Author: Eric John

Vegetarian Protein Options for Your Active, Healthy Lifestyle

For some, dietary restrictions make it seem difficult to get enough protein. Knowing how much protein you need each day, and understanding that protein doesn’t just come from red meat are the first steps in optimizing your protein intake.

What to Expect When You Enter Rehab

Choosing to enter rehab is a choice that can greatly benefit your physical and mental health. By choosing support to conquer your addiction, this is the first step on your road to recovery. That said, entering rehab can be intimidating for many. There is often fear related to withdrawals, therapy, and being away from family. Help alleviate these fears by understanding what happens when you enter rehab. Here are the facts you need to know. Rehab Timeline Addiction rehab has a basic timeline to help provide you coping skills and allow for a full detox from drugs and/or alcohol. You’ll ... Read more

What to Expect from Your First Years of Recovery?

If you’ve been nurturing an addiction for many years, whether to a substance or a behavior, you probably have a few preconceived ideas of what life without your addiction will be like. If you self-medicated with substances, you’re probably even more terrified of the future, especially if you have a dual diagnosis. What will happen to all those awful feelings and symptoms you’ve been numbing? How will you cope with a life you’ve not been able to tolerate until now? What about your ruined relationships? The answer to all these questions is a nuanced one, but those who’ve gone before ... Read more

The Pros and Cons of Tattoo Removal Methods

Tattoos are a type of body modification where ink is inserted into the skin using a needle to create an image, word, phrase, or form of artwork a person may want. Usually, tattoos are carefully planned before receiving one, but there are those occasions where the decision to get a tattoo might be made spontaneously. It’s usually those unplanned tattoos and the ones that are viewed as a mistake later down the road, leading to a desire to get the tattoo removed. Thankfully, there are a small handful of useful methods for removing unwanted body art. What are the methods ... Read more

Liposuction: A Misunderstood Method of Self-Care

Liposuction has gotten a bad reputation from movies and popular media, often being seen as a substitute for hard work and healthy choices. This image couldn’t be further from the truth. Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or just lipo, removes fat from specific areas, improving the contours of your body. Much like an artist’s paintbrush, this minimally invasive procedure sculpts your body with liposuction. Surgeons are able to create a more defined shape of the thigh or remove excess fat near a tummy tuck. Liposuction Offers Additional Options for Self-Care In case you didn’t know — you’re already beautiful. That said, ... Read more

The Truth About Nootropics in Clinical Trials

Nootropics are receiving plenty of attention these days. Their superpowers are exciting to anyone who has an interest in the brain and cognition. Of course, for those who have conditions that affect memory, smart drugs are life changing and some are proving to be more effective than others. Bacopa Monnieri Many of the nootropics discussed in the media have only passed mouse trials, but bacopa Monnieri has proven itself effective in gold standard human trials. The participants were all over 55 years of age without any illnesses. Bacopa Monnieri caused significant improvements in memory and the ability to learn. It ... Read more

How Stem Cell Therapy Works for Treating Arthritis

Arthritis is a painful condition that affects your joints, and people of any age can develop it. It more commonly occurs in women and in older adults. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but they all involve a painful deterioration of the cartilage in your joints. People who suffer from arthritis may be able to alleviate their symptoms through the use of stem cell therapy as a treatment for arthritis. Here is how the therapy works, how it may help you and why it is a better option than surgery. What are stem cells? Stem cells are types of ... Read more