Articles in the category Health

Five Ways a Positive Mindset May Help People with Terminal Cancer

Depression, grief, and anxiety are common emotions when a person is diagnosed with a terminal cancer. The experience can feel overwhelming and it may be tempting to mentally shut down in order to avoid the pain of reality. But a cancer diagnosis does not have to rob you of your right to a rich, happy, […]

How Does VR Technology Help Stargardt Disease Patients?

Stargardt disease is a type of macular degeneration usually found in young people as a result of the recessive gene. It means when both parents carry the ABCA4 mutation, the chances of Stargardt disease in the children go up to 25 percent. The treatment, however, in young people is different from those who have age-related […]

Ways to Stay Healthy While You’re Under Pressure

1. Get Enough Sleep Sleep is absolutely critical to our ability to deal with stress. But in a cruel irony, sleep is often hard to find when we’re under significant stress. Without sufficient rest, you’ll find your resiliency lowered significantly.

Why on Earth Does Canada Have Crack-Pipe Vending Machines?

I’m not going to lie, I am guilty of spending more than I should every week at the vending machines in my office. Something about the convenience just makes those Funyuns look so good. I also think vending machines are just cool, especially those ones with the robotic arms that offer not just high-sugar beverages […]

10 Unexpected Uses for Medical Marijuana

Most people know that medical marijuana has been used for many years to help sufferers of chronic pain to get relief, but what other medical benefits are there for using this natural drug? Here are 10 unexpected uses for medical marijuana that you may not be aware of. 1. Skin Problems Our skin has large […]

Three Simple Ways to Achieve a Zen State of Mind

A lot of rituals and traditions from Eastern cultures are designed to help humans achieve a state of peace and awareness in the present moment. This state is familiarly known as Zen or a Zen state of mind. It may seem like an easy thing to do – to be peaceful in the present moment, […]

13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Coffee

We’ve given tips on how to quit coffee using meditation, but that doesn’t mean everyone should just give it up altogether. The key, as usual, is moderation, and if you love yourself a good cup of joe, there’s nothing wrong with that in my opinion. In fact, studies have shown that coffee is good for […]

Why You Can’t Sleep – and How to Fix It

Are those dark circles around your eyes getting darker by the day? Are you starting to dread nighttime because you know you’re going to be tossing and turning, not getting that much-needed shuteye? You’re not alone. According to the CDC, an estimated 50-70 million American adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder of some sort.

How to Stay On Course When Going for your Health Goals

Most of us are aware of how healthy we are and while some of us achieve good health through looking after ourselves, many of us sometimes lack the motivation and confidence to stay focused when it comes to a specific goal or even a general lifestyle change. Often when summer is coming around, we feel […]