Welcome 2015! The holiday season is behind us and I would like to start the year by sharing some inspiration for wellness in the New Year. Three years ago this January, I went to South India for training in Ayurvedic medicine. I celebrated “midnight” on New Year’s Eve somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean in the first part of my long journey.
While parts of the nation are being hit hard with record breaking snowfall, Seattle residents are enjoying an unusually mild winter. The crocus, daffodils, and small new buds on trees are announcing “spring will soon be here.” It may seem a bit early to talk about seasonal allergies for some, especially if you are buried in snow still, but spring is right around the corner.
Alzheimer disease (AD) is a neuro-degenerative disease that affects more than 4 million Americans.1 It is considered an irreversible disorder and results in progressive impairment of cognition, function, and behavior. Following diagnosis, the mean life span is 7 to 10 years. During this time, there is a decline in the ability to autonomously perform activities of daily living, along with increasing cognitive impairment and behavioral change.
Are you getting enough sleep? Sleep is the time when our body can takes a break from daily activities to rest, digest, grow and repair. Dr. Teresa Goldsmith provides lots of information on how to make the best of your rest.