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by When conflict arises, are you the person who's quick to apologize, wanting to sweep everything under the rug so the tension goes away? Or are you the one who tends to hold that hurt for a while, allowing the offensive words to gain a life of their own? Most of us identify with one approach or the other when arguments happen in love. The problem is neither response leads to a true reconciliation that...
by Hypothyroidism isn’t picky. It can strike at any age and can affect anyone. However, its favorite victim appears to be women since it occurs in approximately 1 in 50 women and only about 1 in 1,000 men. It typically occurs in adults and becomes increasingly common as you age.What is Hypothyroidism? This is a condition in which the thyroid gland no longer produces enough of vital hormones.This can be...
by Want Beautiful, Healthy Skin? Eat Your Vegetables!Potions, paints and powder are no substitute for a healthy diet.Have you ever noticed that the most coveted style for models and celebrities is a “no-makeup” look? Except for special occasions, like runway or awards shows, most strive to look natural, refreshed and flawless. In our culture, there is a huge emphasis placed on dewy complexions, smooth,...
by "Really, I spent $50 on coffee alone?" a client recently asked, clearly stunned.About 10 days before, she complained she couldn't afford healthy food, so I gave her an assignment. For just one week, I asked her to track how much she spent on designer coffees, bodega snacks, convenience foods, splurges, and impulse buys. (Hint: A food journal makes a great way to track your spending.)The experience...
by If you love someone with advancing memory loss, you know first hand the frustrations and the heartache the condition can cause. Memory loss robs people of their pasts and of the essential characteristics that have, over a lifetime, made them unique individuals, loving spouses and parents, good neighbors, tireless workers and enthusiastic participants in life. At Regency Nursing Centers in NJ, this...
by In the 1800s people were often confused when it came to health-improvement information. On the one hand, they were constantly being pestered by peripatetic salesman selling all kinds of healing oils and other types of panaceas. In most cases, there was no science to back up what these charlatans sold to the suffering masses; sadder still, some of these magical potions (often having a detrimental effect,...
by The world has taught us to be impatient.From cell phones to social media, we are conditioned to expect instant connections, information, gratification, and results. When we start working out, we want to see the weight loss almost overnight; when we get sick, we want to see a doctor immediately, not after waiting; and when we take medicine—especially pain medication—we want it to start working as soon...
by Sleep might be the most undervalued aspect of weight loss. When I called getting seven to nine hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep my big needle mover for fast, lasting fat loss, I wasn't kidding.Manufacturers understand our epidemic sleep struggle. That’s why any drugstore or health-minded grocery offers a wide array of natural sleep aids. How do you choose the best one? Based on research coupled...
by For residents of long-term care facilities, visits from family and friends are more than just appreciated, they are important for their emotional well-being. In addition to providing an opportunity to stay in touch with loved ones, relive memories, share experiences, and enjoy quality time together, personal visits help reassure them that they remain an important part of your life. Planning Your VisitWhen...
by What Should I Eat?We are constantly bombarded with health information, but it is often useless information. With just a click of a mouse we can learn all about the current fad diets, or read about the newest surgical weight-loss procedure, or lose weight by using smaller plates, or view an advertisement for the latest low-fat snack, portioned for ‘convenience’ in 100-calorie packages. None of this...