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An honest health journalist – focused on the facts, not influenced by trends or swayed by big pharma. My goal is to give you peace of mind. I’ll ask the tough health questions, the embarrassing ones, and find out the honest truth.

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Health

Can a chiropractor help me with migraine?

With many classifications of migraine, the knowns and unknowns, hereditary link, the one-off in the family, triggers, testing, treatment, and more, many look for new solutions and options to fold into their wellness plan. As a chiropractor, Dr. Mandi McCoy said,...

Are injectable weight loss drugs destined to fail?

Injectable weight loss drugs gained widespread media attention in 2023 and the attraction and conversation doesn't appear to be slowing down. We see more and more “before” and “after” pictures. We hear some information about the side effects. But educated minds should...

What is food sustainability? How do we achieve it?

“Agricultural scientists echo the same sentiment – the human population is increasing,” Dr. Arun Bhunia stated. This, in turn, means we need to safely feed more people. What is food sustainability? The National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Appearance

Dental hygiene 101

Your dental health is closely linked to your overall health and wellbeing. What does a dental hygienist do? Regular prevention assessment Condition of the gums Warning signs in the teeth (to get in front of major issues) Provide tips and advice for best at-home oral...

Your child’s teeth 101

“Everything is genetic,” said Dr. Daniel Klein, who is affiliated with the UCLA School of Dentistry. While our genes are outside of our control, a lot of dental issues are “preventable,” and obtaining proper information will “help prevent a lot of big issues.” It’s...

How much fluoride are you ingesting?

That’s a convoluted question to answer. Let’s re-sharpen our knowledge on something we learned in grade school to get a better grasp on dental expert, Dr. Daniel Klein’s insight. The PH scale (0-14): 7 is neutral Under 7 is “more on the acidic side” Over 7 is...

Sleep

What can I do to improve my sleep?

You’ve read books, Googled all things sleep-related, asked friends and family for their “secret” … but Dr. Michael Breus, PhD, shares the fact of the matter. “If you wake up at the same time 7 days a week - that will fix like 60% of what’s going on with most people.”...

How can I sleep better?

Research and the resulting hard facts found to influence sleep and improve quality of life are now available. One of the most important facts you need to know is: Your optimal sleep schedule is ruled by genetics. It’s a static answer across the board – for all...

What is REM sleep vs. deep sleep?

When in doubt, ask an expert.  Dr. Michael Breus, PhD, simplifies and differentiates REM sleep vs. deep sleep for us. REM sleep = Mental restoration   Deep sleep = Physical restoration   REM sleep is imperative because of its mental restoration benefits....

Nutrition

This is Granola Redefined©

Let me introduce you to Struesli Original Granola Redefined. It will: Redefine how you view granola Provide an incredible, satisfying flavor Likely become a beneficial addition to your healthy eating plan Most grocery stores are filled to the brim with processed foods...

Food carries health risks

Did you ever stop to think that every bite of food you eat comes with its own set of health risks? Given that studies have indicated we spend a little over one hour a day eating – isn’t it worth educating yourself on best practices, as well as tuning in to how...

What is the healthiest yogurt?

Are you looking for a healthy yogurt that checks all the boxes? In my opinion that’s Fage 2% Greek Yogurt. Fage is not the new kid on the dairy aisle block but one that deserves a gold medal. It’s truly healthy. Take my piece of advice. This is a tasty and versatile...

Fitness

Are your groceries costing you your fitness goals?

We have all been tempted, distracted, or given in to foods or products at the grocery store that were not on our list. Some of which we regretted the next day after consumption. (And some of which we did not regret!) It’s like being the main character in a crazy video...

What are the benefits of stretching?

Growing up, stretching was always suggested to me before joining any competitive sport on the field or court. Did I? No. Why? Because I didn’t think it mattered. I was unaware of any benefit. I associated it as only being necessary if you were prone to injury....

Mindfulness

How to unlock your best health

Strike “it’s all luck.” Highlight effort. Gravitate towards selecting balanced choices. Fantastic health is not something everyone can achieve. Tricky health diagnoses strike. Whether us, a friend, or a loved one, we will experience chronic illness and disease in our...

How to build confidence on the health-front

We pour time, energy, and love into our home front. Through watering seeds, the flowers blossom. Our inner circle plays an astounding role in our wellbeing. The other main player is our health. Just you – your inner health, outer health, overall health. How confident...

There’s always room to learn

Closing out a year, awaiting the New Year…. a lot of emotions, big dreams, goals, curiosity, reflection on fond memories, perhaps an uneasy feeling due to stressful times. Do you feel like you’re at a crossroad?  Many ideas and wants, needs, people, pets,...

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