by Roberta Bolduc Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is a life-threatening disorder affecting over 18 million Americans. 40 percent of Americans (2 out of 5) snore and 40 percent of snorers have OSA with no signs or symptoms of the disease. An oral appliance, similar in appearance to a dental retainer, called a mandibular advancement device (MAD) is now available at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry as an alternative to the traditional CPAP machine.
There has been a lot of press lately regarding the many positive effects of hemp oil, otherwise known as CBD oil. Comments from Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Sanjay Gupta as well as information from various online medical sources such as NetDoctor.co.uk (NetDoctor.co.uk/medicines/a23099460/cbd-oil-benefits-and-risks/), along with personal testimonials, herald the improvements seen with several common health challenges.
Tips from a Rock Star Doctor by April Thompson The holidays can emulate a rock star’s life: a wearying travel schedule and social calendar, overindulging in rich food and drink, restless nights in unfamiliar beds. Fortunately, celebrity tips and tricks can help us through a hectic season, according to Gabrielle Francis, naturopath and author of The Rockstar Remedy: A Rock & Roll Doctor’s Prescription for Living a Long, Healthy Life.
Reduces Anxiety and Depression In a double-blind, randomized study at Iran’s Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 68 university students took either 500 milligrams of rosemary
Gentle Poses Foster Flexibility by Marlaina Donato Although media coverage of yoga often highlights advanced yoga poses, the practice is not reserved solely for super-flexible folks. Benefits are available to everyone of any age or physical type. “Many people assume that yoga requires the ability to be a contortionist. Yoga is an internal process and can meet us wherever we are,” says yoga therapist
Quell Insomnia and Nighttime Anxiety by Marlaina Donato Insomnia plagues millions of Americans, and finding a solution can be difficult when the condition is chronic. Prolonged lack of quality sleep compromises health and sets the stage for depression, high blood pressure, obesity, inflammation, poor memory and even serious risk of heart attack.
10 Foods Help Us Relax and Rest by Judith Fertig Getting enough sleep—or not—has a trickle-down effect. A study in the Journal of Obesity shows that good quality shut-eye helps us reduce stress, lose weight and function better. Research also shows that most Americans would be healthier, happier and safer going about their daily activities if they slept 60 to 90 more minutes each night, according to the American Psychological Association. A consistent sleep routine
More Rest Equates to Healthy Eating Those that sleep more than seven hours a night are likely to eat better the following day, according to researchers from King’s College London. In the study, 21 people known to typically sleep fewer than seven hours increased their sleep time by 47
Three Questions to Ponder Before Sleeping by Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui Asking ourself three purposeful questions before retiring each night can help us rest content knowing that although we may not have lived our day perfectly, we did live it well.