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What Can Cause a Blown Vein and How to Treat It

If you have a blown vein, it means that the vein has ruptured and is leaking blood. It happens when a nurse or other healthcare professional attempts to insert a needle into a vein, and things don’t go quite right.

Nov 4th, 2019
What to know about influenza A

Influenza, or flu, is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system. Influenza A is one of four types of the virus, which can cause a cough, body aches, and a sore throat.

Oct 23rd, 2019
What are the worst foods for gut health?

Bacteria and other microbes in the gut help the body digest food. These bacteria may also play an important role in helping the body fight harmful bacteria, yeast, and other microbes.

Oct 18th, 2019
What are the best foods to aid digestion?

The digestive system breaks food down into nutrients and energy that the body can use. Some types of food, including vegetables and yogurt, can help this process of digestion.

Oct 11th, 2019
What is serotonin and what does it do?

Serotonin is a chemical that has a wide variety of functions in the human body. It is sometimes called the happy chemical, because it contributes to well being and happiness.

Oct 10th, 2019
22 Simple and Healthy Whole30 Snacks

Whole30 is a 30-day program meant to improve overall health by eliminating unhealthy and potentially problematic foods and beverages from your diet.

Oct 3rd, 2019
Is Gatorade good or bad for you?

Gatorade is sold as an exercise enhancement drink. It contains re-hydrating electrolytes but also has a high concentration of sugar.

Sep 12th, 2019
How Disconnecting from Technology Made Me Happier

As I watched all the life happening around me, I felt relaxed and at peace. I was sitting alone in solitude, surrounded by happy people, good food, and good wine. There was nowhere I needed to go and nothing I needed to do in that moment.

Aug 13th, 2019
Everything You Want to Know About IBS

Between 3 percent and 20 percent of Americans experience irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. The condition affects more women than men. Some people with IBS have minor symptoms, while others do not.

Jul 30th, 2019
5 Universal Stretches Everyone Should Do

Exercising isn’t “one size fits all” — far from it. Cardio, HIIT, low-impact, plyometric, Pilates, resistance, running, weight training… the list goes on and on. Whichever workout you do, stretching should be part of your routine.

Jul 25th, 2019
Mindfully Letting Go of Shame

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” ― Pema Chodron

Jul 22nd, 2019
The gamification of weight loss

In 2007, Mayor Mick Cornett put Oklahoma City on a diet, after the city made a less-than-flattering appearance on a list of the most obese cities in the United States.

Jul 17th, 2019
Get Better at Dealing with Anger

Yesterday a loved one asked me about dealing with anger — he lashed out at someone he loves in a way that hurt her and filled him with shame and regret.

Jul 16th, 2019
What It’s Like to Be Truly Committed to Something

All my life, I’ve struggled with being half-committed. Not always, but more than I’d usually like to admit. I say I’m going to stick to something, and I actually believe it, but then a week later (or sooner, sometimes longer), I falter. I justify it.

Jul 15th, 2019
Start Your Day Right with the Magic Morning Mindset

We would likely all agree that manicures, baths, and cozy movie nights on the couch all fall under the umbrella of self-care. But I believe that it’s time—actually, beyond time—to go deeper and re-claim what self-care truly means.

Jul 9th, 2019
When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help

There’s the awkwardness. You always feel a little like an uninvited guest who arrived late and missed the first half of the conversation—a conversation that turns out to be a wrestle between another person and the deepest parts of their own soul.

Jul 3rd, 2019
Happiness is Contagious

Scientists found that we experience happiness through social connections. Therefore, the clusters of people around you strongly influence how you feel. In fact, a positive change in one person affects everyone in their friend cluster.

Jul 2nd, 2019
3 Healthy Eating Meditations You Need to Try

The benefits of meditation are well known. The calming practice has been shown to help with everything from stress levels to high blood pressure and seemingly just about everything in between (insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, even pain).

Jun 27th, 2019
A Mindful Method for When You’re Tired

Tiredness can affect everything in your life. I find myself less able to do work, more overwhelmed when I’m behind on email and messages, less able to keep up with healthy habits, more likely to eat junk food, and in worse moods.

Jun 25th, 2019
5 Tips For Losing Weight on a Budget

If you’re just getting started, weight loss and adopting a healthier lifestyle can seem expensive. After all, you’ll likely want to invest in new workout gear, a gym membership and a fridge full of healthy staples.

Jun 24th, 2019
Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

For me, one such personal belief is that most sunscreen is not helpful in avoiding skin cancer and may actually increase the chances of it! This is one of the reasons I’ve been making homemade sunscreen for years (even though I rarely use it).

Jun 13th, 2019
The Discipline of Mastering Mental States

Mental states will usually affect whether we do our exercise, eat healthy, binge watch TV shows, drink alcohol, eat junk food, or are open-hearted (or rude) with the people we love.

Jun 12th, 2019
What Is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine? It’s true healthcare. Functional Medicine is a distinct medical model, separate and, as you’ll come to learn, vastly different from the conventional approach.

Jun 11th, 2019
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (HRT)

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is any form of hormone therapy where a patient receives hormones, usually as a supplement for the lack of naturally occurring hormones.

May 29th, 2019
2019 Memorial Day Facts

Memorial Day is more than just a day off from work or school, an occasion for a backyard barbecue or a chance to travel. Those things do speak to the holiday’s true spirit. But above all else, Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service.

May 23rd, 2019
What It Can Mean If Your Urine Is Orange

Urine that is optimally diluted is usually a pale shade of yellow, sometimes even close to clear. However, it's possible for urine to turn several different colors, including orange.

May 21st, 2019
Reducing the Risk for Death: Never Too Late to Exercise?

Most healthcare professionals are used to talking with patients about increasing their levels of physical activity, but does enhancing physical activity among older adults influence important outcomes such as cardiovascular mortality?

May 20th, 2019
Replace Sedentary Time With Activity

US adults are recommended to complete a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise weekly.

May 16th, 2019
Allergy Treatment

Good allergy treatment is based on your medical history, the results of your allergy tests and how severe your symptoms are. It can include three treatment types: avoiding allergens, medicine options and/or immunotherapy.

May 14th, 2019
Aeroallergens

Both outdoor and indoor aeroallergens sensitize and exacerbate allergic asthma, and more than 90% of the average person's time in developed countries is spent indoors.

May 8th, 2019
Allergy skin tests

During allergy skin tests, your skin is exposed to suspected allergy-causing substances (allergens) and is then observed for signs of an allergic reaction.

May 1st, 2019
Make the Best Use of Fiber Supplements

Fiber offers you a range of health perks. It can lower cholesterol, keep your blood sugar steady, and help you lose weight. Still, most Americans don’t come anywhere close to getting enough of this essential nutrient.

Apr 30th, 2019
Detox Diets: Cleansing the Body

Set aside a weekend, it's time for spring cleaning -- more accurately, spring cleansing --even though it is already summer. Perfect for the procrastinators among us.

Apr 29th, 2019
Keto and Paleo Diets Explained

You’ve most likely heard about Paleo and Keto diets. Maybe you’ve even dabbled in one or both to see what they’re like. But we bet you still have some questions. To help demystify the what’s, why’s and how’s, here’s a deep diet dive from our coaches.

Apr 4th, 2019
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: What’s the Difference?

There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Both types of diabetes are chronic diseases that affect the way your body regulates blood sugar, or glucose. Glucose is the fuel that feeds your body’s cells, but to enter your cells it needs a key.

Mar 28th, 2019
Fasting boosts metabolism and fights aging

The latest study to explore the impact of fasting on the human body concludes that it increases metabolic activity more than previously realized and may even impart anti-aging benefits.

Mar 27th, 2019
Workouts To Target Your Body Trouble Spots

Got some body trouble spots that you could do with toning up? With our targeted tips and activity suggestions, your less-than-perfect body zones could become history. Here are four workouts to target your body trouble spots.

Mar 20th, 2019
5 Most Addictive Foods

Did you know that you could become addicted to your favorite food? From withdrawal symptoms to changes in brain chemistry, our snacks have surprising ways of keeping us wanting more. Here is our guide to five of the world’s most addictive foods.

Mar 13th, 2019
Can Caffeine Really Boost Your Health?

Although enduring a bad press in recent years, a growing body of research suggests that caffeine (in moderation) could actually offer up some serious health benefits.

Mar 12th, 2019
Low Intensity Workouts

Looking for a low-intensity workout that will still burn calories? These exercise alternatives might be just what you are looking for.

Mar 4th, 2019
Glaucoma Awareness Month!

Half of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Get a healthy start this year by learning about glaucoma and taking steps to reduce your risk of vision loss!

Jan 9th, 2019