There are two essentially important things that Americans are struggling with -- health and fitness. Records show that the most overweight and obese people on earth can be found in the U.S. There are hundreds of diet and weight loss programs to be found in the fitness circle yet the lack of will power to start is the most difficult aspect to deal with.
A lot of us are aware that shedding of extra pounds is a key to prevent weight-related... Read More
The potential benefits to your health associated with wine consumption is a rather long list indeed, and new studies continuously relate a drop in the risk of cancer and heart disease with drinking wine.
Even before the first book was written about wine in 1410 by a French doctor, the virtues of drinking wine had long been touted since the first century. The fact that wine contains certain... Read More
Gluten intolerance is on the rise, leading many people to consider a gluten-free diet. Gluten intolerance is the inability to process gluten, the complex protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Gluten intolerance can be caused by Celiac Disease, NCGS or gluten allergies.
Celiac Disease causes the celia (hair-like structures in the intestinal tract that aid in digestion) to stop functioning when gluten is present in the body. It is... Read More
The weight loss drug Alli also called Xenical, bounded onto the weight loss drug market being touted as the "miracle drug" of all weight loss drugs. It was the first of its kind to be marketed over the counter, that doesn't require a prescription. Alli earned major buzz in the media, received a star's sendoff, with an advertising budget well in excess of $125 million, and racked up an estimated $250 million in sales, in its first year, alone. ... Read More
Weight loss is a lifestyle. You live in a world that tells you to lose weight -- while tempting you to gain more. To maintain successful weight loss, you must address the mental issues, not just the physical.
Weight loss is work. "Get-thin-quick" schemes are as unreliable as "get-rich-quick" schemes. As the old adage goes, "Anything in life worth having is worth working for." You are worth working for.
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Open your spice cabinet and you will find a pharmacopoeia of ancient wisdom. You may also find yourself on the way to the hospital. Herbal medicine is not something to embark upon uninformed. Self-medication, in any form, can be risky. At the same time, there are many herbs and spices that you can use to spice up your life, your diet and your health.
We all know that knowledge is power. When taking herbal supplements, you need knowledge... Read More
BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a measure of a person's body fat, based on a simple calculation of body weight in kilograms, divided by the square of the individual's height in meters.
It is used by health professionals around the world to determine whether a person is overweight or clinically obese. A person with a BMI equal to or over 25 is considered overweight, while an index of 30 or more is considered obese. At the opposite end of the... Read More
At first glance, smoking and exercising do not seem to go hand in hand. Smokers are generally not known for their stamina and overall good health. They do, however, put their health in jeopardy if they do not engage in some kind of exercise to offset the health effects of smoking. If you are a smoker, this is probably not what you want to hear. But there is good news; exercise can help to keep your general health in a better state. ... Read More
Herbal supplements are generally defined as those dietary supplements that are obtained from naturally growing plants, fungus, shrubs and trees. There are a wide variety of such supplements on the market today, such as Ginkgo Biloba, the much touted memory enhancement supplement; St. John's Wart, a supplement often prescribed for cases of mild depression and anxiety; and the ever popular Echinacea, a mid-western wildflower best known for its... Read More
You have one of those natural, slender bodies that most people can only look at with both longing and envy. If this is you, and you have not had to fight tooth and nail to achieve this body, then you are very lucky. Think being so slim means that you do not have to be careful about your diet and exercise? Try again. Having a healthy body requires more than just being slim or thin.
The Importance of Exercise
Regular exercise is vital in... Read More