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Health and Resolutions before the Holidays
Want to have a healthy holiday season and give your body and mind a break? Before your life gets too busy, make a plan and start a resolution to exercise and eat right. Pencil in morning exercises. This will make it more difficult to cheat. If you are not a morning person get your clothes […]
Low Testosterone: Male Fears
With low testosterone what will happen to male vitality, muscle mass, libido and energy? As you age, testosterone decreases and this causes problems in male self-confidence. There are definite health issues related to low testosterone and you may need to consider testosterone therapy to boost these levels. Discuss testosterone therapy with your doctor and don’t […]
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Hormone replacement therapy is used to treat menopausal symptoms and protect long-term health. As with most medical procedures there are pros and cons. If you have been subjected to hormone replacement what does this mean for you in the long run?
There is nothing wrong with you when you feel depressed during the holidays. All that celebration, joy and good will can actually get a little much. You might believe that you are out of step with the rest of the world, but statistics say that over 40% of the population just feels exhausted and inadequate. […]
Medical Causes of Cold Hands and Feet
Cold hands and feet can be as simple as being where it is cold. The body”s natural temperature can also cause cold hands and feet or cold hands and feet can be a result of real medical issues. Problems with blood circulation, small blood vessels in your hands or any number of other medical mysteries […]
Causes of Bloating
That uncomfortable feeling of fullness in your abdomen is bloating. It is a sensation that points to the abdomen being distended and it might also be painful to breathe. Most bloating pains are sharp and cause your stomach to cramp. Pain from bloating on the upper left side can be mistaken for heart pains and […]
High and Low Blood Sugar Issues
Blood sugar concentrations or blood glucose levels are the amount of sugar or glucose present in your blood stream. Your body naturally regulates blood sugar (glucose) levels as a part your body”s metabolic processes. Glucose or sugar is the primary energy mechanism for cells and blood lipids. Glucose or blood sugar is transported from your […]
Digestive Disorders: Gallbladder
The gallbladder is a small sac that lies just under the liver. Its main purpose is to store the bile, or a liquid made by the liver that helps you dissolve fats. Bile travels from the gallbladder through the cystic duct and the common bile duct and is secreted into the small intestine to help […]
Skin Conditions: Acne
When your hair follicles become full of oil and dead skin cells acne will appear. Most acne appears on the face and neck plus the chest, back and shoulders. It is not life-threatening but can be very distressing and persistent. Acne lesions heal very slowly and it often feels “when one lesion goes away other […]
Affordable Care, Now What?
Regardless of which side of the political fence you sit on, it is obvious that the affordable care act is not everything it was promised to be. It won’t be fully in effect in 2014, very few people will save money, and many existing plans won’t work under the new rules. But the fact is, […]
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Think pink! October is National Breast cancer awareness month, and although it is nearing the end of the month that doesn’t mean you should forget about breast cancer.
Juicing fad – finally one good diet fad
You might be annoyed with all these ads for fancy juicers and recipes for green sludge so many celebrities swear are saving their lives, but juicing might be our true salvation. According to the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should have a diet that is composed of 50 percents fruits and vegetables and other […]
Ancestry and Your Health
There are four major factors that influence your health: Genetics (Inherited Traits) Environment (External Surroundings) Availability to health care. (Having access to doctors and hospitals) Cultural Practices (Behaviors and Beliefs) As part of the human race we are all dealing with physical bodies that are very similar but every ethnic or racial group has specific […]
First Line of Defense = Skin: Cellulitis
Your skin is an essential part of your body often taken for granted. Skin is the external tissue that covers your body and your largest organ. The thickest skin is found on your feet and the thinnest skin is on your eyelids. Your skin has three layers: the epidermis (the outermost layer, the dermis, and […]