sun glasses to protect against sun exposure

Summer is here and so is the heat. Extreme heat is becoming more common and more severe. Although most of you know that you should protect against sun exposure, the rate of people dying from skin cancer and heat-related illnesses increases each year.  Extreme heat is deadly, so make sure you pay attention and are ready.

It doesn’t matter if you are fair or dark-skinned, caution should always be taken. Many African Americans or dark-skinned individuals think they are at a minimal risk for contracting skin cancer because they have elevated levels of melanin—a dark pig…

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Fighting Chronic Inflammation Holistically

It’s the culprit behind the top three causes of death in Michigan—heart disease, Alzheimer’s and lung cancer. It’s also the culprit behind the top three health problems that cause the most disability —low back and neck pain, skin diseases and depressive disorders. What is this dangerous culprit? Chronic inflammation.

Inflammation is a part of the immune system’s defense when the body has an infection, an irritant or injury. (Think of the body’s reaction to a bee sting.) Immune-related cells send chemical messengers called cytokines to aid in the healing. Ho…

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systemic inflammation-trainer workout middle-aged woman

“Exercise is the poor man’s plastic surgery.” Maybe you’ve heard this popular fitness quote. Though intended for humor, the quote conveys a truth about exercise. That is, exercise not only makes us feel younger, it also makes us look younger. That’s because exercise slows down the aging process. But, apart from being a source of the fountain of youth, exercise is now recognized as one of the safest and economical ways to prevent many age-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and Alzheimer’s, which are now proven…

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You’re probably aware of the inflammation associated with accidentally hitting your toe or cutting yourself—pain, redness, and swelling. You can clearly see these signs of inflammation and, therefore, treat them. But what about the inflammation you cannot see?

Yes, inflammation can occur inside the body and exist undetected for a long time, as if in stealth mode, wreaking havoc through diseases and other medical conditions. This type of inflammation—internal and prolonged—results in damaged cells, especially as you age, and is referred to as chronic and low-grade…

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According to a recent Gallup poll, the average age among American retirees is around 62 years old.  Current data provided by the Social Security Administration’s Life Expectancy Calculator states that the life expectancy at 62 for the average male and female is 21.4 and 23.8 years, respectively.  For those entering or already in their retirement years, here are some questions to consider: where do you want to live during your retirement?  If you need care, who will provide it? How far can your savings take you?  What do you want to do during these years?

Where?

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