Vitamin D deficiency, which is generally defined as a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations ≤20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L), is incredibly common in the United States.
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggests nearly 42 percent of adults are deficient, and this rises to 82 percent among African Amer … Read More
America has very much become a “throwaway” society, but there’s one area where we may be holding on to an item for too long … our pillows. Most people use the same pillow for more than three years, according to a study by Ergoflex UK.[i] For some, it becomes like a security blanket, something you can’t possibly imagine sleep … Read More
Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is probably the best way to keep bad breath, or halitosis, at bay. That and avoiding some of the most common bad-breath offenders, like tobacco products, onions and garlic, can keep your breath fresh most of the day.
But you probably know that already. So let’s say you’ve forgone … Read More
The first vinegar is said to have been created on accident, after grape juice was left to sit out for too long. The juice first turned into wine and then into vinegar, and today the literal meaning of vinegar (in French) is actually “sour wine.”
Vinegar has been valued since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Eve … Read More
It’s one of the great questions in life: should you shower in the morning or at night? Each side definitely has its devotees, while others simply allow their schedule to dictate when’s the best time to wash up.
But let’s say you have time both morning and night for a shower. Is one truly better than the other? It turns ou … Read More
Up to 10 percent of Americans have restless legs syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder that leads to unpleasant sensations in your legs, including throbbing, creeping or pulling.
There is also an overwhelming urge to move your legs in order to find relief, and since this urge often occurs at night or when you’re trying … Read More
By Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA, CPRS
A man rushed into a veterinarian's office carrying his limp, lifeless dog. The vet examined the animal and told the man the dog was dead. The man asked if there was any way the doctor could revive the dog. The doctor left the room and returned with a cat, who sniffed the dog from head to … Read More
By Dr. Mark Wiley
We don't know why, but poor health information surrounds us everywhere. Down right lies, some of it. And the general public has no way of knowing if what they hear, read or see is authentic or merely bogus.
Is it the media sensationalizing information for a "compelling story." Is it government agencies in … Read More
Accidents, or unintentional injuries, are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.[i]
Traffic accidents account for a significant number of these, but a surprisingly large number occur where you might least expect it: in your home.
Each year, home injuries cause nearly 20,000 deaths,[ii] 7 million serious … Read More
Cortisol, a stress hormone, increases your alertness, which is why levels tend to peak between 6 and 8 in the morning, just before you wake up.[i] They begin to gradually decline after that and around 3 p.m. it suddenly hits you – the afternoon slump.
You’re tired, you can’t concentrate and you’re desperately in need of a … Read More