nutrition facts label
If you are anything like me, you throw grocery items in your cart without taking a single look at the nutrition facts label. This is because many Americans don’t understand how to read the label correctly. All of the information on the label changes for each item, so in this […]

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

Suffering from weight bias comes with a list of nasty side effects, with depression and thoughts of suicide among them. Photo by Andres Ayrton on Pexels.
Mind Over Body Emergent research suggests that what you think about your weight could be the culprit behind your unachieved health goals.  Weight bias is defined as any negative pattern of behavior, thoughts, judgments, or beliefs associated with body weight or size.  Real-world examples of weight bias include being excluded […]

How Weight Bias Makes You and Others Sick

Yin Yoga
Yin yoga is the complementing practice to the many types of yang yoga and provides several different health benefits. Many people are familiar with the various forms of yang yoga, which focus on muscle activation and lengthening, but fewer people are aware of yin yoga. Unlike yang, yin yoga focuses […]

Yin Yoga for Health

Japan may hold the answers for combating obesity in the United States, but it will take more than a personal overhaul to make needed changes. Photos by cottonbro on Pexels.
COVID-19 has worsened obesity worldwide… so what now? Amidst a year-long blitz of harrowing COVID-19 news, it’s not difficult to imagine that a lot of us have quite literally dropped the ball on our health regimes.  I for one canceled my gym membership, retired my tennis shoes to the deepest […]

The Obesity Pandemic: The United States vs. Japan

With the U.S. donating 25 million vaccine doses, where will they go? The Biden administration has announced that the first 25 million doses the U.S. will donate will go to low- and middle- income countries to help combat the dangers that the COVID-19 Pandemic presents. About 75 % of the […]

U.S. Donating 25 million vaccine doses

Massage therapy for osteoarthritis
Millions of individuals in the U.S. suffer from the effects of osteoarthritis. Experts are finding that massage therapy may be a significant help in managing pain and stiffness as well as increasing joint mobility. The benefits begin to be observed after several weeks of therapy. Osteoarthritis Explained There are many […]

Osteoarthritis Treatment: Massage Therapy

screen time
If you have been around children throughout this pandemic, you can understand how hard it can be to keep them entertained at home. However, one of the easiest ways to do so is by letting them have screen time to watch their favorite show or play their favorite game. Most […]

Keeping Screen Time to a Minimum

Scientists alarmed by large amounts of carcinogen benzene in household sunscreens.  Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.
Cancer-Causing Sunscreen…? Valisure, an independent research laboratory based in Connecticut, just released a detailed report finding gratuitous amounts of benzene in many commonly available sunscreens.  Benzene is a flammable liquid used in producing things like rubber, plastic, pesticides, detergents, gasoline, and the like.  Because it evaporates quickly in oxygen, most people […]

Carcinogen Benzene Found in Common Sunscreens

Optogenetics, the study of genetic engineering utilizing properties of light, may hold the cure to degenerative eye diseases. Photo by Hasan Albari from Pexels.
The Illuminated Brain Many of the greatest minds in the world have been hard at work for generations pushing back against merciless chronic conditions.  Now, cures against cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, major depressive disorder, psychosis, and myriad more are closer to reality than ever before.  How?  The answer lies in optogenetics, […]

Breakthrough Optogenetics Test Helps Blind Patient “See” Using Algae Proteins

The FDA may soon receive a request to extend Moderna's emergency use authorization, in which it would approve Moderna for teens.
Following the recent announcement that Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in 12- to 16-year-olds, Moderna has announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is 100 percent effective in the same age group. Expect to see an announcement from the FDA approving […]

Study Shows 100% Effective Rate of Moderna for Teens