Month: January 2012

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is an international cervical cancer awareness month. It is as good time as any to remind ourselves that every year about 12,000 American women are diagnosed with cancer of the cervix and about 4000 women die from it. This is a staggering number, considering that cervical cancer is almost completely preventable and is successfully […]

Coconut water instead of power drinks?

Coconut palms bring wonderful memories of our last tropical vacation. Long palm fronds swaying in the balmy breeze, cute local kids climbing tall trees to bring us big, green coconuts with a smile. And we loved the mildly sweet, slightly nutty flavor of the coconut juice. It was refreshing and energizing in the sweltering tropical […]

Pre-diabetes – the ball is in your court

If you are one of 57 million Americans who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, you are probably in a state of panic. You must have heard horror stories about serious complications of diabetes ” “ heart attack, blindness, stroke, kidney failure and so many others. But, being diagnosed with pre-diabetes is actually good news. Pre-diabetes […]

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

These days the world moves at a very fast pace, and in order to be successful in anything in life, a person has to have the right attitude and the right tolerance to deal with whatever may come in their path. Whether it means struggling professionally, or struggling with weight loss goals, challenges are being […]

What Is Resting Heart Rate?

When you are at rest, your heart is pumping blood at a rate that is known as the resting heart rate. This rate is almost always constant and its value can determine the health of your heart.

How Can Body Fat Be Measured?

There are many times when you are trying to lose weight, but you are not aware of the amount of body fat present in your body. This is risky because when you embark on a weight loss plan, it is best that you know how much body fat you have, so that you can make […]

Benefits Of Hypnosis For Weight Loss

The term hypnosis means ” “to sleep”  and is an abbreviation of a Greek term. Hypnosis has recently become very popular in helping with weight loss, and is actually a very safe and natural alternative to drastic weight loss surgeries.

What Are Heart Rate Monitors?

Measuring your heart rate is a great way of keeping track of your cardiac health. If you suffer from a cardio vascular disease, a portable heart rate monitor will help you keep a track of your heart rate while you go about your daily activities. Heart rate monitors fitted on exercise equipment help track your […]

What Is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy has existed for thousands of years and has been used for many purposes throughout history. The term hypnosis means “to fall asleep” and is an abbreviation of a Greek term meaning “sleep of the nervous system”. A person who is hypnotized is highly suggestive, and recently hypnotherapy has become a very popular tool for […]

How Long Do Meds Last In The Cabinet

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration require that all packaged foods as well as medications have expiration dates printed on the containers. The dates on most prescriptions and over the counter medications are highly conservative with medications lasting up to several years beyond the printed expiration date. In 1979 laws were passed that required drug […]