Debbie Nicholson

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Author Debbie Nicholson, PhD, MBWP, Cht, resides in Michigan. Her first two books of her Love And Laughter series are available on Amazon Books along with others. Ms. Nicholson who writes alternative medicine, women's health, children's health, holistic health and mental health articles and reprints of her writing are seen throughout the web. Ms. Nicholson is also a Mind, Body, Wellness practitioner and Hypnotherapist at A & L Chiropractic Center Farmington Hills, Michigan. She is also the editor of Cherokee Blessings Magazine She provides various therapies including reflexology, reikki, and food medicine She is available for free consultations.

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Restaurant kid’s meals still need improvement

American children routinely eat meals from restaurants, but these meals provide excess calories, fat, saturated fats, sodium and additional sugar to diets that already lack fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy products. Many restaurants voluntarily made changes to their kid’s meals such as calorie reduction.  Still many menu items are still high in fat and sodium, which led researchers to question how well, did kids meals at leading restaurants match national nutritional recommendations. Researchers used the 2014 Nation's Restaurant News Top 100 Report to determine the top 10 quick-service restaurants (QSR) and full-service restaurants (FSR) that offered a kids' menu, made nutrition information publicly available, and provided calorie information for all children's entrees.  Researchers compared total calories from fat and saturated fat and total sodium from children’s combination meals ...
By on Apr 11, 2016

Stay heart healthy this winter with Sam’s Club

With winter upon us the temperatures are dropping. Sharp drops in temperature can increase your risk for heart health problems such as a heart attack. Researchers from the University of Manitoba performed a retrospective review of all ST-elevation myocardial infarctions in Winnipeg over the last six years. The team found for every drop of 10°C in the daily high, the risk of  STEMI, the most severe form of a heart attack, increased by seven percent. Going out to shovel your snow in extreme cold temperatures not only increases your risk for a heart attack but raises blood pressure and increases the likelihood of developing blood clots that could cause death. Mortality rates are 10 percent higher during winter compared to warmer months. To help people evaluate their heart health this winter, Sam’s Club Pharmacies nationwide will host free heart health screenings for both members and non-mem...
By on Feb 11, 2016

Toxic metals found in playground structure’s paint

Many toxic metals are a concern due to their adverse effects on human health, with increasing environmental pollutants and distribution throughout the environment. Plymouth University environmental scientists had analyzed the metal content of paints used on playground structures from 47 playgrounds visited between September 2014 and June 2015. Every playground with painted structures (entrance gates, benches, shelters and tarmacked flooring) and play equipment (including swings, slides, roundabouts, ramps, climbing frames, see-saws, rockers and goal posts) were inspected, photographed, color coded and categorized. The team had found lead content was 40 times greater than recommended concentrations and higher than expected levels of chromium, antimony and cadmium. Given the fact that the total tolerable daily intake of lead for a child under six years of age is 6 μg, the study’s results s...
By on Jan 26, 2016

Start the New Year with a free health screening

Sam’s Club® helping American’s to keep their health resolutions New Year’s Eve the time for parties and the most notably ball drop in Times Square being televised across the U.S. and around the world. It is also a time to let go of the past and welcome the year ahead. It is also the time to make resolutions for things we wish to change. A recent survey conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of Nerd Wallet had found that Americans top priorities to achieve in 2016 were to increase savings, increase exercise and lose weight. In order to help Americans achieve their health goals without straining the budget, Sam’s Club Pharmacies nationwide will host several free health screenings for both members and the public. For the past five years, Sam’s Club has been helping men and women discover and manage their health issues. These health screenings are free, confidential and available to the publ...
By on Jan 07, 2016

America Starts Talking campaign promotes safe opioid use

One hundred million Americans are living with chronic pain. Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Unlike acute pain that can persist for weeks or months and in most cases no longer than six months disappears when treated or healed, chronic pain will persist even after the injury has healed.  “People who live with chronic pain go through a variety of emotions. It takes away their ability to function. It makes them feel like they have nothing more to contribute because the pain is so overriding,” said Penney Cowan, Founder and CEO of the American Chronic Pain Association. Many people who live with pain undergo all types of pain management therapies, including prescription opioid pain medication. While opioids are an important part of treatment for people living with pain, life-threatening si...
By on Sep 23, 2015

Actress Judith Light advocates senior flu shots

Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Judith Light is known for her work on the comedy "Transparent." These days, she's tackling a different sort of role.  With flu season upon us, she’s working on an important initiative to educate the public about how serious the flu can be, especially among senior citizens. It has been known for many years that people 65 years and older are at a higher risk for complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults. One reason seniors are at a higher risk is due to the immune system weakening with age. The flu can make chronic health problems worse such as heart disease and diabetes, which commonly affect older adults, according to the National Council on Aging. In April 2015, the National Council on Aging launched a survey with Sanofi Pasteur in support of the Flu + You campaign. The survey included more than 1,000 Americans ages 65 and older. ...
By on Sep 23, 2015

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is doing all it can to get the word out. Blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes, are types of cancer that can affect the bone marrow, the blood cells, the lymph nodes and other parts of the lymphatic system. They are unique in that they are impossible to detect early and there is no prevention. Every three minutes a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer in the United States., according to the Luekemia & Lymphoma Society. An estimated 1,185,053 people in the US are either living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Due to a large part of the Lymphoma Research Foundation's Advocacy Program, September was designated as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in 2010 by the United States Congress. Today the LLS goal is to eliminate blood cancers. I...
By on Sep 15, 2015

Hearing loss now a serious problem for teens and young adults

More than a billion teenagers and young adults are at risk for hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization. The leading cause is noise, including loud music, earbuds and smart phones. Today, 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss. An estimated 12.5 percent of children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 19 years and 17 percent of adults in the 20-69 age range have suffered permanent damage to their hearing from excessive exposure to noise. Hearing loss is a major health issue and the third most common debilitating physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. The issue itself, however, remains largely silent. When vision fades, people get glasses without a second thought. But when hearing fades, people often wait 10 years or more to take action. This hearing difficulty is happening earlier and earlier due to pervasive earbud use and the growing nois...
By on Sep 09, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Arnold discusses the benefits of childhood vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month National Immunization Awareness month mission is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. Immunizations help to prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases and protect against serious illnesses such as the flu, measles and pneumonia. The CDC reports that among the 49 states and DC that reported 2013–14 school vaccination coverage, 95 percent of kindergarten children had vaccines for preventable diseases which included two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. In Colorado, 81.7 percent had 2-dose MMR vaccination that physicans note are necessary. In Mississippi almost all kindergarten children (99.7 percent) had been vaccinated, 23 states reported coverage of 95 percent or more and eight states had reported coverage of 90 percent of less. To find out more about vaccine impo...
By on Sep 02, 2015

Home births less expensive and safe for healthy women

Recent large population-based studies using standardized third-party ascertainment of outcomes have affirmed the safety of planned home vs. planned hospital birth attended by regulated midwives or physicians among selected women. Home birth is available to women in Canada who meet eligibility requirements for low risk status after assessment by regulated midwives. While UK researchers have reported lower costs associated with planned home birth, there have been no published studies of the costs of home vs. hospital birth in Canada. In a new study researchers at the University of British Columbia School Of Population and Public Health and the Child and Family Research Institute had looked at costs for all women planning home birth with a regulated midwife in British Columbia, Canada between 2001 and 2004 and compared to all women who met eligibility requirements for home birth and were pl...
By on Sep 02, 2015