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Mia Barnes


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Hey I'm Mia! I love writing about health and wellness. I'm a journalist and a big-time foodie hailing from the northeast. Hope you enjoy my work!


8 Types of Chronic Illness You Might Not See — but Which Disable People

If someone asked you to picture a disabled person, you’d probably envision someone using crutches or a wheelchair. You likely don’t imagine the grocery store checkout clerk or your child’s elementary school teacher.  However, those with lifelong yet invisible diseases often struggle more than their peers with visible issues. The problem multiplies if they otherwise […]

8 Home Remedies for Nausea During Pregnancy

It’s one of the less-pleasant aspects of pregnancy — morning sickness. For some unfortunate souls, the nickname is a misnomer. Their nausea lasts all day.  Excessive vomiting warrants a trip to your OB/GYN. Your developing child needs nutrients, and too much tummy trouble can leave them deprived. However, for the occasional queasiness, the following eight […]

8 Natural Remedies for Acne Scars

Was your high school nickname something along the lines of “pizza face?” Even if you got rid of the once-pesky cysts, acne scarring could still make you feel insecure about your appearance.  You could see a professional dermatologist. However, treatments such as microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing come with hefty price tags. Before you part with […]

8 Natural Remedies for Constipation

Are you having trouble with “the go?” While it sounds funny, if you have constipation, you know it’s no laughing matter.  Fortunately, you don’t have to turn to harsh, stimulant laxatives for relief. Here are eight natural remedies for constipation that will get things flowing smoothly once more.  1. H20 When you have a bowel […]

8 Natural Remedies for Dry Eyes for Long Days and Sleepless Nights

T’is the season for final exams and wrapping up last-minute work projects (and gifts) so that you can enjoy some rest and relaxation during the holidays. All that hustle and bustle has you staying up late and spending long hours on the computer — which has your peepers in urgent need of relief. Red, sore […]

8 Natural Remedies for Ear Infections

Ear infections can put a damper on your day. They can spur headaches and cause you to say, “what,” so frequently that people start to react with irritation instead of sympathy.  However, you might feel uncomfortable seeking medical care for what you consider a minor ailment. Additionally, leaving the situation alone might cause things to […]

What Do Antioxidants Do for the Body? The Science Behind the Benefits

You know that antioxidants are good for you. It’s one reason eating a plant-based diet can improve your overall health — you’ll find them in fruits and vegetables.  What do antioxidants do for the body? Read on to discover the science behind the benefits.  It All Comes Down to High School Science To understand what […]

8 Natural Remedies for Hair Loss

Are you noticing more than a few hairs in the sink when you comb your mop in the morning? Perhaps you find yourself scrubbing your shower stall more frequently or making wall art with what you shed.  Hair loss can sometimes signify a severe health issue, so you shouldn’t treat the condition as a mere […]

8 Natural Remedies for Heartburn

Soon after eating, you start to feel an uncomfortable burning sensation in your middle. Burping doesn’t alleviate the agony. Matters only get worse when you lie down.  Congratulations — it sounds like you have a nasty case of heartburn. Whether your discomfort occurs every time you eat or only occasionally, you still need rapid relief. […]

8 Natural Remedies for Leg Cramps You Should Try at Home

Waking up is hard enough to do — it’s even worse when a leg cramp rouses you from an otherwise peaceful slumber. When nighttime leg cramps strike, you want rapid relief so that you can get back to the business of making Zzz’s.  What can you do to treat the issue and, more crucially, keep […]

8 Signs of Uterine Cancer You Should Not Ignore

You rarely hear about uterine cancer, but this disease continues to kill hundreds of women each year. As with other forms of the condition, doctors could prevent many more deaths by treating the disease early.  However, physicians can’t treat what they don’t know about — which means you need to take charge of your care. […]

9 Natural Remedies for Arthritis You Should Try

If you have arthritis, you’re no stranger to pain. How can you ease the ache?  Your doctor might prescribe medications, but not everyone likes taking prescriptions. You need holistic treatments that work. The following nine natural remedies for arthritis will help restore your dexterity while easing pain.  1. Heat and Cold Poet Robert Frost once […]

10 Foods That Can Cause Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can go unnoticed for years if they remain small. However, in many individuals, they cause considerable pain and temporary disability. What causes these agonizing formations, and how can you prevent and treat them?  Some of the answers may lie in your diet. Here are ten foods that can cause kidney stones and an […]