Breathe Easier with Houseplants!

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You may have heard before that plants produce oxygen and that indoor plants will improve the oxygen in your home. While this is partly true, it can be misleading to assume that house plants will fill your home with oxygen. Read more

The All-Day Benefits of Yoga

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An ancient practice, yoga has become increasingly popular in our busy modern world. For a lot of people, yoga offers a kind of escape from their chaotic and stressful lives. This is true whether you’re in an ashram in India or on a secondhand mat in your own bedroom. There are endless reasons that people love yoga; many of them are about the way you feel during your practice. A good yoga session is quite cathartic; you’ll relax, stretch, meditate, challenge yourself, and enjoy the improvements you make from day to day. However, many of the benefits of yoga carry over beyond the mat into your everyday life. Here are a few of these benefits. Read more

Preventing Environmental Allergies

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The rates of allergies are increasing throughout the world these days, and the reasons are not fully known, although there are various theories.  Many of these allergies are environmental ones, so it is important to have some preventative strategies. Read more

Vitamin C for Colds

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“Drink your orange juice!”

“Take vitamin C as soon as you feel a cold coming on.”

These are just a few of the things people tell you to do when you start to sniffle and sneeze. But does vitamin C for colds really work? Read more

COVID-19 Safety Tips to Keep You Healthy – and Sane

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There’s no arguing that we live in a new world – one where a simple trip to the grocery store could result in a life-threatening illness. Or so it seems if you stay on top of the latest headlines. It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction with so many people disagreeing, but a few things are indisputable: first, there is a new virus out there that we don’t fully understand; second, staying home is the best way to avoid exposure; and third, most people cannot stay at home day after day, so understanding how to protect yourself is key. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe and give you peace of mind while we wait for a vaccine (the ultimate goal). Read more

Bathe Away Your Aches and Pains with Balneotherapy

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You’ve seen it in the stores. Jars and packages of bath products proclaiming the health benefits of special Dead Sea salts, mineral salts, Epsom salts. Spas and hot springs offer mud baths, hot packs and massages along with immersion into steamy waters to magically wash away your health problems. Is balneotherapy or hydrotherapy for real or an old wives’ tale? Read more

Inpatient Addiction Treatment: A Journey

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111 days ago I said the most important words an addict can say; “I need help”. What followed was the most rewarding 93 days of my life. I began giving birth to the person I was meant to be and like any birth, the experience was beautiful and painful. Read more

10 Ways to Conquer Constipation

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Most of us know what it is like to have experienced that unpleasant condition, constipation of the bowels, at some time in our lives. It’s a real pain in the butt!  It seems to be more common nowadays than it used to be, as modern lifestyles are partly to blame. Fast food, takeaways and unhealthy processed foods feature largely in the diets of so many people these days, besides a large caffeine intake, which is dehydrating. Read more

Having Trouble “Holding It?” Treatment and Prevention for Incontinence

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Did you think that urinary incontinence was only for old folks? Think again. The grocer’s diaper aisle has pads for all ages. This is due to what is called pelvic floor disorder(PFD) and it is caused by the muscles of the pelvic floor not opening and closing properly. Problems range from burning, pain, urine leaks and even pelvic organ prolapses. Read more