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What Has Happened to Our Serving Sizes?
The Top 7 Food Allergies
In Charles Dickens Oliver Twist a starving Oliver states “Please sir, I want some more”. Well with the fast food industry and super sizing sometimes firsts can be too much. In restaurants anymore the portions are so generous we are bringing home more doggie bags than ever.
Leave Alone That Salt Shaker
Dietary Guidelines for Americans advise us to use maximum 2,300 mg of sodium on any day, divided between meals. Most of us take regularly much more than that, and if for any reason we need to cut on salt, we take the maximum recommended amount of 2,300 mg, splitting it between three or four meals, [...]
The Lemon Detox Diet
The latest diet craze is the Lemon Detox Diet. Mariah Carey loves it and regularly uses it, Beyoncé lost weight on this diet and celebrities across the world tout its cleansing benefits. Sought after as a quick-weight loss solution, this diet can be purchased in kit form for $150 for a 14-day regime. Is it [...]
Food Allergy Awareness Week 15 million Americans suffer with food allergies. If you suffer from food allergies or someone in your family does you understand the lifestyle impact that such an allergy causes. There are restaurants that are off limits and shopping turns into a long and laborious process.
Mathematics and Your Health – Are You Just a Number?
Math was definitely not my best subject in school. I loved the logic of algebra but had difficulty memorizing the proofs, and geometry seemed like science fiction with all those planes and lines intersecting in space. But now I wish I had paid more attention.
New Way of Killing Dangerous Bacteria With Nanoparticles
Listeria is one of several dangerous food-borne bacteria that are threatening us every day we shop for groceries. While it normally affects only about 1,600 Americans yearly, it can be deadly even if treated in time. The challenge for food producers is to eliminate listeria, and other deadly pathogens, from food before they come to [...]
TV And Your Health
I love television. I enjoy watching a variety of programs from news, to sports, to pure entertainment. With the choices we have today especially with all of the cable or dish channels you could watch something different every hour all day long and not repeat one single show. Amazing! There is power in the programming [...]
What Are Eating Disorders?
There are many conditions that are characterized by unhealthy eating practices and relationships with food. Although there are many types of eating disorders, three specific syndromes come to mind: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. These eating disorders seem to develop during the teenage and young adult years and these illnesses are common [...]
Too Much Calcium Can Kill You
We are great believers in supplements. When we get to our middle and old age, it makes sense to add a bit to boost our health. Doctors are quick to recommend that, as we get older, our bones get brittle and we need more calcium. So, we get it from food, and then we get [...]
Lube For Our Joints – Not So Farfetched
How many times did you wake up with stiff joints, thinking how nice it would be if we could just add some lube and make them run smoother, just like an old car. The researchers from the Rhode Island Hospital found the way to do just that, with the help of some mice. Scientists have [...]
Health Benefits of Swimming
Swimming can offer anyone of any age a huge range of health benefits. You might just feel and look younger, have stronger muscles, and (according to a long time swimmer) better hair. Although you might not have awesome, shiny and chlorine enriched hair, you can find at least ten other reasons to swim.
What is COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) ?
Groups of lung diseases that cause severe lack of oxygen are considered chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases or COPD. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the most common COPD conditions. Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes. These tubes carry air to and from your lungs. Emphysema develops when the air sacs [...]
Food Allergies in Children
In a recent survey conducted in 2011 over 38,000 children younger than 18 were polled to determine their food allergies. It was found that over 8% of children polled and studied, most are allergic to one or more foods. Accord to Susan Schuval a pediatric allergist at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York, “…there’s [...]
The Importance of Flexibility
When I was a young girl I desperately wanted to be able to do the splits. My mother told me to everyday go down into the split position just as far as my body would let me and eventually I would make it all the way down to the floor. It worked. When you stretch [...]