Have you ever experienced excruciating pain in the bottom of the foot or heel?  Does your first step out of bed in the morning feel like you stepped on a knife? Sharp pain in the heel or stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot can be debilitating. Plantar fasciitis (fashee-EYE-tiss) is the m…

Bone broth dates back to the Stone Age, when it was cooked in turtle shells over the fire to promote healing. Now, this ancient food is experiencing a 21st century resurgence, thanks to its many health benefits – including protecting joints, promoting gut health, supporting the immune system…

They might make an annual appearance on your Thanksgiving table in the form of sweet casseroles and pies, but sweet potatoes are also a surprisingly nutritious vegetable that can be incorporated into your diet year-round. 

Fall is finally in the air! While the changing leaves add visual beauty to our surroundings, the comforting and soothing scents of the season are cropping up all around us. It’s time for pumpkin spice and everything nice!

An afternoon slump, whether it is literal (posture) or figurative (energy), can affect us all from time to time. Many people find that, around 3 p.m., their eyelids begin getting heavy and their posture starts to slump. When this happens, it’s tempting to reach for the caffeine or begin scro…

Chances are if someone mentions pumpkins, your first thought will be pie at Thanksgiving or carving jack-o-lanterns. But pumpkins are also a wonderful, nutrient-dense ingredient that can be added to soups, salads, casseroles, breads and more — and fall is the best time of year to enjoy this …

Yoga is a rich ancient practice that originated over 5,000 years ago in Eastern culture but has become well known throughout Western society in the last several decades. Yoga is a combination of deep stretching, strength building poses, breathing practices and meditation. 

Colloidal silver is a powerful germicidal that is non-toxic to the human body, but lethal to over 650 bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and molds. This substance has been used for hundreds of years to treat a variety of ailments. My most memorable experience with colloidal silver was on a …

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” — it’s a saying we have all heard at some point in our lives. Caroline Taggart, author of "An Apple a Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs and Why They Still Work," says this saying came from Wales in the 1860s. The original verbiage was, “Eat an apple on going …

Even though we are well into September, the summer heat is showing no sign of fading just yet. With fall sports ramping up, many of us will be spending more time outdoors, be it watching the kids at a soccer game, cheering our favorite football team onto victory or even enjoying an outdoor c…

Barbecues and summer go hand in hand, but it’s worth taking a moment to polish those grill skills before donning that apron and “firing up the Barbie.”  

 

Springtime in Georgia is beautiful, from the birds singing to the spectacular flowers and blooming trees, everything is coming alive once again.  But with this awakening of nature, many people also experience the “awakening” of seasonal allergies. The dense clouds of pine pollen hanging in t…

Many Americans reach for mouthwash as part of their daily morning routine, but over the last few years, more and more people have been swapping that dental hygiene mainstay for something a little more unconventional: oil. 

We’ve all heard about the numerous health benefits of raw honey but the same honeybees responsible for honey actually produce something even more nutritious and beneficial to our health: bee pollen.

They might make an annual appearance on your Thanksgiving table in the form of sweet casseroles and pies, but sweet potatoes are also a surprisingly nutritious vegetable that can be incorporated into your diet year-round. 

 

Did you know eating fish once or twice a week may increase your lifespan by more then two years? 

Inflammation has been associated with just about every health condition. Inflammation is not always bad. 

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, affecting nearly 230,000 women annually.  However, many people are surprised to learn that breast cancer can also affect men.  Nearly 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. With the incidence of breast cancer at an al…

Given the fast-paced lives most people live, adrenal fatigue has become a common problem I see in my practice.  Adrenal fatigue is a collection of symptoms that result when the adrenals function below the necessary level.  It’s most commonly seen after times of prolonged stress or illness, a…

In the fourth century B. C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle identified the heart as the most important organ of the body.  He described it as the seat of intelligence, motion, sensation and the center of vitality. Later, in the twelfth century, Master Nicolaus of Salerno observed the heart …

If you’re looking for a quick, convenient, nutrient-dense snack option, you really can’t do better than a small handful of raw nuts or seeds. There are a host of health benefits associated with eating raw nuts, which some experts even refer to as a “superfood.”

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve compression disorder of the upper extremity. One reason it is so common is because many daily activities require fast, repetitive use of the arms, hands and fingers.

It was a cold December night. Upon arriving at the hospital for my night shift, I discovered I had been reassigned from my normal orthopedics floor to the oncology floor. Although I had done a rotation through oncology in nursing school, as a new grad with less than six months under my belt,…

Cupping has received a great deal of attention in the past few weeks mainly due to the gifted swimmer, Michael Phelps, who has won more Olympic medals than any other athlete. When Phelps first hit the pool deck in Rio with large purple circles on his shoulder, people immediately began asking…

We’ve all heard about the numerous health benefits of raw honey but the same honeybees responsible for honey actually produce something even more nutritious and beneficial to our health: bee pollen.

Do you want to be happier? Research has shown positive psychological well-being is directly linked with lower blood pressure, lower risk of heart disease, healthier cholesterol profiles and stronger immune function.

Summer is here in full force. With soaring temperatures -- as well as numerous opportunities to spend time outside, and connect with friends and family -- spending time in the kitchen is not high on anyone’s priority list.

This week’s article is a continuation of last week’s piece on the health of the soul, written by Andrea Lyle. Andrea has worked as a registered nurse for 30 years, and is now a holistic wellness consultant and SoulFit Coach.

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