Headaches can be frustrating, popping up when you're tense, stressed, dehydrated or otherwise unbalanced. It's easy to blame them on the obvious culprits: a late night, a skipped meal or an insane work schedule. But some of your healthiest ha... Read more
Most people have experienced sleep problems at one time or another, but what causes insomnia is very individual. There are actually two different forms of insomnia—secondary (when insomnia occurs as a symptom or side effect of something else)... Read more
Money influences countless factors in our lives, from the kind of peanut butter we buy at the grocery store to the neighborhood we live in to the friends we make. But did you know that money (and especially debt) can actually affect your health? Acco... Read more
I’m not a psychiatrist, but if a friend came to me and said she was feeling so hopeless that she couldn’t function at work; that she was going through a box of tissues every few days because of her unexplained crying spells; and that she... Read more
Did you know that each year in the United States, more people die of suicide than of homicide? In 2004, suicide accounted for 32,439 deaths in the U.S., but over 750,000 people actually attempted to take their own lives, according to the National In... Read more
Okay so a week ago I cut down my sugar and diet pop/caffeine intake by about 85% each. I used to regularly drink about a 2 liter of diet pepsi a day and I can't even say how much sugar, definitely not anywhere that my doctor would approve of with my... Read more
I love my friends. They are really great people. Here lately it seems they have all found something to worry about. Big topics. My situation is a lot worse than theirs. I am talking financial and future security. I am trying to take things one day at... Read more
I have had a great beginning week, I have tracked and stayed under my calorie limits and have gotten in some exercise every day except one.
I still struggle with the headaches I always get when I cut down on the amount of sweets and white breads... Read more
So first off, I've been dealing with an anxiety disorder for about 10 years. I'm accustomed to it. Normally I can handle it pretty well. I've got a therapist and some medicine and a good support system.
My problem lately is first thing in t... Read more
I've read a variety of articles that claim caffeine is excellent for weight loss insofar as it suppresses hunger and provides you more energy for workouts, so I started incorporating a cup or two of coffee and another cup or two of black tea into my... Read more
If your goal is to decrease and/or eliminate the caffeine in coffee, try easing into that goal with part decaf and part regular coffee. I use high quality (bold) decaf with half mild regular coffee. That way I get some caffeine and avoid caffeine wit... Read more
Have trouble sleeping monitor when you are having drinks with caffeine. I recently read that it takes 11 hours to get caffeine out of your system. A big wake up call for me, I generally have trouble sleeping since I work 3rd shift at a hotel. I qu... Read more
Since I was a teenager, caffeine and I have had a tumultuous relationship. (I'm not the only one.)I started taking caffeine pills and drinking coffee (bottled Frappucinos, mostly) at 16. An overachiever, I was suffering from an eating disorder, a... Read more
You enjoy a cup of coffee with your breakfast, a glass of tea in the afternoon, a sports drink as you recover from your workout and a few pieces of chocolate to sooth your sweet tooth after dinner. Nearly 80 percent of people around the world consume... Read more
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