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Should I get the flu vaccine?

Tis the season! Flu season that is. The flu vaccine is ready and out for administering, so in the usual fashion Erin and myself are having to answer the daily questions: “Should I get the flu shot?” “Does it really work?” “What kind of side effects should I expect?” “But my friend told me I shouldn’t get it because of X,Y,Z.” This week’s blog post will answer any questions you may have regarding what exactly the flu is, who should receive the vaccination, and what side effect

How to Manage Stress Naturally

Stress. Let’s face it, we all have it. And the majority of us are not great at managing it. Which is exactly why an estimated 75% to 90% of doctor’s visits are for conditions related to stress. Stress has an enormous role in the development of the majority of chronic diseases (1). While short bouts of stress can actually make you more resilient and boost your immune system, constant, low-grade stress can have the complete opposite effect. Not only can it suppress your immune

Yoga for Your Health

If you are anything like me, yoga is the one activity that you probably need the most but constantly struggle and fail to fit into your schedule. I have this underlying desire to be a zen yogi who is goes about her days being in touch with her mind-body connection, but the reality is that I run around like a stressed-out chicken with her head cut off 90% of the time. And I’m sure I am not alone in this! I also am a self-proclaimed cardio junkie, so often prioritize heart-pump