Ibuprofen Use Is Common – But Many Athletes Are Unaware Of The Risks

Ibuprofen Use Is Common – But Many Athletes Are Unaware Of The Risks

Whether you’re an ultra-marathoner or have just started, injuries and muscle soreness from running are inevitable. But instead of taking a break, many runners reach for ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to get through injuries or pain.

5 Things You Should Do Right Now To Fight COVID-19

5 Things You Should Do Right Now To Fight COVID-19

The increase of COVID-19 cases across the country calls for quick action. Sure, you and your family are exhausted from distancing, you miss your loved ones and you want to get back to your support groups or church.

Coronavirus Could Trigger Diabetes In Previously Healthy People

Coronavirus Could Trigger Diabetes In Previously Healthy People

Recent studies from England and other countries have suggested that adults with both types 1 and 2 diabetes have an increased risk of death if they catch COVID-19, especially if they have poor glucose control. The weight of evidence is building up to support this theory.

5 Ways The World Is Better Off Dealing With A Pandemic Now Than In 1918

5 Ways The World Is Better Off Dealing With A Pandemic Now Than In 1918

The influenza pandemic became the most severe pandemic in recent history, infecting about one-third of the world’s population between 1918 and 1920 and killing between 50 and 100 million people. It was caused by an H1N1 virus that originated in birds and mutated to infect humans.

The Right Way To Breathe During The Coronavirus Pandemic

 The Right Way To Breathe During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. It’s not just something you do in yoga class – breathing this way actually provides a powerful medical benefit that can help the body fight viral infections.

Why One-size-fits-all Diets Don’t Work

Why One-size-fits-all Diets Don’t Work

In the UK, around one in three adults are obese and many more are overweight. In the US, around two in five adults and nearly one in five children are obese.

Why The Cluster Headache Is More Than Just A Headache

Why The Cluster Headache Is More Than Just A Headache

Cluster headache is more than just a headache. It is a severe neurological condition, sometimes known as a “suicide headache” because many patients have suicidal thoughts during attacks.

6 Things You Need To Know About Your Vitamin D Levels

Six Things You Need To Know About Your Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D has emerged as “the vitamin of the decade”, with a long and growing list of maladies supposedly caused through its absence or prevented through its bountiful supply.

Clear Your Energy Field: Stay Grounded and Protected

Clear Your Energy Field: Stay Grounded and Protected

Have you noticed an increase in your level of agitation, anxiety, or distress? Are you more volatile, all over the map, emotional, or depressed? Are you carrying around emotions and fears that you know are not yours or that are expressing themselves at an amplified, more-than-just-you level?

5 Tips To Get You Off The Sofa

5 Tips To Get You Off The Sofa

With the Canadian government continuing to recommend physical distancing measures, many people are finding themselves confined to their homes more than ever before.

What To Do When Stress Strikes

What To Do When Stress Strikes

Slicing huge chunks of stress out of your life can actually be quite easy. But let's face it: Sometimes no amount of planning and organizing can keep stress away. "Down days" are part of life, and there are times when we feel truly blue. What to do when that happens?

Why Picky Eaters May Not Grow Out Of It

Why Picky Eaters May Not Grow Out Of It

If your preschooler pushes their dinner plate away or wages battles against taking another bite of a vegetable they don’t like, they may not grow out of it anytime soon, according to a new study.

Coronavirus and the Sun: A Lesson from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Coronavirus and the Sun: A Lesson from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Records from the 1918 pandemic suggest one technique for dealing with influenza — little-known today — was effective. Some hard-won experience from the greatest pandemic in recorded history could help us in the weeks and months ahead.

Why Lockdown Life Is A Lot Like Insomnia

Why Lockdown Life Is A Lot Like Insomnia

As a philosopher who researches insomnia, I’m struck by how similar the lockdown experience is with lying awake through the night, waiting for either sleep to come or the new day to dawn.

How To Stay Safe In Restaurants and Cafés

How To Stay Safe In Restaurants And Cafes

Now we have fewer cases of COVID-19, and restrictions are lifting, many of us are thinking of rejuvenating our social lives by heading to our local cafe or favourite restaurant.

Here Are The Characteristics Of Strong Mental Health

Here Are The Characteristics Of Strong Mental Health

Amid the coronavirus pandemic we are being warned of a “second wave” of mental health problems that threatens to overrun an already weakened mental health service.

Color Therapy: Colors That Provide Vitality, Optimism, Contentment, and more

Color Therapy: Colors That Provide Vitality, Optimism, Contentment, and more

Color therapy is an ancient approach to healing that has been used since the earliest of times. Practitioners of Chinese medicine believe that colors have a profound effect upon health and that illness can be diagnosed through the color of certain parts of the body, including the tongue...

The Best Way To Exercise To Burn Fat

The Best Way To Exercise To Burn Fat

When it comes to losing weight, people often want know the best way to shed excess pounds – and there’s no shortage of fad diets or fitness crazes claiming to have the “secret” to fat loss.

Gentle Medicine Could Radically Transform Medical Practice

Gentle Medicine Could Radically Transform Medical Practice

Numerous criticisms of medical science have been articulated in recent years. Some critics argue that spurious disease categories are being invented, and existing disease categories expanded, for the aim of profit.

How To Stay Safe While Eating Out

How To Stay Safe While Eating Out

As restaurants and bars reopen to the public, it’s important to realize that eating out will increase your risk of exposure to the new coronavirus.

Self-Suggestions To Hypnotize Yourself Out Of Pain Now

Self-Suggestions To Hypnotize Yourself Out Of Pain Now

All of us who have chronic pain know that it tends to change our personality. Over time, the continued struggle with pain tends to zap your energy and strength. Life is harder and more stressful when persistent pain is a central part of it. Fortunately, now there are...

QiGong for Spiritual Development and Balance

QiGong for Spiritual Development and Balance

Throughout history, peoples in many parts of the world have sought ways to develop their energetic potentials for improved health, martial power, and to bring themselves closer to the divine. In China these practices are called QiGong. It is believed that the correct regulation of body, breath, and mind will harmonize yin and yang, balance Qi and blood...

Arthritis Diet: Eating the Right Foods Has A Major Impact

Arthritis Diet: Eating the Right Foods Has A Major Impact

Dietary practices have a major impact on arthritis. In fact, if you eat the typical American diet, it could be making your arthritis worse. The right foods can keep you free of stiff joints, swelling, and fatigue. Changing the way you eat will change the way you feel. Among the offenders are...

What's The Best Diet For Weight Loss?

What's The Best Diet For Weight Loss?

When it comes to weight loss, there are no magic tricks that guarantee success. What works for you is likely to be different to what works for your partner, neighbour or workmate.

10 Ways To Sleep Like A Baby During The Crisis

10 Ways To Sleep Like A Baby During The Crisis

The crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a generalized climate of anxiety, which has increased stress levels and which can lead to insomnia even in people who do not usually suffer from it.

7 Steps to Accessing the Healing Process for Yourself and Others

7 Steps to Accessing the Healing Process for Healing Yourself and Others

It is important to realize that all healing techniques whether they be physical, energetic, mental, or emotional are an attempt to reestablish proper flow. Blockage or stoppage has occurred because somewhere, somehow there has been limited perception. The direction of healing then always moves from...

How To Find Ways To Move Your Body While Social Distancing

How To Find Ways To Move Your Body While Social Distancing

Recent Fitbit activity tracker data show a significant drop in physical activity worldwide that corresponds with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. In the United States, physical activity has fallen by 12%.

Beyond Prozac: Depression Can Be Treated on Numerous Levels

Beyond Prozac: Depression Can Be Treated on Numerous Levels

Since World War II, rates of depression have doubled in the U.S., and depression is now the second most disabling illness in the Western world after heart disease. I have organized a holistic program for the prevention and treatment of depression into five areas — physical self-care, mental/emotional self-care, spiritual self-care, people support, and lifestyle habits.

How To Beat Weight Gain At Menopause

How To Beat Weight Gain At Menopause

For many women, the journey through menopause is a roller coaster of symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, dry and itchy skin, mood changes, anxiety, depression and weight gain. For some, it can be relatively uneventful.

Is Seltzer Water Healthy?

Is Seltzer Water Healthy?

My health conscious friends and colleagues tell me that they need an alternative to soda but plain water is too boring.

Yoga: A Fitness Resource For People With "Round Bodies"

Yoga: A Fitness Resource For People With "Round Bodies"

Yoga! Suddenly, everyone wants to know about this gentle approach to whole-self fitness. A Roper poll revealed that over six million Americans (more than 3% of the population) already practice yoga. You don't have to be lean to do yoga.

Why Women Gain Weight During Menopause

Why Women Gain Weight During Menopause

For most women, perimenopause – the transition to menopause – begins in their 40s. The entire menopause process typically lasts around four years and begins with the ovaries making less estrogen.

Adrenal Glands Revival: Fatigue Fast and Cleanse For Exhaustion

Adrenal Glands Revival: Fatigue Fast and Cleanse For Exhaustion

The adrenal glands were long regarded as emergency glands -- pouring out their internal secretions only when a person was confronted by a dangerous situation and had to resort to 'fight or flight.' Later, it was shown that adrenaline is so vital that humans cannot live for 4 seconds if it has been drained from the blood.

Why Regular Exercise Has Long Term Benefits For Immunity

Why Regular Exercise Has Long Term Benefits For Immunity

People around the world are staying at home as part of social distancing measures to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus. In some countries people are being encouraged to exercise once a day.

Why Sleep Can Help Our Bodies Fight Coronavirus

Why Sleep Can Help Our Bodies Fight Coronavirus

Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult at the best of times. But it can be even harder when you’re anxious or have something on your mind – a global pandemic, for example.

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