Give Thanks… It’s Good for You

gratitude-blog-photoWhat if I told you I have the secret to improving your health and that it doesn’t involve a pill or strict diet or exercise regimen? What if the key to living a healthier life was as simple as giving thanks?

It’s a common tradition on the Thanksgiving holiday for family and friends to gather around the dinner table and share what they’re most thankful for.  With Thanksgiving approaching, November is a good time to recall the health benefits of gratitude and how we can maintain that state of mind all year long.

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The Connection Between Diet and Inflammation

inflammation-blog-photoDo you or someone you know suffer from inflammation such as chronic joint, muscle or digestive pain?  Inflammation can wreak havoc on our bodies, leading to: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, even depression, based on a recent study by Rice University.  The good news: you can take control and counterbalance inflammation’s assault on your body by what you choose to eat.

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Your Breast Health Questions Answered by Expert Physician

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Q& A with Dr. Michelle Price

If there’s no breast cancer in my family do I really need to worry about it?

Less than 10 percent of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, which unfortunately means that breast cancer can happen to anyone. That’s why early detection is critical and can be a life-saving event.

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Essential Oils Can Help You to Stress Less

essential-oilsSummer is officially over and all the kids are back to school.  It is important to think of ways to stress less and relax more this back to school season, especially with cold and flu season creeping right around the corner.  Aromatherapy is a relaxing way to help improve your mental and physical health.

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Combating Fall Allergies

fall-allergiesAs Fall approaches, it’s time to prepare for the seasonal allergies that come along with it.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies each year.  The foods we eat can contribute to relief from some allergy symptoms. Here is a list of natural foods that should be added to your diet this fall.

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The Importance of Timely Vaccinations

vaccinationsWe all need vaccinations and immunizations to help protect us from serious diseases.  According to the Immunization Action Coalition “during the past 50 years, immunization has saved more than a billion lives and prevented countless illnesses and disabilities in the United States.” Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease.

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Does the U.S. Olympic Team Hold the Key to Understanding Zika?

Zika Olympics Blog PhotoMany of us look forward to the start of the Olympics. Not only is it an amazing display of athletics, but also an important international and cultural event. The 2016 Rio Games have already been highly controversial with the fear of the spread of the Zika virus which is prevalent in the region and spread primarily through mosquitoes. However, scientists are taking this opportunity to better understand how the Zika virus spreads and aim to better understand where the virus is present in the body by testing a group of Olympic and Paralympic participants in Brazil.

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