sundowner's syndrome
While individuals with dementia deal with memory loss, changes in personality, and decreased mental acuity, they may also experience a condition known as sundowner’s syndrome, or ‘sundowning.’ Patients with sundowner’s experience agitation, confusion, and hyperactivity during the nighttime. Although all people with sundowner’s have dementia, not all people with dementia […]

Explaining Sundowner’s Syndrome

Synthetic melatonin
What is Melatonin? Melatonin− the sleepy hormone− is a hormone that is produced naturally from the pineal gland inside of our brains. This hormone helps balance circadian rhythms that support a good night’s sleep. Melatonin contains antioxidants, disease-fighting, and stress-relieving properties, and promotes anti-aging. This hormone is normally produced within […]

Improving Sleep With Synthetic Melatonin

Mycotoxins can cause various health problems
Mycotoxins could be lurking in your home (or workplace!), waging a silent war on your body and making you chronically ill. But what are these stealthy invaders? Why haven’t we heard about them before? And is it possible to reverse their effects? The Dangers of Mold While most molds are […]

Mycotoxins: How They Impact Our Health

Turmeric benefits
A Little Background on Turmeric Many spices all around the world can have healing properties. Once consumed, they can provide numerous– even miraculous— health benefits. Because spices are usually formed from natural herbs, plants, and seeds, there is no question as to why they have been used in so many […]

An Inside Look at Turmeric Benefits

Ticks can spread the blood parasite known as Babesia
Parasites in Your Blood? Babesiosis is one diagnosis that will make anyone cringe. A condition caused by a parasite that infiltrates your red blood cells and wreaks havoc on the body? Hard pass. Unfortunately, every year, a couple of thousand people in the U.S. will have to deal with this. […]

Babesia: Blood Parasites

light therapy
The fall and winter seasons are favored by many, however, for some, the upcoming months are the worst times of the year. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression that is triggered by the change in seasons. Those with SAD are hit the hardest during fall and […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Light Therapy

risks of sitting too long
Is Prolonged Sitting Unhealthy? Many of you have probably heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking.” But what makes sitting comparable to a habit known to cause many diseases, chronic health conditions, and death? The body needs rest, plus sitting is relaxing! Some people can’t relax without sitting. However, […]

Prolonged Sitting: What are the Risks?

Exercising while pregnant
Exercising While Pregnant May Benefit Babies Lung Function It’s no secret that exercising daily is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Having a regular exercise routine brings many benefits to one’s physical health, emotional stability, mental state, and even physical appearance. But how can daily exercise be beneficial […]

Exercise During Pregnancy Shows Improved Infant Lung Function

Expanding Medicaid Leads to Healthier Communities In January 2014, 26 states within the U.S. elected to expand Medicaid eligibility guidelines. This now gives adults between 19-64 years of age with an annual income equaling up to 138% of the federal poverty line (FPL) the option to apply for Medicaid services. […]

Expanding Medicaid Improves American Health

Diabetes presents many potential complications to eye health.
Diabetes and Vision Trouble? I think we can all agree that no one walks around wishing that they had diabetes. We all know about constant the finger pricking and the need for insulin to ensure that blood glucose levels stay in check, but how many of us really understand the […]

Diabetes: Risks for Blindness