It is mid-February, so how is those New Year’s Resolutions coming? First, did you make your New Year Resolutions this year? If you haven't, that's okay. If you did and already dropped them, we won't judge you either!
Ok, so you’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and you’re feeling all the feelings: overwhelm, excitement, exhaustion, depression, loneliness, and all the pressures that work, family, and the gift-buying holidays provide. And while you’re a person committed to your well-being, health, gratitude, joy, and family, this holiday stress has you off your game!
One of the many Christmas holiday traditions that we enjoy is mistletoe. It is a custom that most do not fully understand, but it is fun to follow along. The magical mistletoe hold over holiday lovers started way before the first office Christmas party. The tradition of kissing under the mistletoe started in ancient Greece. It was practices during the festival of Saturnalia and later in marriage ceremonies, because of the plant's association with fertility.
Did you know that one in eight couples in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant? You are not alone, if you and your partner are struggling to have a baby. Infertility is defined as trying to conceive for one year (or six months after the age of 35) with no success. Infertility affects both men and women ages 15 - 44. Statistics show that infertility is on the rise.
Have you ever stopped and thought about how many kids have health conditions that prevent them from enjoying the so popular trick-or-treating events happening on Halloween? There are conditions such as eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases that make it almost impossible and dangerous for the little ones to go out and enjoy the night like everyone else. But there is a way we can all come together and include them in the fun night affairs.
Thyroid issues are on the rise, particularly Hypothyroidism. It affects people’s hormone regulation, diet, and energy levels. Hypothyroidism is often misdiagnosed when doctors do not run a full thyroid panel. The causes of hypothyroidism are gut issues, inflammation, chronic fatigue, virus, or toxicities.
Congratulations MOM! Baby has arrived, and the wait is finally over. But with all the happiness, joy, and satisfaction comes great responsibility and choosing what is best for your baby. There are many challenges along the way. Taking care of the new baby can be tricky even if this is your second or third child, but more so if it is your first baby.
Our bodies are made up of 75% water, and to boost your life force and keep you going, the cells of your body quickly absorb the water that comes in. That is why drinking water is such an essential asset in everyday life. It will keep your body hydrated, also improving your digestion, circulation, elimination, and skin health.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorder within the childbearing age. This condition has not gotten a lot of public attention, but it affects to many young women. About 5-10% of teens and young women have this diagnosis and may not know.
Did you know that you may be lacking Vitamin D? Vitamin D is an essential Vitamin used to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. There are many ways to get it, but in this fast-paced society, people tend to dismiss taking in Vitamin D.
It is ROUND 2 of the flu and cold season!! Recently the CDC’s announced a second strain of the flu that is spreading around that is different from the one that was detected at the beginning of the flu season, late last year. This particular flu strain is affecting the older population; however, the younger population is still being affected by the earlier strain.
Cervical Awareness month is here and we want to use this opportunity to spread knowledge about HPV and cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is really important to talk about; however, it is not the only thing women need to understand how to prevent. Another threat to their cervix is HPV (human papillomavirus).
Sometimes the holidays can bring out an array of mixed emotions for some people like depression, loneliness, anger and sadness. Holidays are supposed to be a time to reunite and rejoice with friends and loved ones, but because holidays are such a nostalgic time they can also bring back memories of a loved one that has passed, breaks ups, or just end of the year regret. These thoughts can bring you down and can hold you back from being happy around this time of year.
Grief is not a feeling we desire and when it comes it can affect us in many ways. The loss of a child to a mother through miscarriage can be one of the most painful grieving periods for anyone to endure. It can bring on an immense sense of emptiness and vast range in emotions including: anger, depression, guilt, anxiety, powerlessness, and loss of hope.