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CELL PHONES LINKED TO POORER QUALITY SPERM Aug 22nd, 2018

It may be time to take the phone out of your pants pocket, gents. A new study found that the low-level electromagnetic radiation (EMR) that mobile devices emit lowered sperm motility by 8%, and viability by 9%Even while the debate over whether cell phones cause cancer rages on, researchers are...

FISH OIL COULD HELP YOU KICK THE HABIT. Aug 22nd, 2018

Studies link low levels of the omega 3 acids EPA and DHA from fish oil with reduced psychological health and reduced ability to cope with stress (so be sure to supplement if you aren’t getting enough!) New research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology now also suggests that omega 3 deficiency may also...

FRUITS & VEGGIES BOOST WOMEN’S CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH Aug 22nd, 2018

Previous studies have reported that middle-aged adults whose diet consists of a high proportion of fruits and vegetables are less likely to have a heart attack or stroke.  Michael D. Miedema, from the Minneapolis Heart Institute (Minnesota, USA), and colleagues studied the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption during young...

STABLE, COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP PROMOTES HEART HEALTH Aug 22nd, 2018

Among men, a number of published studies report that being married associated with a lower mortality from ischemic heart disease. Sarah Floud, from Oxford University (United Kingdom), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 734,626 women, mean age 60 years, without previous heart disease, stroke or cancer, and who were followed...

DIABETES IN MIDDLE AGE LINKED TO BRAIN CELL LOSS IN LATER YEARS Aug 22nd, 2018

A number of previous studies suggest that type-2 diabetes may precipitate other medical conditions.  Rosebud O. Roberts, from the Mayo Clinic (Minnesota, USA), and colleagues studied 1,437 men and women, average age 80 years.  The participants had either no thinking or memory issues, or mild memory and thinking problems (mild...

Our farmland nightmare just got worse… Aug 22nd, 2018

Study shows risky chemical levels in soy higher than we thoughtOur farmland nightmare just got worseYou walk into your local supermarket and a wave of anxiety washes over you. The shelves are mostly picked clean. Cereal, bread, condiments, mixes, jars, cans — nearly everything is gone.This is what your supermarket...

Fish Compound Hooks Better Sleep Aug 22nd, 2018

An ever-expanding library of data suggests a variety of potential health-improving benefits of omega-3 fatty acids – compounds found abundantly in “fatty fish” such as salmon, herring, and sardines. Previous studies have suggested links between poor sleep and low blood levels of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, among infants and...

DO YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH? WHAT IS IT WORTH? Aug 16th, 2018

If I ask you the question ‘What’s your health worth?’ I’m guessing you have some kind of pat answer ready. Like: ‘A lot.’ But if I were to push you on it, to get you to really explore the question, what would you come up with?Here’s my Coach’s request for...

NOURISH Aug 16th, 2018

Hello, beautiful!I have irises in full bloom at the front of my home, and I tell you, their scent is heavenly. Probably one of my favourite parts of summer is the wafts of fragrance I get to enjoy as I go about my day. Lilacs rule as far as I’m...

BEHIND THE BRAND “METHOD” Aug 16th, 2018

Welcome to Method Aesthetics & Wellness’ blog! We are so excited to re-start this blog. Please let me start with a short introduction, history and our goals.Method Aesthetics & Wellness is a Spa located in Wexford, Pa. We are not your typical spa and our name “Method” says it all....

CoolSculpting vs. SculpSure – More than a tale of the tape Aug 16th, 2018

CoolSculpting is everywhere right now. The company has increased their marketing efforts, and you can hardly drive down the street without seeing a CoolSculpting sign or banner. Our office took a hard look at the different technologies available and Katalin felt that SculpSure was a much better choice for our...

Sunscreen – 3 Reasons Why You Should Wear It Daily Aug 16th, 2018

Sunscreen is our first line of defense against damaging UV rays that can cause skin cancer and premature aging of our skin. Research has provided compelling evidence that shows daily use of sunscreen helps lower the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers, in some cases by as much as 50%. Australian...

DYES, PERMS LINKED TO CONCERNING COMPOUNDS IN HAIRDRESSERS Jun 10th, 2014

By Kathryn DoyleNEW YORK Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:54am EDT(Reuters Health) – In a new study, hairdressers who often used light colored hair dyes or hair-waving products on clients had more potentially cancer-causing compounds in their blood than hairdressers who used the chemicals less frequently.The study included hairdressers as well...

THREE REASONS YOU HAVEN’T REACHED YOUR HEALTH GOALS… Jun 10th, 2014

belly buttonI love serendipity! As I was sitting to write this week’s love note to you, a study landed in my inbox showing that 68% of respondents to a survey done in January of this year indicated that they would be focusing on their health and well-being in 2014. If...

8 FOODS PEOPLE THINK ARE HEALTHY (BUT AREN’T) May 8th, 2013

Agave SyrupThis is one I myself fell for. So many vegans and raw foodists rave about agave that I didn’t really stop and think it could be too good to be true. Agave is a super sweet liquid that is often touted as the “healthy” or “low GI” alternative to...