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LOUD WHISPERS: May Your Seat Not Be Empty

LOUD WHISPERS: May Your Seat Not Be Empty

There is a time of the year when I become quite apprehensive and agitated. During this period, I play all kinds of scenarios in my mind, and I find it difficult to concentrate. It is the time of the year when I have to do my medical checks. As we grow older, the things to […]

New Year, New Health Resolutions

New Year, New Health Resolutions

There’s something inspiring about the start of a new year. It represents a fresh beginning, and the perfect occasion to renew yourself with motivation and the promise to eat better, exercise more and spend less time sitting around watching TV. But there is a right way to set healthy resolutions, and a wrong way. Think […]

How To Relieve a Headache Instantly

How To Relieve a Headache Instantly

A few weeks ago, I had an appointment with a physical therapist. As he poked and prodded my body during the initial evaluation, he asked me a question that honestly kind of shocked me: “Have you been getting headaches lately?” Indeed I had been—bad ones. So bad that neither Tylenol nor Advil could relieve the […]

Coffee Drinkers Really Do Live Longer

Coffee Drinkers Really Do Live Longer

By now, it’s clear: There’s a strong case for the health benefits of coffee. Studies have recently shown that regular java drinkers have a lower risk of diabetes, fewer strokes and heart problems and lower rates of certain cancers. All of that may help explain why coffee drinkers also tend to live longer than people […]

Dangers of Going Keto

Dangers of Going Keto

The ketogenic diet—also known as “keto”—has become the latest big thing in weight-loss plans, touted recently by celebs like Jenna Jameson, Mama June, and Halle Berry. The diet involves cutting way back on carbohydrates, to 50 grams a day or less, to help the body achieve a state of ketosis, in which it has to […]

Diabetes: What To Drink and Not Drink

Diabetes: What To Drink and Not Drink

The basics Having diabetes means that you have to be aware of everything you eat or drink. Knowing the amount of carbohydrates you ingest and how they may affect your blood sugar is crucial. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends zero-calorie or low-calorie drinks. The main reason is to prevent a spike in blood sugar. […]

Nutrition Guide For Kids

Nutrition Guide For Kids

As a parent, you want to provide your children with the best nutrition. A healthy diet full of whole grains, lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is essential for growing bodies. When you feed your family, you probably try to provide them with balanced meals, healthy snacks, and plenty of water. But, it may be […]

Herbs Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Herbs Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Herbal remedies help to heal hundreds of ailments. However, there are four herbs that pregnant women should avoid. Most herbs are safe for pregnant women to use throughout their pregnancies. You can add them to your dinner or use them to help you sleep at night. Millions of people use herbs every day. Pregnant women […]

MAKING IT BETTER: When Do You Know You Need To Get Some Help?

Have you heard the expression you don’t have to be mad to have mental health problems? Well it is true and this is the case more so than ever in today’s fast paced society that we live in. Over the past few weeks you might have noticed I have laid emphasis in paying closer attention to people […]

Side Effects of Antibiotics–and What to Do About Them

Side Effects of Antibiotics–and What to Do About Them

Antibiotics are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. These medications are used to treat bacterial infections, which—unlike viruses—usually don’t go away on their own. And while studies show that antibiotics are overprescribed and often given to patients who don’t actually need them, doctors also agree that the drugs, when used […]

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