Emily Lunardo

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.

Gut Microbiome Affects Autoimmune Processes In Type1 Diabetics

A Study involving 36 children - 18 with at least two diabetes-linked autoantibodies and rest were autoantibody-negative helped understand the link between the progression of metabolic disorders such as type 1 diabetes and the composition and interaction among gut microbiota. Other contributing factors are diet, hygiene, and how the child was delivered etc. Several other studies also point to similar observations.

Fibromyalgia And Rheumatoid Arthritis A Cognitive Comparison

Research suggests that cognitive impairment symptoms in Fibromyalgia patients is more severe compared to rheumatoid arthritis. The symptoms of brain fog in FM patients are: They suffer from memory loss and can't find words to express. Patients tend to lose themselves in familiar places. They can't concentrate on the task at hand. They struggle with numbers and can't perform basic math.

10 Common Essential Oils You Will Ever Need For Overall Healing

Dilute essential oils with water or a carrier oil (almond oil) before use. Tea tree and calendula prevent skin conditions like acne and fungal infections. Lavender and chamomile relax the mind and induce sleep. Peppermint improves digestion, frankincense heals cuts and bug bites, oregano boosts immunity, and eucalyptus (added to a vaporizer) clears out nasal congestion.

3 Natural Ways To Improve Heart Rate

If your resting heart rate is less than 60 beats per min (with the exception of athletes), it’s time to exercise your cardiac muscles. Aerobics exercises like walking, swimming, and cycling are a good place to start. You may also resistance train. It makes your heart beat faster as fatigued muscles demand oxygenated blood. Alternatively, practise yoga to improve muscle flexibility. Build stamina gradually.

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