Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Chanca Piedra – The Amazon’s Healing Herb
by Kimberly Allen, RN Chanca piedra is a well known and popular herb that is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and parts of India.¬† It has been used for it’s medicinal benefits for years in every country it grows in.¬† Chanca piedra, also known as Phyllanthus niruri, is most... Read more
Lyme Disease
by Kimberly Allen, RN Not only is Lyme disease the most common tick-borne illness in the US and Canada it is the “fastest growing infectious disease in the country.” ¬†According to the CDC the number of reported cases of Lyme disease has more than doubled in the US since... Read more
Recognizing Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that is known as ” the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere.” Lyme disease was first diagnosed in Connecticut in 1975, though it wasn’t until 1978 that the cause was determined to be a deer tick. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans from the bite of a whitetail deer tick…

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Avoid getting “ticked” off

With spring upon us and summer rapidly approaching many people are heading to the wilderness to hike and camp. As humans invade formerly uninhabited wilderness areas inhabited by ticks and their animal hosts the incidence of tick-borne diseases has increased. Tick-borne diseases can be found throughout the US and can be caused by either bacteria, viruses, or parasites…

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