1. Food Choices for Optimal Gut Health

    Researchers have discovered that roughly 70% of the immune system resides within the gastrointestinal tract (GI), suggesting a connection between gut health and immune function. The primary role of the gut is to digest and absorb foods and excrete waste. A healthy gut and digestive system ensure tha…Read More

  2. Getting Sick while Traveling: How to Reduce your Risk

    It’s not uncommon to experience gastrointestinal distress or to catch a respiratory illness during or shortly after traveling. According to a cohort study involving 460 subjects, 79% of participants reported illness during travel or following their trip. Several factors increase your risk of getti…Read More

  3. Massage Therapy

    Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years. Ancient cultures documented the use of massage, including Hindus, Persians, and Egyptians, who used massage to cure many different illnesses and ailments. Massage is still widely accepted as both a tool for relaxation and stress relief and also…Read More

  4. Preventable Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is when the body does not make or use insulin properly, which causes blood sugar to rise to unhealthy levels. With a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes comes a significantly increased risk of many other illnesses or comorbidities such as kidney disease, high cholesterol, high blood …Read More

  5. Post-Concussion Nutrition Healing

    Concussions are traumatic brain injuries caused by any sufficiently hard blow to the head. The rapid movement of the brain can cause the neurons to tear and brain tissues to change shape, which can damage the brain cells. While concussions can cause immediate symptoms, such as a temporary loss of co…Read More

  6. Healthier Arteries

    Since the arteries are the largest of all the blood vessels, they do the heavy lifting of bringing blood to and from the heart and carrying it to the smaller blood vessels. The vascular system is composed of two independent pathways (Cardiopulmonary and Systemic) that work together to bring blood to…Read More

  7. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2020-2025)

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is a document that is updated every five years and released in partnership by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The document provides nutritional information and recommendations for all Americans…Read More

  8. Immunodeficiency: Compromised Immune System

    The immune system’s job is to protect us from infections by warding off harmful microbes like bacteria and viruses. It can also recognize and respond to unhealthy or abnormal cells, such as those that have been affected by infection or cancer. Immunodeficiency, the term used to describe the state …Read More

  9. Water Workout for Back Pain

    Since back pain is often the result of having weak back muscles, many professionals recommend the combination of exercise and therapy in order to relieve the pain. One of the best ways to exercise without straining your joints, etc. is by doing water workouts. A water workout is a low-impact exercis…Read More

  10. Importance of Stretching

    Stretching is a great preventive measure for different injuries and helps to maintain an anti-aging effect on the body. Many patients/ athletes are able to avoid back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, etc. by incorporating a quality stretching routine in their daily lives. The reason why stretching ca…Read More