Category: health

5 Types of Holiday Blues And Ways To Help

Thank you, Dr. Sanam Hafeez, for sharing these tips with my readers.   With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of it all. While we may be cooking, shopping, enjoying holiday events there are others, many of whom are in our very own circles, having a tougher time.

15 “To Do’s” to Fight The Flu

As we enter flu season there are many things we can do to “flu-proof” ourselves. Regardless of whether you choose to get a flu vaccine or not, there are things we can do to increase our chances of not getting sick this winter. Dr. Christopher Calapai, a New York based Osteopathic Physician board certified in

6 Tips to Help Keep Anxiety Levels Away

Since the school year started our family has been having discussions regarding anxiety and how it hurts mentally and physically.  It’s paralyzing!  You feel sick to your stomach and just want to run or, in a lot of cases, can’t move.  Sometimes it springs out of nowhere, with no rational explanation or, a much larger

5 Ways to Avoid The Winter Blues

As we prepare to switch the clocks and “fall back” this November 5, many of us may give up more than an hour of daylight. We may be giving up our good mood. Many people mark the clock change as the start of more darkness, cold weather and anxiety over holiday schedules and holiday shopping and travel. Dr. Saman Hafeez,

You Need To Learn F.A.S.T. – World Stroke Day

  World Stroke Day is October 29th Have you, or someone you know, been affected by a stroke?  A stroke occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is cut off. The symptoms depend upon the region of the brain that is affected by the loss of blood supply and can include changes in

Nature Made Probiotics – Help Support My Digestive Health

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.   I’ve reached that “lovely” stage in life where I need to treat my body very wisely. I’m definitely not a kid anymore! (Even if some of my behavior is a

Use These 4 Strategies To Improve The Quality Of Your Life

If you’re serious about improving the quality of your life right now, implementing the right wellness strategies can help you realize the goal. This is the case because great health can help you optimize productivity, maintain mood stability, fight disease, and attain a higher level of self-esteem. Below you’ll find just four of many wellness

4 Tips To Make Great Paleo Friendly Desserts

So, what makes a paleo diet great? Well, for starters, it doesn’t contain chemicals, additives, and preservatives; hence, it is healthy and boasts of several anti-inflammatory benefits. In a nutshell, a paleo diet generally consists of food and ingredients that were eaten by our ancestors—basically, the diet is comprised of food that you gather or

Four Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

Do you find yourself carrying stress with you all day long? While coming home should give you the break that you need and help you get your stress under control, you may feel so anxious and tightly wound that you just can’t relax. Even spending time with your loved ones or hanging out with your

4 Warning Signs of a Hoarder

~~~Guest Contributor:  H.G. McKinnis In my early twenties, I lived with a hoarder I’ll call Mae. When I moved in, I saw she had loads of stuff, and I knew instantly she was a poor housekeeper. It wasn’t until I moved out, however, that I realized Mae wasn’t just a person who had a neatness deficit and a high tolerance for roaches. She was a classic example of a genuine hoarder. We all

Totally Stressed Out? The Risks To Your Body

  You’re trying to get the kids off to school, you can’t find your cell phone, and you’re sitting in traffic.  Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight”

Treating Depression And Obesity Together

Treating depression and obesity together is at the heart of a new health program with global ramifications. The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia will trial a world-first group intervention that draws upon several established approaches to boost patient health and wellbeing in the coming months. The program, developed in

7 Ways to Deal With Work-Related Anxiety

Whether you work from home or go to an office daily, you are always working for someone else. Your services, talents, skills and knowledge are being exchanged for money and that means meeting expectations. It also means dealing with daily triggers that create frustration. According to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a NYC-based licensed clinical neuropsychologist, these triggers

Want To Be In A Good Mood? Eat These Foods

    A number of lifestyle factors can contribute to depression, but one that’s often overlooked is what you put in your mouth. “Diet plays a huge role in depression,” says with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. Do you crave sweet, salty, and fatty

Must-Know Facts About Dermaroller

When I first heard of a skin treatment called Derma Roller I thought it was a joke. I mean, seriously? People pay to have a roller full of tiny needles go over their face/body? Um… I don’t think so. However, after doing research I find that I’m not afraid and I’m ready to give it

Stretch Mark Solutions – What Can Be Done Safely?

  Women of all ages regardless of height or weight are susceptible to stretch marks. This is a simple fact. Another fact, which will hopefully make you feel a bit better, is that supermodels – yes, the bikini models you see in Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret – have stretch marks. If you’re like 95%

5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend

  Ask anyone what their goal is in life and their answer will probably be, “To be happy.” If our dogs could talk, they would share five reasons we can improve our happiness through their example. Here is a brief summary of what they would say. 5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend: “You

7 Best Foam Roller Stretches For Increased Flexibility

Maintaining flexibility provides a lot of benefits to your body. It makes sure your muscles achieve their most optimal range of motion and improves your general posture. Stretching your body also releases all the built-up and accumulated stress and tension in your muscles. These 7 Best Foam Roller Stretches For Increased Flexibility can be achieved

7 Ways To Be More Optimistic

We set the clocks ahead for daylight savings and many of us woke up to a darker sky, feeling sluggish thanks to a one-hour loss of sleep. If you hit the snooze, pulled the covers up over your head still feeling bummed out about your waistline, bank account, career or love life, you’re not alone.

5 Top Food Brain Boosters to Add To Your Shopping List

    The foods you have in your pantry and fridge may be helping or hindering your brain. Dr. Christopher Calapai DO, a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine explains that the foods we choose have a lot to do with how sharp, attentive, alert, focused and happy we feel

New Healthy Brain Aging App CRUSHES Competition

With my last birthday, I became a ‘woman of a certain age’. *ahem* Now I find myself saying things like ‘When I was your age…’ and trying to remember why I came into the dining room!  With my handy dandy iPhone I decided to download an app that claimed to help with cognitive abilities. (a.k.a.

No Need To Pay Full Price When You Use Groupon

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.   There’s no reason to pay full-price for your personal care and upkeep when you use Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons!  As a matter of fact, I found my current hairstylist through Groupon and… due to my loyalty, he has kept my rate the same.  (It helped that

10 Foods To Fight Aging

    Of course I use lotions and potions to help my skin look as good as possible, yet there’s more to reflecting beauty then what’s on the surface. I agree with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., board certified in family and anti-aging medicine, that beauty really does come from within. There’s no denying the beauty of

Beautiful Summer Feet With Amope – Great Coupon Deal!

I was recently asked by Amopé™ to share some tips for using their summer skin care necessity – as I like to call it – Amopé Pedi Perfect.  And there’s a great coupon deal at CVS that will make having smooth, bare feet for summer even easier! You can have beautiful summer feet with Amope!   While

Check It Out! 10 Age Defying Beauty Bites

Yes, I use lotions and potions to help my skin look as good as possible, yet there’s more to reflecting beauty then what’s on the surface. I agree with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., board certified in family and anti-aging medicine, that beauty really does come from within. There’s no denying the beauty of a those

Take The Pledge With Me! Take Back Your Drive!

I wish I could write words to make this the ultimate post to end the action of texting while driving. I wish I could find the right combination of words to make those drivers that feel their text message is more important then someone’s life – perhaps their own –  a text that just can’t wait that they

Recharge And Re-Energize At A Cellular Level With MitoQ

To turn a popular phrase… “The 50’s are coming!  The 50’s are coming!”  Yes, I’m very close to the dawn of a new era in my life and parts of my body have been feeling the impeding change for some time.  Fogginess of memory, lack of energy and those ol’ painful knees.  I’ve been using

Add Vegetables To Your Meal With “Sneaky Mac And Cheese”

Are vegetables a bit of a challenge for your kid(s)?  Or you?  They are good for the body and brain, you know that.  Your children have heard it many times and so have you. But, somehow, vegetables are still a challenge during meal times.  Check out the following information on the importance of vegetables in

I’m Finding An Easy Way To Get My Energy Back With MitoQ!

Now that I’m in my late 40’s my lagging energy level was becoming more and more noticeable every day. All of the things I had been reading about and hearing from women at this stage of their life was now happening to me and I don’t like it. I’m tired more often than not and