Author: Samantha Martin

Going Green: Manage Your Pain Without the Fear of Addiction

The United States has rarely faced a public health crisis comparable to the current opioid addiction epidemic. It has got so out of hand that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took the unprecedented step of asking pharmaceutical company Endo to pull its opioid painkiller Opana ER from the market. President Donald Trump’s administration is looking to get a grip on the crisis through proposals to change Medicare plans, among them limiting opioid prescriptions. With opioid abuse claiming tens of thousands of lives every year, researchers and pharmaceutical companies are getting increasingly serious about marijuana as a substitute for ... Read more

Chipped, Broken, or Inflamed: Knowing How to Handle Dental Care Issues is Important to Your Health

You’ve taken a fall and chipped your tooth. You bit down on a too-crunchy food and cracked a molar. Your gums are a little red and swollen in one area. Most of us are familiar with the initial shock of one of the above. But once that wears off, what do you do? You certainly just can’t go on about your life. Chips and Breaks The damage of a chipped or broken tooth can extend beyond what you can actually see. Some kinds of breaks go underneath the gum line and compromise the structure of the entire tooth. There are ... Read more

5 Ways Your Weight Can Affect Your Overall Health

We all know being overweight is unhealthy, but do we really know why? Most of us would jump straight to diabetes if asked, but that’s just one of the many ways your weight could be affecting your health. Follow Your Heart Extra weight increases your chances of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, in turn increasing the risk of heart disease or a stroke. Your weight also affects the production of the insulin hormone, leading to diabetes, which can increase your risk of heart disease. Regular exercise, on the other hand, is proven to lower your risk of heart disease… ... Read more

Getting started with essential oils: what you need to know starting out

Essential oils are created from either steam distillation or cold expression processes explains New Directions Aromatics. These oils are not only good for beauty purposes but also relaxing your body. With several other uses essential oils are a must have in every household. Have you always wanted to use essential oils but you don’t know where to start? Below are some guidelines on how to get started. Get educated Before you jump in and buy the essential oils it is important that you learn more about them. Understanding different essential oils and how to use them and the effect they ... Read more

Protecting your Vision: Dealing with Potential Eye Hazards at Work

Work related health hazards pose risk to your eye – radiation, projectiles, acids, and bloodborne pathogens are just a few dangers to avoid. Those injured forget to wear protective eyewear or wear defective or ill-fitting gear. Your vision is precious, influencing your life in and out of work. Protect your eyes as you deal with a range of related hazards at work. Identify Hazards and Needed Gear Protective eyewear, goggles, and face shields protect you from projectiles, dust, and chemicals. The nature of a given task necessitates the equipment you’ll need to ensure safety. Those working with harmful dust and ... Read more

Deciphering E-liquid Ingredients: Flavourings and Additives Explained

Deciphering E-liquid Ingredients: Flavorings and Additives Explained We’ve all seen e-cigarettes being used, and they are more popular than ever before these days. For many people, they are an effective way to help quit smoking, and they might be helping you to do just that. But there is still a lot of misunderstanding surrounding them, and one of the areas that is least understood is the flavorings and additives that go into e-cigs. So what exactly does e-liquid contain? Here’s some information about what you can expect to find in your e-cigarette. Quick E-Liquid Ingredients List All e-liquids are different, ... Read more

Protect Your Teeth: Top Oral Care Habits Your Dental Hygienist Wants You to Know

Some animals have it lucky—rodents’ teeth are constantly growing and sharks’ teeth are forever being replaced. But humans, with very few exceptions, just get two sets of teeth, and the second set has to last anything up to a hundred years. So you really want to look after them! Dental hygienists are on your side, but without your help they are fighting a losing battle; so what do they advise? Know Your Enemies The outstanding cause of oral problems is the bacteria that fill our mouths. As long as those bacteria stay outside the teeth (and the enamel is a ... Read more

Health and Fitness Tips for Real Women from Real Women

Did you ‘forget’ to do your workout this morning? Did you fail to remember to workout yesterday, as well? It happens, especially when people lead busy lives like you. This is not to say that you can’t make an easy-to-stick-to fitness plan and train yourself to stay with it. Ask any real woman who’s learned the following tips and tricks, and she will tell you that even little changes can make a big difference. Here are some of our favorites. It’s never too late to start a fitness program Chelsea, age 26 years, is a real woman who recently completed ... Read more