What do you know about rheumatic diseases?

September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about four common rheumatic diseases: Ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and lupus. Ankylosing spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the small bones in your spine to fuse. This fusing…

Everything You Need To Know Before Trying Cryotherapy

Merla/Shutterstock By Raegan Davies/Aug. 30, 2021 4:42 pm EDT Talk about the cold shoulder — a growing trend in health and wellness, from professional athletes to celebrities, is cryotherapy treatment. Cryotherapy literally means “cold therapy,” and involves exposing the body to extremely cold temperatures for short periods of time (via Healthline)….

Everything You Need To Know About Using Peridot

Nika Lerman/Shutterstock By Preston Smith/Aug. 27, 2021 10:32 am EDT There’s at least one crystal for every letter of the alphabet it seems, and they’re all wonderful in their own ways. The ABCs of crystals include amazonite for “a,” lapis lazuli for “l,” and obsidian for “o.” When you get down…

Everything You Need To Know About Using Hematite

Healing crystals function in their own world of mysticism and spirituality, and they’re fascinating to study due to their unique looks and capabilities. Plus, we can all agree that they’re stunning, right? Healing crystals’ powers vary, and this makes them collectible. What a clear quartz can do may not be…

Here’s What You Should Know Before Getting Ear Gauges

When it comes to piercings, many people want to try new things and experiment with different types of jewelry. One of the biggest piercing trends is ear gauges. Simply put, ear gauging is the process of gradually stretching out holes in your earlobe using different size “plugs,” which are the jewelry used…

What You Should Really Know About Natural Toothpaste

Fluoride has had a tough few years in the press. With various studies showing health concerns and people deciding to remove products that contain the chemical, natural toothpaste options have popped up in most drug stores. As many people are opting for organic, chemical-free self-care products and foods, natural toothpaste…

Here’s How You Can Have Rosacea And Not Even Know It

The American Academy of Dermatology Association defines rosacea as a skin condition that causes facial redness (across the nose and cheekbones). Rosacea may produce small, pus-filled bumps — and it can often be mistaken for acne or other skin problems (via the Mayo Clinic). “I often have patients complain of…