5 Tips to Eliminate Healthcare Burnout

No matter what the job may be, if it was your dream choice or how long you’ve been there; you are not immune to stress or burnout. But, working in healthcare can really wear you down. Even working 3 days a week can seem like a lot. Constantly standing, transferring or moving heavy patients around…

Code Blue and Other Hospital Codes Explained

When you’re at the hospital there are numerous codes being called over the intercom. Codes and their color allow the trained professionals to be notified that they are needed in a certain area and what to expect upon arriving. Code Blue/Priority 1 Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, sudden or severe drop in blood pressure, trauma alerts,…

5 Natural Treatments for Scabies

What is Scabies? Scabies rash is caused by tiny mites that bury under your skin called Sarcoptes scabiei. They cause itching and redness primarily in the groin or perineum, underarms, under breast area and back of your knees and elbows. Scabies will not go away without treatment, it will only get worse the longer you wait….

Beginner’s Guide to Supplementing a Vegan Diet

When you switch to a plant based diet, there are so many people suddenly becoming a nutritionist and saying how malnourished you will become with the change.  That is never the case if you supplement and eat enough whole foods in your diet. You should always get your blood levels tested prior to your transition…

How To Get Rid Of Allergy Symptoms

Allergies can definitely ruin your whole day. Sneezing every so often and constantly feeling a runny nose can feel very annoying. Taking the over the counter allergy medicine can have you feeling drowsy. Unless you are having a severe allergic reaction like anaphylaxis or generalized rash, you don’t have to resort to taking these medications…

3 Best Essential Oils For Acne

Acne can make us feel self conscious. You feel uncomfortable taking pictures or use loads of make up to cover it up, causing more acne in the long run. I am constantly battling  with acne. I have to change my skincare regimen and it works for a bit but it seems my body grows a…

5 Tips for a Healthy Shift

The usual shift can be 12- 13 hours if you calculate lunch and driving time. This can be very draining to the body especially if you’re working multiple shifts in a row. Setting up a successful plan to stay healthy is important. Here are tips to prepare you to become healthier and more energetic for…

Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

What is sciatic nerve pain? Pain, tingling or numbness to the lower back area and can sometimes radiate down your leg. Before I started lifting/ transferring  patients that were double or triple my size I still used to suffer from this. Using the wrong body mechanics can be a key factor.  Whether you’re in the…

10 Essential Tips for the Emergency Nurse

Emergency Nursing can be a very challenging specialty. It is not made for the faint of heart. I have worked as an ED nurse for about 3 years. I started right after graduating nursing school. I came from having no experience in the medical field to the ED which can be overwhelming. I thank my…

7 Tips to Improve Gut Health

It is very common to overlook the health of our gastrointestinal tract. It supports our immune system, metabolism and detoxification. Did you know that almost all diseases derive from the Gut? Gut health is very important. A lot of the things we do on a daily basis can cause an imbalance in our gut bacteria…

8 Sleep Strategies for the Night Shift Nurse

Let’s talk about re-wiring your circadian rhythm. While everyone you know is sleeping and you’re awake saving lives; it can be hard to find restful sleep and keep a healthy work/ personal life balance. Sleeping during the day and working at night can be a huge struggle to function on your days on and off of work. Here are…

Top 4 Stye Natural Remedies 

What is a Stye? It is a small, painful lump on the outside or inside of the eyelid. It is actually an abscess filled with pus mainly caused by staphylococcus bacteria. Remedies: Warm compresses Tea bag compresses Tea tree oil Lavender oil Warm compresses and tea bag compresses are when you apply a wash cloth…