Month: March 2007

Going to the Gym for Muscles, not Dates

Going to the gym for the first time can be a little bit intimidating. Not only are you faced with a dizzying array of machines and equipment, but you”re faced with new types of people. Here”s a list of some of the basic types that you might encounter: – The Grunter — this person is […]

Finding Time to Exercise while Raising Kids

Margaret is a 40-year old mother of three boys aged 14, 12 and 10 (can you already feel her pain?). Her life revolved around her kids, and while she did a good job of looking after their needs, she neglected her own health. At only 40, she was already on cholesterol medication, and a year […]

The Magic of Garlic

Garlic has long been an object of superstition throughout the ages. Garlic according to horror movies protects you from vampires, werewolves, and devils. While I don”t put any faith in these claims, garlic does have many health benefits. Louis Pasteur examined garlic”s use as an antibacterial back in the nineteenth century and showed how it […]

Am I Getting All of my Nutrients?

In short: probably not. In long…studies have shown that while nutrition is one of the most basic concepts to understand, many people continue to struggle with the essential wisdom of good nutrition. Why is this? Because, largely, eating is one of life”s greatest pleasures. Food, however, must be thought of not only as a source […]

Cosmetic Dentistry

Nothing since that Ancient Sumerian fashioned the first toothbrush from a simple twig has impacted the dental field more than cosmetic dentistry. Today it is possible for the average American to sport the same picture perfect smile as any celebrity. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses several different procedures which we will investigate. You may even have some […]

Effective Stress Management: A Must for those with busy lives.

What would you do with increased stamina, decreased anxiety, and solid peace of mind? You would probably get more done in less time–at the very least, each day would be more enjoyable.   In the long term, you would certainly experience better physical health and a longer life span. The only thing standing between you […]

Exercise over 60

Exercise — We all know it.   Exercise is good for you but, if you are over 60, breeze on by the advertising that touts ‘buns of steel.’   Recent research indicates that moderate exercise will give you as much protection from disease as the extensive exercise regimens touted by those much younger than you.

Tips for Female Runners

Female runners should always know the safety measures while they exercise. She should always remember some smart habits while she runs so that she will have a fun and safe exercise outside. Some of these guidelines and tips may apply to all runners, but there are some important facts that are especially addressed to the […]

Fighting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or fibromyalgia, is a difficult pill to slow, and is most definitely a pain in the neck for two reasons: 1.        First, because CFS mimics other conditions, some patients have been wrongly diagnosed.   CFS has been mistaken for Lupus, Lyme disease, rheumatism, and arthritis. […]

Diet soda

Is Aspartame Linked to Memory Loss?

Jessica just finished her third can of diet soda.   Because of work pressure, she also consumes not less than three cups of coffee per day.   But nothing to worry, she tells herself, as she consumes everything that’s sugar free.   As a diet-conscious career woman, she relies on diet coke, artificial sugar sweeteners […]