Health Topics

bacteria

  • Menopause and UTIs: Why they are linked and what can be done

    Lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) or bladder infections (cystitis) are infections caused by a bacterium, virus, or fungus; the latter two are rare except in hospitalized patients who have catheters in their bladders. Almost 50% of women have a urinary tract infection in their lifetimes. Recurrent UTIs (rUTIs) are more common after menopause. Upper urinary tract infections involve the kidneys and ureters and can lead to dangerous sepsis or infections of the blood stream. The only safe way to treat a lower UTI is with a prescription oral antibiotic. Most infections are cleared with antibiotics in 3-7 days.

    UTIs are very painful and people who have them report frequency of urination, urgency, dribbling, burning or stinging with urination, cloudy or blood-tinged urine, and incomplete emptying. The good news is that they can often be prevented and treated quickly. Read more!
    View Post
  • Benefits of a (More) Plant-Based Diet for Seniors

    The benefits of a plant-based diet for seniors include increased weight loss, decreased inflammation, and a lower risk of disease. Here’s why you should try it. View Post
  • Gut feelings: what happens when you have poor digestion and how you can make it better

    Originally published on Health & Nature News How good is your gut instinct?  For many people it might seem like all their gut ever does is complain.  Nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, constipation, bloating, flatulence- these are never fun conditions to deal with.  On top of being unpleasant,... View Post
  • Boost Your Immune System with Exercise

    Looking for a safe and natural way to improve immune function? Learn how to boost your immune system with exercise.

    Everyone is in panic mode with the news of the spread of this new coronavirus (COVID-19). Experts agree that seniors and overweight individuals are the most at risk. While there is no cure, there is something you can do about it: boost your immune system. View Post
  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) The Complete Guide

    Coronavirus (Covid-19)
    We’ve compiled what’s true, what’s false. There is so much fake information out there, and at some point you just don’t know what guide to follow. We’ve separated myth from truth and compiled advice and TRUTHS from the top health organizations world wide. Keep reading for your DOs and DON’Ts…

    PLUS – At-home hand sanitizer recipe! (read more now!)

    View Post
  • Let's Talk About Our Digestion & Intestinal Health

    The human digestive system is not only one of the most intricate and complex systems in human physiology, but it is also one of the most fascinating. The science and engineering behind a system of tubes and holding tanks having the capability to squeeze and push food and liquids, extracting what... View Post
  • 3 ways to balance gut health for a happier mood

    There are many factors that can affect our moods. Our thoughts are a big one for sure, and I know I have gotten “Hangry” many times. That’s the combination of hungry and angry, making someone irritable and irrational.  Lack of sleep and hormonal imbalances can also play a role in mood swings and ... View Post
  • The Science of Dulse

    First Publish on Health & Nature News What is Dulse? Dulse, often referred to as Rhodymenia or Palmaria palmata, is a red alga of the Rhodophyta division that makes its home primarily along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts1. There are many variations of this particular alga which gives Dulse... View Post