60 Second Heart

Affairs of the heart, my aching heart, a heartthrob, heart of my heart – these phrases all refer to an organ composed of muscle tissue that sits in our chest. Isn’t it interesting that the heart has been deemed the source of our affections? While much has been romanticized about the heart, the truth is

60 Second Fall Allergies

60 Second Fall Allergies

Summer had ended, and we’re finally enjoying some cooler fall weather. You’re sneezing and sniffling all day and into the night. What’s going on? Allergies occur when the body’s immune system mounts a vigorous response to a foreign substance — in this case, tiny grains of pollen. Specialized immune cells start churning out antibodies to

60 Second Friendly Bacteria

“Not me,” you say – but yes, it’s true – you do have friendly bacteria living in your intestinal tract. These bacteria and yeasts are essential to the proper health of the intestinal tract and your entire body. They produce many chemicals that are essential to the proper working of your brain, hormones, and actually

60 Second Fibromyalgia

A clinical state of chronic, widespread muscle pain, the term “fibromyalgia” means pain in the fibrous tissue – muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Fibromyalgia has become more common today and affects up to 5% of the population. Many sufferers ache all over and experience fatigue, foggy thinking, irritability, and sleep problems. The muscles feel pulled, and

Tips for Boosting Your Immune System

As we navigate through these challenging times, one thing that rings true is the importance of keeping your immune system strong. There are some simple changes you can make daily that will help to boost your immune system and assist you in fighting off any illnesses floating around, including those that are viral. Here are