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Is White or Whole Wheat Bread ‘Healthier’?

June 7, 2017 – 2:24 pm Comments Off on Is White or Whole Wheat Bread ‘Healthier’?

Despite many studies looking at which bread is the healthiest, it is still not clear what effect bread and differences among bread types have on clinically relevant parameters and on the microbiome. In the journal …

Don’t Forget to Stretch: The Many Reasons Why It’s Vital Toward Keeping a Healthy Life

May 21, 2017 – 10:11 pm Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Stretch: The Many Reasons Why It’s Vital Toward Keeping a Healthy Life

Most people think of stretching as something a runner, gymnast or dancer might do to prep for their actual workout. But there’s so much more to it. We need to stretch in order to protect …

Salt Lamps: Savior or Sham?

April 12, 2017 – 3:55 pm Comments Off on Salt Lamps: Savior or Sham?

 

Himalayan salt lamps have become very popular around the world, especially in eastern cultures where they originated. The reason they have become so popular, is because of claims of health benefits which range from air …

Why Your Weight Loss Plateaus

February 12, 2017 – 7:23 pm Comments Off on Why Your Weight Loss Plateaus

It seems as though a ton of people are on weight loss kicks. There are numerous fitness facilities and weight loss programs across the country, and people are obviously taking advantage of the advice they …

Don’t Risk Not Recognizing MRSA

January 17, 2017 – 9:01 pm Comments Off on Don’t Risk Not Recognizing MRSA

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, commonly referred to as MRSA, is an infection caused by a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph outbreaks. The danger here …

Beat the Winter Blues this Season

November 11, 2016 – 11:15 am Comments Off on Beat the Winter Blues this Season

Before you think that the winter blues are more likely to be imagined than an actual illness, consider that the term is actually a colloquial reference to a rather common condition known as seasonal affective …

Can You Trust Energy Drinks?

January 20, 2015 – 4:46 pm Comments Off on Can You Trust Energy Drinks?

Energy drinks or “energy shots”—marketed as diet supplements or food products—are relatively new to the marketplace and due to adverse event reports and high use, they have attracted the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration and public health …

A Link Between Migraines and Parkinson’s Disease

January 20, 2015 – 3:52 pm Comments Off on A Link Between Migraines and Parkinson’s Disease

Have you ever had a migraine headache? I can tell you from personal experience that there cannot be a much worse feeling. The aura that comes over you is scary. Some people see spots, but for me, I see wavy …

Quitting Smoking

March 10, 2014 – 12:51 pm Comments Off on Quitting Smoking

You promised yourself you would quit smoking once you found your new job, after you got married, when you turned 35, when you had your first child or when you retired. Every year, millions of people make the …

The Emergence of the Fun Run

March 7, 2014 – 4:34 pm Comments Off on The Emergence of the Fun Run

Four or five years ago, had you ever really heard of fun runs? These days, there’s mud runs, color runs, zombie runs and even turkey trots. And that’s not a bad thing.