Know Your Options: Allergy Medications and Shots

Anyone who has allergies knows how miserable they are, causing sneezing, runny nose, and congestion, rash, itchiness, hives, or swelling, depending on the type of allergy. Besides obviously avoiding anything that leads to irritation and allergy symptoms, it’s important to understand the various types of treatment available to you.

The Essential Guide to Zinc

In 1963, zinc was officially designated as an essential nutrient. It sure is! Our bodies can’t store zinc, so we have to consume enough zinc-rich food every day. Perhaps best known for it’s importance to the immune system, zinc is also involved in hundreds of enzymes needed for regulatory and metabolic functions. This handout about…

Is Meat Allergy a Real Thing?

Although still relatively rare, the incidence of meat allergy is rising because of the increase in Lyme Disease cases in the U.S., which is one potential cause of this unique allergy. With knowledge of the diagnosis steadily increasing, now is a perfect time to learn more about the allergy and diagnosis. 

12 Tips to Strengthen Your Willpower

The American Psychological Association’s 2011 Stress in America Survey proved that willpower is a major hindrance for most people. Willpower was the top reason (27%) people cited for being unable to make healthy lifestyle changes. A whopping 57% of people said they wanted to lose weight, and 50% wanted to eat healthier. However, fewer than…

Allergy-Proof Your House

Taking time to reduce the allergens in your home can dramatically improve the symptoms of hay fever or allergic asthma that you may be experiencing. It’s easier to do if you approach it room by room. Here are some steps to help you get your home in tip-top shape and get you started down the…

The GoLo Diet

What is the diet?  The focus of this diet is on insulin management to support weight loss via supplements, diet, and exercise. The diet is yet another rendition of the low-glycemic diet with the addition of the GOLO Release supplement. Users have the option of accessing online coaches.  Programs that last for 30, 60, or…

The Wellbeing of Children and Adolescents During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Emotional Children’s worlds have shifted considerably in the past few months. Suddenly they are dealing with school and child care closures, being quarantined at home, not being able to see their friends, losing their routine, and changing family dynamics as parents begin to define what their new “work-life balance” looks like. Children are also struggling…

Gallstone Disease

Luckily, most people with gallstone disease will never have symptoms and won’t know that they have stones unless they are found incidentally during testing for another problem. However, for those individuals who are symptomatic, the pain can be terrible. While some people are genetically predisposed to forming stones or are merely unfortunate, some proactive steps…

How to Keep Fruit and Vegetables Fresh

Grocery shopping and gardening can be tiring, so your first instinct might be to throw all of your produce in the crisper drawers of your refrigerator and move on with your day. Please don’t.  Every person in America is responsible for roughly one pound of food waste each day, and fruits and vegetables are the…