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Nutrition for Longevity Review
Increase longevity, lower cholesterol, control blood sugar, maintain gastrointestinal health, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and maintain a healthy weight are all commonly recognized as fundamental aspects of health promotion and disease prevention. These are the principles that have fashioned the framework for The Longevity Diet, a program designed by Dr. Valter Longo Director of the...
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) - What Parents Need To Know
Do you or someone you know have a lazy eye? Are you a parent or guardian looking to learn more about amblyopia? Has your child been asked to patch one of their eyes or been referred for surgical alignment of their eye? If yes to any of the above, keep reading to learn more about the causes and treatments...
Getting a Contact Lens Fitting? Here's What You Need To Know!
Are you a first-time wearer interested in wearing contact lenses? Maybe you’re an existing contact lens wearer and you’re down to your last pair. Regardless of your situation, you may be wondering, “why do I need to see any eye doctor to be fit and prescribed contact lenses?” In this article, I’ll discuss why you want to get a...
5 Popular Activities Pediatric OTs Use With Children
Have you ever watched an occupational therapist work with a child? If so, you might agree that it almost looks like playtime and there’s no actual “therapy” going on. Believe it or not, pediatric occupational therapy is supposed to look like play.  Foundations of pediatric development place the use of play and leisure at the center of growing. As a result, occupational...
Here's How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps You Overcome Addiction
Sometimes it's hard to understand how people become addicted to drugs. In fact, we automatically associated these people as “addicts” who lack willpower. Addiction is considered a chronic relapsing disease caused by changes in the brain’s neurocircuitry. Similar to other chronic illnesses, addiction is a highly treatable and curable disease, especially when combining addiction treatment medication with behavioral therapies. In...
PlateJoy Review
When I am preparing my grocery list I can spend hours looking up recipes on Pinterest and nutrition blogs. I've discovered searching for meals that are creative, appetizing, and healthy is not an easy task. When I don’t have time to do this, I find myself in a rut of cooking the same meals, or not planning at all...
5 Tips On Picking Out The Right Sunglasses For Your Face
Picking out sunglasses that you look and feel good in can be tough! The sun shines year-round, and if you haven’t updated your sunglasses in a while there are a few things to know before you begin the search.  In the video below, optical guru Daniel Brunson provides you with 5 tips on how to pick out the right sunglasses for your...
Daily Harvest Review
A Harvard study published nearly sixteen years ago determined that the more time a nation dedicates to food preparation at home, the lower its rate of obesity. This study found that the rise of obesity in America, most notably since the 1980s, could largely be explained by the rise of food preparation taking place outside of the home. And even...
Top 4 Untraditional Treatments For Chronic Pain
When someone hears the term chronic pain, they often immediately think of pain medication. Prescription pain medications, also known as opiates, are one of the most controversial healthcare topics affecting society. Large amounts of opiates are prescribed each year, leaving society with little to no answers regarding how to avoid addiction. Now more than ever, individuals need effective treatments...
The Top 5 Treatments For Hand-Related Diagnoses
You don't realize how integral your hands are until they are injured. Pain and inflammation associated with injuries and overuse of the hand have the potential to bring your day to a grinding halt. With this in mind, occupational and physical therapists use a variety of hand treatments to reduce pain, inflammation, and sensation changes. They also promote appropriate...