If you’re used to hitting the gym a few times a week for a workout, you might be feeling cooped up. Even worse, you might be starting to feel weak. For the past two weeks, most people have stayed away from the gym—whether because of their reservations about working out during the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese
Many of us are several weeks into stay-at-home directives from our governments and health officials. For many, social distancing means sharing a confined space with romantic partners while navigating new stressful issues including sudden unemployment, working from home, child care and the never-ceasing uncertainty. Unsurprisingly, there are reports of divorce rates skyrocketing in China since the outbreak
This COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted territory. We have no idea where it’s going and when it might end. It can make you feel scared and rock your life physically, emotionally, and financially. Many people feel helpless in the wake of this virus that’s moving through our country with alarming speed. Taking action, however small, can
Important aspects of our immune system have gone overlooked within the current dominant practice of allopathic medicine. One of these aspects is fever. Sometimes we need a different way of looking at something to recognize its value. So with that in mind, let’s look at what an “externally-induced fever” can do for the body, according
The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting daily routines around the world. Overwhelmed hospitals, desolate schools, ghostly towns and self-isolation echo a campy horror flick, but an all too real one. Companies are laying people off by the thousands, the service industry is teetering on the brink of collapse, and socialist ideas suddenly don’t sound so bad to an average
It seems it’s more important than ever to be sure we do all we can to boost our immune system and ward off infection. While it’s true that a healthy immune system relies on a variety of factors, including nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, environmental pollutants, and genetics, we all can also turn to some of the gifts of
A Google vice president and one of the creators of the modern internet tested positive for the disease caused by the CCP (Communist Chinese Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. Vint Cerf, 76, told supporters on social media that he tested positive for COVID-19, the new disease that originated in China. Cerf said he’s
You may love a cup of warm green tea in the morning, but did you know it may also set you up for a calmer, less anxious mood throughout your day? Research shows this coffee substitute may be a mood-booster as well. According to “The Book of Tea,” written in 1906 by Japanese scholar Okakura Kakuzō,[i] “Tea
It’s possible to maintain community while social distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to a professor of health psychology. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, thousands of in-person gatherings are now canceled, including sporting events, parades, concerts, and church services. For many, the CDC recommendations on social distancing
The world is evolving rapidly with the COVID-19 outbreak. To date, the virus has infected almost 490,000 people worldwide and the global death toll has reached nearly 23,000. COVID-19 is more transmissible than the flu, with higher fatality rates and no vaccination is available. The outbreak has resulted in panic buying of toilet papers, masks,
Let’s face it; stress is everywhere, and not in a good way. We live in stressful times of the coronavirus pandemic, financial worries, and how to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. At the same time, the very nature of our modern lives makes it hard to slow down or opt-out. The result is
Amid the carnage of World War I, a flu epidemic took hold in the frontline trenches and subsequently spread around the world, infecting one-quarter of the world’s total population and ultimately killing more people than the war itself. Before it was over, somewhere between 50 million and 100 million people died from what became known as
The World Health Organization has labeled COVID-19 a pandemic. That has a lot of people worried about getting sick, but do you really need to be concerned? The virus that causes COVID-19 is like the flu or common cold and, because of that, can’t be treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, but not viruses. The key
As the coronavirus spreads into more and more communities, public health officials are placing responsibility on individuals to help slow the pandemic. Social distancing is the way to do it. Geriatrician Thomas Perls explains how this crucial tool works. What is Social Distancing? Social distancing is a tool public health officials recommend to slow the
As the Wuhan coronavirus dominates the news cycle and doctors race to find a treatment for COVID-19, it may be worth investigating the role that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can play in helping to prevent the disease. There are currently “no approved diagnostics, vaccines, or treatments for COVID-19,” the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services said
We all make mistakes; some people are just better at dealing with them. If you beat yourself up over a lost job, an argument with a loved one, or blame yourself for a major loss, the stress could be harming your health and well-being. Practicing self-compassion can prevent this problem. When you forgive and care for
Vaccine programs depend on public confidence but trust is falling fast. One of the leading experts of vaccine confidence warned that without better science and a major shift in vaccine communications, vaccine programs could lose their most important supporters: doctors. Dr. Heidi J. Larson heads The Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP) at the University of London’s London School
There are a lot of reasons why you should care about blood circulation. Poor circulation can lead pain, cramps, cold hands and feet, digestive troubles, and more. It may even signify potential heart problems or contribute to dementia. When nutrient-rich oxygenated blood is having trouble spreading throughout your body, serious problems can arise. Good circulation,
Ginger supplements may be the natural substance researchers have been searching for in the prevention and treatment of common inflammatory bowel diseases. Research published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine indicates that ginger, or Zingiber officinale root, may be of therapeutic value in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, a disease exacerbated by oxidative stress. While further research is needed
About 13 years ago, I watched my very vital mother die a slow death from Lewy-Body dementia. For me, it was a wakeup call. If there was anything I could do to stay healthy myself—to avoid the slow decline of an aging brain—I wanted to do it. But what really helps us stay sharp longer?
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