A Curve Ball

Well this post is long over due as it was actually scheduled for mid last week. However, due to an unexpected event last week, every time I sat down to write this post recently, I couldn’t seem to follow through. I kept being brought back to the scary place that was my reality. Therefore, instead of focusing on the many versatile ways you can wear a shirt dress (my original post for this look)…I’ll just bring you up to speed!

Before I explain last weeks events, I must make a full disclosure that my husband has consented to me writing this post and sharing his story with you all. I would never ever write a medical history on my blog besides my own, but my husband kindly volunteered to share his story for the purpose of bringing awareness to take care of oneself. Thank you Paul. read more

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The Lo Down: Sleep Hygiene

Due to the fact that the average person sleeps one third of their entire lives, it is not surprising to learn that there are specific areas of medicine and specialty stores that cater solely to this nightly ritual. Although most individuals require approximately 8 hours of sleep, each person can differ in the amount needed per night. When sleep is disrupted and tossing and turning at night becomes your new normal, it is not uncommon to feel exhausted, irritable and non productive the following day. In order to tackle each of our daily routines, it is vital that we feel well rested. As much as you may want to try a quick fix by ingesting a sleeping tablet, this is not the easiest and nor should it be the first step at tackling poor sleep. read more

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Travel Medicine

As our final days of winter are approaching, many of you may be planning a holiday down south to catch some rays before our spring sunshine begins. Just as you would plan your trip essentials (wardrobe and excursions), there are some precautions you should also take before travelling to certain areas of the world.

The majority of people traveling do not have any problems but there are certain precautions that you must take to ensure your holiday goes off without a hitch. Even if you are healthy with no prior health concerns, you should always discuss your travel plans with your doctor or a travel clinic. read more

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Urinary Tract Infection

To me, TMI (too much information) is not really a thing. I think if a story or an experience helps, enlightens or educates others then can it really be “too much?” Heck, sometimes the sole reason of sharing a ‘TMI’ experience is to induce a good ole belly laugh…..and that alone has a purpose! I (….like many females) have experienced a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in my lifetime. And I unfortunately discovered that the myth that it is similar to “peeing out razor blades” was NO LIE. read more

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Let’s Talk Safe Sex

Yup, it’s time to talk about sex…. safe sex to be exact. Sex is a natural part of life and one of the most desired pleasures of human beings. Unfortunately, in some households and cultures, sex as a topic of discussion is perceived as awkward, ‘gross’, or even taboo. Like most topics that are avoided in conversation, accurate and relevant information is often lost or even worse, never learned.

Here on blarejune.com, being well informed regarding our health (mind, body and soul) is a top priority. To me, an infection of the genitalia is no different than any other organ (ex: lung, skin, sinuses). Luckily, I didn’t have to go far to spruce up on my knowledge of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as my husband (a physician specializing in infectious diseases), was more than eager to bring us up to speed. read more

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Supplements: Keep it Basic

Vitamins

I don’t know about you, but every time I gander through the vitamin section at the drug store I leave more confused than when I initially came in. Every fitness magazine, fitness blog and recommendation from a ‘health conscious’ friend results in a different opinion and suggestion regarding which vitamins I need to take. Sometimes I think we make things more complicated than they need to be and often what we really require are the basics.

Being from the generation of women on the go, we often do not get our fill of nutrients from a rainbow of fresh foods, in which case supplementation can aid in filling this daily requirement. read more

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