General Health

Seven Ways Nurses Can Increase Their Fertility

Seven Ways Nurses Can Increase Their Fertility

The topic of fertility has been a higher priority lately.  As you may know, I have a son who is now fourteen months, and my wife and I are looking to get pregnant with our second child. We have been trying now for about four months to get pregnant with no luck so far. I am a firm believer in giving your body what it needs to perform its natural biology and that God has a perfect time for this little miracle to take place. I have been reminded of God’s timing on many occasions in my life, and I am sure this will not be the last time.

Why Your Doctor May Not Be As Excited About Natural Medicine As You Are

Why Your Doctor May Not Be As Excited About Natural Medicine As You Are

As you learn more about taking control of your health and looking outside of what your conventional doctor can offer you, you may be surprised that they may not be as excited as you are. I have thought about this a lot over the last few years as I work in the hospital and see how the attending doctors and medical residents work with my patients.

Simplify Your Grocery Shopping While Improving Your Health

Simplify Your Grocery Shopping While Improving Your Health

This article may be surprising to you and give you a different perspective on simplicity in the grocery store. The way I make my grocery shopping easier is by skipping 90% of the products in the store. You might say, “Well, Coach Brian, what’s the purpose in that?” I am glad you asked.  The reason for this is 90% of the products in the store are either heavily processed, have a high sugar content, or is not organic (when it needs to be). I could go on.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Day Shift

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Day Shift

Recently, my pregnant wife came to me and said, “I need to have you at home at night to help me take care of the baby when he, or she, is born.”  When my wife said this, it definitely caught my attention.  At that point I knew I needed to find a way to work day shift again. Honestly, I had already been thinking about it and knew it was the best thing for me. Especially, being the health guru I am.  My wife’s request, however,  was the straw that broke the camel’s back and is what finally made me take action.

4 Ways You Can Stay Awake While Driving

 4 Ways You Can Stay Awake While Driving

As a nurse, who has worked a fair share of night shifts in his ten-year career, I must say night shift has presented some challenges for me including staying awake while driving after pulling an all-nighter. Currently, my commute home in the morning is about thirty-five minutes, and I find the real challenge comes after about ten or fifteen minutes of driving. Personally, I have had limited success with common techniques such as: playing loud music; rolling down the windows; shaking my head; taking stimulants or coffee; or freezing myself with the AC. All of which are very uncomfortable and make for a miserable, unrelaxing drive home.

Lessons Learned From A Decade Of Nursing

Lessons Learned From A Decade Of Nursing

I have learned a lot from nursing over the past decade. Today, I want to share with you the lessons I have learned along the way on this journey over the last ten years. If you have been nursing for a couple of years, then you will probably have experienced a few of these yourself. I hope there will be one or two you can take away today to help make you the best nurse possible.

4 Ways to Rid Your House of Excess Stuff

4 Ways to Rid Your House of Excess Stuff

Recently, I have come to know the importance of living in a less cluttered home. When I thought about it, there were so many things in my house I was not using or had not used in years. These are items someone else could be putting to use and would in most cases be glad to pay me money for them. If you have not used an item in a year, there is a very good chance you will never use it again. It is time to let it go. Here are four ways I was able to rid myself of excess stuff.