healthy living

Have you ever been lying in bed at night unable to fall asleep for hours on end? If so, you are not alone; 10 out of every 12 people have experienced this at least 100 times in their life. This is better known as insomnia, which is the difficulty of falling or stay... read more

Question- Dr. Kiskila, I would like to lose weight and get in shape this new year, but I do not know where to start.  Do you have any recommendations about how to get going on a new eating and exercise regimen? Answer- Setting goals is a great place to start and t... read more

If you want a quick fix for flagging energy levels there’s no better snack than a banana. Containing three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose, and glucose – combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.  Research ... read more

Tis the season of the flu. For some, the flu will keep them home for a few days, then they get better, but for others, it can be serious, even deadly, if you have a health condition like asthma, heart disease, diabetes, or a weakened immune system. The trick is not... read more

In the U.S., we have high rates of chronic pain, autism, ADD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and adult and childhood obesity. Dance is a well-known high calorie burning form of movement and a way to connect with others. In Europe, it’s quite common for medica... read more

What is blood pressure? It’s the pressure that pushes blood to difference parts of our bodies in our circulatory system. Blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when your heart relaxes between beats. Blood pressure for adults is defined as systolic pre... read more

Are you thinking about getting healthier and in shape?  The amount of weekly exercise should be based off of individual goals. Setting goals plays a major key to weight loss and/or muscle gain. One Men’s Health article states, “When training for fat lo... read more

Health issues can get in the way of your summer fun and you don’t want that happening. Some common ailments are bed bugs, heat rash, food poisoning and swimmer’s ear. Here’s how to spot, treat and prevent these common problems, and what to do if they strike. ... read more

We are very fortunate to live here in Southern California. The weather, as we all know, is phenomenal throughout the year.  In Orange County we are also blessed with beautiful parks in which to enjoy this weather practically year round: Aliso and Wood Canyons Wild... read more

Women that engage in the practice of corset training or waist training are known as “tight lacers.” Tight lacers wear their tightly laced corsets or waist cinchers in an effort to achieve a slim waist and sometimes the shape of the ribcage may be altered as wel... read more

Our lives move at a rapid pace, and each and every one of us has demands on our time and energy on a daily basis.  One very simple way to obtain a few precious moments of peace and tranquility—even during the most hectic day—is through the use of aromatherapy.... read more