Acclaimed Filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée’s Tragic Death is Another Wake-up Call to be Proactive

The world lost another artistic talent over Christmas when acclaimed, Emmy-award winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée died. Vallée died at age 58 of an apparent heart attack at his cabin outside of Quebec City in Canada. He is perhaps best known for directing and producing HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and for directing the film “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Essential oils: Just because they’re natural, doesn’t mean they’re safe for you

Essential oils smell lovely. Their manufacturers claim that they naturally do everything from relieving anxiety to stimulating work productivity, depending on whether you buy lavender or lemongrass oil. The oils are found in many soaps, shampoos and lotions as a nice alternative to synthetic chemical scents, and they even have antibacterial and skin-healing properties. But could the oils be harmful?

Cardiac Angiosarcoma Took Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh at 41 – Some Info about this Rare Cancer

The global fashion world was shocked and saddened to learn that Virgil Abloh, a groundbreaking designer who was men’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton, founder and CEO of the streetwear luxury label Off-White, and Kanye West’s creative director, died after two years of battling an extremely rare form of cancer known as cardiac angiosarcoma. He had been named among TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2018 and his work was showcased in an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Flatulence and Your Health

Sometimes, people who start a vegan, or even a primarily plant-based diet complain of increased flatulence (known more commonly as “passing gas”). Is this something to be concerned about? Typically this topic is not discussed at the dinner table. And truth be told, many of us actually wonder what is “normal” when it comes to this most common bodily occurrence.

Credible Research Continues to Demonstrate Whole-Body Cryotherapy Benefits

It is often difficult to separate fact from hype about the benefits of the latest “medical miracle,” and especially when it may be endorsed by celebrities. This is very true for cryotherapy – and specifically whole body cryotherapy (WBC) – which boasts a wide variety of well-known adherents. Many people swear it helps with everything from reducing muscle pain after strenuous workouts, firming sagging skin, losing weight and getting a mood boost.

Another Reason To Be Proactive About Preventing and Treating Lice – Iron Depletion

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), lice may pose a significant health risk because they feed on human blood. And in some cases, “chronic infestation may cause significant blood loss leading to clinically significant anemia.”

When it comes to longevity, quality years are what really count

Every year or so, it seems that popular culture updates the idea of the “new 40” to reflect our increasing longevity. For example, I remember when “50 is the new 40” was being touted. Today, we hear that “60 is the new 40.” I am sure that as our life expectancies continue to increase, we soon will hear about how “70 is the new 40.”

“The Mozart Effect” Holds Promise for Reducing Epileptic Seizures

Fast forward thirty years, and The Mozart Effect is again getting attention, but this time as a promising supplemental therapeutic option for reducing the frequency of seizures in patients with epilepsy.

5 Activities You Can Do For Health & Longevity, Even As We Fight COVID-19

I know it may feel overwhelming to take on an extra activity right now, but doing so can be extremely beneficial to both your physical and mental health, especially if you are a boomer.

It’s Time to Redefine “Perfectly Healthy”

On one hand, it has become much more inclusive and holistic to lump together physical health, mental health, social health and even financial health. On the other hand, we are still prone to letting our eyes be the judge as to whether someone “looks healthy.”

Some Really Cool Things About Castor Oil

Castor oil is a type of vegetable oil made from castor beans (Ricinus communis). The “beans” are really just seeds. They are definitely not something you want to eat.

Get Ahead Of The Curve With Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves to the left or right, creating a C-shape or S-shape curve. This curve can occur on either side of the spine and in different areas of the spine. This condition is usually diagnosed through x-rays, and signs of scoliosis may include back pain, uneven hips, one shoulder blade that is higher than the other or one shoulder blade that sticks out more than the other, a rotating spine and even breathing issues due to the curvature causing less room for the lungs to expand in the chest.

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