by Tina Sendin March 16, 2020
Gout can be one of the most painful things that can happen to anyone.
According to Healthline, gout is “a general term for a variety of conditions caused by a buildup of uric acid.” And this buildup usually manifests in the form of swelling and pain in your feet, especially the joints and oftentimes the big toe. The pain can be described as a sudden and intense pain. (Imagine your foot feeling like it’s on fire.) 
And figures from the Arthritis Foundation show that “4 percent of American adults are affected by gout… with about 6 million men and 2 million women in the United States.” 
This may sound like a pretty common occurrence, but the good news is that various treatments are available.
And to remedy this, it’s key to know when and how this common form of arthritis happens.
Sometimes, gout doesn’t come with any symptoms – called asymptomatic gout.
But when it does, you’ll definitely feel it! When you have gout, you’ll see the following signs and symptoms which usually last from 3 to 10 days: 
Most of the time, these "gout attacks” come from nowhere. You may not experience any symptoms at all, then before you know it – usually in the wee hours or first thing in the morning – trouble arises.
Gout is usually brought about by a buildup of uric acid.
People who have certain conditions like circulatory-related disorders, kidney or thyroid illnesses, problems in metabolism, or even as simple as dehydration or diet, are prone to gout.
Likewise, Healthline has identified profiles that are susceptible to gout, namely those who are: 
Several studies show that cherry juice can actually treat gout, indicating that it brings down uric acid levels. Here are some of them:
To learn more about gout and what causes it, watch this video:
by Tina Sendin January 05, 2021
If you’re constantly feeling exhausted lately, know that there are many different possible reasons why. Maybe it’s the whole work-from-home arrangement and coping with the pandemic thing. Perhaps there’s too much on your plate. Or it could be the stress of the holiday season and how to celebrate it differently this year.
Or maybe it’s 2020, ‘nuff said.
But if you find yourself just feeling tired – physically and mentally – most of the day, then maybe it’s time to have a closer look and see if any of the below reasons apply to you.
by Tina Sendin December 29, 2020
Stress can affect us in more ways than one. Thus it is important to know how to manage stress well and keep a healthy lifestyle that will keep it at bay. There is no one-size-fits all approach to stress management – what works for one may not work for another. So it’s good to mix up your stress management strategies, varying them based on your need at the time. Here are 7 strategies to manage stress.
by Tina Sendin December 01, 2020
It’s wintertime. You’re stuck at home. Not (only) because you hate being in snow, you also hate the prospect of bringing COVID-19 into your home. So you’re doing the right thing and trying to stay at home as much as you can. But you want to keep staying active, albeit being indoors. How can this be possible? Here are some ways you can stay on top of your workout regimen, safe and warm in your home.
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