Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

How To Live Longer & Live Better Senior Years
by Kimberly Allen, RN One thing that is not a national secret is the fact that as a society we are getting older.  In fact today there are more “old” people living in the world then at any other time in human history.  During  the reign of the Roman... Read more
Osteochondritis Dissecans
by Kimberly Allen, RN Osteochondritis dissecans or OCD is a relatively rare condition that affects the joints.  Though OCD can affect people at any age, it is most commonly diagnosed in young athletes. And just as in other conditions that are sports related, it has always been more common... Read more
Osgood-Schlatter Disease
by Kimberly Allen, RN Though it is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases causing knee pain in teens Osgood-Schlatter disease is not actually a disease.  It’s actually a type of overuse injury. In Osgood-Schlatter disease or OSD adolescents, especially those that are active in sports, near the beginning... Read more
Knee Injuries
by Kimberly Allen, RN Summer is over and schools are back in session and football as well as other sports are also back.  Every year  in the US 46.5 million children participate in sports.  And believe it or not 1 out of every 3 of those children participating in... Read more
Managing Your Liver Disease Naturally
by Kimberly Allen, RN The liver is the main organ in your body responsible for removing toxins from your blood and the digestion of certain foods, especially fats. It also regulates the amino acid levels in your blood, stores glucose as glycogen and assists with blood clotting as well... Read more
Primary Biliary Cirrosis
by Kimberly Allen, RN Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic condition in which the bile ducts in your liver are slowly destroyed.  So far this disease has only been found in adults and is much more common in women than men.  In fact 90% of the cases are women. ... Read more
Vitiligo
by Kimberly Allen, RN Vitiligo is a disorder in which you develop white patches on your skin.  It affects as many as 5 million Americans and 65 million people worldwide.  Vitiligo affects all races, however, it tends to be more noticeable in people with darker skin.  It usually begins... Read more
How To Safely CAN Your Own Garden Vegetables
by Kimberly Allen, RN It’s one of my favorite times of the year – harvest time.  Recently it seems more people are conscious of the potential hazards posed by the chemically grown foods in the local super market and many have taken to growing their own vegetables and preserving... Read more
Autoimmune Disorders
by Kimberly Allen, RN According to the Autoimmune Related Disease Association or AARDA auto immune diseases affect more than 50 million people in the US.  While autoimmune diseases affect both males and females approximately 75% of those suffering with one of these diseases is women.  Autoimmune disorders are one... Read more
Hydronephrosis
by Kimberly Allen ,RN Hydronephrosis means “water in the kidney”.  It is a common congenital disorder with approximately 1 out of every 500 newborns being born with the condition.  It affects boys more other than girls and so far has not been linked to any genetic factor, nor have... Read more