When you're trying to lose weight by cutting back on calories, keeping your energy levels up can be a challenge. Many dieters fail at sticking with their diet plan because they simply feel too tired, depressed or lethargic after a few days. When your body isn't used to a lower calorie intake from your diet plan, you may experience a noticeable energy dip that makes it much harder to stick with your diet in the long-term; however, there are... Read More
It's tea time. Green tea, to be more specific. Oprah swears by it, and so do plenty of other dieters. Although it's only in the last decade that green tea has been making headlines, green tea has actually been a popular staple in a Chinese medicine for almost 4,000 years. Numerous studies have found that the components in green tea benefit overall wellness, as well as weight loss. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and has the... Read More
When you're trying to lose weight and stick with a healthy diet, getting rid of sugary sodas and unhealthy drinks is one of the keys to success. However, you don't have to stick with bland-tasting water to quench your thirst. There are dozens of tasty diet drinks and healthy drink options available, and quaffing these can help keep you on a healthy track.
Tasty Diet Drinks for Your Daily Diet
Some healthy drink choices... Read More
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
Since ancient times tea has been considered a precious commodity and major influence on trade routes and expeditions.
Tea is more than a delicious pick-me-up. Both green and black teas contain catechins. Although more concentrated in green tea, these catechins promote a healthy brain as they protect against a buildup of amyloid deposits which are implicated in age related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. ... Read More
by William Winch
Each year, more that 300 new junk foods are introduced to the marketplace. Compare that to the 10 new health foods that are introduced each year, and you can see why America has an obesity epidemic. How can a person successfully stay on a healthy weight loss program with so many junk... Read More
Every time the seasons change 35 million Americans start sneezing, rubbing their watery eyes, blowing their stuffy noses, and itching like mad.
They are the ranks of seasonal allergy sufferers, joined by another 50 million kindred souls who endure an even wider variety of allergic reactions to trees, grass, flowers, plants, pollen, dust, mites, mold, foods and so on.
Nearly a third of allergy sufferers complain that their prescription... Read More
Japan has 30 percent fewer obese people than the United States - how do they do it? There are plenty of tricks and healthy eating habits that we can learn from the Japanese. The idea of tiny portions of lots of different foods is one that the Japanese adopt for every meal. In fact, the standard nutritional advice in Japan is to eat 30 different foods per day! Such a varied diet seems to ward off cravings and achieves a balance of... 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
In many households, the whistle of a teakettle is no longer part of every quiet afternoon at home. While boiling water in the microwave will work, a teakettle is both a handy tool and a stylish kitchen accessory. Cooks who prepare tea along with meals or snacks will enjoy being able to use the microwave for other things while heating water. Those who own electric teakettles will appreciate being able to heat large volumes of water quickly and... Read More