One of the biggest misconceptions about depression is that it’s an adult-only illness. Unfortunately, children and adolescents suffer from depression. Sometimes parents and caregivers may not be able to recognize the signs of this disorder as signals can be passed off as regular psychological or emotional changes, and a child may go undiagnosed and untreated. What Is Childhood Depression? Childhood depression is different than a moody kid who sometimes seems down or upset. Children, like … [Read more...] about How to Know if Your Child Is Depressed
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In our busy lives, it's natural to feel tired all the time. Some days are more tiring than others. But if you find yourself exhausted too quickly, dragging yourself to get out of the bed every day, or simply feeling sluggish to finish even the most basic daily job, there is more to it than your usual tiredness. It can be a medical condition. Fatigue is a common symptom found in many adults. When you're fatigued, you have no motivation and stamina to work, go out or socialize. Let’s … [Read more...] about Why Am I So Tired All the Time?
The world is anxiously waiting for access to the COVID-19 vaccine with the hope that a vaccine will put an end to the global pandemic. Vaccines are currently rolling out to the public. Some people are unsure of whether they will take a vaccine or not because of so many unknowns along with a rapid FDA approval process. Research for Coronavirus Vaccine Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East … [Read more...] about Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?
To remove sugar from your diet is a great way to improve many health problems. Sugar has made its way into everyday items that you don't even associate with sugary food, and many Americans are overeating sugar. Most of us are consuming 22–30 teaspoons that is about 88–120 grams of sugar each day. It is substantially higher than the recommended limit, i.e., six teaspoons (about 24 grams) for females and nine teaspoons (about 36 grams) for males. Once in a while, we all have … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Remove Sugar from Your Diet
Known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”, Vitamin D is an extremely important having powerful effects on systems throughout your body. Vitamin D can be found in different sources such as sunlight, dairy foods, and certain vegetables. It is difficult for most of us to get enough of it without being intentional. Unlike other Vitamins, Vitamin D functions as a hormone, and every single cell in your body has a receptor for it. Every human body makes it from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to … [Read more...] about Vitamin D Deficiency
January is national thyroid awareness month. This butterfly-shaped gland, located at the base of your neck, manufactures hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism. Different disorders can arise when your thyroid produces too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) or not enough (hypothyroidism). Problems can range from a goiter (a noncancerous enlargement in the neck) to an autoimmune disease that requires constant monitoring. Most thyroid disorders are more common in … [Read more...] about What You Should Know About Your Thyroid
It is to be said that the best diet is the one where you are healthy, hydrated, and living your best life. Fasting is considered an age-old practice, sometimes associated with religious observances, but fasting for weight loss is something that still captures the public imagination. Intermittent fasting is basically a well-designed eating plan that switches between fasting and eating on a regular time-based schedule. Research shows the positive side of intermittent fasting, which is a way to … [Read more...] about The Truth About Intermittent Fasting
If you feel exhausted at the end of your workday, than you used to be, you are not alone. Fatigue is a common symptom, especially amongst people between 30-50 years. For many Americans, their ruined sleep routines during the pandemic have left them feeling exhausted than they have ever experienced in their lives. A Gallup survey showed 73 percent of adults viewed the pandemic as growing worse — the highest level of pessimism recorded since Gallup began tracking that assessment in early … [Read more...] about Natural Ways to Create Healthy Energy
Go to any convenience store and you’ll find rows upon rows of dietary supplements. That’s because vitamin and mineral use has skyrocketed over the past decade as the nation eats, drinks and exercises to better health. More than 75 percent of adults in the United States currently take health supplements, according to a survey from the Council of Responsible Nutrition (CRN). It found 87 percent trust the safety, quality, and effectiveness of dietary supplements. However, up until recently, … [Read more...] about How Effective Are Supplements?