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Houseplants Are The Next Great Health Supplement

Houseplants Are The Next Great Health Supplement
Are Houseplants The New Performance Enhancers? When we think of health supplements, we immediately imagine little round pills that we swig down with water and more often than not forget to take. However, what if I told you that you can have the ultimate supplement, without risk of forgetting to take it, it moonlights as... Read more »

The Not So New Health Trend: Essential Oils

The Not So New Health Trend: Essential Oils
Essential Oils For Health The health world is saturated with new trends, fads and almost obscene ideas for staying healthy and preventing disease. We are shown images of people purposely standing in below freezing air (cryotherapy), eating liquid chicken that was pureed in a blender for extra protein, or lying in enclosed salt-water tanks for... Read more »

Americans, It's Time To Start Eating Real Food.

I recently saw the new Michael Moore documentary, “Where to Invade Next”, a humorous and enlightening depiction of what we’re missing Stateside. Things like a real paid vacation, universal healthcare, free education, gender equality, and REAL FOOD. I’m not here to argue the politics on whether or not you agree with providing students the right... Read more »

What Is Stress, And Why Is It Killing Us?

Stress We’ve all heard about it, and most of us just sweep it under the rug. Sure, we all intrinsically know it’s “bad” for us, and it may cause harm, but what does that actually mean? It’s more than “just in your head”, your body thinks it’s real and dangerous. Why is stress so bad... Read more »

In Pain? Get Needled.

Acupuncture is one of the most effective and safe methods to treat pain. Yes, sticking needles into people not only RIDS the body of discomfort but it’s also safe, and even pleasant. Some may scoff at the idea of acupuncture being a woo-woo, faith healing technique with no research backing it up. But that’s simply... Read more »

How To Climb Mount Everest Wearing Only Shorts

The Ice Man I recently came across an article about a man nicknamed “The Iceman”, a crazy Dutch person who climbed past the “death zone” altitude on Mount Everest (around 7,500 ft) wearing nothing but shorts. For real. Oh, and he also decided to climb all of Mt. Kilimanjaro, also with just shorts. In the... Read more »

New Year, New You?

New Year, New Me, Dammit! It’s a new year, if you haven’t heard, and hoards of people are flocking to the gym for their annual “I’m going to get in shape this year” resolutions. While this is a valiant effort to take better care of your body, the effect usually lasts only a couple of... Read more »

Sensory Deprivation What?

“You’re looking a bit haggard.” Four years of seemingly endless graduate school had done this to me. A tired, apparently haggard shell, which no one seemed to recognize. I kept receiving uninvited opinions, all converging on a similar conclusion. I looked tired and needed to do something about it. I’m in the healthcare field, and... Read more »

Stressed About Stress? Here's 6 Things You Can About It.

In my previous post, I talked about the major implications stress has on our health; from increased risk of chronic disease, decrease in life expectancy, to other mildly terrifying side-effects. Now that I’ve stressed you out, what can you do to prevent such consequences? It’s impossible to run away to the woods and live like... Read more »