May 25, 2017, 8:25 PM
According to the National Council on Aging, 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for most older Americans, but falling does not have to be an inevitable part of aging. If you know an older adult who is starting to lose his or her balance, the time to act is now.
May 22, 2017, 8:25 PM
If you’re like most people, those first few days of functional exercise (otherwise known as lawn work) usually result in some very sore muscles or aching backs. Learn what you can do to prepare for outdoor activities and prevent injury.
May 9, 2017, 7:02 PM
Although many people think of massage as a relaxation practice, it can also be extremely beneficial for individuals dealing with chronic pain. Unlike a relaxation massage, massage for pain is a more interactive process.
Apr 21, 2017, 6:18 PM
Pharmaceutical companies have developed many new drugs to treat the diseases that our lifestyles have triggered. It’s impossible to watch TV without seeing ads for drugs related to Alzheimer’s, migraines, diabetes, arthritis, or psoriasis. But what if instead of treating the symptoms of these diseases, we could treat the cause? That’s the excitement of the science of cellular inflammation. We now understand that constant exposure to toxins causes our cells to become inflamed.
Mar 29, 2017, 7:31 PM
If you’ve had your Thyroid removed, you know how difficult it can be to balance your post-surgery hormone replacement medicine. We often see people who are taking Thyroxin or Synthroid and have normal blood work but still experience symptoms such as fatigue. This can happen because other organs in your body might not be functioning optimally due to the removal of your thyroid. When your thyroid is in trouble, your adrenals try to compensate by going into overdrive. This creates challenges for your liver, which is already hard at work converting the T4 hormone found in your replacement medicine into T3, the hormone your body responds to. If your liver is stressed, that conversion might not take place but your blood work will look normal.