Chinese Herbs in Helping Treat Coronavirus Currently, to treat COVID-19, there is only one FDA approved treatment (remdesivir) and a drug going through a clinical trial, hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria medication, interactions with drugs used to regulate the heartbeat. It may also cause direct myocardial toxicity and worsen cardiomyopathy, a problem that can lead to heart failure. Additionally, remdesivir, an … Continue reading Chinese Herbs in Helping Treat Coronavirus

Improving Your Mental Health and Immune System The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a strong immune system. As we've learned, building up our body's defenses goes beyond the well known basic needs, including taking care of one of our most important organs, our brain. While we know that if a problem occurs in one organ it can affect … Continue reading Improving Your Mental Health and Immune System

Masks Work: Improving Your Experience The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30th, 2020. During this time, the CDC has strongly recommended that you maintain a six feet distance from others and wear face masks while in public. While this hasn't been an easy adjustment, there's now strong evidence that our … Continue reading Masks Work: Improving Your Experience

COVID-19 Impact on Heart Health It's been almost five months since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency. Even after all this time, there is still constantly new information learned about this virus. Originally, it was thought that COVID-19 was primarily a respiratory disease, but as more patients have contracted the virus and been … Continue reading COVID-19 Impact on Heart Health

Enriching Your Life Through Friendship What sounds like the perfect Friday evening for you? Maybe you like the idea of a loud, rambunctious dinner party, playing card games or dancing to music with your close friends. Perhaps you prefer a quiet evening at home, curled up in bed with a good book and a beloved pet. Regardless of which … Continue reading Enriching Your Life Through Friendship

Strengthening Your Immune System with Vitamin D For many of us, the COVID-19 outbreak and lock down have meant more time indoors and less sun. Unfortunately, this can contribute to a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin", helps our immune systems stay balanced. It plays an essential role in our immune health, as low levels can … Continue reading Strengthening Your Immune System with Vitamin D

Bedtime Routines for Better Sleep While it's not something we usually think about, sleep is essential to a healthy life. The ability to fall asleep is highly dependent upon behaviors and routines, so disruptions to that may to difficulty falling asleep. Our bodies need to mentally prepare for sleep through ritualized behaviors. By having a routine with specific activities, … Continue reading Bedtime Routines for Better Sleep

Clearing Your Body of Inflammation As we continue to look forward, we continue to focus on our health and strengthening our immune systems. Everyday stressors however, create inflammation and negatively affect our immune system's ability to fight against diseases and viruses. Inflammation has been linked to a large majority of common illnesses and health conditions. Therefore it's vital to … Continue reading Clearing Your Body of Inflammation

Boost Your Immune System Using Your Breath and Water While we are at home, waiting for restrictions to lower, it's a perfect time for us to focus on strengthening our immune systems. Whether we want to protect ourselves from COVID-19 or start preparing for the upcoming flu season. Establishing your immune system boosting routine will allow you to stay protected all year round. … Continue reading Boost Your Immune System Using Your Breath and Water

An Introduction to Restorative Yoga As most of us are still in our homes, waiting for regulations to lower, there has been no better time to take a deep breath and do some stretching. As you read this, relax your jaw, release the tension in your shoulders, and slowly turn your head side to side. If that felt good … Continue reading An Introduction to Restorative Yoga