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by Being "fit" means we need to focus just as much on what's happening on the inside as the outside of our bodies. We are exposed to THOUSANDS of toxic chemicals daily from the time we wake up in our flame retardant bed, shower in our chlorinated water, cook in our non-stick pans, wash our face, our clothes, our dishes in chemicals, eat fruits and veggies with pesticides...the list goes on and on and...
by That I'm not a fan of Halloween is no surprise to anyone who knows me well. It went downhill for me after my mom threw out my favorite Dick Dastardly mask when I was 9. I rarely go to costume parties and I have been known to dim the lights and lay low on the night of in order to avoid even the slightest interaction with a 5-year old pumpkin. I'm the guy that leaves the candy bowl outside and trusts...
by Actually, there was much to learn from the Influenza pandemic of 1918. Some of the lessons it taught, however, have been lost through the attrition of time, as a result of people (except for professionals in the life sciences and healthcare) losing interest in scientific events outside of their short attention span, and because of a general lack of interest in historical events. Fortunately, the scientific...
by Halloween is upon us. But the origin of this tradition has largely been lost on the majority of celebrants. Halloween marks the eve of All Saints Day (alternatively All Hallows' Day), a day of remembrance of the dead, the saintly, martyred, and faithful departed believers. Halloween arose as a way to use humor and ridicule to flout Death. But how did a ritual to mock Death come to involve so much...
by Stress happens. With today's busy and often hectic lifestyles, nearly everyone experiences stress at some point. How you deal with the stressors of everyday life can determine if you are more likely to suffer health problems or other complications. If you commonly experience stress that overwhelms you and affects other areas of your life, you can overcome this tension by applying some of these tips...
by I read an article in Wellness.com recent news from Yale researchers Predict "Catastrophic" Ebola Epidemic in West Africa If Aid Delayed. (HealthDay). Now, we have an ER doc returned from an endemic area, after noble service, but in a New York Hospital with Ebola, his fiancé at high risk, and out in the public last 3 days not feeling well. Obviously, his self-monitoring quarantined plan failed. If the...
by Coffee is the most widely-consumed beverage in the world, with more than 2 ½ billion cups of the brew enjoyed daily. Whether your choice is a plain cup of java made in your own kitchen or a fancy espresso drink from your favorite barista, chances are you depend on a jolt of caffeine to make you feel alert in the morning or boost your energy during an after-lunch slump. Most adults enjoy two or...
by You work hard to maintain a beauty routine in order to look and feel younger. Yet despite all of your efforts, you might be sabotaging your own efforts with ineffective or harmful practices. To get the most out of your daily regime, avoid these 10 mistakes that can make you appear older. Skin Care Chaos Your skin care regime, including the products that you use and how you use them, can dramatically...
by Your overall approach to health plays a huge role in the development of future medical conditions, including those that affect the heart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, even greater than deaths caused by injuries and other diseases such as cancer. To reduce your risk of heart disease, make a...
by Vitamin D can play an important role in keeping you youthful by boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation and protecting against some forms of cancer. Vitamin D also helps keep bones healthy and assists in the absorption of calcium. Are you getting enough Vitamin D?What Makes Vitamin D Different?Vitamin D is different from other vitamins in that your body actually manufactures it with the assistance...