Naturally thin people eat anything they want, don't have to work their butts off at the gym, and magically remain thin and toned!
What many don't realize about naturally slender people is that it isn't that easy. Good genes and an overactive metabolism only go so far towards keeping in shape. Attitude, diet and exercise play an important role in the physical health of the naturally thin, especially as time progresses and age causes... Read More
Emotional eating is a coping mechanism we use to deny feelings of stress or anxiety. Whenever we are discontent, we seek comfort in food. When we were young, our parents urged us to "have a cookie" and feel better. Now, we soothe our inner child's emotional letdowns in the same manner.
Eating for emotional gratification results in overeating, weight gain, health problems and more anxiety, which creates another cycle of emotional eating to assuage... Read More
By Marci Sloane, Ms, Rd, Ld/n, Cde
An estimated 24 million Americans have diabetes and 1/3 of them don't even know it! Diabetes can lead to many complications -- since it is a disease of the vessels: heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage and amputation are... Read More
by Sandra Petersen
Perhaps you have too many projects at work and too little time to accomplish them. Maybe you are worrying over heavy financial debt. Stress seems an unavoidable part of life. The good news is that moderate regular exercise can reduce the effects of stress on the body.
How Does the Body React to Stress?
When you are faced with a... 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
It seems as if we are always reading about the best nutrients for optimal women's health, but what are the best nutrients for men? The right vitamins and minerals for men are as essential as good engine oil is for his car. When added to his daily regimen, these top 10 nutrients will help your man fight aging and disease, keep him frisky as a young stallion, and add years to his life. Now, what woman wouldn't like that?
Calcium ... Read More
by L. Woodrow Ross
Sleep is essential to allow the body to rebuild. After the rigors of the day and the stress of our modern lives, sleep allows us to escape the daily rituals and demands that can damage our health.
With the requirements to meet the challenges of everyday life, our bodies undergo damaging stress. The average person today only gets 70 to 80 percent of... Read More
Cholesterol is one of the most familiar medical words today. Everyone knows "something" about it, but mostly cholesterol is associated in our mind with something "bad" and "unwanted" that happens to old and overweight people. The facts show that about 20 percent of the U.S. population has high blood cholesterol levels.
Actually cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance (lipid) that your body needs for many important functions, such as... Read More
Whether you need to lose 20 pounds or 100, hopping on that scale and discovering that you've lost 10 percent of your total goal can have powerful benefits, both mentally and physically. Here are 10 reasons why:
1. Ten percent is an achievable first goal. Instead of fretting about all the weight you want to lose, which can make your task seem insurmountable, try focusing on a small chunk at first. According to many life coaches, setting short-term... Read More
By Robert Benson
Do dogs provide health benefits? Believe it or not, they do! Did you know that owning a dog and pet ownership in general, can help a person in many ways? Owning a pet can improve your mental wellness, reduce your visits to the doctor, improve your cardiovascular health and allow for faster... Read More