Featured Posts

by Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but it’s not the only thing in February directly related to the heart. February is also National Heart Month. Many people don’t realize the severity of heart health in America, and that is a tragic error. Roughly 610,000 Americans die each year from heart disease. That number is equal to one in four deaths. Heart disease is hands down the leading killer of...
by Today it is common to have a job that involves sitting at a desk for eight hours a day. And usually we would feel good if we hit the gym a few times a week, or managed to squeeze in a hike on a weekend. However, one major lesson that has come out of research on sedentary behavior is that exercising before or after work—although great to do – does not undo the harm done by sitting all day. Long periods...
by It is absolutely normal to have an increased appetite in winter and think about feasting on fatty foods all the time! With the drop in temperature, your body’s temperature drops a bit too and it needs food to produce heat and stay warm. Giving in to your cravings once every now and then is fine, but you need to realize that overdoing it coupled with a lack of exercise can lead to weight gain. If you...
by Oh no! That's the feeling of dread we all get when we first see those unmistakable signs of a cold -- runny nose, a scratchy sore throat and a hoarse cough. We all hope each year to be able to avoid catching colds. With more than 200 viruses that can cause the common cold, you want to think about preventive measures ahead of time and know the action steps to take at the first signs and symptoms of...
by Leaky gut is another name for intestinal permeability. What this means is that places in the gut that determine what gets to go into your small intestine are not working as they should. This means that substances that you react to, or are toxic to your body, end up where they shouldn’t—in your bloodstream. Imagine your gut’s lining is Gandalf in The Fellowship of the Ring. He stands at that bridge...
by Roughly six years ago I started writing a book on the most promising treatments for cancer. The project was born out of a deep personal desire to give people who had been diagnosed with cancer (or had a relative or friend in such situation or who were simply afraid of getting the disease) palpable hope that was based on hard, sink-your-teeth-into science.That is not to say that I don't believe in the...
by It’s time to get real about what bras really do for our breasts rather than support them.As a long-time lover of cute, sexy, and supportive bras, I’ve recently discovered that bras aren’t doing much for us—and are perhaps even harming us—outside of covering our nipples, keeping our girls in uniform shape, and looking sexy during sexy time.The question as to whether or not bras raise our risk for breast...
by When individuals engage in substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, etc.) and they are unable to quit usage on their own even though they have tried repeatedly, but succumb to using again, they possess an addiction. Addictions are multi-faceted; they affect individuals in one or more ways; biologically, psychologically or socially. When the body develops withdrawal symptoms after the individual discontinues...
by Ongoing research proving the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle has raised awareness that sitting too many hours regularly can adversely influence health and longevity.Dr. James Levine, M.D., PhD., is an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. He is also a research professor determined to reduce the epidemic of obesity and the diseases it causes in the United States. Dr. Levine's position is that humans...
by There are about as many definitions of soul mate as you can imagine. We've been trying to define this term for literally thousands of years to no avail. I'll try to cut through the confusion by offering mine. A soul mate is a person with whom you feel a deep connection that may even defy logic. For example, a soul mate can be a close friend who lives a very different life than yours, yet you pick up...
Wellness.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment nor do we verify or endorse any specific business or professional listed on the site. Wellness.com does not verify the accuracy or efficacy of user generated content, reviews, ratings or any published content on the site. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.
©2015 Wellness®.com is a registered trademark of Wellness.com, Inc. Powered by Earnware