Looking for help with losing weight? Help that goes beyond the usual lifestyle changes, portion control advice and exercise routines? Weight-loss supplements touting names like "fat burner" and "thermo max" can be enticing. But do they work? And even more important, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration's recent ban on ephedra, are they safe?
In this article, Environmental Nutrition provides a snapshot... Read More
by Amy Daughdrill
Fasting has been instituted by people of nearly all faiths as a religious practice since before recorded history. By definition, it is the act of abstaining from food, drink or both for a period of time. As a spiritual practice, it is believed to be an act of discipline, placing the desires... 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
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, often referred to by the acronym GERD, is a medical condition becoming more and more common and which presently afflicts up to 20 million Americans.
Even small babies can suffer from GERD, and it can produce very distressing symptoms. These symptoms vary with individuals, while infantile GERD may present different symptoms to those seen in adults.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD] is a chronic... Read More
By Muscle Trainer
Does this scenario sound familiar? It's 6:15am and you feel a tad nudge on your hand courtesy of a cold wet nose. You turn over, only to hold that nudge coupled with a whine and then a elevated pitched bark. Yes, it is time to walk the dog again, but the bright part is that pets are great for holding you... Read More
Ladies, if you could equip your friends and family with an invisible "bulletproof vest" that would protect them from any unseen dangers, you would do it in a heartbeat. Having a secure way of ensuring your loved ones' safety all day, every day, would definitely make your job easier. And what if I told you that your search for this invisible, yet effective "bulletproof vest" is merely a mouse click away? That lifesaving product is called... Read More
Arthritis pain can be frustrating. Nagging and crippling arthritis pain can continue day after day. How much happier would you be if you could stop your arthritis pain right now and feel great all day? Knowing the nature of the disease can really bring you the right answers.
What is arthritis? Arthritis comprises over 100 different diseases and conditions. The word arthritis means "joint inflammation." When joints are inflamed, it... Read More
With all the current news regarding a bad flu season, it's more important now than ever that employees know when to stay home from work. While that scratchy throat and runny nose could just be a case of allergies, it could also be a sign of something worse. Here is a good guideline that will help you determine whether you should call in sick.
REASONS TO STAY HOME
1. Fever. This one is just common sense. A fever is the body's way of... Read More
By Laura Crooks
Halloween and all of the associated candy is upon us. Do you have a plan for avoiding the extra calories from eating extra candy? If you do not want to ban all candy, try 1 or more of these 7 tips to control your candy intake this season.
1. Purchase only candy you don't like. If there is... Read More
by Jen Silard
As a hypoglycemic and gluten, dairy, and chemical preservative-intolerant woman pursuing a personal trainer's license and Health and Wellness Counseling certification, I can say with full confidence that it is entirely possible to maintain and/or cultivate healthy eating habits while dealing with food allergies. From personal experience as well as my studies, I... Read More