Migraines are more than really bad headaches. In addition to throbbing head pain, migraine symptoms include sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, dizziness and sudden mood changes. They can cause agonizing pain that leaves you huddled in a dark room with a cold cloth on your forehead for hours or even days.
We all need a good night of sleep more than ever to effectively cope with the challenges of these often-stressful times. However, research shows that an increasing number of people are experiencing sleep disturbances - as much as 43% of the population say they don’t get enough sleep and between 10-30% of adults struggle with chronic insomnia.
Are you feeling burnt out and overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Let’s face it: We’re all busy, dealing with endless to-do lists and struggling to balance it all. The result is often a day-to-day life that feels too hectic. We feel pulled away from the things that matter - and we may have even forgotten what those things are.
If you’re like most people, the holiday season can bring on a lot of stress with joy and cheer. When we are stressed, our immunity becomes weaker. Just when we all need a strong immune system to spend time with loved ones safely, chronic stress has the potential to weaken our defenses.
How’s your gut health? A simple “gut check” is one of the most comprehensive ways to assess your overall well-being. Growing research points to the importance of the microbiome in a wide range of functions, from your immune system, weight, and hormone levels to your mental health and more.