How to better combat and process stress

The past year has pushed our stress levels and mental health to the limit. Our cortisol levels are quite frankly working in overdrive and have been for many months. Almost 41% of US adults in a survey by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...

What is Autoimmune Encephalitis?

Today we’re learning about a rare neurological condition called autoimmune encephalitis. Autoimmune encephalitis occurs when “the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy brain cells, leading to inflammation of the brain.” Inflammation...

The Dangers of Wildfire Smoke on the Body

In this week’s blog post, we’re taking a look at the negative impacts of wildfire smoke on the human body. While the topic resides slightly outside of our normal content, our community in Portland is currently battling the challenges of wildfire smoke in...

The Physical Impacts of Stress

Stress can cause a number of impacts on one’s physical state. It doesn’t matter the source of the stress. It can be consuming and even take a serious toll on your mental and physical health. Stress is now even considered a social determinant of health...

Best Exercises for Your Neck and Back

We cannot say it enough: exercise is critical the overall health of your body. With 26 muscles in your neck and three massive muscles in your back, exercising your neck and back may be one of the most important routines to integrate into your workout routine. Before...