Month: October 2008

If The Shoe Fits

I am a woman so a lot of the shoes I wear have absolutely nothing to do with comfort and function, they are all about fashion.  But when I know I am going to be on my feet for long periods of time, walking, running, or hanging out at an amusement park I am all […]

Anorexia Facts

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects many women and a few men, some of whom go undiagnosed for years.  Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the odds of recovery by a large percentage.  Sometimes knowing the facts about anorexia will help family, friends and providers to recognize the signs and symptoms.

Your Health is in your Hands: Hand-Washing

October 15, 2008 was the first ever Global Hand-Washing Day!  Yes, the United Nations has gotten into the promotion of hand-washing.  Hand-washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, which are responsible for the deaths of over 3.5 million children worldwide.

Pasteurized or Raw: How do you like your milk?

Pasteurization is simply the heating of a liquid just below the boiling point and held there for a specific amount of time to eliminate bacteria.  Bacteria are destroyed by heat.  Pasteurization reduces the number of viable pathogens reducing the chance of disease.  Louis Pasteur is the discoverer and hence the name Pasteurization.  We have been […]

Vaccinations 101

It’s that time of year for you to get your flu shot.  You can get your flu shot just about anywhere anymore; your local pharmacy, grocery store and even Costco had a table set up last time I shopped.  But any vaccination is not without some risk so let’s review some things we need to […]

Whole Body Vibration and Bone Density

Whole body vibration therapy is known for increasing muscle mass and bone density.  Most people can easily understand how whole body vibration can affect the muscles, but the effect upon the bones is not as easy to understand.  When you begin to understand this connection, however, you really begin to see how it can change […]

Good Bye Trans Fat Good Riddance

New York City Banned Trans Fat in December of 2006 The State of California Banned Trans Fat in 2008 The City of Philadelphia Banned Trans Fat The City of Boston has Banned Trans Fat McDonald’s has found Trans Fat free oil that is acceptable to them in 2008.

Walk Your Way to Better Health

I was recently talking with a friend who told me she had strapped on a pedometer while she was mowing the lawn.  She walked 3 ½ miles just mowing her lawn.  WOW!  I had never really thought that the steps it takes to mow the lawn could add up to miles.  All those miles pay […]

Self-Defense: Your Body Your Business

Just as you can’t leave your health up to your doctor or a hospital you can’t leave your self-defense up to law enforcement.  As crimes rates are going up all over the U.S., it may be time to review some very basic self-defense tips.

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It’s Fall, the Start of Apple Season!

The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, is not as far off as you might think.  Apples offer cleansing “the body’s broom” and are chock full of fiber and antioxidants.