Health and Healthcare
Posted 9/19/14 at 2:51 AM | Sylvie Simms
By making sure that your business is taking proper safety measures, you can protect your employees and customers from any unnecessary mishaps.
Posted 9/18/14 at 8:45 AM | Sylvie Simms
Living with sensitive skin can be difficult because you need to be aware of every product that comes in contact with your face, hands and skin. Over the last 30 years the number of people that believe they have sensitive skin has risen to 70 percent, according to a dermatologist in Los Angeles. While this represents more than double an increase since 1980, it is important to note that more skin care products designed for sensitive skin have become available and continue to improve in effectiveness.
Sensitive skin can be the product of a number of different situations, including:
If you have sensitive skin, it is extremely important to talk with your dermatologist about tips for washing your face in a way that avoids further irritation. Be gentle when it comes to cleaning your face, and be sure to stay away from antimicrobial hand soap, because the chemicals in the soap will dry out and damage your skin. Even if the soap you use is made of natural ingredients, it may cause a reaction, so take caution when using new products with which you are unfamiliar.
Once you have the right face wash or soap in hand, there are a few techniques to use that will help you get clean skin without irritation: FULL POST
Posted 9/18/14 at 6:06 AM | Sylvie Simms
Situations that require medical attention don’t always require a trip to the emergency room. Is urgent care the right option for you?
Posted 9/18/14 at 1:26 AM | Sylvie Simms
Taking care of your body is essential so that you can make the most out of your daily workout routine. In order to make sure that your workout is effective you will need to be intelligent with your pre- and post-workout nutrition plan. Learn more about workout nutrition from Promax with our new infographic!
Posted 9/18/14 at 12:11 AM | Sylvie Simms
Skin care is as much about preventing breakouts as it is tending to them. Because harsh chemicals can irritate or cause skin to break out, it’s important to know what ingredients best suit your skin.
Goat’s milk is a wholesome ingredient that can transform any beauty product into a skin treatment. Goat’s milk is good for skin owed to its potassium, protein, and magnesium content. Other vitamins and minerals act to exfoliate, repair or protect skin. These properties help combat dry skin, as well as prevent sensitive skin outbreaks. Take a look at some of the other key benefits of goat’s milk in our infographic below!
Posted 9/9/14 at 12:03 PM | Dale Fletcher
Here’s a listing of some of the material things I own which most contribute to my spirit, mind, and body health.
1. My Bible. It helps me understand who God is and how he wants me to live. The spiritual health I achieve through my relationship with God is my foundation for my relational, emotional, mental and physical health.
2. My Bible Study Tools. The daily devotionals I read direct me to the Bible. My commentary helps me interpret what I read in the Bible. The concordance gives me an appreciation for the original Greek and Hebrew words that have been translated into today’s English language.
3. My Running Shoes. I’ve been running since I was in high school… almost 50 years. Running has been my primary method of staying in shape and helps me manage my weight and stress. My shoes are an essential part of this activity. Read more at this blog post – Running Shoes and The Bible – My Fitness Equipment) FULL POST
Posted 9/8/14 at 12:05 AM | Sylvie Simms
Those battling eyesight issues, especially people with kerataconus, know how aggravating it can be to go back and forth from one doctors appointment to another. Prescription contacts, glasses or eye surgery without results can make it seem like relief is too far away. However, Insertable Contact Lenses (ICL) can help improve your vision without the hassle of traditional lenses.
ICL treatment is a new breakthrough in the field of enhanced vision care and consists of lenses that are inserted into your eye through a small opening. The lens, which is made out of copolymer and collagen, then unfolds in your eye and is positioned behind the iris and in front of your natural lens.
The entire process is completed as an outpatient procedure in about 10 to 15 minutes. Benefits to inserting an ICL for keratoconus include:
• Same day improvement in vision
• Should vision change in the future, the lens can be exchanged
• Once in place, you cannot feel the ICL
• Material won’t degrade
• Ideal for those that suffer from dry eyes
The collamer material that makes up the ICL is highly biocompatible, allowing the lens to rest in position in order to correct vision. Additionally, the ICL contains an ultraviolet filter that protects your eye. Once the procedure is complete, the ICL will remain in your eye without needing to be maintained aside from an annual visit to your eye doctor to check for changes in your vision. Talking to your eye doctor during your next visit will allow you to learn about ICL treatment so you can see how it can improve your vision and correct keratoconus. FULL POST
Posted 8/28/14 at 1:48 PM | Hallelujah Diet
Rightfully so, people around the world are concerned watching the devastating effects the Ebola outbreak has had on those who have come in contact with it. If not properly contained, Ebola could without a doubt be the most destructive disease the world has faced in years. While the virus seems to be mostly contained to West African countries its destruction could quickly span around the globe.
We asked scientist Michael Donaldson, PhD., Research Director for the Hallelujah Diet to provide insights on the disease. As you will see in the article below written by Dr. Donaldson, a strong immune system is paramount for both the prevention and survival. While the protocol outlined by Dr. Donaldson is primarily focused on the Ebola virus the approach that he has outlined significantly enhances the immune system when facing other health challenges.
Since its discovery in 1976 the African hemorrhagic viral infection known as Ebola has struck terror into West Africans and anyone else in its path. With a mortality rate ranging from 50 to more than 90 percent, it is a virus you never want to meet. There is no available vaccine for this virus, no cure, and no medical treatment that has proven to be effective against Ebola virus, which can wipe out entire villages, and could frighten entire cities to a standstill. Isolation of victims and avoidance of contact is the only proven way to stop the Ebola virus. FULL POST
Posted 8/27/14 at 12:21 PM | Hallelujah Diet
How do you help your kids get the most out of their time in school?
Kids need to know they are loved and secure. They also need to be in an environment where learning is encouraged both inside and outside of the classroom.
Some key points to consider for kids to be successful in school are:
1. Manage their TV time each day. Instead of the after school electronic babysitter, encourage them to pick up a book. If they must use technology, find the book on an IPAD so they can continue their reading but not feel technically deprived.
2. Feed them Brain Food! Daily consumption of Omega 3, DHA and
quality amino acids will help kids concentrate and keep focus. Kids especially need DHA (fish oil) for optimal brain development. A copy of our kid’s Brain Power Smoothie is below. Remember, kids can have several of these each day and it will serve them well in nourishing their brains. FULL POST
Posted 8/20/14 at 3:12 PM | Sunny Shell
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) commonly known as Lou Gherig's Disease, is a fatal neuromuscular disease that presently has no cure. No ALS patient is alike. Some people experience a slow degeneration, while others experience a more rapid degeneration of the motor neurons in their brain and spinal cord that disperse messages to allow voluntary muscle function throughout their body. Variant rates of motor neuron degeneration allows for patients diagnosed with ALS to live anywhere from three to five years after diagnoses.
The "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" campaign began with "SC Featured: Pete's Challenge" shown in the video below.
Many people are taking the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge". I think this is a fun and fantastic way to promote awareness and garner financial support to help people afflicted with ALS, as well as finance research to find a cure.
A good way to accomplish this is to support organizations like Team Gleason. This organization was founded by Steve Gleason, former NFL player and current ALS braveheart. Their mission is to "Help provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equipment and services. Create a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to the disease. Raise public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with muscular diseases or injuries."