While we all may be breathing a collective sigh of relief that 2020 is now behind us, we are still facing many of the same challenges as we enter the new year – the COVID-19 pandemic, economic and social inequality, intense political division, and the climate crisis. While hope may be on the horizon, our mental, emotional and physical health are feeling the weight of these enormous stressors. Continue reading “5 Strategies for Supporting Mental Wellness”
Poor gut health could put you at risk of more severe outcomes if you have COVID-19, according to a new scientific review. The review, published this week in mBio, found that those who had more serious cases of COVID-19 tended to also have gastrointestinal symptoms. It theorizes that an altered gut microbiome could allow COVID-19 to spread to more organs faster, and could be an underlying factor in known risk factors, such as chronic disease. Continue reading “New Research: Poor Gut Health Linked to More Severe Outcomes in COVID-19”
Lockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing are not the typical words you associate with this holiday time of year, but it is the reality we face this year. There are a few ways to handle this, but I prefer to be proactive and try to make the best of this crazy year while following guidelines set forth to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Following recommendations from the CDC, we’ve put together a helpful guide to navigating this holiday period during COVID-19 this year. Continue reading “5 Ways to Have a Safe and Healthy COVID Holiday”
The fall and winter are often associated with respiratory illnesses, and it’s not uncommon to see people coughing and sniffling throughout both seasons. It’s always important to do what you can to prevent and best manage such illnesses. It’s also important to identify what you have so you can address it appropriately, and know when to seek professional help.
More types of respiratory ailments are out there than ever before, Continue reading “9 of the Most Prevalent Respiratory Illnesses”