We all know tobacco is bad. It’s deadly. It causes cancer. It’s incredibly addictive. Tobacco use is still the leading cause of death in the United States. What I didn't know, and what other parents may not realize is...
Infuse a festive flair into your holiday celebrations by incorporating Chinese herbs into mocktails. Beyond adding unique flavors, these herbs can bring potential health benefits, from boosting antioxidants to supporting overall well-being.
When I brought home my newborn son, I thought he was as perfect and as healthy as he appeared. Unfortunately, this wasn’t exactly true. When my son was only a few months old, I noticed he snored. Loudly, and...
I did it. Something I said I’d never do… a 5-day fast/cleanse, whatever you want to call it. Specifically, the ProLon 5-day Fasting Diet. I’m not a “dieter," I’m not a meal-prepper, I’m not a calorie or carb or anything counter. But, I...
Most mental illnesses are invisible, but sometimes you can see evidence of mine. I have a skin picking disorder, known as Dermatillomania, or skin picking. Dermatillomania is from Greek: “derma”- skin; “till”- pull; and “mania”- madness. I want to...
Earlier this month, I started speaking to a counselor again to help me with my mental health. This is the fourth one I've had in my 30+ years on this planet. Coming back to counseling was easier for me...
Spine health is vital to our overall health. Our spines support and protect our brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. It is, after all, what keeps us upright - literally. The thing is, we often ignore or put off simple strategies...
As a 5-year-old child, I had a terrible experience lasting several hours, during which I remember thinking that I should just let the people involved kill me, because the torture of letting them hurt me and of knowing that...
When you think of chronic illness, do you think of hospitals, IVs, surgeries, long or frequent inpatient stays, or GoFundMes? Do you picture someone who “looks sick”? While those things can certainly be a part of someone’s journey with a...
Self-care has the potential to strengthen our confidence and it does not have to be laborious. I recently realized I have to start taking my power back through self-care. If you are like me, you have read countless articles advising...
My daughter lined up her stuffies on the table at IHOP: a small plush leopard, a black panther, and a tiger. She then drew a line with a green crayon on a maze on the children’s paper menu. At...
Are you anxious about your sick child, and run ragged from going from store to store to store to store only to find empty shelves where you hoped to find children's acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil)? What...
Everyone has heard of concussions. Concussions have gotten a lot of attention lately in professional sports, especially the NFL. They can be quite dangerous if players and coaches ignore the symptoms. However, concussions don't just happen to athletes. My 12-year-old...
La temporada de enfermedad ya llegó y si ha intentado hacer cita con su médico ya sabrá que no es fácil, las agendas de los doctores están super llenas. Todavía hay COVID-19 y está empezando a circular la influenza...

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