police officer say to my mother.
KRILL, Essential for Your Pet's Diet
There is no question that pets are part of the family and they actually help improve the mental and physical health of their human companions. To the end, it’s important that we take care of our pets and put them on the best path to wellness just like we take care of our other family members.
HOW YOU CAN OVERCOME
Summer Fruits and Veggies That Can Help With BRAIN AND MENTAL HEALTH
We are now in the full swing of the dog days of summer! This means a lot more stress is being placed on the body to keep us cool and everything running efficiently as we go about our day. So what are some of the classic and not so classic summer foods that we can eat to keep our mental health balanced and brains happy?
Why Was I So Tired and Thirsty All the Time?
Life can be exhausting-but a dangerous underlying condition makes it so much worse.
Meet Your Vagus Nerve
Here's what this noteworthy nerve does, and how you can work it to stay calm.
Two birds, one stone
Concerned your diet may be lacking important nutrients that keep your body functioning at its prime? Consider adding some dynamic duos.
FILL UP ON NUTRITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, THEN DECIPHER THE YOGURT CATEGORY WITH EASE.
GENE-EDITING HOLDS HOPE FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES CURE
A LONG-AWAITED cure for type 1 diabetes is on the horizon — thanks to groundbreaking transplant therapy and geneediting, experts say.
5 Habits for Healthy Aging
Look and feel your best as you grow older by following these simple, good-for-you steps
Immune Boosting Foods
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food," Hippocrates said. Since ancient times, humans around the world have looked to nature for both fuel and healing. Modern research shows many of the foods and herbs that people originally used as medicine, from South African hibiscus to Indian turmeric to Panamanian dark chocolate, still have immune-boosting health benefits today. Try integrating some of these tried-and-true remedies into your lifestyle, and eat to beat those winter flus.
The Drugs Are Working
The first step toward fulfilling a New Year’s resolution just might be a class of prescription weight loss pills and shots. The next steps: Getting patients and doctors to trust them and insurers to cover them
The Overlooked Keys to a Healthy Gallbladder
Keep your bile thin and free-flowing by focusing on supportive foods, supplements, and physical activity.
Glycemic Index and Fat Loss
For many years we were told the keys to losing weight and staying healthy are to exercise and eat a low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet. The public evidently heeded this advice as epidemiological studies have shown that dietary practices of Americans have shifted accordingly. Yet, despite this shift, the incidence of obesity and diabetes in America has reached epidemic proportions, particularly in children and adolescents. This phenomenon has been explained as a result of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and consumption of nutrient-dense food.