Month: May 2013

Orthopedic Disorders

Anything that is concerned with muscles, ligaments and joints is considered orthopedic. Disorders are ailments, injuries or diseases that cause knee problems, whiplash, dislocated shoulder, torn cartilages, foot pain and fibromyalgia. These are only a few of the known orthopedic disorders. There are as many treatments for orthopedic disorders as there are problems and injuries […]

What Has Happened to Our Serving Sizes?

In Charles Dickens Oliver Twist a starving Oliver states “Please sir, I want some more”. Well with the fast food industry and super sizing sometimes firsts can be too much. In restaurants anymore the portions are so generous we are bringing home more doggie bags than ever.

Leave Alone That Salt Shaker

Dietary Guidelines for Americans  advise us to use maximum 2,300 mg of sodium on any day, divided between meals.  Most of us take regularly much more than that, and if for any reason we need to cut on salt, we take the maximum recommended amount of 2,300 mg, splitting it between three or four meals, […]

The Lemon Detox Diet

The latest diet craze is the Lemon Detox Diet. Mariah Carey loves it and regularly uses it, Beyoncé lost weight on this diet and celebrities across the world tout its cleansing benefits. Sought after as a quick-weight loss solution, this diet can be purchased in kit form for $150 for a 14-day regime. Is it […]

The Top 7 Food Allergies

Food Allergy Awareness Week 15 million Americans suffer with food allergies.   If you suffer from food allergies or someone in your family does you understand the lifestyle impact that such an allergy causes.   There are restaurants that are off limits and shopping turns into a long and laborious process.

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Mathematics and Your Health – Are You Just a Number?

Math was definitely not my best subject in school. I loved the logic of algebra but had difficulty memorizing the proofs, and geometry seemed like science fiction with all those planes and lines intersecting in space. But now I wish I had paid more attention.

New Way of Killing Dangerous Bacteria With Nanoparticles

Listeria is one of several dangerous food-borne bacteria that are threatening us every day we shop for groceries. While it normally affects only about 1,600 Americans yearly, it can be deadly even if treated in time. The challenge for food producers is to eliminate listeria, and other deadly pathogens, from food before they come to […]

TV And Your Health

I love television. I enjoy watching a variety of programs from news, to sports, to pure entertainment. With the choices we have today especially with all of the cable or dish channels you could watch something different every hour all day long and not repeat one single show. Amazing! There is power in the programming […]

A man with eating disorder is eating noodles

What Are Eating Disorders?

There are many conditions that are characterized by unhealthy eating practices and relationships with food. Although there are many types of eating disorders, three specific syndromes come to mind: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. These eating disorders seem to develop during the teenage and young adult years and these illnesses are common […]