Sleeping Safely

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant under the age of one. This syndrome has been around for possibly hundreds of years under the guise of different names, with most deaths occurring in…

Gluten-Free: Fad or Proven?

Celiac disease is a hereditary autoimmune disorder characterized by a severe allergy to gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye). When people with celiac disease ingest gluten, their body begins to attack their small intestine,…

Making Wishes Come True

The Make-A-Wish foundation has hope at its core. The organization grants wishes to children between the ages of two-and-a-half to eighteen years old diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Medical professionals at children’s…

The Benefits and Uses of Aloe Vera

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that the gooey, bright green gel that we can buy at the local convenience store is not aloe vera in its purest form. Aloe vera gel or juice comes from the leaf of the aloe vera plant, and, believe it or…

Aphasia West Texas

While stroke is the third leading cause of death in the US and Canada, about one third of strokes result in aphasia, an acquired language disorder affecting a person’s ability to communicate and comprehend language. Aphasia is more common…

Yoga for Your Summer

I have had many students, especially women, tell me that yoga has helped them to tone up flab, get rid of cellulite, and feel stronger. While I wouldn’t consider this the main objective of practicing yoga, it is certainly a positive side…

The Power of Ketones

If you follow the diet and fitness industry, you have probably heard the terms ketones, ketosis, and “keto diet” in the past few years. You may be wondering what these words mean, and how ketones or metabolic ketosis could possibly lead to…

Yoga to Ease Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common complaints among Americans. It seems that no matter what our activity level or lifestyle, the low back region is easily tight, strained, or sore. Sitting for hours on end at the office, followed by…