The Importance of Sleep For Good Health

You probably haven’t given much thought to the importance of sleep when it comes to your health. But, getting the proper amount of sleep each day is important for your physical and mental health as well as for improving your quality of life. The amount of sleep you need will change over time and is... Read More

What Is Hand Foot & Mouth Disease?

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that’s been making its rounds in the news lately. Doctors in many states have reported an increase in cases of the infection. While it’s more common in children, adults can also contract hand, foot and mouth disease. Recently, the infection caused two Major League Baseball players... Read More

Tick and Mosquito Health Risks In Summer 2018

Summer is finally here, which means millions of Americans will be enjoying outdoor activities like camping, hiking, swimming, picnicking, and more. Anytime you’re in the outdoors, it’s important to keep safety in mind. If you’re in a natural setting like a field, forest, park, yard, or anywhere else with lots of grass and trees, you... Read More

Lettuce Be Educated On E. Coli

E. coli is a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Usually, it is harmless. But, there are some strains that can make you very sick, causing stomach pains, nausea, and vomiting. E. coli has been in the news recently because of the outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce. Between March... Read More

Is Plastic Pollution Destroying Our Health?

Pollution is a terrible problem that plagues our planet and one that Ira Riklis has great concern about. When you think of the pollution associated with plastic, chances are you envision heaps of plastic bags, bottles and other forms of plastics in landfills and in the ocean. Every time you throw away a plastic bag,... Read More

Should I Try The Whole30 Diet?

There’s no doubt that most people are busy and on the go. This means that a lot of people eat on the go. This requires meals that are quick and easy. Does fast food come to mind? Or, what about snacks such as cookies and crackers? We live in a society where processed foods are... Read More

Food Allergies

It is believed that food allergies affect an estimated 15 million Americans. One in every 13 children suffers from a food allergy. Someone goes to the emergency room every three minutes because of a food allergy. Those are some alarming statistics that have grabbed Ira Riklis‘ attention. What some don’t realize is that food allergies are serious... Read More
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