Five Things to Know About Plan B

Emergency contraceptives like Plan B are at the forefront of political discussion. With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, many people are stockpiling contraceptives and abortion alternatives, such as Plan B. Also known as the ‘morning after’ pill, works by chemically preventing a pregnancy, when taken within 72 hours of intercourse. The drug actsContinue reading “Five Things to Know About Plan B”

Five Surprising Triggers for Depression

Knowing what triggers your depression can help you manage your mental health. Depression is a common illness, affecting 280 million people worldwide. When you think of depression, you may think of people shuttered away in their bedrooms with the curtains drawn, unable to get out of bed. While this is one form of depression, thereContinue reading “Five Surprising Triggers for Depression”

How to Fight Psoriasis with Your Diet

Plaque psoriasis can be managed through both medication and your diet. With summer on the horizon, many sufferers of plaque psoriasis are looking for a solution. Plaque psoriasis is a condition of the immune system where the body mistakenly attacks itself, causing the cells to multiply and turn over. This results in swelling and patchesContinue reading “How to Fight Psoriasis with Your Diet”

Five Ways to Support Your Mental Energy Levels

Mental energy affects everything we do in life. Have you ever gotten to work, and realized that it was taking every ounce of mental energy you had to be present? If you work a full-time job, I’m going to assume the answer is yes. Although lately there has been more of a push in ourContinue reading “Five Ways to Support Your Mental Energy Levels”

Your Guide to Sustainable Eating

We can eat healthier foods and help save the planet at the same time. I don’t know about you, but every time I take the trash out I am reminded of just how much food we Americans waste, as well as how much trash we produce. If you really sit down and think about it,Continue reading “Your Guide to Sustainable Eating”

The Healthiest Foods to Eat When You Have Covid-19

A nutritious diet can help speed up your recover from Covid-19. Covid-19 can take a huge toll on your overall health, and leave lasting side effects like shortness of breath, brain fog, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell. At this point I’m pretty sure almost everyone has had it at least once, and ifContinue reading “The Healthiest Foods to Eat When You Have Covid-19”

Why Does Daylight Savings Time Wreak Havoc On Us?

Have you ever wondered why you feel discombobulated after daylight savings time? I don’t know about you, but daylight savings time really messes up my internal clock every year. I feel fatigued, discombobulated, and generally concerned that a one hour time difference in either direction could wreak so much havoc in my life. I haveContinue reading “Why Does Daylight Savings Time Wreak Havoc On Us?”

Is Chronic Stress Negatively Impacting Your Health?

Chronic stress can affect your overall physical health if left untreated. Stress is not always a bad thing. In certain circumstances, stress can help you be more productive and meet important deadlines. In small amounts, stress can actually be a helpful tool to keep you on track, or motivate you to achieve something. Stress becomesContinue reading “Is Chronic Stress Negatively Impacting Your Health?”

How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Everyone gets SAD once in a while. It’s that time of year again. The time when winter has been dragging on for a few months and we all get a little stir crazy. While this winter has been relatively mild, especially compared to the pandemic last winter, many people are still feeling the onset ofContinue reading “How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder”

Could You Have Hypothyroidism?

Many people who suffer from hypothyroidism are undiagnosed. Hypothyroidism is a hormone condition that affects 5 out of every 100 Americans. It occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), and can lead to symptoms like depression, weight gain, muscle soreness, and general fatigue.  Hypothyroidism can affectContinue reading “Could You Have Hypothyroidism?”