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Natural Health and Wellness

Natural Health and Wellness

Promote natural health and wellness by encouraging appropriate medical care, eating a plant-based diet, regular physical activity, a healthy mindset, stress management, sleep, non-toxic environment, healthy relationships, etc.

It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about a sure-fire process to break your addiction to electronic devices. Do you love your electronic devices? Electronic devices are very stimulating and potentially addicting. While there are some people that routinely misplace their cell phone and couldn’t care less about finding it, there are many others that won’t even go…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about quitting smoking in 30 days or less. Cigarette smoking is an unhealthy and costly habit that can lead to lung cancer, heart disease, and death. Nearly one in five deaths in America is the result of smoking. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, this unhealthy habit causes…
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Hello and welcome to Motivation and Mindset Mondays! Today, let’s talk about the surprising health benefits of bathing. Soaking in a warm tub doesn’t just feel good. Bath time can provide a wide variety of mental and physical health benefits. We all know how good it feels to soak in a nice warm tub – especially after…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about the surprising connection between your immune system and your personality. You might think that boosting your immune system is all about taking vitamin pills and watching your blood pressure. The truth is that protecting yourself from illness depends on your mind as much as your body. The Human Body is an…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about the surprising link between abdominal fat and vitamin D. Junk food and a lack of exercise may be the most obvious reasons for having a large waist, but a new study suggests one more factor that might surprise you. Researchers have discovered a strong connection between low levels of vitamin…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about 8 tips to boost your immune system. You might be sabotaging your immune system without even know it. Many common lifestyle habits can have a negative effect on the health of your immune system.   A poor immune system can leave you more vulnerable to illnesses like the common cold…
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Joints form the connections between your bones. Your joints help support your body weight and allow you to move comfortably. You use them for everything from bending your leg to nodding your head. Some joints, like the ones in your skull, don’t even move. Others, like your elbows and knees, carry a heavy work load.…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about detoxing with infrared saunas. Infrared saunas are the latest detox craze.   Infrared saunas promise a fast and easy way to detox your body. There are standalone saunas you can purchase for the home, or you can go to one at a spa. Are they safe and worth trying?  …
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about developing a healthy bedtime routine. Sleep is important, and it is possible to have a good night’s sleep. When you are sleep deprived, there are many negative health effects, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. And if you don’t sleep well, it can also make you feel…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about the top 5 health screenings for men over 50. As we age, there are necessary medical screenings that should be conducted on an annual or semi-annual basis. In order to live a healthy and fulfilling life, it’s crucial to be proactive and check your body to prevent life-threatening illnesses.  …
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about some reasons why you should consider eating vegan for a week. Being a vegan has long been associated with health and wellness, and its popularity is growing, especially among those who do not consider themselves to be a part of the “lifestyles of health and wellness” crowd. And while…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about the impact of lifestyle choices on short-term memory loss. Short-term memory loss can be a serious issue, and it’s not always easy to determine the exact cause. This is why it’s important to take a holistic approach when it comes to dealing with this condition.   The brain is a complex…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about a surprising truth about secondhand smoke. Smoked cigarettes contain several dangerous chemicals, including nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar. These pose risks to the health of non-smokers, who are exposed to them every day. An estimated 7,000 Americans die every year from secondhand smoke-related illnesses.   Secondhand smoke is a serious…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about the top 3 brain-boosting spices. What do you think of when you’re considering which spices to add to your recipe? Did you know that you can boost your brain power simply by eating certain foods that are rich in certain nutrients?  As you know, spices are tasty and easy to add…
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Paced breathing beats normal breathing when it comes to managing many common health conditions or just feeling more energetic. Something as simple as lengthening each inhalation and exhalation can help you feel fitter and more at ease.   Benefits of Paced Breathing 1. Reduce hot flashes. Changing the way you breathe affects your body’s autonomic nervous…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about smoking cessation strategies designed especially for women. Smoking is one of the most preventable causes of death in the world, yet almost half of all smokers don’t even try to quit. Why? Quitting smoking is difficult; it’s not something most people can do on their own, and most people…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about the best natural sleep aids. Sleep is the most important thing you do for your health and wellbeing. Sleep is vital for your body to replenish, repair, and rejuvenate. Sleep is also vital for various other functions as well, such as learning, memory, and creativity. Unfortunately, many of us do…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Today, I’ll give you a simple guide to understanding and eating healthy fats. If you want to lose weight, you probably know you should eat less and exercise more. And, like most people, you’ve probably heard that reducing your fat intake is critical to weight loss. But what does this mean, exactly? With…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about medication safety tips for seniors living alone. By staying aware of medication safety guidelines, you can avoid complications and other issues. Did you know that simply storing your medications in the wrong spot at home can affect them?   Use these medication safety tips to stay organized and healthy:…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about how to improve you life through fitness. Exercise is a great way to live a healthier lifestyle. A more nutritious diet can go a long way, but being active and staying in shape can take you even further. As enjoyable as the couch potato lifestyle is, fitness can improve…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about 12 ways to sneak more superfoods into your diet. While there’s no official definition for superfoods, most experts agree that our diet has a dramatic impact on our wellbeing. Whole foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients can help you lose weight, avoid illness, and live longer, which sounds…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Today we’ll uncover a surprising revelation about half of what you eat. How much junk food do you eat a day? If you’re like the average American, almost 60% of your calories are coming from ultra-processed food loaded with excess sugar, salt, and fat, according to a recent study by Tufts University and…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about adaptogenic herbs and how they can change your life for the better.    Adaptogenic herbs are a powerful way to strengthen your health. If you haven’t heard of them or tried them, you’ll enjoy discovering a whole new world of benefits.   Adaptogenic herbs can literally change your life…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! I’ll give you a 10 minute guide to communicating to seniors with hearing loss. Hearing loss can make you feel isolated and rob you of many of life’s pleasures. It’s a real issue for seniors. According to the National Institutes of Health, one in three adults between 65 and 74 has hearing loss,…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about 7 reasons mixing diabetes with smoking is a really bad idea. Are you a diabetic? Do you smoke? Do people around you smoke? We all know smoking is a direct cause of cancer but if you have diabetes, smoking – including passive smoking, leads to other health…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about living with a chronic disease. Living with a chronic disease is difficult because of the pain, suffering, and shame that often accompanies the disease. It can be easy to fall victim to the negative mindset of “My life is ruined” or “I’m useless now,” but that doesn’t have to be…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about how to eat like an athlete for better health. Athletes require a large amount of calories each day, but you can learn a great deal from their diets. Their tips for staying active and full at the same time can lead to better health.   1. Diet tips from top…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how a good night’s sleep can improve your diabetes. Around the time you’re diagnosed with diabetes, you may notice yourself having more issues with sleeping. This might stem from a few different causes. It may be stress from being diagnosed, it may be a poor sleep schedule,…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Let’s see if you are getting enough essential Vitamin K. Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that your body requires for optimal health. This vitamin is necessary for proper cell function and tissue healing.   Learn more about this important nutrient:   1. What is vitamin K?  Vitamin K is considered an essential…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about some tips for living with tinnitus. Tinnitus refers to a ringing in the ears that often accompanies hearing loss. An estimated 50 to 60 million people in the US experience these symptoms, especially as they grow older. While tinnitus rarely indicates a serious condition, it can be challenging to live…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about meatless Mondays. You probably know that a plant-based diet offers a lot of benefits for your health, but it can be hard to give up hamburgers and bacon. In fact, an estimated 4 out of 5 vegetarians eventually go back to eating meat.   There’s also evidence that making the…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about natural remedies for reducing stress. Stress is a normal part of everyday life. In fact, there are certain types of stress that are actually motivating and good for you. However, there are also bad types of stress that can build up and take over your life if you let it.…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about things you can do if you want fewer doctor appointments. Visiting the doctor is rarely fun, and it’s becoming more difficult these days. The Association of American Medical Colleges projects a shortage of about 30,000 primary-care physicians by 2025.   It may take more than an apple a day to…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about what every woman needs to know about eating healthy during menopause. Menopause is a natural part of life, but it can have unwanted consequences. Fortunately, many of these symptoms can be controlled through simple changes to your diet. Find out how to lose weight, reduce hot flashes, and protect your…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about 8 ways to enhance your brain right now. As you age, your brain ages just like every other part of your body. While a loss of your long jumping abilities might be a little depressing, it’s far more depressing to lose your mental functions. The best defense is a good…
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This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about blood pressure in women. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is the most important risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure is the force your blood makes against your artery walls when your heart beats. If this force (pressure) is too high, it can damage your arteries. You are…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about what you need to know about caffeine and sleep. If you’re wondering what’s keeping you up at night, it could be the coffee that you drink during the day. Caffeine is safe for most adults and can even have important health benefits. On the other hand, too much of it…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about headaches, the great productivity killer. Headaches are one of the greatest productivity killers. When you’re trying to get something done and a headache comes on, it’s game over. Even if you try to make it through, you’re not going to be nearly as productive and you’re likely going to be…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about the secret diet that fights depression. Everyone needs a nutritious diet filled with vitamins and minerals. However, you can use the secrets from top experts to strengthen your health with additional foods and supplements.   Your diet affects your mental health, too, and has a strong impact on depression.  …
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about overcoming insomnia through exercise. If you’re experiencing problems sleeping, there’s a good chance you aren’t getting enough exercise. Both mental and physical exercises are effective ways to help you experience a deeper, more restful sleep.   For some people, exercise is enough on its own to overcome their insomnia. When you…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about how to conquer tooth pain with safe home remedies. Tooth pain can be intense, but many safe home remedies will make this common ailment easier to bear until you can get to a dentist. Experiment with these easily available products and simple lifestyle adjustments to see what works for you.…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about 14 essential sleep tips for those who are sensitive to light. Modern technology makes life easier, but it can also interfere with your sleep. This is especially true if you’re sensitive to light. Find out how your smart phone may be keeping you up at night and what you can…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about why diabetics need to improve their sleep to fortify their immune system. One of the biggest problems with diabetes is that it can have many negative effects on your sleep. It’s been estimated that at least 1/3 of all diabetics experience sleep problems as a result of…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about heart-healthy tips you don’t want to live without. Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing serious heart conditions by more than 90%. That’s true even if you already have high cholesterol or high blood pressure.   If you want to protect your health but you’re still struggling to make major…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about vitamin C as a natural barrier for diabetics against viruses. Vitamin C is an incredibly important part of your immune system and your health in general. Vitamin C deficit once frequently caused a disease known as scurvy, but low vitamin C can also cause you to have a much…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about which fast foods are the healthiest.  Sometimes when you’re out and about, you just need a meal fast. But you don’t have to resign to the fact that you’ll just have to eat unhealthy because you’ve chosen a fast food joint.   There are healthy alternatives mixed in among…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about how to maximize your healing with 8 simples steps. Visiting the doctor is always a good idea when you’re sick or injured. But think about how many injuries, colds, and other ailments you’ve recovered from without intervention throughout your lifetime. The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself.…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about eating out at restaurants and staying healthy. Restaurants are notorious for sneaking in unhealthy ingredients. Some people think that the only way to remain truly healthy is to avoid eating out at most restaurants altogether. Or perhaps you can only eat at restaurants that are geared solely towards maintaining health. This simply…
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Promising News! There are 2 vaccines that are touted to be 90% effective, and 94% effective, from Pfizer and Moderna, respectively. They are both non-live vaccines, using messenger RNA to instruct the body to manufacture the spike protein of the SARS-COV2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19). They don’t expect there to be any significant issues.…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about 8 simple tips to sleep like a baby. If you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, you’re not alone. In the US, it’s estimated that between 50-70 million adults aren’t getting enough sleep. Some degree of insomnia is reported in as many as 30% of all adults.Sleep is vital…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about how exercise can help you quit smoking for good. If you’ve been putting off exercising while you try to quit smoking, you may want to change your plans. Research shows that working out can help you give up tobacco for good. One study in Taiwan found that adults who exercise…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Let’s talk about simple lifestyle changes that prevent back pain. About four out of five Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. It can take many forms, but lower back pain is the most common. Fortunately, there are many simple lifestyle changes you can make to avoid an aching back. Daytime…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Let’s unravel the latest studies about calcium and your health. Do you feel like you get enough calcium? We’ve always known that it helps build strong bones and teeth, but do you still need it after you’re grown? Perhaps surprisingly, calcium is extremely important in keeping you healthy! Calcium is an important mineral that…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Let’s talk about ways to boost your health with gratitude. Did you know that gratitude can have a tremendous impact on your health? A recent study, titled “The Role of Gratitude in Spiritual Well-Being in Asymptomatic Heart Failure Patients,” found that it plays an important part in overall wellbeing. The study found that being…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Let’s talk about how to develop a wellness program in your life. It’s important for all of us to take responsibility for our health and overall wellness in life. If you want to improve how you feel, how you look, or any other component in your life, developing a wellness program is the way…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Let’s talk about the world’s worst sore muscle advice and what to do instead. One day you’re pleased with yourself for finally painting the guest room or spending an extra half hour on the rowing machine. The next day you can barely brush your teeth because you’re sore all over. You probably have…
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Hi! It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Let’s talk about healthy diet changes for the first trimester of pregnancy. A pregnancy can drastically change your diet, but cravings aren’t the only challenge. The first trimester of pregnancy can be a challenging time for a woman. However, these quick diet changes can help you adjust.   Protect you and your baby during your…
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Your immune system protects you from germs and other foreign substances that could make you sick by making parts of your body become inflamed (or heat up and swell). However, sometimes the reaction can be overwhelming (or it goes too far). Sometimes inflammation can become chronic as a response to stress, junk food, or other…
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Hi! It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Let’s talk about precise actions to help you conquer your addiction. Do you struggle with an addiction every day? Is an addiction consuming your life and destroying your relationships? Are you tired of the pain and suffering, and ready to experience the peace and success you deserve? Try these strategies to help…
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You may have read headlines saying that eating out can contribute to weight gain, heart conditions, and other health issues. Now there’s a study that says too many restaurant meals or fast food trips could also disrupt your hormones. The culprits are a group of chemicals called phthalates, and they are a subject of growing concern. This…
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Conventional medicine has done a good job with acute care, but the results have been less impressive when it comes to chronic conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all adult Americans now have at least one long-term, complex condition such as heart disease or diabetes. With this in mind, it’s…
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July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month. Group B Streptococcus (group B strep, GBS) are bacteria that come and go naturally in the body. Most of the time the bacteria are not harmful, but they can cause serious illness in people of all ages. In fact, group B strep disease is a common cause of severe…
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Osteoporosis can affect any bone in your body, and the most common trouble spots are wrists, spines, and hips. As the population grows older, the condition is becoming more widespread. When you have osteoporosis, your bones become thinner and more brittle. It usually develops over time, and the symptoms may be invisible until a bone…
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The Flint water crisis is one of the worst examples of environmental injustice in recent U.S. history. Since the early days of the Environmental Justice Movement in the 1980s, many studies have revealed a pattern across the country: certain communities are excessively burdened by environmental pollution and health risks. Like Flint, those places tend to…
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Getting a medical second opinion can help you get better treatment and save money. Even though additional consultations are beneficial, you may feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the process. A recent study reported that 70% of Americans do not feel compelled to get a second opinion. These are some facts that may improve your odds.…
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Woman having a massage therapy.
Massage Therapy is much more than a way to relax. Being rubbed the right way can improve your physical and mental health and provide relief for many common medical conditions. Below are the basic facts about massage therapy and steps you can take to get the best results. Basic Facts About Massage Therapy 1. Know…
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Woman Sleeping while quitting to smoke.
https://youtu.be/17qYbcuHp5k   Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you can make to improve your health, but you may experience temporary insomnia. These are some facts about the complicated relationship between sleep and cigarettes, along with strategies that can help you sleep better no matter what cessation method you are using. Understanding the Connection…
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So, I feel like I need to say something regarding Dr. Immanuel’s “speech/testimony” on YouTube. The problem with her message is that she totally discounted and disregarded the public health message for COVID-19 prevention. She said don’t wear masks. She said there is a cure.    First of all, if there is a cure, people…
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The Environment and Your Health
https://youtu.be/50139CxqA54 Dioxins are mainly byproducts of industrial practices. Dioxins may affect the Environment and your health. Dioxins were manufactured as insulator fluids in heat-exchangers and transformers, as hydraulic fluids, and as additives to paints, oils, and caulks. They are produced through a variety of incineration processes, including improper municipal waste incineration and burning of household…
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https://youtu.be/0uhwYYgxWZM Yoga is an ancient and complex practice, rooted in Indian philosophy. It began as a spiritual practice but has become popular as a way of promoting physical and mental well-being. Yoga typically combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation or relaxation. If you’re thinking about practicing yoga, here are 6 things you should know:…
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https://youtu.be/JTRKTwUG2Uo July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month. Group B Streptococcus (group B strep, GBS) are bacteria that come and go naturally in the body. Most of the time the bacteria are not harmful, but they can cause serious illness in people of all ages. In fact, group B strep disease is a common…
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The Flint water crisis is one of the worst examples of environmental injustice in recent U.S. history. Since the early days of the Environmental Justice Movement in the 1980s, many studies have revealed a pattern across the country: certain communities are excessively burdened by environmental pollution and health risks. Like Flint, those places tend to…
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https://youtu.be/F-7II58YXyE I have received many questions regarding this COVID-19 pandemic and the new Civil Rights protests.  I want to remind people that, COVID-19 is still here and overwhelming our health care system. COVID-19 is 10 times more lethal than the flu. It’s a new disease, and with that comes new issues. There is no real…
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https://youtu.be/GafDZdWpRzk African Americans may be vulnerable to COVID-19 because many suffer from underlying health conditions, including asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity. Details of racial disparities came after data revealed the majority of New York’s more than 5,489 deaths due to coronavirus were among men, and 86% of all deaths were among people who had underlying illnesses, such as hypertension and…
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https://youtu.be/GW3UWYfijB4 Communities of color have long faced disparities in the health care system, in part because of discrimination, poor health, and insufficient insurance coverage. There have been many reports of racial bias in medicine, often called ‘implicit bias’, and that black patients receive inferior medical care to white patients. For instance, pain is undertreated in blacks…
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  When we talk about COVID19 and health disparities, we must also talk about the Social Determinants of Health. The Social Determinants of Health are the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. The factors that strongly influence a person’s health include access to medical care, access to healthy foods, of…
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For those who don’t know what COVID-19 is, it is a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus, and it spreads from person to person by inhaling the virus particles or by touching contaminated surfaces. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). COVID-19 is overwhelming our health care system. COVID-19 is 10…
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The unknown is what makes us more cautious. With all of this to consider, it is time for us to maximize our health as much as possible. Below is a list of questions and some key immune system-boosting tips that I not only use myself, but that I often recommend to others.
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