Self-Health Guides

Through our shared desire to create a new norm of "the care for, repair and maintenance of an individuals health through one's own efforts" (the definition of Self-Health) we aim to help you remedy everyday health care problems and, in the process, improve your quality of life.

Our Self-Health Guides are deep dives into the common health issues that deeply impact your life. We help you better understand your own body and provide you with the knowledge & tools to remedy your own issues and prevent further problems. That's our idea of 'The Good Life!'

Medications That May Cause Hearing Loss

What medications can cause hearing loss?

There are several types of medication that can cause hearing loss & damage to your ears as a side-effect. This process is called Ototoxicity and can be quite frightening when experienced. Here we look at common medications that have been known to cause hearing loss as a side effect, what the symptoms of ototoxicity are and present studies that uncover several remedies that may help prevent hearing loss or improve hearing loss symptoms.

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How Top Performers Overcome Stage Fright

How to get rid of stage fright

Have you ever experienced extreme butterflies or ‘Stage Fright’ before performing in front of an audience or entering out a high-anxiety situation? You’re not alone, stage fright is a common issue for many musicians, public speakers, and anyone who has to perform in front of an audience of some sort. Here we look at what causes stage fright, what the symptoms are and several effective ways to get rid of stage fright.

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Suffer From Winter Blues & Seasonal Depression? Here’s How To Fight It

How to fight winter blues/Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

In our ultimate guide to Winter Blues and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), we’ll discuss what seasonal affective disorder is, discuss it’s relation to depression symptoms, uncover potential causes of Winter Blues and its related symptoms, all while exploring some natural Winter Blues remedies like light therapy, behavior counseling, vitamin D supplements, and (so much) more.

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Are Beta Blockers Safe for Musicians & Public Speakers to Use?

Are beta blockers safe for performers like musicians & public speakers to use for stage fright?

Musicians and performers of all kinds commonly experience stage fright & anxiety. For some, it is manageable, and just a part of the job. For others, it is debilitating and can become a major block in one’s career. Beta Blockers (beta-adrenergic blocking agents) are commonly used by Musicians, public speakers & other performers to get through these performance struggles & stage fright. We look at whether there are any risks and/or downsides for Musicians & performers using beta blockers.

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Everything You Need To Know About Lactose Intolerance (And What To Do About It!)

The ultimate guide to lactose intolerance and dairy allergies - enjoy your favorite dairy products again!

In our ultimate guide to Lactose Intolerance, we look at what lactose intolerance is, how you can tell if you’re affected by lactose intolerance (or if it’s something else), and what might be causing it. We’ll also recommend some natural solutions for lactose intolerance like dietary adjustments and recommend the best digestive supplements that will help you manage your lactose intolerance symptoms.

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What is the Keto Flu: How To Recognize & Remedy Keto Flu Symptoms?

Keto Flu symptoms and the perfect cure when on keto diet

While the ketogenic diet boasts incredible health benefits like rapid weight loss, increased energy levels, and cognitive clarity, many people experience fatigue, irritability, trouble sleeping and other flu-like symptoms when first starting the keto diet. It’s called the “keto flu”. In our guide to the Keto Flu, we discuss what keto flu is, why it happens, and explore some keto flu remedies like electrolyte supplements, hydration, and exercise, to help you recover quickly.

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What’s the Difference Between the ‘Winter Blues’ & Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Winter Blues vs Seasonal Affective Disorder - is there a difference between them?

In locations with colder climates, many experience a sense of sluggishness once the days start getting shorter. They might feel lethargic, sad, or less enthusiastic about doing the things they typically love. Some have it worse and experience a form of clinical depression. Here we look at the difference between the Winter Blues & Seasonal Affective Disorder; what they are, what the differences are and what you can do about SAD & Winter Blues.

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Eye dryness & Computer Eye strain: How to keep your eyes healthy if you use computers for extended periods

Stop computer eye syndrome and keep your eyes healthy when using computers

If you get tired, dry, or achy eyes after a long day of staring at the computer, you may be experiencing Computer Eye Strain. If computer eye strain is affecting your productivity and job satisfaction, read our guide to eye health for computer users where we look at what computer eye strain is, what some of the symptoms of computer eye strain are, what causes it, and how to adopt preventive measures against eye strain by optimizing your work environment and making sure that your eyes get enough rest.

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How to Stay on the Keto Diet When You’re Traveling and Flying

keep up the keto diet while traveling by plane or train

Do you travel often and want to know how to stick to the keto diet while traveling by plane, car or train? In our guide to staying in ketosis while traveling, we show that with a bit of planning, it is entirely possible to stick to the keto diet even as you’re traveling by planes, trains, or even automobiles. We look at some of the ways you can remain in ketosis during your travels by bringing snacks, being strategic about where you stay, and other smart methods.

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What are some of the best keto-friendly pre-workout supplements?

Keto diet preworkout supplements and powders for a good workout on keto

In our guide to the best keto diet friendly preworkout supplements and snacks, we investigate how hard it can be to keep your day-to-day energy levels stable while staying on the keto diet and working out hard in the gym. There’s lots of ways to fuel your workouts, but not all of them are friendly to those who want to stay in a state of ketosis. So here we discuss some of the best keto diet friendly pre-workout snacks and supplements.

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