Can exercise reduce inflammation for lupus patients?
According to research conducted by The Ohio State University, researchers discovered that mice modelled with a strain of lupus showed signs of improvement after walking every day for 45 minutes on a treadmill. Compared to 88 per cent of the mice who didn’t exercise who had severe inflammatory damage the kidneys, 45 per cent of […]September, 2017Read more
The Global Coalition on Youth Mental Health Launches in Canada to Prioritize Mental Health Around the World
TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2017 Launched today at an event during the first week of classes at the University of Toronto, the Global Coalition on Youth Mental Health will engage the mental health community to amplify the many voices advocating for youth mental health worldwide. The Coalition is an inclusive, youth-inspired initiative that asks leading mental health […]September, 2017Read more
Postpartum depression doesn’t just affect moms – dads get it too
Postpartum depression has been getting some well-deserved attention lately thanks to celebrities like Chrissy Teigen who have opened up about their personal struggles with the affliction. Yet, most people do not realize that fathers can also struggle with postpartum depression. It is estimated that around 10 percent of men report symptoms of depression following the […]September, 2017Read more
How naturopathic physicians are managing chronic pain without opioids
According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), there is a new FAQ report for consumers about the benefits of using naturopathic medicine for chronic pain relief instead of opioids that are hard to kick. Licensed naturopathic doctors are taking into consideration an individual’s lifestyle and personalizing their treatment method for positive results that […]September, 2017Read more
E-cigarettes can help smokers quit depending on usage
According to a study conducted by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, e-cigarettes prove to be effective in quit success depending on the number of days a person uses an e-cigarette within a particular time period. “Both cigarette quit attempts and quit success were directly related to the number of days of e-cigarette use,” says the […]September, 2017Read more
Millennials are opting for healthy alternatives to reduce chronic pain
While millennials are a fairly active generation, they tend to spend most of their time hunched over during the work week. With that said, millennials are the next generation expected to experience chronic pain. Even now, at a young age, many millennials are experiencing acute and chronic pain that’s affecting their everyday lives. Unlike past […]September, 2017Read more
Pharmacist Launches New CBD Company, Honest Herbal, and Takes Top Honors in DOPE Magazine Competition
Kristy Redmon, Honest Herbal president, founder and a registered pharmacist, announced that the company is the recipient of two awards in DOPE Magazine’s DOPE Cup Colorado. The full-spectrum CBD hemp company placed first in the Best CBD Edible category for its capsules and took second place for Best Transdermal Cream. “We were thrilled to have […]September, 2017Read more
Should your IBS patients consume more protein?
According to a new study out of the Washington University School of Medicine, eating a diet rich in tryptophan—found in protein-rich foods like nuts, eggs, seeds, beans, poultry, yogurt, and cheese—could promote cell tolerance in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBS). IBS occurs when cells that are capable of triggering an inflammatory response in the […]August, 2017Read more
When combined with gut microbes, flavonoids can stop severe flu
Gut microbes are good for more than just digesting food. According to a new study, a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections by breaking down flavonoids. The study, conducted in mice at Washington University School of Medicine, also showed this strategy to be effective in staving off severe damage from flu—before patients are […]August, 2017Read more
Could poor cardiovascular health set your patients up for dementia?
A new NIH-funded study suggests that individuals with vascular health risk factors have a higher chance of developing dementia. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking are all key players in this issue. “With an aging population, dementia is becoming a greater health concern. This study supports the importance of controlling vascular risk factors like high […]August, 2017Read more