Wellness

Not Every Cough, Sniffle and Sneeze is Coronavirus!

How to protect yourself against viruses like colds, flu and COVID-19 a symptom based strategy. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY COVID-19 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL We’re entering the cold and flu season in conjunction with a potential “second wave” of the coronavirus. The “second wave” is simply because we are going back indoors as the season gets colder, and no longer out in the sunshine daily. Enclosed spaces increase risk of transmission of any viral illness. This fact concerns many of our patients, who are asking us, “What can we do about it?” and “Should I be afraid?” and “How dangerous is the COVID-19 coronavirus?” As a former emergency room provider who has stared down some of the worst viruses, I learned that taking protective measures is the best

What Are Exosomes? The Body’s Anti-Aging, Immune Boost Secret

The role of exosomes in tissue repair, pain relief, lung health, immune support, youthful skin, sexual health and more! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Exosomes SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL You’ve probably heard about the regenerative powers of stem cell therapy but there’s a “new” kid on the block. Research suggests that exosome therapy may work better for tissue repair, anti-aging treatments, immune support, hair loss, sexual health and fighting illnesses like lung diseases. What is an exosome and what role do exosomes play in fighting aging and disease? Read on! What are exosomes and what is the function of exosomes? The definition of exosome and extracellular vesicles (EVs): Exosomes are extracellular vesicles, which are tiny fluid-filled sacs or nanoparticles that originate in many different types

Collagen Peptides May Be the New Anti-Aging Superhero

What Are Collagen Peptides, Do They Work and Are They Safe? AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Collagen Peptides SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Collagen helps promote hydration and elasticity in the body’s tissues—from bones to muscles to skin and beyond. Aging, genetics, poor diet and environmental factors can lead to collagen deficiency and the commons signs of aging (wrinkles, stiff joints, muscle loss and more). Some people take collagen peptides to boost collagen levels but what are they, do they work and are they safe? First, let’s take a look at the role collagen plays in the body and what happens when production of this fibrous, amino-acid-packed protein drops. What is Collagen? Collagen is a non-soluble protein found in the connective and fibrous tissues of

Melatonin- For MORE Than Just Sleep

Melatonin: A powerful antioxidant for sleep, preventing disease and so much more . AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Melatonin SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL The hormone melatonin has long been touted for supporting a good nights sleep but does it really work? And do the benefits of melatonin stop there? If better sleep, immune system support, preventing disease or weight loss matter to you, understanding how this powerhouse antioxidant works could set the stage for better health. Along with supporting the body’s circadian rhythm, research suggests melatonin may help ward off inflammation, obesity and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more. Let’s take a deeper dive into how melatonin works (for sleep and disease prevention) and a closer look at melatonin supplements (dosage, side effects, etc.).

How One Nurse Practitioner Arms Her Immune System to Fight Viruses and Diseases like COVID-19

As a Doctor of Nursing Practice and former emergency room nurse, staying healthy has always been important to me. If you’re working on the front lines during the coronavirus crisis—healthcare, grocery store, sanitation, delivery workers and first responders, to name a few—I’m sure your health is a priority, too. Amid the current pandemic, people keep asking me what I do for me, my patients and my family to keep our immune systems strong. Below are my top five tips for optimizing immune system function. None of the following information should be considered to be medical advice for anyone with whom I have not established a healthcare provider-patient relationship as required by law and medically ethical practice guidelines.    AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY COVID-19 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Dr. Terri’s

The Vital Role of Hormone Therapy in Managing Dis-ease

Our healthcare system is facing unprecedented challenges with the recent pandemic of coronavirus and ensuing SARS Cov2, or COVID-19, and it is vital healthcare providers keep their patients active and healthy so as to not over burden a vulnerable system. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY COVID-19 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL As an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner researching and practicing advanced endocrinology concepts over the past 12 years, I have recognized an overarching theme: hormones are active and play a vital role in every single body system. The far-reaching impact of restoring hormone homeostasis on health-related quality of life is an often-misunderstood phenomenon in both the healthcare and lay communities. With the additional burden of stress these uncertain times adds to an already encumbered psyche, classifying hormone therapies as inessential

Worried About Coronavirus? Don’t Panic! 6 Steps to Take Now

As of As of March 9, 2020, the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reported that the coronavirus had spread from China to 100 locations around the world, including the United States. Fears of a pandemic, while concerning, continue to be fueled by the media, leading to panic and anxiety for many here in the US. Should you be worried? Don’t panic. Instead, stay calm, take steps to minimize risk and give your immune system a fighting chance. . AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Coronavirus SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL REALITY CHECK: Sure, the coronavirus is serious but why aren’t people worried about the flu? We get it. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) statistics can be frightening. As of March 10, 2020, Johns Hopkins CSSE reported there were over

HOT, HOT, HOT! How to Set Your Love Life on Fire

Do you fear the spark in your relationship could flame out or has your hot sex life ship already sailed? Many couples have trouble maintaining a healthy level of sexual intimacy and for a variety of reasons. Busy lives, complacency and health issues can all play a role. If you want to maintain—or reignite—a robust sex life with your partner, consider the following tips. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Sexual Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Can’t find time to make love? Place a priority on intimacy. We get it. Life gets busy—especially if you are raising kids, take care of aging parents, have a demanding career or travel a lot. During life’s busy, exhausting times, it’s also easy to take our partners for granted and put intimacy on the

Detox Diets, Cleanses and Teas: Passing Fads or Weight Loss Winners?

To detox or not? That is truly the question... AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Detoxing SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Many people try detox diets, cleanses and teas for weight loss or to treat other health issues. The question is: Does detoxing work? The answer is: Yes and no because It depends on why you’re doing it and how you go about it. Wondering if a detox regimen is right for you? Find out if toxicity is causing your weight or health concerns first, then skip the detox fads and turn to a medical professional for advice. Start by evaluating your risk factors for toxicity!   Detoxification is a process that removes toxins from the body—and the body does a pretty amazing job of detoxifying

Why New Year’s Resolutions Never Stick

If you’ve failed to stick to your New Year’s resolutions in the past, you’re not alone, in fact many of your friends and family have likely been in the same boat! Research by YouGov revealed that only 6% of people stick to their resolutions 100%, while 14% say they “mostly did.” There are many reasons people fail at this time-honored tradition—but here’s the good news: We’ve got tips to help increase your odds of success and to reduce resolution stress. So, get your selfie stick ready for the amazing before and after photos for your social media, this is your year!. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Health & Wellness SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL  At EVEXIAS, we’ve found there are five common reasons people struggle to stick with

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