Sleep is crucial for our overall health. Research show adults need anywhere between 6 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night, however more than 35% of adults report logging less than seven hours of sleep in a typical 24-hour period. 

 

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.

Whether it was a Valentine’s Day gift from a loved one, a special treat on vacation or perhaps even a staple in your monthly regimen, most of us have experienced a massage. 

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.

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.

It’s that time again — students are heading back to school. This year, school looks different for many students choosing to learn online at home. But for those who are heading back to campus, it’s likely they’ll be carrying backpacks. It’s important to understand the effects heavy backpacks …

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Thousands of years before refined white sugar appeared on the scene, people used honey to not only sweeten their food, but also to support a wide range of body functions.

Do not be fooled by the size of the seed, chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

When you feel a new, painful twinge in your body, it is common to wonder if it might be your arthritis spreading. However, not all pain is arthritis-related. It is possible the new, painful area is caused by a condition commonly known as tendonitis.

Last month, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, released its annual report, “A Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.”

With all the uncertainty going on in the world right now, it’s a good time to consider prepping meals for the upcoming week or stocking the freezer for easy-to-reach-for meal options. This type of pre-planning can help limit your exposure to high-traveled areas, like the grocery store, while…

Magnesium is one of the most critical minerals in the body, and up to half of Americans are deficient without knowing it. In fact,The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine published a study finding those deficient in magnesium were twice as likely to die an earlier death compared to those who h…

Taking good care of your skin is crucial if you want it to remain healthy and youthful. When looking for ways to help reduce the signs of aging, you do not necessarily need to invest in expensive creams or lengthy procedures. There are many simple, inexpensive steps you can take to help your…

Neck pain is a common complaint and, when you take a moment to consider the anatomy of the body, it’s easy to understand why. The neck is comprised of a relatively small muscle group whose main purpose is to hold and support the head. Depending on a person’s frame, the head can weigh anywher…

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. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the U.S., with almost 10 percent of women considered iron deficient. 

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. 

Everyone feels tired from time to time, whether due to a late night out, traveling, staying up to watch your favorite show, or putting in extra hours at work. Oftentimes you can pinpoint the reason you're not feeling your best, but what about times when you can’t identify the cause of your f…

Most everyone enjoys a warm, soothing bath from time to time. So, what if I told you that by simply adding one ingredient to the bathwater, you can increase the healing power of your next soothing soak? And, what’s more, this ingredient can be found for a just a few dollars at your local dru…

Eating out is both a fun event and a social event, and an important part of life in the Lake Country. Many studies, however, have shown there is a significant link between dining out, overeating and poor food choices. So how do you eat out and still stay on track with your health goals? Here…

Patients often ask me which oils are the healthiest to use when cooking. This can be a confusing subject since there are so many different options, and marketing companies are focused on getting people to buy their “healthy” oil.  Take canola oil, which is often marketed as a healthy choice,…

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…

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