Does what we eat really affect our sleep? Short answer: yes. Just as a triple-shot Frappuccino at 9 p.m. would be destructive for your sleep, there are also foods that can help support a good night's rest.
By now, it shouldn’t be news to you that there’s a connection between the gut and the brain—doctors and nutritionists will both back this up. But a new book is making some bold claims about the matter, stating that gut inflammation is actually at the root of depression—and that the medical community’s current methods of treating the disease are all wrong.
With spring upon us, allergy season is hovering. A few years ago, with no warning, one of my boys started suffering from seasonal allergies. He asked me why he suddenly became allergic, and why he wrestles with allergies and his siblings do not.
Although his siblings do not share his misery, my son is not alone; it is estimated that about 50 million Americans fight seasonal allergies. An allergy is essentially the immune system reacting, or overreacting, to a trigger. Triggers can be something in the environment such as mold or pollen or a food we eat such as peanuts or eggs.
Spring is here! Yes! Except for the fact that many people don’t feel so hot this time of year.
The flu is—knock on wood—mostly behind us. Allergies have not quite exploded yet. So, why do so many of us feel off in the early days of spring?
You can kindly thank your Liver!
In acupuncture theory, humans are viewed as microcosms of the natural world that surrounds them. Seasons—particularly the transitional periods, when we move from one season to the next—factor significantly into how we feel.
Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. But, it turns out that exercise isn’t just good for you, it’s the best medicine. (Sorry, laughter.)
According to new research, even small amounts of movement have been proven to solve a bevy of medical issues, as well as prolong life and keep you looking younger longer, Time magazine reports. Sounds like Sister Madonna Buder is on to something.
There's new hope for people who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, a feeling of numbness, tingling or pain in the hand because of a squeezed nerve at the wrist. It comes in the form of a non-invasive and drug-free method of pain relief: acupuncture, according to a new study published in the journal Brain.
Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin.
The gift that massage therapists share with the world is an ability to help their fellow human beings feel soothed and restored. This is the case across the spectrum of massage work—and this is especially true of therapists who help medically frail children.