Another reason to keep the weight off: knee pain and the risk of surgery

December 2013. When it comes to knees giving out or having problems, it turns out that excess weight is just as bad as or maybe worse than getting older. Changes in diet and exercise can reduce your pain and help you avoid or delay surgery. Continue reading

6 Things You Need to Know About Juicing Your Veggies

Monica Purmalek August 2013 — There is no question that eating your vegetables is good for your health, but what about drinking them? Juicing vegetables is one of the latest health trends, so here’s what you need to know about adding fresh juices to your diet. Continue reading

All the Reasons You Need to Get Your Zs: The Health Risks of Not Getting Enough Sleep

Did you know that not getting enough sleep can cause health problems beyond just feeling tired and worn out? Recent studies have found that lack of adequate sleep is related to weight gain, sexual problems, reduced concentration, mental health problems, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): What is it and what are the signs?

Monthly changes in hormones affect nearly all women. Some of the symptoms are more bothersome or noticeable than others, and sometimes they signal health problems. Studies show that 4% to 18% of women of reproductive age have a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It can be difficult to diagnose because it is similar to so many other conditions. What is PCOS, and what are the signs? Continue reading

Energy drinks: Caffeine + Calories = ???

Nearly 1 in 4 adults drinks an energy drink once a week in the hopes of getting a boost in physical and mental performance. But with a high number of deaths and hospitalizations potentially connected to energy drinks, are they really safe? Continue reading