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5 Pain Relief Methods for Period Cramps
Period cramps can cause intense pain for one to two days out of each month in over half of women. They can be frustrating, distracting and even debilitating. Luckily, home remedies and lifestyle practices can help provide pain relief during periods for most women, and more advanced options are available to treat severe cramps. So, what are the most common treatments for period pain relief, and how do they work?
What Is the Best Food To Eat After Giving Birth?
You may have heard that some foods will speed up postpartum recovery. However, you may also have been told the opposite — that other foods can be harmful to you and your baby. Eating after delivery should be the straightforward part of the recovery process, but the vast amount of information surrounding the subject can be challenging to sort through. So are there things that new moms should and should not be eating after giving birth?
Food for Your Mood: 5 Foods to Try!
We've all experienced those days when our mood takes a dip, and we're left feeling down and sluggish. While external factors like stress, lack of sleep and other emotional triggers can contribute to our mood swings, did you know that the food you eat can also play a role in influencing your mood? The link between nutrition and mental health is gaining more attention, and research suggests that certain foods can help boost your mood naturally. So, if you're looking to give your mood a lift, here are five foods that you might want to consider incorporating into your diet.
3 Practical Ways to Manage and Reduce Anxiety
Anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can manifest as persistent worry, fear or unease, and can significantly impact a person's daily life. While anxiety can be challenging to manage, there are some practical strategies that can help lessen its impact. It is important to see a medical professional before trying anything extreme to reduce anxiety.
The History of BMI and Why It Can Be Harmful
It has been debated by many medical professionals if BMI is really the best way to categorize adults. Many medical professionals acknowledge that BMI can be useful in tracking weight trends across populations but does not account for differences in ethnic groups while targeting athletic people since it does not distinguish muscle mass from fat. Most often, a high BMI index is prescribed with exercise and weight loss.
People in the Morning: Hit the Snooze Button or Wake up at the First Alarm?
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Different Goals in the Gym
It is vital to not compare yourself to others in the gym when you are working out and creating your fitness plans. Different goals means different ways to exercise and conduct routines. Fitness looks different for every person depending on their own individual goals. Do not lose sight of your own goals by trying to compare yourself to others in the gym.
A Different Approach to Psychiatric Care: An Interview with Dr. Hyla Cass
Dr. Cass has always been one to think outside of the box - to see what works and why. For example, during her earlier years of practice, she observed that medications were frequently ineffective, not curative, and often had unpleasant side effects, so she began experimenting with different approaches.
Looking for a Natural Alternative to the Pill?
Let's be honest, being on the pill is not the most pleasant experience out there. The pill's side effects can range from nausea to migraines and can often hold you back from going about your day as you typically would. Birth control pills are not only used as contraceptives but can also address other hormone-related problems that women deal with. While some women don't experience any adverse side effects, the pill is not every girl's best friend. There may be a more natural alternative to the pill.
Breath Analysis: How the Invention of PNOE Could Change Healthcare Forever
Breath analysis, also known as metabolic testing or VO2max testing, involves analyzing a person's exhaled gasses. Its roots can be traced back to the early 1900s when scientists were searching to comprehend the fundamental mechanism of all living organisms: the absorption and utilization of oxygen, read more to know more!
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Augmented Reality and Medicine
The future is now, thanks to science! As our technology advances and our digital world continues to develop, the line between the real world and the digital becomes increasingly blurred. One example of this blurring is augmented reality (AR). Through augmented reality, we can put parts of our digital world on top of our physical one. Typically, we think about augmented reality's implications for entertainment, shopping experiences and social media. But beyond those industries, AR could completely reimagine how we experience and receive medical care.
The Impact of the Medical Metaverse on Patients and Physicians
The medical metaverse is not a small pocket of technology with a handful of applications in the medical space but the future of healthcare provision. Like the internet, the medical metaverse is likely already available in your clinic or home. The only thing you need to do is access it.
The Medical Metaverse: Useful Data and Simulations for Medicine in the Palm of Your Hand
Augmented reality and the metaverse is no longer just for video games and social media. These two technologies are being applied to the medical field to completely revise how patients and providers interact with and experience medicine. This new 'medical metaverse' will deliver an immense amount of valuable data into the palm of your hand!
The Emerging Field of Regenerative Medicine: Part 2, Extracellular Vesicles, Exosomes and Signaling
In part two, I aim to bring transparency to the subject of exosomes, extracellular vesicles, nanoparticles and signaling modalities currently being utilized in regenerative medicine as an alternative to cellular therapy.
Doctor-Patient Relationships and the Practice of Neurology: An Interview with Dr. Andrea Abousamra
Dr. Abousamra is a neurologist at the Michigan Institute for Neurologic Disorders (MIND), where her work focuses on headaches, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and dementia. MIND is a premier provider of neurological care for diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system.
Women, Here Are the Best Exercises for Losing Weight!
The market is flooded with exercises that claim to be the best exercises for losing weight. But which ones actually work?
Exercise & Mental Health
Exercising is not just for keeping yourself physically fit. It can keep you mentally healthy as well. Research has proven that exercises such as running, cycling, walking, swimming, dancing and even gardening (yes, digging holes and carrying bags of dirt is a workout, too) reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Restoring the Art of the Human Body: An Interview with Dr. David Hartman
Dr. Hartman has practiced numerous types of art, oil painting in college to a professional TV actor in New York City and Los Angeles, designing and building faux antique furniture collections for elite actors and producers in the Hollywood Hills to restoring antique oil paintings.
8 Healthy Eating Habits to Start Today
It takes a certain degree of dedication and commitment to introduce new habits into your daily routine. In time, you will be surprised how it can help your body become stronger and healthier.
How Lifestyle Medicine Effects Modern Healthcare
Lifestyle medicine is an evolving healthcare approach using evidence-based therapeutic intervention and natural treatment for holistic care.
How To Begin Exercising According to Health Professionals
Medical doctors highlight the benefits of adopting a gym-patterned lifestyle—and it's undoubtedly for your good. Doctors see the worst, health-wise, every day; so, when they say, 'take some time to take care of your body,' their advice is well-founded.
3 Ways Houseplants Improve Your Mental Health
Keeping a houseplant isn't only a good hobby that will add beauty to any indoor space. Aside from the aesthetics, houseplants can also benefit your mental health. Plants are more than just decor or a hobby to keep; caring for them can give you a sense of purpose and help you destress
Why Taking a Mental Health Day Is so Important
Our lives can get quite stressful from time to time, which is why it is essential to remind ourselves to take a break. Our work lives can drain our entire energy and lead to serious mental health problems like burnouts and anxiety issues. When you are starting to feel the stress taking its toll on your mind, it's time for a break.
What You Eat May Improve Your Mental Health
Some people may wonder if what they eat affects their mental health. The answer is yes – the foods we eat can positively or negatively impact our mental health. It is easy to forget food can be eaten for enjoyment rather than just weight loss. We often forget to include food for mental health.
Most Women Suffering from Postpartum Depression Do Not Receive Adequate Care
Significant life changes can cause increased mental health struggles. Switching jobs, moving across the country, the death of a loved one or ending a long-term relationship are all changes that can prompt periods of depression. Childbirth, a tremendous change in the life of a mother, is no exception.
Which Antidepressants Cause the Fewest Sexual Side Effects?
Antidepressants are typically an effective way for depression to ameliorate. However, while they can help someone return to a sense of normalcy, antidepressants can interfere with one's ability to perform intimately. But that doesn't mean you have to stop taking antidepressants or that there aren't options. Instead, there's still a good chance of balancing antidepressants with your sex life.
Why Men Are 3 Times More Likely to Commit Suicide Than Women
Suicide is a subject that puzzles many of us, motivates researchers and directs the development of many medical strategies and treatments. The motives behind such behavior are not usually visible, or they might even seem incomprehensible to those left behind. Suicide rates vary according to age and gender: women attempt suicide three times more than men, yet men end their lives three times more than women.
Five Tips for Intuitive Eating Over the Holiday Season
People who have implemented and benefited from dietary changes know how conflicting the approach of the holiday season can be. Our minds abound with questions such as: is it okay to indulge for just a couple of weeks? or will my friends and family be willing to cater to my dietary requirements?
How To Make Holiday Cookies for Every Dietary Need!
Society has been serving the holidays with a side of cookies and milk since the 1930s. Baking these staple holiday treats has become a tradition in many families' homes. But with more people opting to follow specific diets, relying on those old-timey recipes can become difficult. Maybe you've recently chosen to reduce your gluten intake, or your cousins coming over are strictly Keto.
Filling Multiple Roles for One Goal: An Interview with Dr. Beau Daniels, DC
Dr. Beau Daniels, DC, is one of those people. He wears multiple hats in the medical and sports arenas, integrating them all in a way that fills the holes he sees in the healthcare system for athletes. His tireless efforts are spearheading the way to a complete health system for both athletes and weekend warriors.
Changing Hormones Can Affect Your Workouts
We often think about our muscles' straining and our breathing when exercising. But what we don't usually consider is how our bodies' underlying mechanisms assist us. While we can't see it, our bodies support us by firing innumerable chemical reactions, including hormones. Even though they aren't as visible as muscles, one's ability to exercise can be significantly impacted when these hormones are affected. This is especially true for women, who often undergo hormone fluctuations as a part of their bodies' natural functions.
Let’s Look into the ‘Food as Medicine’ Trend
Did you know that your gut is constantly talking to your brain? Just think of how many times you've relied on the so-called 'gut feeling' before making a life-changing decision. Does the gut own the gift of foresight, telling us which road to take when at a crossroad?
A Businessman’s Passion for Healthcare: An Interview with Mr. Restee Collins
Restee Collins is an experienced businessman with a passion for healthcare. By collaborating with key people within the medical industry, he applies his sales savvy to enable preventative diagnostics and medical services for people across the country.
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