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5 Ways to Get Better Sleep

Have you ever felt so unmotivated and distressed the day after a restless night of tossing and turning in your bed, trying to find a way to fall asleep? Most of the time, counting sheep doesn’t do it. Occasionally, we all experience sleep issues, but it can be a real problem.

The Better You Sleep, the Better Your Late-Night Snack Choices May Become

We have all felt prone to midnight snacking. We can try to eat better dinners, drink more water or even lock our fridges, but somehow, we end up snacking. Unfortunately, these late-night snacks are usually unhealthy and leave us wishing we had made better snacking decisions. The answer to making better decisions regarding late-night snacks may be as simple as getting better sleep.

5 Yoga Poses for a Better Night’s Sleep

Thankfully, doctors and researchers have done some serious studies into why naps can have such a different impact on your day. Knowing the do’s and don’ts of napping will help you carefully plan out your next power nap to get all the benefits.

Power Naps: Helpful or Harmful?

Thankfully, doctors and researchers have done some serious studies into why naps can have such a different impact on your day. Knowing the do’s and don’ts of napping will help you carefully plan out your next power nap to get all the benefits.

The Art of Breathing

When people talk about habitual actions, they often throw around phrases such as, it’s become second nature to me – almost like breathing. But, little do they know, just because breathing is habitual doesn’t mean they’re doing it correctly.

Caring for the Caretakers of the World: An Interview with Dr. Mona Orady

Women are incredible, powerful and strong creatures. They could run the world if they wanted to. Yet, why is it that women are always underserved and unheard? Dr. Mona Orady grew to be very familiar with this topic after listening to her mother’s circle of friends vent about their struggles as women in society. She would often hear the grown-ups complain about not getting the proper healthcare, and how they would feel uncomfortable about being treated by male doctors.

Inspire, Elevate, Uplift: An Interview with Dr. Alyx Porter Umphrey, MD

By drawing inspiration from within and from others, Dr. Alyx Porter Umphrey, MD, found success in a medical field in which being a black woman is rare. She then paid it forward, creating an organization with her husband, Dr. Gregory Umphrey, that supports minority medical students.
Dr. Porter Umphrey is a neurologist with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. She specializes in neuro-oncology, focusing on tumors of the brain and spinal cord, brain metastases and neurological complications of cancer with its treatment.

Giving Back and Moving Forward: A Life of Service with Dr. Gregory Umphrey

Some people dedicate themselves to a life of service. They choose careers and opportunities to provide services that improve and often save the lives of others. Dr. Gregory Umphrey, M.D., is one of those people. Between his medical career and ElevateMeD, a nonprofit organization he and his wife founded to help medical students, he has made life better for many.

“Everyone Is an Artist” – An Interview with Dr. Anjali Rajpal

Everyone is an artist, the German art theorist Joseph Beuys famously once said, attempting to encapsulate the deep meaning of art and its creator in the fewest words possible. And the message behind this quote still eludes many of its readers. Some of us identify true art in a sculpture or a painting. Others, in being a good manager, or even a good parent.

Caffeine and Acne

Did you know that cutting down on your caffeine consumption can significantly improve certain forms of acne? Caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea cause your body to produce cortisol, the stress hormone, which leads to increased acne outbreaks even if you drink your caffeinated beverage without sugar or milk.

How Fear Affects Your Immune System

What do you know about your immune system and fear? Fear is a human emotion sparked by the perception of danger; it’s a basic survival system that tells our bodies to fight or flight when we’re in danger. As human beings, fear can help us be safe, but we don’t know that constant fear can lead to a weaker immune system.

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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.

Let’s Look into the ‘Food as Medicine’ Trend

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.

Your Gut Communicates Regularly with Your Brain

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?

Can Depression Affect the Immune System?

People are vulnerable to many disorders throughout their lives, such as depression, which can alter and harm your immune system and overall health. But how does depression affect the immune system?

What are the Best Vegetable Protein Sources?

While it will take some effort to determine which vegetable options will be most helpful to you, rest assured that the effort you put in will be worth it— understanding how to optimize your diet is a major step forward for those who want to take charge of their health. So, what are the best protein sources in vegetables?

Will Free Weights Hurt Your Body in the Future?

If you’re like most people, free weights aren’t the wisest approach to bodybuilding. After all, you’re lifting heavy objects and straining your muscles, so it’s only natural to worry that you might hurt yourself!

Do I Have Good Genetics for Bodybuilding?

Many people believe that genetics play a prominent role in determining how successful someone can be in bodybuilding. While it is true that genetics can influence factors such as muscle size and bone density, many other variables come into play when it comes to building muscle. So, if you’re wondering whether or not you have good genetics for bodybuilding, the answer is that it depends on a variety of factors.

Can Your Stress Kill You?

Our willingness to accept stress into our daily lives reveals how little we understand stress’ effect on our lives. Stress is not a benign yet negative emotion; it’s a serious mental illness with serious effects on our physical health.

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