Author Archives: Emily Lockhart

Ebola Outbreak: 10 Common Misconceptions

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been dominating the news over the last couple of months. Some worst-case projections say the outbreak could claim more than 1 million people’s lives over the next 4 months if they aren’t able to better contain the disease. But while the virus is devastating and the United Nations   …Continue Reading


7 Habits that Hinder Immune Health

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Your immune health is threatened by more than just co-workers who come to work even though they have the flu. It turns out that these surprising and common habits can actually weaken your immune system. Here are seven daily habits that hinder immune health…   1. Pessimists Are you a glass half full or half   …Continue Reading


10 Healthy Work from Home Tips

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Working from home has become quite the trend. More and more businesses are offering work from home positions, and technology has allowed more jobs to be done remotely. But working from home doesn’t mean you get to slack off, in many cases, employees who work remotely are actually more productive and work more than those   …Continue Reading


8 Things Most People Don’t Know About Acupuncture

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What do you think of when you hear the word “acupuncture”? For many, the term evokes images of ancient Chinese gurus piercing the skin with long, thin, scary-looking needles while bloodcurdling screams fill the air—a misnomer based on a general lack of information. Luckily, I’m here to set the record, or needle, straight, by enlightening   …Continue Reading


7 Tips for Healthy Office Ergonomics

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You’ve likely heard a lot of references to ergonomics and the ergonomic workstations around your office without much thought for what that really means. The term “ergonomics” refers to the design of the work environment—so it fits and flatters the abilities of the worker, while supporting his or her limitations. The overarching objective of ergonomics   …Continue Reading


10 Fast Facts About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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The month of September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, awareness month. This common hormonal condition that causes the overproduction of androgens (or male hormones) in women causes havoc in the female body—messing with the menstrual cycle (causing irregular periods), causing the development of cysts in the ovaries, impacting cardiovascular health, causing hair and skin   …Continue Reading


7 Convincing Reasons For a Fall Detox

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As soon as the weather turned from humid summer to autumn cool, did you get plagued with allergies? Does the chill in the air leave you craving sugary foods worse than a kid in a candy store? Or are you tossing and turning all night long for no apparent good reason? The truth of the   …Continue Reading


The Worst Foods to Nosh On Before Bedtime

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When you’re feeling a tad peckish in the evening hours, what you reach for may fill you up, but it can also cause weight gain, tissue damage (or acid reflux), and even mess with your sleep schedule.  While low acid foods—like whole grain cereal,  herbal teas, low fat milk or yogurt, and bananas soothe the   …Continue Reading


9 Gravity-Defying Benefits of Aqua Fit

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Are you looking to improve your cardiovascular health? Do you crave exercise even though you have sore joints? Are you recovering from an injury? Aqua fit, or exercise practiced in water, offers the following nine buoyant benefits. So do like Michael Phelps and take the plunge into this form of low impact, aquatic fitness…     …Continue Reading


7 Medicinally Beneficial Tea Brews

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The health benefits of herbal and even caffeinated teas have been long touted as medicinally beneficial.  Not only can a warm steeped mug prevent all sorts of diseases (i.e., heart attack and stroke, obesity, diabetes, and certain cancers), having a collection of the following eight teas on hand can prevent depression, improve memory, and even   …Continue Reading