Summer is fast approaching. After more than a year of quarantine, many of us are ready to travel again. Luckily, many countries are opening once-closed borders and preparing to welcome tourists. While summer vacations might not feel as carefree as they normally do, they can still be enjoyed with safety guidelines in mind. Click here to read 13 travel tips for a healthy, happy, and safe summer.
Things You Can Do When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
According to the Center for Disease Control, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume many activities normally as you did prior to the pandemic. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel. Click here to learn more.
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Too much sugar is unhealthy, but it’s not just about the high calories. Even moderate amounts of added fructose and sucrose double the body’s own fat production in the liver, researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have shown. In the long term, this contributes to the development of diabetes or a fatty liver. Click here to read more.
Having a glass of wine or a nightcap before bed is a common nighttime ritual. In fact, approximately 20% of the U.S. adult population drinks alcohol to help them fall asleep. This is one shortcut you may want to avoid because while you may fall asleep quickly, the quality of your sleep suffers under the influence. Alcohol affects multiple processes in your body that prevent you from getting high-quality sleep. Click here to read more.
Do you have allergies, skin and digestive issues, chronic fatigue, headaches, joint pain, sensitivity to chemicals, hemorrhoids, varicose veins or pain under the right side of the rib cage? You may have an overburdened liver. Click here to read about 8 ways to detoxify your liver.
With supersites, pharmacies, and community health centers now providing COVID-19 vaccinations, you may be trying to figure out whether you’re eligible, and if you are, how to navigate the process. For more information, please click here.
Dr. Farnesi’s Tip: For those without internet access or not comfortable with online scheduling, anyone in San Diego County can call 211 on their phone for help with scheduling.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Click here to read more.
The pandemic has been a stressful time for many people. This is why we want you to focus on your mental health through nutrition. Click here to learn about the 18 stress-relieving foods and beverages to add to your diet.