Category Archives: Health Tips

How To Improve Your Sleep

Do you feel like you can never get enough sleep? You are not alone. Approximately 50-70 million US adults suffer from sleep disorders. There are various sleep distractions that can affect anyone, at any age. Research shows that there is a link between the amount of sleep you get and the increased risk of cardiovascular […]

Oral Cancer & Nutrition

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  Oral cancer refers to cancer of the mouth and is of particular concern because it can grow without any symptoms in its early stages, and often isn’t discovered until late in its development, when it has already spread to another location. Some risk factors include: Age:  Most oral cancer […]

Spring Forward!

You know the trick to remember which direction to change the clocks- “Fall Back, Spring Forward”! Well, it just so happens to be that this weekend, we are springing forward. Hello again, daylight savings time! More evening daylight means that summer is on the way. Because of the time change, you may find yourself more […]

Skin Inflammation

Skin inflammation and acne is a common problem among teens and even some adults. Aside from nutrition and diet factors, other culprits include genetics, hormones, stress, environment, and medications. Our skin is a living organ that needs care and nourishment just like any other organ system.  Blemishes and breakouts can be due to many causes […]

Nutritional Supplements and Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease causing inflammation and ulcers on the inner lining of your large intestine.  Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea, fever, rectal pain, weight loss and malnutrition.  Researchers believe it is caused by an overreaction of the immune system, however genes, other immune disorders, the […]

Nuts About Heart Health

February is American Heart Month. Sadly, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. While following a heart-healthy diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, one particularly beneficial food item is nuts!  In fact, research shows that people who regularly eat nuts are less likely to have heart […]

Prenatal Care

Staying healthy is very important overall; however, it requires even greater attention when you are pregnant. Prenatal care should not be overlooked because the growth and development of a healthy baby requires a lot of care, attention, and adequate nutrition. To prevent risks and unwanted health concerns for both the mother and the baby, early […]

Bleeding Gums – Is It a Vitamin C Deficiency?

Bleeding gums have long been thought to be a sign of gingivitis (a mild form of gum disease) caused by a buildup of plaque at your gum line.  If you’ve ever experienced this, then you were probably told you need to brush and floss more often.  But a new study has found another possible cause […]