Month: January 2008

“Fit U” or “Fat U”? Avoiding Freshman Weight Gain

Here you are lucky to be heading to college.  You’ve worked hard, saved money and are now going to get to study things you are truly interested in.  How can you avoid the “Freshman 15” that seems to effect 70% of college freshman?  Just being aware that weight gain is a problem for most freshman […]

Need To Get Rid Of Bad Breath?

Before we begin to explore the remedies for getting rid of bad breath, we need to understand some of the causes of bad breath.  Some of the causes that can replace normal breath are:

Salt: Friend or Foe?

The average American consumes 15 pounds of salt per year.  That is the equivalent of 3 five pound bags of sugar.  Our bodies need salt to survive but how much salt is enough?

No Upper Age Limit for Lasik!

We have all heard of “Home Improvement” and now more and more Americans are practicing “Body Improvement” and when they do they are not ruling out elective surgery as a viable option.

Understanding the Pancreas

The pancreas is a gland that lies crosswise deep in the abdomen between the stomach and the spine.  The pancreas is an integral part of the digestive system.  The pancreas has two main functions:  to secrete hormones that regulate blood glucose levels and to produce enzymes that help digest foods.  When the pancreas malfunctions it […]

Weight Management and CLA

Americans are having trouble keeping the weight off.  Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a naturally occurring fatty acid that’s job is to turn the fats we consume into muscle and energy.  CLA is not produced in our bodies, we must obtain it through the foods we eat or supplements we take.  If we are not […]

Are You A Secret Aromatherapist?

We have all heard the saying “Stop and smell the roses.”  This saying may come from early practitioners of aromatherapy.  Or how many of us have spread Vicks Vapor Rub on hoping to get some relief from a cold?  Again this is aromatherapy.  Are you a practitioner without even realizing it?

Perfectionist or Procrastinator – Just Gitter Done!

Are you a perfectionist? For some people, good enough is just not good enough.  While for others, turning down a project is a lot better than finishing it off in a less than perfect way.  Doing nothing, accomplishing nothing is a lot better than achieving something that is not at all one hundred percent exceptional. […]