From the monthly archives:

January 2018

One nice thing about the basic habits of good health (nutrition, sleep, and exercise) is that success at one leads to gains in the others. When you exercise regularly, you’re more likely to crave fruits and veggies, and more likely to be tired at night and sleep well. Eating well is less likely to disturb […]

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The worst is over. You got through flu-like symptoms (AKA a virus like cold, croup, pertussis, or flu itself). The sneezing, coughing, aches and fatigue that knocked you out, the fever when it peaked, it’s behind you… mostly. With many viruses, coughing, clogged, green-mucus filled sinuses, fatigue and other symptoms can linger, sometimes for up […]

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A large E. coli outbreak is being shared between the US and Canada right now. Officially, the FDA has not pinpointed a source to the outbreak. Unofficially, Consumer Reports is warning everyone to stay away from romaine lettuce until a recall is made. Because romaine lettuce is the likely culprit, and because it’s often eaten […]

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Avoid the Fads

January 11, 2018

If you follow health news headlines, you may have seen the backlash against support for a coffee colon cleanse/enema. For most that probably sounds like a bad idea right off the bat, but if you think it might have any benefit, beware the potential side-effects: dehydration, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or even death. With ideas like […]

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Everyone has experienced the fatigue of not enough sleep at some point. Sometimes it’s a chronic problem because of ongoing illness, anxiety, or congestion. Other times it’s an all-nighter, and there’s that almost delirious second-wave of energy the next day. You know you need sleep, but you may not realize how your brain hurts itself […]

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