We live in stressful times, and all that stress can lead to serious bouts of depression.
Typically, when we're depressed, we turn to quick fixes. A tub of ice cream, a candy bar or a box of chocolates. But these only give us a temporary, artificial high, and we feel even worse when the effects wear off.
Depression is thought to be a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Three chemicals in... Read More
Looking at natural weight loss supplements , there are more and more products that are promoted by practitioners and producers alike. Some of these have been proven to be effective, some are still under review, and others are probably totally useless for the purpose of losing weight. You can determine which of these categories the supplement you are considering falls into by reviewing information available on the... Read More
By Heather DeLuca
Think cake will cure your crabbiness? Or baked goods will beat the blues? Probably not.
Whether you're suffering from an irritable mood, a case of the blues, or even full-blown depression, you may benefit from incorporating certain foods into your diet while avoiding others.... Read More
So you want to buy organic without breaking the bank? If you're not able to buy all organic produce, you can pick and choose to maximize health benefits. In general, fruits and vegetables with thin, edible skins will pass on more pesticides and herbicides to the consumer. Those with thick, removable skins pose fewer health risks, while wax coatings can make it more difficult to remove surface pesticide residue. It also helps to know... Read More
Next time you have a meal, look at your plate -- what colors do you see? If it's mostly white and brown then your diet might be colorblind!
In order to have a healthy diet you need foods from all the food groups, and that means a colorful plate. Just eating meat and potatoes won't provide you with the essential vitamins and minerals you need to stay in your best health -- you need to add in colorful fruits and vegetables! ... 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
By Janet Martin
Times are tough. However, losing sleep because of your problems is never worth it. You may get a temporary high from drinking kegs upon kegs of beer, smoking pot or working yourself to death. But sleep deprivation, as a result of escaping your problems, may make matters worse. Aside from... Read More
There are a lot of vegetarians among us, some by circumstance and some by choice. Those who are vegetarians by choice can be divided into two general groups -- those who do not eat meat, poultry or fish, but do consume dairy products as - in theory - the animals are not harmed or killed by the gathering of those products. Vegans, however, use no animal products whatsoever. There are many health benefits to a planned vegetarian diet, as... Read More
by Alan Chai
A plan for natural weight loss can often include products that will help you focus on the process of losing weight. If you can do so without introducing additional chemical and harmful substances into your body, you will be healthier overall. Natural products give you that extra boost to help get... Read More
The simple word detox evokes images of cleansing away impurities from your body. It conjures up thoughts of healthy individuals with clear skin, white smiles, and a slim physique. Behind the scenes, the detox diets, for some individuals, can be more like a horror film full of fatigue, diarrhea, and potentially death. What is it that makes these detox diets so popular?
Proponents of detox diets believe our bodies need... Read More