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How to Make and Use Elderberry Syrup to Repel the Flu
My grandmother, Helma Schoffro, never seemed to get sick. Every year the flu seemed to knock out others around her but I don’t recall her ever being down with the flu. I often wondered “what’s her secret?” but it wasn’t until I started my herbal training that I realized how she stayed so healthy. Not […]
How to Make Congee: The Best Comfort Food for Sick Days
Congee is a type of rice porridge popular in many Asian countries. It’s very easy to make and is often eaten when someone is sick because it’s simple to digest. Traditional congee is made with rice cooked in a generous amount of water, which is boiled long enough for the rice to become soft and […]
How to Have Honest Conversations
If you’re craving more authentic connection with others, these five conversation strategies can help.
Why Unfairness in the Workplace Means More Time Out Sick
Taking time off work for an illness is no fun for anyone. For the employee, it means a day filled with doctor appointments, aches, pains and worse. For the employer, it means valuable productivity lost and a disruption in work flow. There are several angles of attack in the battle for reducing sick time taken […]
7 Ways Senior Men Can Overcome Loneliness, The Silent Killer
Loneliness is one of the top threats to senior men’s health. Living in isolation can take a physical, mental, and emotional toll in older adults. Relentless solitude can accelerate the rate of cognitive decline, and increase the risk of heart disease by 29 percent and stroke by 32 percent. It’s as important a risk factor […]
9 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Microbiome
Here are some tips to protect and revitalize your microbial communities.
5 Achievements for Vegans from 2017
It has been one heck of a year. While it would be easy to count the ways we’ve had our hearts broken by tragedies, reminding ourselves of the forward strides that have been made is essential. The 2017 year has made especially large waves in the vegan movement, from small businesses gaining popularity to mainstream […]
Regular Mouthwash Use Linked to Prediabetes and Diabetes
When you consider factors linked to diabetes you may think of a poor diet, lack of exercise or being overweight, all of which are linked to type 2 diabetes. You probably don’t think of regular mouthwash use. You may even scoff at such a notion. Yet, research now links regular mouthwash use to an increased […]
4 Surprising Health Benefits of Pistachios
Pistachios are fun to eat, and they're also incredibly good for you! Discover the delicious health benefits of pistachios.
How Veterinary Social Workers Save Lives
My heart aches whenever I hear office staff offering condolences to pet owners as they leave the hospital with a leash and collar in their hands. I know the excruciating pain of making an end-of-life decision for a suffering pet. And I understand the heartbreak of holding a beloved animal companion as he or she […]
How to Have the Greenest Christmas Tree Ever
These eco-friendly decorating tips will make your tree greener than the color of its pine needles.
Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss?
Vinegar has evidently been used as a weight-loss aid for nearly 200 years. Like hot sauce, it can be a nearly calorie-free way to flavor foods, and all sorts of delicious exotic vinegars—like fig, peach, and pomegranate—are available to choose from. The question, though, is whether there is something special about vinegar that helps with […]
The Mind-Body Solution to Chronic Pain You Haven’t Tried
According to the 2015 National Health Interview Survey, chronic pain affects over 25 million American adults. To be clear, chronic pain was defined for that survey as pain every day for the preceding 3 months. Ouch. That’s a lot of people in a lot of discomfort. And while over-the-counter pain relievers can provide temporary relief, […]
Holiday Stress Survival Tips to Start Today
I love the holiday season! I love the delicious feasts, the beautiful lights and the time spent with loved ones. I even love the snow, if I’m lucky enough to get a white Christmas. But, let’s face it: the holidays can be stressful. There’s the shopping, if you’re lucky enough to find a parking spot, […]
What to Do with Leftover Shipping Boxes
From kid crafts to more grown-up ideas, there are lots of ways to reuse shipping boxes around your home and even in your garden.
How One Organization Is Empowering Young Adults to Be Animal Advocates
As a child, Barbara Bellino paid neighborhood boys to release butterflies they had trapped for pleasure. Her parents taught her love and respect for all life and she passed that lesson along to her own children. In an effort to help animals in need, Bellino founded Animal Lifesavers, Inc. in 2000 with the help of […]
Daily Cute: Friendly Rats Care for Foster Kittens
These rescued kittens at Brooklyn Cat Cafe have found the perfect nannies: rats!
6 Exercises To Keep You Fit During The Holidays
It’s hard to stick to your normal workout routine during the holidays. So you need to change things up in order to stay in shape and avoid holiday weight gain. I’ve come up with 6 exercises you can do during the holidays. These exercises don’t require the gym membership or weights. Jumping rope Jumping rope […]
30 Secrets of Highly Successful People (Infographic)
The road to success isn’t always easy. Luckily, millions of people have walked the road of success before, and we have a lot to learn from them. Infographic by Jack Milgram
Ways to Combat Hearing Loss
Do you find yourself regularly turning the volume up on your music or TV? Are you asking others to repeat themselves more often? If this sounds familiar, you may be facing some degree of hearing loss. Rest assured, you’re not alone. Approximately 10 percent of people in the United States report having difficulty hearing. And […]