6 Signs Your Thyroid Isn’t Working

In America, at least 30 million have a thyroid disorder and half of them are undiagnosed, according to The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. All of the symptoms are indicators of other medical conditions, however, they are more than likely first indicators of over or underactive thyroids–especially in women. Continue reading “6 Signs Your Thyroid Isn’t Working” »

Make Your New Year Resolution to Be a Healthier You!

It seems like every year we all make a great start to the new year. How soon we run out of steam and those new walking shoes gather dust, the healthy produce wilts, and we end up on the couch once again. Follow the tips below for ways to follow a healthier routine without changing your lifestyle too much. Continue reading “Make Your New Year Resolution to Be a Healthier You!” »

Flu Shots and Your Pregnancy

When women are pregnant, they go through changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs. So, women who are pregnant or who have given birth during the past two weeks are more prone to severe illness from flu. Continue reading “Flu Shots and Your Pregnancy” »

Maintaining a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Almost everyone is overwhelmed by the challenge of eating gluten-free. At first, it feels like the diet eliminates all the food you love or have emotional connections with. You might even feel paranoid — like you’re surrounded by gluten and nothing is safe. It takes awhile to begin to feel comfortable with the diet and confident about your food choices. Continue reading “Maintaining a Gluten-Free Lifestyle” »

Do You Know Your Family Health History?

Create a Family Medical History

Your family medical history should include as much information as you have access to, such as your siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, etc. on both sides. Some of the information you will want to know are as follows: Continue reading “Do You Know Your Family Health History?” »

Do You Know Your Cholesterol Numbers?

Keeping your cholesterol levels in the healthy range is a great way to keep your heart in shape, as well as lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. However, first, you have to know your cholesterol numbers. The American Heart Association recommends all adults aged 20 or older have their cholesterol and other traditional risk factors checked every four to six years. Continue reading “Do You Know Your Cholesterol Numbers?” »

Early Cancer Detection Screening

A screening is an examination for cancer or conditions that may become cancer in people who have no symptoms. Screenings can help doctors find and treat several types of cancer early on. Early detection is extremely important because the abnormal tissue or cancer formed may be much easier to treat. When symptoms of the majority of cancers begin to form, it may have begun to spread and is harder to treat. Continue reading “Early Cancer Detection Screening” »

Women: Understanding Your Hormone Levels

Hormone imbalance is best understood by knowing how a normal menstrual cycle works. Hormones regulate the activity of cells and tissues in various organs. The balance of hormones produced by your body is essential to good health and well-being. Continue reading “Women: Understanding Your Hormone Levels” »

5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol

By now, most people are aware that the “standard” American diet is unhealthy — full of trans fats, excessive salt, and lots of sugar. It’s no wonder why heart disease and stroke are the number one killers. Having high cholesterol increases your chances of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Below are five easy lifestyle changes that will strengthen your heart and could possibly keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications. Continue reading “5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol” »

What DNA Reveals About You

Today we use DNA tests to tell us just about anything, It can help exonerate an innocent man sitting on death row, as well as help a woman determine the father of her child. Continue reading “What DNA Reveals About You” »