As a veterinarian, I have lots of opportunities to observe the most common pet complaints from season to season. Like us, dogs and cats experience different health needs over the course of the year. Knowing what to expect can help you anticipate your pet’s needs as the weather cools to ensure their transition is a happy, healthy one.
Understanding your genetic clock and how to slow it down
For many years, it was thought that cells were immortal if provided an ideal environment. That belief was discarded in the early 1960s when Leonard Hayflick, PhD, observed that human fibroblasts in tissue culture wouldn’t divide more than about 50 times. Hayflick found that if he froze the cells after 20 divisions, they would “remember” that they had 30 doublings left after they thawed.
Juicing has been around since countertop appliances became popular in the 1950s and ’60s. Today, raw juice bars are everywhere, and lots of people own juicers to make their own fresh and healthy drinks at home.
When most people think of the benefits of having a dog, cat or other furry animal they would likely associate feelings of the unconditional love these animals extend to their owners. Pets are often able to boost our mood and fight off feelings of loneliness.
If you think prescription medications are the only option for anxiety and panic attacks, you’ll be happy to know about these very effective natural solutions. If you’ve never experienced anxiety or panic attacks, it’s hard to imagine just how uncomfortable they can be. More than 20 million Americans suffer from anxiety—medically defined as “an unpleasant emotional state ranging from mild unease to intense fear.” While fear is a rational response to danger, anxiety usually lacks a clear or realistic cause. Severe anxiety will often produce panic attacks—intense feelings of fear. These attacks are most often associated with agoraphobia, an intense fear of being alone or being in public places.
The common cold, a type of upper respiratory infection (URI), is the most frequent infection a person will encounter in their lifetime. It is estimated that there are more than 220 different cold viruses which infect humans. After exposure, it normally takes one to three days for illness to start, and the duration of a cold is usually seven days, but in some cases can last several weeks. The same virus never infects the same person twice, and while there is no cure for the common cold, there are ways to prevent infection.
Krill is a small, red, lobster-like creature found in the Atlantic Ocean. Krill oil is an essential fatty acid that is extracted from the crustacean. It contains the same omega-3 fatty acids as omega-3 fish oil and, for that reason, is chosen by many as an alternative. The fatty acids included in krill are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
The common cold is just that: common. It's often the body's way of getting one to slow down, take a break, and relax for a bit. While most of the time it will go away on its own, there are many all-natural remedies to ease symptoms so that it’s easier to breathe, coughs become lighter and less frequent, and overall, the sufferer feels less miserable. What's more is that natural or holistic remedies for the common cold are often less expensive than over-the-counter medicine. Many of the "side effects" from these holistic remedies are positive.
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