Tag: wellness

The Difference Between a Cold and the Flu.

The weather is finally cooling off and you know what that means — the flu season and cold season are upon us. So, how do you tell them apart? And, what are the do’s and don’ts for treating these unwelcome autumn guests?

A Guide to Heart Health.

Did you know that heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of deaths worldwide? However, it’s within our control to change that — 80 percent of all cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable.

Tips for Prepping Healthy Meals.

We all know what it’s like to reach the end of a long day, only to face another decision: what should we have for dinner?

A Breakthrough Drug Treating Parkinson’s Disease.

A drug created to treat Type-2 diabetes has been found to target the underlying cause of Parkinson’s disease.

Insulin & EpiPens: The High Price of Staying Alive.

The EpiPen isn’t the only drug causing sticker shock at the pharmacy check out counter: the cost of insulin has spiked, leaving some diabetics with a monthly pharmacy bill as high as their mortgage.

Sleep Hygiene: How to Help your Child Sleep Well.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently endorsed the 2016 guidelines by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which states that children 3 to 5 years of age need 10 to 13 hours of sleep per day (naps considered), and children 6 to 12 years of age need 9 to 12 hours of sleep per day “for optimal health and well-being.”

What is Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load?

The lower the GL, the more stability within the body, i.e. balanced blood sugar and insulin levels. For those who live with chronic blood sugar and insulin imbalances such as diabetes, it is imperative to maintain a low GL diet.

The Importance of Physical Exams.

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Turmeric: The Magical Spice.

Turmeric is a magical spice whose health benefits surpass just a tasty curry dinner.