I remember clearly the first time I realized that my heartburn was probably a symptom of a more serious condition. I was sitting at my desk at work sipping on a cup of coffee, trying to wake up, when I felt a searing pain in my chest. It was as if th... Read more
Marketers invest millions to convince us that we need the latest and greatest cleaning spray, detergent, and paper towel, so it’s not surprising that tidying up can quickly become a budgetary mess. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
Eating healthier may seem like a daunting task, especially when you're not sure how to start. Will you go hungry? Will your meals taste like cardboard? Will you have to give up your favorite foods?
Don't worry. When you make small change... Read more
After being cooped up in a stuffy house all winter long, it’s finally time to fling open the windows, shoo away the cobwebs, and take on your annual spring cleaning. But often, the chemicals found in conventional cleaning products can be more d... Read more
....until I stopped. I gave up soda for Lent. Even though I mostly only drink diet soda, it was keeping me from drinking my fill of water. I had one misstep when I went out for lunch the Friday after Ash Wednesday and mindlessly ordered soda. I've be... Read more
As a life-long soda addict, I can honestly say that withdrawals are rough. Years ago, I switched from regular to diet soda, but I still had a liter a day habit.
It's been three days since I had a soda, diet or otherwise and I want one so bad... Read more
Back in high school, I had a pretty standard lunch. Without fail, I'd eat a cereal bar, a piece of fruit (a banana, an apple or some grapes), and some whole-wheat pretzels. While it wasn't exactly balanced--or filling, it did keep me from succumbing... Read more
Perhaps you have heard eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice or milk can help relieve the pain of leg cramps. Maybe you have read that a diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure or the risk of a kidney stone incident.
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