Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
The diet pill section of the pharmacy can seem like the Wild West, as most products are considered dietary supplements and therefore not subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. However, in June 2007, one drug became the first FDA-ap... Read more
Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to... Read more
Bogus exercise equipment and nutrition scams have been assaulting us for about as long as anyone can remember. According to author Dr. James Harvey Young, the scams date back as early as 1630. That was the year Nicholas Knopp of Massachusetts Bay was... Read more
There is a lot of misinformation out there about dieting and exercise. People DO want sustainable results, but many can’t judge the difference between quick fixes and the legitimate, permanent strategies for losing weight. Common... Read more
Diuretics used for high blood pressure, water pills, can also raise blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. Some anti-depressants may raise or lower blood sugar.Your blood sugar rises as your body works to fight off an illness. Drink water and other... Read more
I know that this is not new, but if I want to feel full for breakfast. I add fruits in my bowl of cereal and follow it up with a hard boiled egg. I then follow it up by taking a water pill and drink 16 oz of water.... Read more
For those of you who believe there is nothing you can do when you have chronic pain, take it from me: there is hope. I weighed 460 pounds and with all of my chronic medical issues and disability, I managed to baby step my way through my thus far... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added 41 additional diet drugs to an alert about tainted diet pills. The pills contain undeclared ingredients that might compromise health. Some of the pills contain drugs that have been recalled in Europe, o... Read more
Hi well I went to the doctors on Monday and of course they want to weight you. to my surprise I lost a total of 8lbs in 8 weeks. I went in for one problem and came out with another. Now I been drink those lovely 8 glasses of water per day. Now I ha... Read more
So yesterday when I weighed myself I was 226 which is a total of 10 pounds since September 10th but I thought to myself that I wasn't going to count it since I was sick and barely ate and I was so bloated. I take a water pill on occasion because my... Read more
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