Inflammation has become the buzzword of the past 10 years. It has been linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and a host of autoimmune issues. Most people do not realize to what level inflammation can affect your health. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of obesity. Dr. Mark Hyman is... Read More
By Anisa Aven
"Procrastination is opportunity's assassin." --Victor Kiam, American businessman, Remington Electric Razors (1926-2001)
"Oh, how I wish I could overcome procrastination! Somebody please help me stop procrastinating! But not today, I'm busy."
Procrastination is a double-edged... Read More
Stress is no stranger to any of us and we need to accept that it is an indefinite part of our lives. Every time we get stressed out, our bodies will naturally produce certain hormones because of the intense feelings we are having. As a result, our heart starts to beat faster and the blood flow in our system increases. If we allow these stressors to constantly haunt us for prolonged periods of time we may even burn out or become extremely... Read More
By Laura Ng
We spent one third of our life sleeping -- an activity that's seemingly useless. But we need sleep as much as we need oxygen and food. Sleep is important to us. It increases one's work efficiency, extends one's lifespan, cures illnesses. One should not deprive him/herself of sleep.
But during our lives,... Read More
I feel horrible!
Do I have the flu or is it just a common cold? This question is usually the first that comes to mind when you get that lousy-all-over-feeling that lets you know you've caught a winter season bug. Some of the symptoms of the flu (influenza) are very similar to those common to the common cold; however, there are some flu symptoms that are not. If you suspect you have the flu and not just a common cold, see your doctor... Read More
By Peter Rodrick
Thyroid is an important gland that is situated in the middle of the front side of the neck. Thyroid gland secretes some of the important hormones, known as thyroid hormones, that play important role in metabolism of the body. Metabolism is the process through which, the body utilizes the food... Read More
By Brenda Skidmore
SAD, otherwise known as 'seasonal affective disorder,' is systemic in nature, and this condition can affect anywhere from 5 to 25 percent of the American population.
The symptoms can range from a relatively mild subtype form, of which affects a larger number of people and is commonly... Read More
Millions of us can't start the day without a cup of joe - or several. Studies show that coffee is Americans' primary source of antioxidants. But the news about java isn't all good. Coffee has several negative health effects, and it's obviously addictive. Here are a few reasons to try quitting. If you're pregnant, the jury's still out on the effects of caffeine on a fetus. Some studies have found a connection between drinking more than two... Read More
You'd start exercising, but you're just too tired, right? It sounds counterintuitive, but a regular exercise program actually increases energy. Researchers found that typically sedentary people who complained of fatigue increased energy levels by up to 20 percent, and 65 percent reported less fatigue. The participants in the study simply incorporated low-impact, low-intensity regular exercise. Music added to movement also helped sustain... Read More
Feeling like a zombie even after eight solid hours of counting sheep? You're not alone -- women complain of fatigue and tiredness twice as much as men. Sleepy symptoms can be exacerbated by the tasks many women find themselves taking on, including a career, household chores, caring for children...oh, and having a social life.
However tiring these things can be, there could be more to blame for tiredness... Read More