Ear Infections 101

0 October 20, 2017

It’s 2 A.M. in the morning and you hear your child crying in their bedroom because they have an ear infection. You are tired, your child is exhausted, and there is nothing that you can do. Ear infections can be some of the most uncomfortable and painful illnesses that both children and adults can have.

What exactly is an ear infection?

An ear infection occurs when one of your eustachian tubes becomes swollen or blocked, causing fluid to build up in your middle ear. Eustachian tubes are small tubes that run from each ear directly to the back of the throat. Ear infections can be chronic or acute. Acute ear infections are painful but short in duration. Chronic ear infections either do not clear up, or they recur many times. Chronic ear infections can cause permanent damage to the middle and inner ear.

What are the symptoms of ear infections?

A few of the common symptoms of ear infections include:

  • Mild pain or discomfort inside the ear
  • A feeling of pressu

0 May 26, 2017

Did you know that there are so many great benefits of vitamin D?

Today we are talking about 3 types of vitamin D benefits that you won’t want to miss out on.

Vitamin D Benefits:

#1. Vitamin D Fights Disease

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, getting a daily dose of vitamin D actually helps reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D also decreases your chance of developing heart disease, according to Circulation. Finally, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that, vitamin D helps reduce the likelihood of getting the flu.

#2. Vitamin D Reduces Depression

Ever heard of seasonal depression? If not, you can read about it here. Seasonal depression often times occurs when an individual is not exposed to vitamin D after long periods of time. In return, vitamin D might play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Research has shown that people who were experiencing anxiety or depression were extremely deficient in vitamin D.

#3. Vitamin D Boosts Weight Loss

In a research study, people who received a daily dose of vitamin D and calcium supplement were able to lose more weight than subjects taking a placebo supplement. The effect of both t

0 May 18, 2017

Over 19 million American teenager and adults are struggling with daily depression.

Are you one of these 19 million who are fighting against daily depression?

Depression is a real illness. It is a brain disorder characterized by a persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Signs & Symptoms

  • Constantly sad, anxious, or feeling “empty”
  • Hopelessness or pessimism
  • Feeling guilty, worthless and helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Difficult time focusing, remembering and making decisions
  • Hard time sleeping, over-sleeping, or early-morning awakening
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms

Symptoms are different for everyone. Some people feel constantly sad, while others may not feel sad at all. Symptoms may also vary depending on the stage of the illness.

6 Types of Depression

1.) Major Depression

This type of depression includes symptoms that interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life. Some episodes only happen once, but usually you can suffer with this frequently.

2.) Persistent Depres

0 May 12, 2017

Looking for some weight loss tips to help you lose some extra pounds by summer?

There’s more to weight loss tips than by just taking some magic fat burner pill. These 25 steps will be the easiest, simple small changes in your life that will make the biggest impact on your weight loss journey.

Disclaimer: Everyone’s body is different. Not all of these 25 steps are guaranteed to make your lose weight.

15 Weight Loss Tips:

1). Increase water intake When drinking about 4-5 liters of water a day, it cleanses your body from toxins in the form of urine which helps in any weight loss efforts. 2). Switch out your tea & coffee for green tea Drinking a cup of hot green tea every morning on an empty stomach can cleanse the toxins in your body and also reduce constipation. 3). Drink hot water with lemon & honey Hot water with lemon and honey is a great trick for losing weight. Drink every morning on an empty stomach. 4). Get rid of carbs Carbohydrates are a must in most individual’s diets. In fact, in all of the food groups, the amount of carbs consumed is the highest. This causes a problem because every gram of carbohydrate contains four calories. And most foods that are rich in carbs barely possess any other nutrients. Be careful with your carb intake. 5). Eat more

0 April 6, 2017

Are you, or someone you know currently fighting obesity?

Fighting obesity has become a common American topic across the country. Public schools are making the change over to “healthier options”, fast food chains are now displaying nutritional facts on menus, and the overall consumption of food per person is ever growing.

Believe it or not, obesity hasn’t been an issue until 2004, when Medicare announced the disease and started relief programs against the disease. This means that in less than 20 years our society has dramatically declined in health and awareness.

So what is Obesity?

According to the dictionary, the definition of obesity is, “the condition of being grossly fat or overweight”. Obesity is a disease that affects 78.6 million Americans, which is more than one-third of the U.S. adult population. 69% of the U.S. are categorized as being affected by obesity or having excess weight. Child obesity vs. adult obesity is extremely serious. When a child is obese they have a buildup of fat molecules and cholesterol in the views of the body and heart, and as the child grows older, the buildup will reach a blockage causing a heart attack. This topic of obesity should not be treated lightly. It is a serious issue as our world declines in health.

So what can we do to fight obesity?

1). Eat healthier Avoid fatt