Diet, Weight Control and Food Safety

What You Can Do to Improve Your Sleep and Your Health - Many children and adults are not getting enough sleep. There are always good excuses – Too much work to do! I just got an email or text message that I need to respond to! – but the bottom line is you need more sleep and it’s much better to find ways to fall asleep naturally than to rely on sleeping pills. Continue reading
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
Can Girls Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk by Eating Peanut Butter? - Peanut butter, a favorite food of so many kids and overwhelmed parents, may help ward off abnormal breast conditions linked to cancer. Continue reading
Barefoot and Minimalist Running: What you need to know - Barefoot and minimalist running are the new crazes in the running world, but can you really run faster, longer, and with fewer injuries by shedding your shoes? Find out the benefits and risks of barefoot running to see if it is really a good option for your workout. Continue reading
6 Things You Need to Know About Juicing Your Veggies - 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
Seven Ways to Maximize Good Health - Susan Dudley, PhD & Isabel Platt Updated July 2013   Modern medicine offers amazing treatments against a wide range of diseases. Today, people can overcome and survive health conditions that would have been fatal only a few decades ago. Nevertheless, … 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
Flaxseed: What is it and can it keep you healthy? - Suddenly, everyone is talking about adding flaxseed to your diet. What is flaxseed and how can eating it make you healthier? 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
Pesticides and Cancer in Children: Is There A Connection? - Pesticides have long been known to cause birth defects and poisoning if ingested. Now research is showing that even small quantities of rodent and insect killing pesticides can be toxic over time to children. Continue reading

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