Don’t Join the ‘Morning’ Club

Recently, a colleague invited all his friends and clients to join him in the ‘ Morning Club’. This required getting up at 5 a.m., exercising, working on projects for several hours and getting children off to school before arriving at the office at 9 a.m. This routine was touted as a means to make you more productive as you would have completed several tasks before you even got to the office.

Though I am very happy for my colleague for having found a routine which works for him and helps him achieve his goals, it is erroneous to assume that this routine will work for everyone. In fact, many people who try this routine will find that their health and well-being suffers and they are less productive than before. I know this both from my personal experience as well as working with hundreds of clients who request help in healing both their sleep and their health.

The idea of getting up early ‘to get things done’ comes from the view in our society that we are only valued when we are productive and sleep is to be minimized because it keeps us from being productive.

Stories of Hope: Drilling Into My Skull and Injecting Stem Cells Helped My Stroke

Life on one hand seems all bright and beautiful. And when faced with an irreversible ailment with no visible room for recovery, then it seems like uncertainty has had a tight grip on life. Ailments like cancers of all kind, immune system and blood disorders and chronic brain and spine injuries all pose a threat to life. And in the recent times, cord blood stem cell has been the only miracle cure that has been successfully combating the list of dangerous and untreatable ailments and recording victory.

Such is the story of Evelyn Hilton, who was a brave heart to volunteer for stem cell transplant to treat her brain condition. The lady at 58 witnessed a stroke back in 2014. Going by her account, it was a weekend and she doesn’t recall graphic details about the stroke. But she confirms it was a painful one and it prohibited all the movement to the left side of her body. Struggling with this condition, Evelyn wasn’t ready to give up, as she had a list of things to achieve and she didn’t want to quit all that.

Being stuck in the hospital bed makes one vulnerable at the

Time to Implement a Sensible Healthcare Strategy

With the declining birthrate, healthier lifestyles, and life-prolonging medical discoveries, the percentage of older people in our society is set to increase astronomically. Currently about 32% of the population falls into the 50+ category; a number that is expected to increase by 33% over the next two decades, at which point the 50+ cohort will be the largest single age group. An aging population will bring about a tremendous demand for healthcare services, which will drive up the cost dramatically.

The situation gets even more complicated when one considers that an aging population means a reduced work force. Fewer workers will be contributing to social security funds to care for those no longer working. And, with improvements in healthcare, particularly in geriatrics, the demand for these services will skyrocket, resulting in a shortage of services and a dramatic increase in costs.

A new strategy is needed that anticipates this increase in demand and lays some solid groundwork to avert a disaster of major proportions.

Many experts advocate a Canadian-style government healthcare monopoly

Why People Don’t Understand Acupuncture & Chiropractic

Never before has our society been so cognizant of healthy living. We know that yoga is not just for “hippies,” we utilize meditation apps for our smartphones and commonly use phrases like “organic,” “Non-GMO” and “composting.” So it’s surprising to find how many people remain unaware of the benefits of acupuncture, chiropractic, and homeopathy. Why is this?

The answer is simple. Though we live in an age when knowledge on any conceivable topic is at our fingertips, we are still overwhelmingly flooded with information on traditional Western medicine. Whether we are watching television or visiting our favorite website, advertisements about diseases and the multitude of drugs and surgical procedures used to treat them are ever-present. We are indoctrinated, sometimes subtly and sometimes not so much, that these methods are the fastest, most effective way to get our lives back. These advertisements include a litany of statistics designed to prove that medicine is science and everything else is less-than, often ineffectual and sometimes wishful thinking.

Of course, medicine is a science; no one is denying that. However, it is also an art: the art of identifying the cause of disease. Yet this is where traditional medicine

Is Life Damaging Your Spine?

Is modern life becoming a pain in the neck? Are you like the millions of people who spend hours on end every day using a Smartphone or another mobile device? If so, you could be at risk of “text neck”, a new age epidemic that could lead to permanent damage.

You probably don’t put that much thought into the hundreds of messages you send every week on your Smartphone, but texting it is a dangerous habit. The posture we adopt as we stare at our phones significantly increases the stress on the neck and can lead to excessive wear and tear. This is how bad it can be: our heads weigh between 10lbs and 12lbs, but as we bend our heads downwards to use our phones, the effective weight on our necks increases – a lot! At a 15-degree angle, the head weighs about 27lbs, and rises to 60lbs at 60 degrees!

With most of us now spending an average of two to four hours a day with our heads dropped down, this results in about 700 to 1,400 hours a year of excess stresses on the cervical spine! This can cause head pain, neck

Online Doctors Different From Real Life Ones

A basic way of defining the term doctor is that those people are called doctors who have trained and qualified in practicing medicine to heal others. We tend to recognize doctors as prominent figures in society due to the dignified nature of their profession. However, there are other tasks and activities that some doctors put into practice within their line of work. For example, teaching medical students, writing medicine related articles for publications, etc.

We are living in a world that is constantly changing and Information Technology has played an important part in bringing about these evolutionary changes. The extent of technological advancement is such that we are now referring to this world as a global village. One might wonder about the extent to which these changes can take place or what areas can they impact. A simple answer is to look at these changes as inevitable and unbound in all possible contexts. For instance, take the example of the healthcare industry. It has been able to find the cures for numerous ailments and diseases only because technology made it easy to diagnose them and cure them. That’s not all there is to it though; easy global

Common Signs You Are Nutrient Deficient

It is a well-known fact that a healthy diet supplies energy to the body and provides the necessary ingredients for cells to develop. Nutrient deficiencies can have an adverse effect on your day-to-day activities but if you are very watchful enough, you will see some signs that will clearly tell you that you are running low on nutrients. Here are some of them.

Pale Complexion

If your skin is unusually pale, it means that there is an iron deficiency in your body. Iron deficiency makes your red blood cells to be fewer, tinier and with diminished haemoglobin and this makes them to lose their red colour. The anaemic skin is apparent on the inner layer of your eyelids as well as mucus membrane, e.g. the tissues in your mouth. You can boost your iron level by taking foods rich in iron like spinach, beef, lentils and iron-fortified cereals.

Dry, Dehydrated Skin

Dry skin is very common in winter, but if your skin is drier than usual, it may be due to lack of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. Omega-3s aid in nourishing the lipid barrier of your skin, which is responsible for