Hotter temperatures of the summer months often result in more sunburn and frequent dehydration which in effect may heighten your chances of inflammation.  Inflammation is our body’s response when we are injured or foreign invaders enter our body. A healthy immune system is fighting to keep out infection at all times but when our immune system becomes overactive or defective, inflammation begins. Did you know that inflammation is often the cause of many health conditions like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and rheumatoid arthritis? In addition, inflammation can worsen symptoms of other health conditions. Below Are 6 Ways to Prevent Inflammation This Summer Eat Foods That Reduce Inflammation Eating anti-inflammatory foods is very easy! All you need to do is increase the fruits and vegetables you eat which in effect increases the amount of polyphenol in your diet. According to the founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity, “Polyphenol-rich foods found Read the full article →

Summer is officially here which means it’s time to bust out that SPF!   It’s that time of year again where the most important acronym to have in your back pocket is SPF.  SPF or sun protection factor is the level of defense your sunscreen has against UVB rays which are what cause sunburn. In addition to SPF, if your sunscreen says Broad Spectrum it also protects you from the UVA rays which cause skin cancer, skin aging, and damage to the skin. Did you know that exposing yourself to the sun without using SPF in the long-term can lead to skin damage that causes wrinkles, sagging, sunspots, freckles, and enlarged pores? Save your future self from a serious anti-aging skin-care routine by applying the sunscreen now, before it’s too late.  Although using sunscreen will dramatically help your chances against the sun, it does not protect your skin from 100% of Read the full article →

When 2pm hits do you immediately feel the urge to run into the break room for your afternoon coffee? Are you struggling to make it through the day without needing a nap at 5pm?  Think about how many times you catch your head bobbing as you doze off at your desk or worse, behind the wheel. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 15% of women and 10% of men regularly feel exhausted in the United States. The CDC also reports that one third of American adults get less than the recommended amount of sleep.  Did you know that not getting enough sleep is linked with a multitude of chronic diseases and conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression? Clearly, these conditions are taking a massive toll on our country, but who knew sleep had a role to play in this? Here are Read the full article →