Even the man upstairs is becoming a part of the obesity issue - or at least his spokesman is. Author Dr. Ben Lerner (chiropractor) describes Body by God simply as the Un-Diet, a plan that calls for you to turn your back on food by man (processed foods) and turn toward food by God, foods that do not leave... Read More
The average person consumes approximately 100 to 150 pounds (45 to 67.5 kilos) of sugar per year with 80 percent coming from processed foods like soft drinks, candy, cereals, and baked goods. But what if we could have our sweets without the high caloric count? Would you use a sugar substitute if your cookie would taste the same and you could still lose weight?
Sugar substitutes can be natural or synthetic and... Read More
by Elizabeth Kelly
Sometimes it seems like the secret to successful dieting hinges on just a few seconds of your day. You've been so good: writing in your food journal, sticking to the plan, passing up the office snacks. Then it happens. It may be that moment when you get home from work, or just a fleeting thought while you're watching TV. You're craving something, and you're... Read More
Premenstrual syndrome is an extreme form of stress that produces physical and psychological wear and tear on a woman's body throughout the month, but especially prior to and during menstruation.
Stop the self-perpetuating downward spiral of poor eating habits, poor nutrition and excessive stress, and improve your health throughout the month. Include other strategies such... Read More
Sushi has become a popular trend in many U.S. cities, even finding a home in the cold cases in many grocery stores. But one trip to your local sushi bar can cost upwards of $20 a person; not exactly something you'd want to do on a regular basis.
The art of sushi takes years of training, especially to truly master a great roll or some of the more... Read More
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
Think that you aren't sophisticated enough or don't fit in the right income bracket to enjoy wine-tasting? Think again. These tips will help you fake your way through a wine-tasting session -- or develop a lifelong Epicurean hobby (the finest pleasures, not the most!).
Supplies - All you really need is a good wine glass, some wine, and preferably some good company.
Glasses - Obviously if you are at a wine-tasting party or tasting... 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 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
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