Living Well Blog

Monkeypox has gotten a lot of media attention lately. But what is it? Danish researchers first identified the monkeypox virus in 1958 in monkeys imported from Singapore. It wasn’t until 1970 that the first human case was diagnosed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the 10 countries in… See more
Do you feel may like you’re on a lifelong journey to lose 20 elusive pounds? Or maybe you’re a hard gainer – always trying to put on 10 pounds. Either way, managing your weight can be very frustrating, especially if you’re living a healthy lifestyle. Why is it so hard? Logically, weight management… See more
The fat around your waist, snuggled up to your organs and clinging to your thighs and backside isn’t just a nuisance. It’s actually a remarkable component of your body composition. Fat has many benefits, such as giving you energy, manages cholesterol and blood pressure, helps escort some vitamins… See more
Do you struggle with knee pain? If you do, you know the problem is more than just pain. When your knees hurt, you can’t move very well. And your ability to perform daily activities, including walking, are compromised.  Knee pain can be caused by a wide range of issues, but there’s a pretty good… See more
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the United States. Americans drink about 400 million cups of coffee every day. That’s more coffee than soda, juice and tea combined. But if you’re a coffee drinker, you’re probably aware of the controversy that surrounds it. On one hand, it’s credited… See more
Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest public health issues. About 1 in 10 Americans have type 2 diabetes and a third have pre-diabetes, which if left untreated will become type 2, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is: Eating a healthy diet can lower… See more
As Covid-19 transitions from pandemic to endemic, it’s left another major public health issue in its wake -- significant weight gain. The U.S. was dealing with an obesity epidemic long before Covid hit. Between 2017 and 2018, about 42… See more
Cannabis is a group of plants with psychoactive properties that are used to produce industrial hemp, CBD oil, and medical and recreational marijuana. Unfortunately, many people don't realize that cannabis plants can absorb a lot of dangerous heavy metals.

Heavy Metals in Cannabis

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When you think about healthy foods, what comes to mind? Acai fruit? Yogurt? Oatmeal? Our perception of what food is healthful is influenced by a wide range of factors: scientific studies, stories in the media, what our mother told us and what food manufacturers want us to believe. While some “… See more

How Does the Brain Work

Your brain is composed of networks of neurons – electrically excitable cells. These networks are the building blocks of your nervous system and the basis of brain activity. They transmit information to and from your brain and the rest of your body to help you think… See more
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