The debate rages on about breastfeeding versus bottle feeding. While some are adamant that breastfeeding is the best and only way, there’s something to be said about the toxic nature of the current conversation. The focus on breastfeeding as a superior feeding method is also exclusionary. While research shows that breastfeeding has unarguable benefits for baby and mother, the debate lacks a particular nuance. There’s … Continue reading What’s the Right Way to Feed Your Baby?
According to a 2018 poll conducted by the American Psychiatry Association, nearly one out of three Americans knows someone addicted to opioids. The CDC reports that 130 Americans die of opioid overdoses every day. The opioid crisis has cost the United States over $1 trillion dollars since 2001, and that burden is projected to continue increasing yearly. It’s clear that the opioid epidemic is majorly … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis in Georgia
Recently, a new trend called seed cycling has been creeping out of the woodwork. The practice is being praised by naturopaths and wellness influencers who claim that seed cycling has many benefits. Seed cycling involves ingesting seeds to control and regulate hormones throughout the menstrual cycle. The intended goal is to reduce menstrual symptoms such as cramping and bloating by eating a variety of seeds … Continue reading Is Seed Cycling Worth the Effort?
Exercise and asthma may seem incompatible, and it is true that asthma may become triggered by physical activity. However, if used in the proper manner, exercise can improve the symptoms of asthma. Think of exercise as rehabilitation for the lungs; in order to help strengthen your internal muscles, continuous repetition is needed. Asthma is a respiratory condition caused by mucus within the lung’s airways. This … Continue reading Breathe Easy
In the world of physical ailments, putting a label on a particular illness can be extremely beneficial. If you have a mysterious chronic allergic reaction that’s causing a strain on your life, getting a diagnosis and putting a name to the problem is helpful. Unfortunately, mental health carries a stigma that most other physical ailments do not have, and in some cases, a specific label … Continue reading The Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of Mental Health Labels