Tips for Traveling with a Disabled Family Member

Anyone with a severe disability – or their caretaker – knows that life can be difficult enough at home, even with access to advanced medical devices and equipment. The thought of leaving your safe space to travel for necessity or pleasure can be downright unimaginable and anxiety-inducing. For those who are determined to travel with … Read moreTips for Traveling with a Disabled Family Member

Heal Thyself—Beating the Sugar Blues

Across the nation, an estimated 20 million people—7 percent of the US population—have diabetes. As many as 40 million more teeter on the edge of the illness and are classified as pre-diabetic—meaning they have insulin resistance and higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that indicate they’re heading toward diabetes. But even for pre-diabetics, the disease isn’t inevitable: … Read moreHeal Thyself—Beating the Sugar Blues

Do you take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills?

People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills’ effectiveness, a recent study suggests. Researchers studied data on 521,028 adults prescribed blood pressure pills for the first time and 131,764 people taking at least four different pills to lower their blood pressure. Roughly 18 percent were also … Read moreDo you take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills?

Eating Disorders After 35

Most everyone thinks of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders as conditions only young women face, but new evidence shows that many women over 35 suffer from these afflictions throughout their lives. When I was about 14 years old and just beginning my initiation into the mysterious rites of passage toward becoming a woman, one … Read moreEating Disorders After 35

7 Foods to Beat Inflammation!

Inflammation has become quite the buzzword lately, touted as the cause of everything from acne to Alzheimer’s and from digestive issues to obesity. And while new research continues to support that theory, it’s important to remember that inflammation can actually be a good thing. When the body detects injury or illness, the immune system jumps … Read more7 Foods to Beat Inflammation!

6 powerful foods that can lower blood pressure

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common, yet serious, condition that if not treated properly can lead to kidney failure, a heart attack or a stroke. In general, anything above 140/90 Hg is considered high (Your age and gender will play a role in determining your Hg level and thus what is considered high for … Read more6 powerful foods that can lower blood pressure

THE GLYCEMIC LOAD OF FRUITS

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A healthy diet should almost always include some fruit, and this is particularly true if you’re suffering from adrenal fatigue. The difficulty arises in choosing the best and most nutritious fruits to eat. Most nutritionists will recommend sticking to the fruits with lower sugar content where possible, and this makes a lot of sense. But … Read moreTHE GLYCEMIC LOAD OF FRUITS