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Gut Health: How it Affects the Immune System

Your gut health has a huge effect on your quality of life. When our gut microbiome is healthy we barely think about it, when it’s not we are miserable and more susceptible to illness. Trillions of invisible, microorganisms live inside your body. Our entire lives are spent with them crawling around in us. Most are… Read More »

5 Ways That Love Affects the Brain

You may have heard oxytocin being called the “love hormone.” This is because oxytocin is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is responsible for activating neural pathways that deal with pleasure and reward.  So, how do our brains and bodies create a feeling of being in love? Let’s take a… Read More »

5 Ways Stress Affects Your Body and Mind

Everyone experiences stress regardless of age, sex, race or religion. It happens every day and manifests itself in various forms. According to the Global Health Organization of Stress, 80% of people experience stress at work, and it’s a major health concern for a lot of high school students. What is Stress? Stress is how the… Read More »

When rheumatoid arthritis affects the eyes

When rheumatoid arthritis affects the eyes of Exercise in Rheumatoid Arthritis. It’s rare, but a child might complain of blurred vision or of light bothering her eyes. Rheumatoid arthritis accounts for 18 to 33 percent of cases of scleritis. SELF does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment… Read More »

Iron-Deficiency Anemia During Pregnancy Affects Child’s Brain Development

We often talk about the importance of planning for pregnancy.  In these discussions, we emphasize the importance of supplementation with folic acid as a means of decreasing risk for birth defects and improving neurodevelopmental outcomes in children.  A recent study indicates that adequate levels of iron may also play an important role in fetal brain… Read More »