• April 10, 2014

    April is Stress Awareness Month, a time to reflect on how stress affects your personal health and well-being. You may be thinking, "When am I not aware of stress?" But all of us—no matter how anxious we are—can learn something new about how to handle the stress in our lives. Follow these scientifically-proven techniques to manage your stress the healthy way.

    1. Sit up straight.

    Chances are good that you're reading this at your desk right now. Your spine is probably concave... more

  • April 3, 2014

    If you are a cat person, you already know that cats can be masters of secrecy, watching the world from a favorite perch, ready to pounce in an instant.  The very nature of a cat suggests speed, stealth, grace, and agility.  But what happens when your cat isn't as agile and stealthy as it once was?  Could purported behavioral problems like fighting or missing the litter-box actually be attributed to stiff or painful joints?  Absolutely.  And because cats are such secretive creatures, you may not even realize... more

  • April 3, 2014

    Many of us in North America think of mosquitoes and ticks as little more than pesky biters. We're always sure to bring along a can of repellent when we go camping—maybe even a citronella candle—but if we come home with a bite or two, potential disease hardly crosses our minds. That's because we live in a climate that puts us less at risk for vector-borne diseases. However, the population at risk is massive: more than 50% of the world's population faces the possibility of contracting diseases like... more

  • March 27, 2014

    In celebration of Women’s History Month and Red Cross Month, The Healthy Protocol, LLC focuses on how the two most important essentials to healthy living—nutrition and exercise—have developed over the years with the help of brilliant female scientists and activists.


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  • March 25, 2014

    It can be heartbreaking for a pet owner who has to watch their aging pet deteriorate.  Dogs in particular are prone to muscle stiffness and joint inflammation as they age.  This can cause limited mobility for your dog, which can lead to weight gain, heart problems, and depression.  Joint issues can also be physically painful for your pet.  While joint and muscle issues may be treated after they've begun, it's infinitely more effective to bolster dog joint health before there's a... more