What is stress? If you look it up in the dictionary, it is defined as “a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation (Merriam-Webster, 2019).” Acute stress is not inherently a bad thing. Good stress (called eustress) helps one to get things done … Continue reading Natural Stress Treatment
It might come as a shock to many people that meat causes cancer. Before you throw rotten tomatoes, let me say that I am not the first to make this "claim" and will not be the last. "Well then," you might ask, "Where is the evidence to support this outlandish claim?!" Glad you asked! Let … Continue reading Meat causes what?!!
Hypertension is a silent killer. Many people underestimate the importance of a controlled and steady blood pressure. While hypertension is a serious problem, generally it is a warning sign of the body’s homeostasis being interrupted. High blood pressure can be the result of arteriostenosis (hardening of the arteries), atherosclerosis (Fatty deposits in the arteries), excessive … Continue reading Vegetarian/Vegan diet as a treatment for high blood pressure?
Whew! This has been a very fast paced semester. I do apologize for not writing posts sooner. However, it has been a very busy and accelerated summer. This semester was only 7 weeks long and was chock full of information and things we needed to study. I was taking an advanced physical assessment course. We … Continue reading Summer semester update
Here in the United States, we are in the midst of a crisis. Actually, we are in the midst of several crises. Between the opioid epidemic, diabetes epidemic and obesity crisis, we (as health care providers [HCPs]) are failing our patients. According to the CDC, in 2015-2016, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% with 93.3 … Continue reading Health Care Crisis
When I first started nursing school, I always thought health was the absence of disease. That makes sense, right? However, that does not necessarily define what health is. That's like defining that light is the absence of darkness. It merely tells you what it isn't rather that defines what it is. Therefore, let's take a … Continue reading “Hey Google… Define health.”
Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't written anything recently. After the spring semester finished, I was working extra at my hospital in preparation for the summer semester, which will start tomorrow. Anyway, I finished my first semester of grad school strong! It was challenging at times, but it's definitely doable. Next comes the fast paced summer … Continue reading Summer Semester Beginning