5 Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils in Daily Life

What are essential oils? Often we find ourselves amidst mounds of stress, swarms of germs, and even a lack of sleep. We attempt to find ways to cope with these daily struggles, but often come up short. Hot baths, fragrant candles, and good food can be found to be a temporary solution to these issues. However, when it comes to a more permanent and routine solution it is important to keep an open mind with the use of essential oils. These are concentrated extracts from numerous plants that are … [Read more...]

Benefits of Sports for Children

Have you thought about asking your child to take up a sport? You should! Taking up sports is an excellent way to keep your child healthy and active. Also, healthy habits are best started early. Kids around 4 years of age are naturally active, so random walks to the park, running, throwing a baseball, kicking a soccer ball, swimming, or riding a bicycle are all excellent ways to stay healthy and have fun all at the same time! While the goal isn’t to go pro, the benefits of sport, which go … [Read more...]

The Science of Sweat – And When It’s a Problem

Summer is here and the sweat is dripping off you. Why oh why does a person sweat? Surprisingly, sweat is a very necessary body function.   Sweating Keeps a Person Cool Image via Flickr by MarViniz Sweating is how your body keeps naturally cool. To avoid heat stroke on a hot day, sweat keeps your body at its normal temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius). Did you know that the human body has approximately between two and five million sweat glands? You even sweat on a … [Read more...]

10 Smart Ways To Jump Start Detox

Here are 10 smart ways to jump start detox, and cleanse the system. Detoxing is a great way to feel better, and clean out your system safely.  Every day, our bodies are exposed to toxins. Water treatment chemicals, air pollutants, food preservatives, pharmaceuticals and harmful ingredients found in personal care products are just some of the many ways toxins make their way into our environment. Although the liver can get rid of toxins on its own, its detox functions sometimes become … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Postpartum Depression

Bringing a whole new person into the world is supposed to be a joyous occasion, so why do you feel so miserable after doing so? You may have heard of the short-lived “baby blues,” but if you’ve felt down for two weeks or more, you may be experiencing postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is common. First off, know that you are not alone. In fact, postpartum depression is quite common, affecting about one in nine mothers. Perinatal depression, a term that encompasses depression … [Read more...]

Understanding Full Mouth Restoration Procedures

For those who have lost some or all of their teeth, the options to restore your smile may be limited to a full mouth restoration. This type of restoration process usually consists of several procedures to address broken, fractured, or missing teeth, as well as teeth that may be damaged from acid erosion over a long period. Understanding how full mouth restoration works will help you see the end results and why this process may be worth the effort. Sometimes called a full mouth … [Read more...]

Factors to Consider When Choosing Hearing Aids

Buying the right hearing aid can be a challenging process. There are so many providers to choose from which can be overwhelming for the decision making process. The first step will be to examine your needs as far as hearing aids are concerned. Ideally, you should consult with your doctor as he or she will be able to determine the magnitude of the problem. Losing your hearing abilities can be an unsettling experience. That last thing you should be worried about is whether or not you’re getting … [Read more...]

How What You Eat Can Impact Your Teeth

What you eat can have a massive impact on the overall health of your teeth. If you want to avoid needing huge amounts of dental treatment, here's what to eat and what not to eat. The good foods Unsurprisingly, fruits and vegetables come out on top. This is because they're packed with fiber, which helps to keep teeth and gums clean and healthy and keeps saliva flowing around the mouth to wash away any residue or particles. Fruits are high in sugar, but sticking to pieces of fruits rather … [Read more...]