By Cody Pickett
When you hear the word “cleanse,” most people picture a five-gallon pitcher of lemon juice with cayenne pepper and crushed ginger that they must guzzle for three days while fasting. It’s a pretty bleak image, not to mention an unhealthy one. There’s little scientific evidence that ‘detoxing’ does anything other make you run to the bathroom.
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by Terrin Parker
My family and I recently moved. When we attended church on Sunday, they passed around a “getting to know you” form for new congregants to complete. I inked in my replies, then paused when I got to the line which read: “Talents, hobbies, and interests.” Hmm. Well, I used to play the guitar and write songs. » Read more about: To Everything there is a Season »
Most believe that happiness is one of the primary purposes of life, but there are varied theories on how to experience the most happiness. This topic is intriguing to me, so I did a little research into various beliefs about happiness. I was fascinated by the findings of a psychologist named Thomas Gilovich, who found that individuals who spend money on experiences instead of material possessions experience greater happiness for longer periods of time.
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By Riverside Medical Arts Staff
With each New Year comes resolutions, and our minds wander to the thought of “New Year, New You!” Maybe you want to manage your time better, exercise more, or even eat healthier. Have you ever considered that a “New You” can come from having your hormones checked?
» Read more about: Hormones, Health, And Happiness »
By Dustin Schofield
More Americans are facing rising caregiver costs. The financial challenge of caring for an aging parent can also create caregiver stress. Don’t allow caring for an aging parent or spouse to become a crisis.
Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 provide care or financial support for aging parents.
» Read more about: Coping with Caregiver Costs »
By Chad D. Olson, LMFT
The New Year is about fresh starts and new beginnings. This New Year, I want you to consider anyone who you haven’t forgiven. Is there anyone who has hurt you in some way? Are you are still holding onto the pain caused by another’s actions? Do you resent or wish revenge against the offender?
» Read more about: Forgiveness — A Key to Happiness »
By Miki Brewster
Cotton Town Village
The creation of CottonTown Village may have come from humble beginnings, but it has grown into the very heart and soul of Washington City. Owners George and Kathy Staheli started with a vision: provide Washington with quality entertainment, extraordinary shops, and plenty of opportunities for family fun!
» Read more about: Southern Utah’s Most Intimate Theatre »
By Kristen Clark
With a little over a month behind us, Switchpoint Community Resource Center is well on its way to helping low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness to a better and brighter future.
By design, Switchpoint Community Resource Center is unique. Our mission is one that believes it takes all of us to succeed.
» Read more about: Switchpoint Community Resource Center Opens It’s Doors to the Community »
By Terrin Parker
“Mine!” my (almost) three-year-old wailed, snatching Thomas the Train out of the hands of his baby brother. Instead of crying, the baby simply smiled, and pulled another toy from the bin. “MINE!!” I heard again, as I looked over to see the toy get stripped from my youngest and added to the ever-expanding pile that was now spilling over Big Brother’s hoarding hands.
» Read more about: How To Be Happy »
By Brandon Hansen
Since a reverse mortgage is FHA and/or HUD insured, does it matter which lender I choose? I am asked this question on a weekly basis. That is like asking if it matters which bank you have your account with, since every bank is FDIC insured.
All reverse mortgages are,
» Read more about: Choosing a Reverse Mortgage Lender: Are They All the Same? »
By Dixie Applied Technology College Staff
As we enter this wonderful holiday season, where gratitude and generosity are heightened, we look a little more deeply into the corners of our souls as well as the depths of our wallets. We want to do a little more.
We want to give a little more.
» Read more about: How Giving Back Pays it Forward »
By Kristy Ann Pike
Popular music isn’t always a great source of wisdom, but in at least one case, Elvis got it right: there is such a thing as a “Blue Christmas.”
“The holiday blues are absolutely real,” confirmed Jaime Bacon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Intermountain Psychiatry and Counseling in St.
» Read more about: Jaime Bacon, LCSW on Holiday Blues »
By Spencer Wells, MD
This is a question that I come across on a daily basis in my clinic, and the answer is yes. Arthritis in the low back (lumbar spine) commonly causes the following type of pain: hip and buttock pain, cramping of the lower extremity but usually not below the knee,
» Read more about: Is it Possible to Have Arthritis in My Low Back or Neck »
By the St. George Surgical Center Staff
Our own St. George Surgical Center (SGSC) has one of the most advanced eye operating rooms in the country. Only two other eye surgery centers in Utah have equipment as advanced as those used by the ophthalmologists at SGSC. Eye surgeons Jason Hendrix and Snow Slade of the St.
» Read more about: Seeing is Believing »
By Chef Greg Reith
Besides the temperature change that autumn brings, I have been observing a perplexing trend. Everywhere I go these days I hear, “I can’t believe that it’s the holiday season already!” More unusual still, “Are you ready for Christmas?” is being tossed about, and how many times throughout the year have we all heard,
» Read more about: Year End Review with Chef Greg “Mother May I….” »
By Emily Fonnesbeck
I bet you have seen this before. It is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and I feel like this idea can really help us understand why eating concerns, worries, frustrations and anxieties can feel all-consuming.
When your basic need for food and nourishment is not being met,
» Read more about: The Hierarchy of Needs »
By Caitlyn Brooksby, MPA
From snow-capped gingerbread houses to candy cane shaped sugar cookies, the food delights are plentiful during the holiday season. As much as the holidays are known for large family gatherings and dangling mistletoe, the anticipation of holiday weight gain can cause unnecessary gloom.
How much weight do people typically gain during the holiday season?
» Read more about: Thinking Beyond the Edibles »
By David Rasmussen
Living an active lifestyle can sometimes result in injuries. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons states that in 2010 there were roughly 10.4 million patient visits to doctor’s offices because of common knee injuries. According to the Academy, “Knee injury is one of the most common reasons people see their doctor.” 1
» Read more about: Electric Bikes: A Powerful Tool For Improved Knee Rehabilitation »
By Kevin Weston, BS, HFS, CPT
Training your body is similar to building a house. Without a strong and stable foundation, every other component of the building process is going to be jeopardized. If your balance and core strength are weak, doing random exercises will probably make your situation worse by increasing your risk for injury or re-aggravation of an old injury,
» Read more about: Building the Foundation: The Best Core Stabilization Exercises »
By Darrin Hurdsman
Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid that causes swelling in the arms, legs, or sometimes trunk, due to a blockage in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system includes lymph nodes and vessels, which carry and remove lymph fluid, similar to our circulatory system. Lymph fluid contains wastes,
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By Jeff Sherman
Thinking is a good thing. Purposeful, uninterrupted thought profoundly impacts your success. Find time to be still. In all of your doing, do this and experience growth.
Because thought is the precursor to almost al human interactions, it makes sense to prioritize time to permit it;
» Read more about: Steering Clear of Mental Autopilot: 5 Tips to Taking the Wheel »
By Kent Gleed, MD
Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a very common heart rhythm that affects millions of people of all ages. It is usually not a dangerous heart rhythm in and of itself. It can, however, cause some very serious complications if not managed appropriately. For this reason it is important to seek medical help if you think you might have it.
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By Roger Harward, PT
We can do marvelous things because of our shoulders. We can reach high above our head or behind our backs. We can write, work at the computer, or paint a ceiling. We can drive a golf ball hundreds of yards, propel ourselves through water, smash a tennis serve,
» Read more about: The Shoulder: Both Marvel and Menace »