Month: June 2008

Happy mother and daughter having wine

A Glass of Wine, Good for Your Liver

As weight continues to increase in our population the increase of diseases that stem from overweight continue to rise.  There are currently 4 million adults with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).  NAFLD is when fat accumulates in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol.  A recent study in the June issue of […]

Canker Sores: A Real Pain in the Mouth

Canker Sores are mouth ulcers that are caused by an adverse reaction to your own immune system.  Canker sores are found only inside the mouth cavity.  Adolescents and young adults seem to suffer the most but 30% of us will experience canker sores at some time in our life.

Chew On This – Tips for Good Digestion

70 million Americans suffer bowel problems.  According to the American Gastroenterological Association 46% of people surveyed reported that they have daily problems with digestion.  These digestion problems can come in the form of heartburn, bloating, constipation, flatulence or nausea.

Heat, Humidity and Exercise Safety

When you are exercising or playing in the summer heat there are some things you need to watch out for to avoid serious physical consequences.  First let’s simplify the factors that affect heat stress on your body during exercise:  Air Temperature; Humidity; Wind Velocity; Thermal Radiation.

Have you looked at your backside lately?

I have recently started bowling in a women’s bowling league, which has turned out to be tons of fun and fellowship.  When bowling you see an awful lot of backsides in all shapes and sizes.  Which got me to thinking about when was the last time I had a critical look at my own backside? […]

Are You Having a Bad AIR Day?

People in industrialized countries today spend 90% of their lives inside buildings.  Unfortunately studies show that the air inside these buildings is more polluted than the outdoor air in most cities and more than 80% of us live in cities.

Combating PMS

3 out of every 4 women experience some level of Premenstrual Syndrome symptoms every month.  So if you’ve experienced mood swings, food cravings, tender breasts, bloating, irritability and depression, back pain or cramping with your monthly cycle you are not alone.  But the fact that PMS  affects so many of us does not make dealing […]

Understanding a Smoking Addiction

90% of all lung cancers are linked to cigarette smoking.  Tobacco use accounts for 1/3 of all types of cancers.  Why then do people continue to smoke cigarettes?

Accidents Will Get You If You Don”t Watch Out

Did you know that 1 out of every 45 people will die in an accident?  According to the National Safety Council (NSC) over 90,000 people die from accidents each year.  The leading cause of death for 1 to 38 year olds is accidents!  You have a 1 out of 100 lifetime odds of being killed […]

Setting Goals: Long Term and Short Term Goals

One of the key ingredients for successfully managing your time is identifying your goals. Goals are what will keep you motivated and focused — both essential to being productive.