If you're regularly greeted by a warm, sloppy embrace, a heedless leap to a landing into your arms, or an unadulterated, adoring gaze, you might be a pet owner. Owners of pets from cats to canaries know the day-to-day benefits four-legged or feat... Read more
Antidepressants make you fat. Depression only happens to weak-minded people. If your parents were depressed, you will be, too. Depressed people are just sad all the time. Do any of these sound familiar? They're all part of the many myths surround... Read more
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
Q: I've heard a lot about the "winter blues," but I actually feel really down in the summer. Is there such a thing as the summertime blues—or anything I do to help with it?
A: Although the winter blues are a common and well-k... Read more
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
I just downed 6 keebler cookies. I mostly do ok with cravings. Not stressed, hungry,or bored, I am just craving cookies and its been over a month since I had any and feel guilty about eating them! My sweet craving is satisfied and I know I won't b... Read more
I take flaxseed oil and eat nuts as a small snack in the evening for Omega 3's. I was told by my workout partner I have take fish oil or eat fish for best results-problem is I am sensitive to seafood so fish oil and krill is not for me due to stoma... Read more
I am leaving Thursday morning for my son's college graduation on Friday morning. I am taking my daughter and meeting family who are flying in from the West coast. I am really nervous as I have been doing really well the last two months and have los... Read more
Really, it's the little victories. I've already tried the gumbo, jumbalaya, and even biegnets (or however you spell it!). Tonight, I didn't want to mess up the hard work I'd already invested in eating right... So while my husband chowed a Poboy, I... Read more
I make myself 'earn' minutes to watch TV or play computer games by exercising. ie, to watch 30 minutes of TV, I need 30 minutes of activity. 'activity' includes household chores, so this gets me moving, limits how much junk I watch, and gives me a... Read more
For many people, cold weather and a lack of sunshine can bring on a mild depression known as the ''winter blues.'' People that experience the ''winter blues'' will generally lack motivation and energy. Others may even... Read more
As we all face the challenges of tough economic times, many of those who have found themselves jobless, sadly have lost their health benefits as well. With the rising cost of health care, many without benefits find themselves either paying out of poc... Read more
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