Month: October 2007

Tips for Avoiding That Halloween Candy

Americans have an awful lot of holidays that focus on candy; Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and Easter.  With Halloween just a few days away, October 31st for those of you not paying attention, I got to thinking about candy and ways to help me not train wreck all the healthful choices I have made over the […]

Human Growth Hormone The Controversy

It was discovered during Anna Nicole Smith’s autopsy that she had traces of Human Growth Hormone. Australian customs officials recently detained for Sylvester Stallone for attempting to enter Australia with 48 vials of HGH in his luggage. Barry Bonds has had his name linked to Human Growth Hormone usage. The 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta […]

Margarine or Butter?

I know you are probably like me and have a friend out there who forwards on to you lots of emails intending to frighten you about safety or health issues.  A couple weeks ago I received such an email about margarine.  I did a little research and found out that this email has been circling […]

Health Acronyms

Every industry has their own unique vocabulary and our society uses more and more acronyms.  My children’s instant messages and emails contain acronyms that leave me clueless.  I have started my own health acronym sheet to use for reference and thought you might want to use it to start your own.  This may help next […]

Why Did my Doctor Order a Bone Mass Density Test?

In most cases, a doctor will order a bone mass density test because he/she is conscientiously planning ahead so as to spare you from potentially bigger problems down the road; problems that could de-stabilize your skeletal frame in the years ahead.

Bipolar Basics

You hear the term Bipolar Disorder batted around in conversations, but what is it?  Is it a brand new disease?  Bipolar is the new terminology for Manic Depression, alternating episodes of mania and depression.  It is a very serious disorder.  The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention states that 25-50% of people with Bipolar Disorder attempt […]

Is your BMI too big for your BMW?

When you head to the car dealership to look for that new car, don’t forget to investigate the maximum weight – passengers and cargo — that the vehicle you are looking at can safely carry.  You can run into weight issues in all different sizes of vehicles, vans to two-seaters.  

Are You a Sprinter or a Long Distance Runner?

The body has approximately a quarter of a billion skeletal muscle fibers.  Most muscles are made up of a mixture of both slow and fast twitch muscle fibers.  Most of us have an equal number of both, 50% slow- twitch and 50% fast -twitch.

What you eat can affect your mood!

Since your body requires fuel in order to operate.  We all should be paying attention to the quality, quantity and variety of foods that we eat.  We know a balanced nutrition plan that provides our body with the best nutrients is the goal we want to achieve.  Did you know that nutrients play an important […]

The Hidden Dangers of Your Excess Abdominal Fat

It’s More Serious Than a Vanity Issue! Did you know that the vast majority of people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat? The first thing that most people think of is that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly, is covering up their abs from being visible, and makes them self conscious […]