Are You Suffering from Insomnia?

Are you having difficulty sleeping? It seems to be a common problem. I find if I nap during the day, it affects my ability to fall asleep and I am up all night. Insomnia can be exhibited in many forms, that includes difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, early morning awakening or having refreshing sleep (Ni,Continue reading “Are You Suffering from Insomnia?”

Hair Loss

Hair loss can be devastating for all that have experienced it. It maybe the result of disease, stress, aging, nutrition, heredity or prescription drugs. Trying to find the reason for your particular hair loss can be a mystery. The following medications can cause hair loss, anticoagulants, antidepressants, TB drugs, cholesterol lowering medications, blood pressure medication,Continue reading “Hair Loss”

Aging Gracefully?

Some cultures celebrate their elders and have great reverence for those over 60, however in the United States, aging is not seen as something to celebrate. Advertisers gear ads to the young, and employers ignore older applicants, in favor of the young. When we are young we believe we are indestructible and nothing can harmContinue reading “Aging Gracefully?”

Benefits of Stretching

Stretching is an essential tool to reduce injury when exercising. Stretching increases your range of motion, improves circulation, posture and reduces stress. I As we age our activity decreases or changes and we do not utilize the same muscle groups. Think about the last time you touched your toes, or reached over your head withoutContinue reading “Benefits of Stretching”

Popliteal Cyst or Bakers Cyst

A Baker’s cyst by itself is usually not life threatening. However, it is a sign there there may be something wrong with your knee and may cause some discomfort and pain. A Bakers cyst is a fluid filled sac that lies at the back of your knee. It can appear suddenly after an injury toContinue reading “Popliteal Cyst or Bakers Cyst”

Roe vs Wade

The word is out, this 50-year-old law maybe disbanded this summer by the Supreme Court, after a leaked memo. One side is upset about the leak and happy about the ruling and others are extremely upset. Roe v. Wade was a landmark legal decision issued on January 22, 1973, in which the U.S. Supreme CourtContinue reading “Roe vs Wade”

Happy Nurses Week!

The theme for nurse’s week, this year is “You Make a Difference,”. The American Nurses Association (ANA) selected this theme for 2022 to recognize and promote the contributions and positive impact of nurses within our communities (American Nurses Association, 2020). National nurse’s week is celebrated May 6-12. The pandemic has stressed and over worked nursesContinue reading “Happy Nurses Week!”

Farming 101: Creating a Garden

Due to the extensive use of pesticides and cost, many are choosing to grow their own food. Due to space and availability, urban areas are utilizing community gardens. To create a community garden it involves extensive planning. If that concept is too large for you, create a small garden at home. It is always excitingContinue reading “Farming 101: Creating a Garden”

Pilates vs Yoga

Pilates and yoga are exercises that built strength and flexibility.   Pilates increases your core strength,  posture, and can ease back pain.  Yoga can also ease low back and neck pain, improve balance, enhance sleep, eases stress while utilizing mindfulness and meditative movements.   I find the difference between Pilates and yoga personal preference.   I enjoy theContinue reading “Pilates vs Yoga”

High-Fructose

High-fructose corn syrup is a liquid sweetener made from corn, and is sugar that turns into glucose. High-fructose corn syrup was introduced in the 1970s and is cheaper than sugar, has better flavor, longer shelf life, more stable and consistent (WebMD, 2021).  As a result, much of the commercial food you enjoy contain high-fructose toContinue reading “High-Fructose”