Help Mom Stay Pain Free

If your Mom is suffering from any kind of chronic pain, it can really take a toll on her physical and emotional well-being. As you ponder ideas for Mother's Day, it might be helpful to include different ways that will help her stay pain-free. Whether you live nearby or far away, here are some ways you…

Spring is Here!

As the weather gets warmer, it's a great time to begin your spring cleaning and outdoor gardening. After a long, cold, winter, it feels good to get organized and get your hands a little dirty. Whether you're cleaning out closets or planting a vegetable garden, spring cleaning can be strenuous work. Although you may feel accomplished after…

Tennis Elbow? How to Minimize the Pain

Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that involves the tendons that join the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. Although a small percentage of tennis players have the condition, it is actually more common among people performing repetitive movements. Chefs, painters, carpenters, and auto workers, among others, are particularly prone…

Green Food for St. Patricks Day

While you're enjoying your green milkshake, green bagel, and green cake on St. Patrick's Day, don't forget to include some natural green leafy vegetables in your meals. Dark green leafy vegetables are good sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Studies suggest that the nutrients found in kale, spinach, collard greens, cabbage, swiss chard, arugula, and other dark…

What is Salt Therapy?

Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, is a natural wellness practice that involves relaxing in a room with dry salt particles. Offering benefits to the respiratory system and other health issues, salt therapy is similar to spending time in the salty sea air. In fact, a 45-minute session is equal to three days by the sea. Dry…

Health Trends for 2019

Every year, as people work on their New Year goals, wellness trends begin to emerge. In the past, carb-cutting, intermittent fasting, and green beauty have all taken center-stage. Building on current trends, it is likely that the blending of old and new practices will continue to support our emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. Here's what's predicted…

Side Effects of Common Medications

If you suffer from chronic pain, you may be taking certain medications to help relieve your symptoms. Unfortunately, many prescription and over the counter medications have side effects. From aspirin to prescription painkillers like opioids, here is a list of pain medications and their common side effects. NSAIDs – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen,…

New Year – New You!

Good mental and physical health is the foundation for achieving all other goals, both personal and professional. The new year is the perfect time to work on creating healthy habits. You'll have more energy, increased focus, and better self-confidence with a few adjustments to your daily routine. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Exercise…