For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu... Read more
It never fails. Just when you want to look your best, you wake up with a huge pimple that seems to scream, “Look at me!” Not exactly the impression you want to make on the world. Fortunately, taking care of your skin isn’t complicat... Read more
Almost one out of nine women is expected to develop breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.
So far, researchers haven't found any fool-proof way to prevent breast cancer except voluntary mastectomy (surgical... Read more
The first – and easiest – step you should take towards becoming more healthy is so, so simple; it’s eating breakfast. Breakfast eaters get myriad benefits including:
a revved up metabolism started early so that it burns t... Read more
Burning the midnight oil could be giving you the munchies the next day. A small study found that lack of sleep might trigger individuals to eat more. Twelve young men slept for only four hours on two consecutive nights. Then hormone levels and hunger... Read more
We all heard of mindless eating in front of the tv, well instead of grabbing the chips I grabbed a bottle of ice water before the movie started! Now I am mindlessly drinking. How is that for a nutritious swap.
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I am working on expanding my horizons in the nutrition realm and have been aiming to try at least one new food or recipe each week. So far, in the last week, I have tried acorn squash, steelhead trout, and savory oatmeal (oatmeal with turkey smoked s... Read more
Has anyone else noticed that once you make a bad food choice it becomes easier to make more bad choices?
Yesterday I was out and about with the kids in a city 45 minutes from home. We decided to try a fast food Mexican restaurant that I'd never... Read more
I have been at this for 22 weeks today. Today, I also started a more stringent food plan, and I want to keep a journal of what I eat.
Goals: at least 3 whole grains (or starchy vegetables)
9 fruits/veggies, with at least 6 of them veggies
No... Read more
I had a plate of food! Well got out of bath at 8PM! Was hungry felt hunger going to come on & said I am not doing SPARKS TUT TUT! I have really enjoyed doing SPARKS! Going TO BED EARLY NOT EATING IN FRONT OF THE T.V. I HAVE ALSO BEEN SAYING NO TV AT... Read more
The dangers of hormone-treated meat products are becoming apparent in our society. I got asked one time by a French man why Americans are so much broader and developed than they are and why we hit puberty at a younger age. It is true. Hormones are th... Read more
I think for the worst thing about excess weight is becoming pre-diabetic, and realizing all the complications weight does to oneself. High Triglycerides( fat in the blood) Possible srtoke or heart attack, vision complications, kidney and liver compl... Read more
The ongoing debate over plastic has been a hot topic for the past year. Last week I shared that BPA is not just in plastics but can also be found in metal-based food and beverage cans. A common question came up in the comments asking about the hea... Read more
Acne isn't just a teenage problem. In fact, 25% of women in their 40s and beyond experience breakouts. Banish blemishes for good with our spot-on advice from NYC-based dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D. Is there a right way to wash your face... Read more
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