Category: Health

Health and wellness articles from a Health Science perspective

Physicians’ Ironic Disdain for Alternative Medicine

The rise in popularity of alternative medicine is often met with disdain by many physicians. However, I would argue that the blame for this shift lies squarely at the feet of the medical community. Patients aren’t turning to homeopathy, herbal supplements, or dubious online treatments out of preference but rather out of sheer desperation and […]

Doctoral Approaches and Timelines in Health

Are you considering a doctoral degree in health? Are you wondering how long it takes to become a doctor or what different doctors do in the healthcare field? There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to doctoral degrees. Hopefully, this article will help clear a few things up! Everyone should understand that embarking […]

Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for Muscle Knots

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) has emerged as a promising treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. It has shown great success in conditions such as shoulder tendinopathy, greater trochanteric pain syndrome, hamstring tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, knee osteoarthritis, and so much more. However, in this article, I will share why ESWT might be an excellent solution for […]

A Potential Nutritional Link in Long-COVID

I recently read an article about how researchers have developed a computational model to predict the likelihood of long-COVID, analyzing over 6,500 blood proteins. The study, published in Science, compared blood samples from COVID-19 patients and healthy individuals, identifying significant protein differences. The study suggests that specific proteins, especially those related to immune response, blood […]

Treating Heavy Beard Dandruff

Beard dandruff is a fairly common and bothersome issue for many men, often stemming from factors such as dry skin, dead skin buildup, or a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. Sometimes, the problem persists because of confusion on how to properly wash the beard, how to use beard oils, or how much oil to use […]

Desulfovibrio and Parkinson’s: Misleading Connection?

I’m not entirely sure who my audience is on this one, but a reader recently forwarded an article suggesting that Parkinson’s disease could (potentially) be preventable, citing scientists’ discovery that a specific strain of gut bacteria, Desulfovibrio, may be a primary cause. It’s a fascinating idea, and it definitely got my inner Health Science Nerd […]

Rethinking the Worthlessness of Multivitamins

I need to vent about something. I recently stumbled upon an article that looked at daily multivitamins and supplements, claiming they might be unnecessary for most folks. While a registered dietician wrote the article, I’m afraid I have to fundamentally disagree. Here are a few reasons why I think the article missed the mark and […]

Shoulder Impingement Won’t Go Away

Are you or someone you know struggling with a nagging shoulder impingement that just won’t go away? Have you tried the exercises but found that your condition hasn’t improved or has even worsened? If so, it’s time to dig into the root causes. Let’s start by talking about the known causes of impingement. If you […]

Navigating Chronic and Rare Disease

Living with a rare disease is often described as a journey fraught with challenges, uncertainties, and a quest for understanding. That is a fairly accurate description. After all, the complexities of rare diseases extend far beyond their scarcity, negatively impacting individuals physically, emotionally, and financially. Understand that if you, or someone you love, happens to […]

The Many Uses of Chanca Piedra

Chanca piedra, also known as “stone breaker” in Spanish, is a herb that has been traditionally used for centuries in South America and the Amazon rainforest. The herb has been used for a variety of health conditions, particularly for its ability to help dissolve kidney stones and gallstones. However, the potential medicinal benefits are actually […]