So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
As a child, I thought of metabolism as some mysterious, magical thing that you were either born with or without. Watching the kids that seemed to live on ice cream and pizza without gaining an ounce, the adults would say, "I wish I had... Read more
A healthy diet requires more than simply cutting out junk food—it involves getting the most nutritional value out of every bite you take. It takes good food to build a fit body. But did you know that your food choices also have an impact on the... Read more
I've been tracking my food for just about 2 weeks, and I'm down 6#!
It seems faster than I expected, but when you consider how much you eat on a regular basis, realistically, it's not surprising that the #s will melt off when you reduce your intake.... Read more
I am battling an addiction to fast food and most of the time I feel like I'm losing. I'm always drawn to it. The most I can go without eating it is 4 days. I'd love to hear any advice you might have.... Read more
When it comes to food prep my veggies,after I cook them and prep them are always soggy and gross by the end of the week. Am I doing something wrong or should I not food prep veggies?... Read more
Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells. Simple sugars enter the bloodstream quickly & cause a rise in insulin & other growth promoting hormones. High levels of these hormones may increase the growth of cancer cells. Complex carbo... Read more
Yes, excess levels of insulin can trigger cancer. Why? Insulin is a hormone that encourages cellular growth, & the cancer cells have 6 to10 times the number of insulin receptors on the surface of their cell membranes as normal cells. Vitamin D may a... Read more
If you're a post-menopausal woman, you might have noticed that your forehead has grown higher all of a sudden. Or maybe the part in your hair has gotten wider, and you can see your scalp when the light hits it just right. But don't worry; you... Read more
I was raised on a farm in the Midwest. We had a creek running through our 10 acres of pasture. The water brought hours of summer fun in addition to providing hydration for our animals as they grazed in the field. I showed horses for years as part of... Read more
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