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Natural Flavors in Food - 5 Critical Questions to Consider
If you read food labels, odds are you've stumbled across the ingredient natural flavors. It is, after all, the fourth most common ingredient following salt, water, and sugar. Crazy, right? I mean, salt, water, and sugar are basic, recognizable ingredients. Natural flavors, on the other hand, is a different story. This stirred up my pot of curiosity - what exactly...
Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%
What if I told you that with a prescription eyedrop and an applicator brush, your eyelashes could grow thicker, darker, and longer in a matter of weeks? Yes, this is actually possible with the help of a product called Latisse! Latisse is used to treat an inadequate amount of eyelashes (i.e. hypotrichosis) and requires a...
The Pros and Cons of Acupressure Mats
With many individuals seeking alternative methods for pain relief, tools such as acupressure mats are increasing in popularity. As with all things healthcare, there are many pain relief options to consider. This makes it difficult to know which products and treatments are most beneficial. As an occupational therapist, I’ll highlight what you need to know about acupressure mats, including...
My Personal Top 5 Natural Stress Relievers
It seems like the older I get, the more stressed out I become. When I was a kid, I thought I had problems. In high school, the world nearly ended when a girl I like publicly rejected me. And then, in my 20s, I started learning about anxiety. And the most important thing I learned is that...
Natural Pain Relief - My Personal Quest (Including What I Discovered)
As a student, I was a sponge for learning! I took in any and all information about medical conditions and treatment methods in the process of becoming an occupational therapist. A few years later, I was diagnosed with a chronic condition and adopted a similar outlook. Coping with my diagnosis of endometriosis was tolerable. However, the long-term reliance upon prescription...
4 Habits To Avoid For a Healthy Mind-Body Union
The association between mind and body can be seen all around us. If you are a professional sports player, you must have an intense mental focus in order to complete the physical actions required of you. If you are having a bad day, with increased stress, your concentration is broken and you have difficulty performing physically. These are basic...
10 Ways To Stay Healthy Working In the Office
Illness is inconvenient when you have a job. It doesn’t matter if it’s short or minor in nature. It means days off work, lost productivity at work, and loads of additional stress. According to the Office of National Statistics, the most common reason for missed workdays is a minor illness, accounting for 24.8% of all missed days. Musculoskeletal problems account for...
Dermal fillers FAQ
If you’re interested in getting dermal fillers, I highly recommend doing your research before seeing a doctor. In this article, I’ll reviews exactly what you need to know about dermal fillers, including how they works and what to expect during treatment. What are dermal fillers? Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse are substances that are used to restore volume...
Botox FAQ
If you're interested in getting Botox, I highly recommend doing your research before seeing a doctor. In this article, I'll reviews exactly what you need to know about Botox, including how it works and what to expect during treatment. What is Botox? Botox, along with Dysport and Xeomin, are neuromodulators that are used to relax the muscles of the face and...

Do You Have a Marijuana Addiction?

Do You Have a Marijuana Addiction
Are you concerned that you or a loved one may have a marijuana addiction? To be honest, this is a valid concern! Marijuana is generating more inches of newspaper print than it once did as it continues to gain legal status in a number of states. While federal laws in the United States still prohibit the use or possession of...