NSAID Concerns

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, otherwise known as NSAIDs, help reduce pain, decrease fevers, and in higher doses, decrease inflammation. However, there are several negative side effects as well and they should only be taken occasionally.

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Wire Grill Brush Risks and Alternatives

Spring and summer are quickly approaching!  It is the time of regular backyard and beach BBQ’s with family and friends.  If you or someone you know uses a brass wire or stainless steel brush to clean the grill, it is necessary to be aware of the dangers and risks it poses to the health of you and your loved ones. 

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Tanning Beds VS Natural Sunlight

Every week many people make it a priority to hit the tanning beds or lay out in the sun to alter the color of their skin to look healthier.  The truth is UV radiation is the number one cause of skin cancer -both non-melanoma and melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  A lot of us are aware of this but we still choose to expose ourselves to this risk.

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Alcohol & Exercise

When your body recognizes that there is alcohol present, it stops metabolizing fat and sugar, and starts metabolizing the alcohol.  This just means that you will burn less fat because your body is busy, “being drunk,” or metabolizing the alcohol instead.

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Contact Sports and Concussions

A concussion is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that affects your brain function. Temporary effects include headaches as well as problems with concentration, memory, balance, and coordination. It happens when a hit to the head or body causes your brain to move rapidly back and fourth.

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Lemon Peels

After you squeeze that lemon in your water what what do you do with the rest of the lemon? Stop throwing them away and learn about the amazing nutrients in the peels of lemons and how to incorporate them into your diet.

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Epsom Salt Baths

Epsom Salt is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound composed of magnesium and sulfate.  It can be utilized as a natural remedy for a number of ailments.  Epsom Salt has beneficial properties that can help the mind, body, and soul!

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Salt Lamps

Pink salt is everywhere. We see it in salt grinders, lamps, slabs designed for cooking meat, and there are even “salt rooms” at spas. But what is all the fuss over Himalayan salt, in particular, Himalayan salt lamps?

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Adult Coloring Books

Coloring books aren’t just for kids! Adult coloring books are actually great for your mental, emotional, and intellectual health. Many psychologists and therapists “prescribe” coloring to their patients for many reasons. The therapeutic elements that parents gave to their children to be calm or remain entertained are now being applied to adults. Here’s why coloring books benefit adults:

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Scales: WEIGH IN

Do not let your weight control you into thinking you aren’t good enough, skinny enough, and so on. Your body composition matters and is the indicator of where you are fitness and health wise. 

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Acupuncture Relief

Acupuncture has helped many issues including easing chronic pain types such as low back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritic pain, knee pain and even tension headaches and migraine headaches. Acupuncture has evidence of beneficial effects that are greater when belief is included. 

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Managing a Headache

Headaches are a common yet debilitating thing that we’ve all had from time to time. Some of us can even have these buggers a lot more often than we’d like to admit. If you’d like to manage headaches without medication, try these options.

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