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The Top 4 Travelers’ Ailments

Travel can induce loads of stress upon our bodies that can often lead to a lowered immune system. Here are some common ailments of travelers and how to avoid them:   Airplane Colds Many frequent travelers report they always seem to get a cold after traveling by airplane. Acute respiratory infections are common after air […]

2016-2017 Flu Season Insights

Is DEET Safe to Use?

What is DEET? N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, also called DEET or diethyltoluamide, is a chemical compound commonly used against mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, chiggers, leeches, and serveral other biting insects. It is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. It is a slightly yellow oil intended to be applied to the skin or to clothing.     Concerns- […]

How to Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

Mosquitoes are some of the most deadly animals in the world, as it is estimated that between one and two million people worldwide die each year from mosquito-borne illnesses, the most common being malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever, malaria, west nile virus, and dengue fever.   With the threat of the zika virus, it is all […]

Tips for the Vegan Traveler in Orlando

Lets’ face it, eating healthy while traveling is hard as it is, let alone eating vegan. Who says we can’t enjoy eating out too! Here are some tips for eating at the parks and going out for a nice dinner.   Parks: French fries are always a safe bet. Every park in Orlando serves french […]

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Creating a New Year’s Resolution has its benefits, including a sense of accomplishment and greater self esteem that can keep depression and anxiety at bay. These positive effects can begin as soon as you resolve to accomplish any goal and begin checking tasks off your list. Regardless if the goal is attached to an event […]

Should You take Vitamin D to Avoid Winter Infections?

Upper respiratory infections cause more people to visit their doctors and miss school or work than any other type of illness. Adults get an average of 2-4 respiratory infections each year, while children can get up to an average of 6. Due to immune systems that are not fully developed yet, children are more likely […]

Fighting the Cold and Flu Before it Begins

As we prepare for the cold season just around the corner, let us embrace the responsibility of arming our families and loved ones with the confidence to combat the nasty viruses that put a damper to our winter stroll around the park and ugly sweater parties. After all, nothing is worse than having to miss […]

Should I Eat Red Meat?

Will eating red meat lead you down a path towards diabetes and cancer, or is it an integral part of a healthful and balanced diet? The answer is complicated and depends on a number of factors that include the amount you consume, and the source of the meat you purchase.   The answer to the […]

Staying Fit on Vacation

Maintaining Good Health Habits on Vacation

Do you enjoy your fit, active, and healthy lifestyle? Many of us live our lives with a great health regimen incorporated into our day-to-day schedule, which is great, but often we encounter a slight issue when taking a vacation… How can I stick to a healthy routine while on vacation?   It seems so easy […]