Healthy eating and staying on a budget — many would argue these two ideas do not fit together. I beg to differ! My number one recommendation for making it feasible: keep it simple and delicious, or as I like to say, simplicious. Healthy eating is not about counting calories or watching the clock to ensure you’ve waited … Continue reading 7 tips for a cheaper, healthier grocery bill
If you’ve shopped for skincare products lately, you’ve probably seen these labels overtaking the shelves: “clean,” “natural,” “organic,” “safe.” These words are compelling — after all, who wants unsafe skincare products? Sitting pretty on the beauty aisles, they can make even your most beloved moisturizer seem toxic. But is so-called clean skin care worth the … Continue reading Is “clean” skin care worth it?
Are you a frequent lunch skipper, or an eat at your desk-er? Do you scarf down a sandwich or spend a few minutes munching and mindlessly scrolling on your phone? We’re becoming worse and worse at figuring out how to truly take a break for lunch. But your lunch break can provide both a physical … Continue reading 5 ways to maximize your lunch break for a more productive workday
Be prepared. The classic Scout motto, and a pretty good one for anyone with Type 1 or 2 diabetes, too. It’s what we tell everyone who comes through our diabetes self-care training. Preparation reduces risks of costly diabetes-related complications, now and down the road. So, go ahead, take the short checklist survey below to find … Continue reading Are you prepared for a diabetes emergency?
“To gel, or not to gel?” With the recent surge in promotion of hand sanitizer for school-age children, that is the question that many parents face. Hand sanitizer is even included on some back-to-school supply lists, leaving many parents to wonder how effective this strategy really is. The real question is, will using hand sanitizer … Continue reading How hand sanitizer stops the spread of school germs
Migraine food triggers are common. While some are obvious, many other food triggers can be quite difficult to determine. For one, when you eat a food, it may not trigger a headache right away — in fact, it can take days before you actually have a headache. Before I go into details on food triggers, … Continue reading Top migraine food triggers and how to deal with them
Growing up can be hard work and it is sometimes tough on your body. Growing pains are commonly seen in preschool and school-aged kids, and affect about 10 to 40 percent of children. Many people consider these pains to be no big deal — just a part of growing up, right? But how do you … Continue reading Are my child’s growing pains normal?
As a man and an Army veteran, talking about my “mental health” doesn’t come naturally, but this story is one that needs telling. It’s a story of struggle and ultimately, of healing and hope. After returning from my fourth deployment, I noticed I had changed. As an infantryman in the U.S. Army for nearly 26 … Continue reading How telehealth helped this Army veteran cope
Our cancer story is like millions of others. We certainly aren’t special. But we certainly are scared, broken, traumatized, frustrated, angry and sad. We are also hopeful, grateful, strong, supported and full of life. My husband, Thomas, was diagnosed with stage IVB pancreatic cancer in June 2018. He was 56 years old. There is no … Continue reading What I’ve learned watching my husband fight pancreatic cancer
Have you ever thought about what might be living on your skin? You may have been told to regularly clean your makeup brushes and wondered why. The answer? Bacteria. The nasty truth is that bacteria are everywhere. And the bacteria found in everyday items, such as makeup products, are easily transferred onto your skin. For … Continue reading What germs are lurking in your makeup brushes?