Being a caregiver is both a physical and an emotional journey. This journey is all-encompassing and it takes its toll. There are emotional, physical and financial strains that call on us at the deepest levels. These challenges can hit us intellectually, socially, financially and spiritually. Simply put: caregiving can be overwhelming.
Given its name, many people assume that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is defined by the presence of multiple cysts on the ovaries; however, this condition is one that encompasses a large variety of symptoms, and one that can occur without the telltale cysts that many women develop.
Scientists are continuing to study the relationship between health, weight and lifespan. New information is being discovered all the time. A recent small study out of Denmark discovered that our genes can tell us a lot about how we store fat and the impacts that has on the health of an individual. This study looked […]
What you eat can influence how you sleep. Therefore, it is important to include in meals the types of food that calm down body and mind. Especially at dinnertime foods leading to a restful sleep are important. Such foods are lean proteins, herbs, and nuts. All three types can easily be incorporated into meals. The […]
Food labelling, isn’t it great? If you know how to read and interpret food labels they are very useful. Some food producers get a bit carried away with the claims they put on certain products and you need to make sure you keep an eye out and don’t get sucked in. I’ve noticed some odd […]
Part of the process of adjusting and healing, when recuperating from an eating disorder, is learning to see oneself as the person they are becoming in recovery. Of course, that person may not just feel different, she may look different. When unrealistic expectations regarding body size have held sway for a long time, it can […]
While many people are uncomfortable talking about things like a waning and waxing libido, it is a fact of life. As stress eats away at us and our responsibilities mount, it can affect our sex drives. It doesn’t help that as people age they often report a natural reduction in their libido.
You normally don’t find sleep as a key issue when looking toward a diet program to lose a few pounds. However, physiological reasoning will indicate that sleep can be a significant element in weight gain and the ability to shed a few pounds. A normal sleep cycle (7-9 hours) with a significant amount of deep […]
Some of us have sixth sense and know we are pregnant with in the first few weeks. Others have a harder time. We all know the typical symptoms; being late, breast tenderness, morning sickness, and the list can go on. But what if there were hidden symptoms that you don’t factor in because it is […]
For Body-Armor-Line-Up-New-Packaging of you who love exercising outside, you should now that dehydration is the number one problem you are likely to face (especially in this hot weather). Drinking only water may not be enough. You’ll get a good pick-me-up with the right amount of salt you need whenever you’re active. The best thing about […]