Monthly Archives: April 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease: Reducing Your Risk

As we age, it’s natural to be concerned about our changing bodies and minds as well as how these changes will affect our livelihood. One growing concern for many is the potential for developing Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Nearly 6 million Americans over 65 years old are living with Alzheimer’s, and researchers predict the numbers will continue to increase. While many studies have been conducted, and are ongoing, scientists have not yet proven any one treatment to cure or prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia. However, renowned scientists and researchers worldwide do agree on a few promising strategies that can significantly reduce your risk. Today, we want to shed some light on preventative measures that can help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. 1. Protect Your Heart What’s good for your heart is good for your brain. Maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system is critical for maintaining a healthy brain. Risk

Smooth Skin: Reasons to Quit Shaving

Summer is upon us, and most of us may be paying more attention to our hair and smooth skin than we do in other parts of the year. If you’re accustomed to shaving, whatever the reason, you’ll probably agree that it’s a time consuming and irritating (literally) process—for some more than others, depending on your skin. If you’re looking to give yourself smooth skin without shaving this summer, here are some excellent reasons to quit and look into laser hair removal instead! 1. Save Yourself Time Whether you’re shaving your pits, your legs, bikini line, your face, whatever, it takes time! And depending on your hair and skin, you may be shaving more often than you’d like. When you opt for laser hair removal over shaving, you never have to worry you won’t be able to get through your entire beauty routine just because you woke up late. Sure,

Thyroid Disease: Reasons to Check It

When you think about all the different parts and pieces of your body and which ones are important to proper and efficient function, you may not think of your thyroid and thyroid disease. However, your thyroid is so important to your body’s function, we would need a lot more time to explain it all, but because we know you’re busy here’s just a snapshot. Your thyroid secretes hormones that regulate a ton of things like: Heart function Mood Digestion Menstrual cycles Metabolism Bone density Now can you see why your thyroid is so important? If your thyroid is out of whack, you could be in big trouble. There are two main conditions linked to your thyroid. Thyroid Conditions Overactive and underperforming thyroids can be caused by any number of diseases and conditions, which you’ll need a medical professional to diagnose to have proper treatment. Hyperthyroidism aka the overactive thyroid

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