Fighting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or fibromyalgia, is a difficult pill to slow, and is most definitely a pain in the neck for two reasons: 1.    First, because CFS mimics other conditions, some patients have been wrongly diagnosed.  CFS has been mistaken for Lupus, Lyme disease, rheumatism, and arthritis.  An accurate diagnosis may therefore […]

Diet soda

Is Aspartame Linked to Memory Loss?

Jessica just finished her third can of diet soda.  Because of work pressure, she also consumes not less than three cups of coffee per day.  But nothing to worry, she tells herself, as she consumes everything that’s sugar free.  As a diet-conscious career woman, she relies on diet coke, artificial sugar sweeteners like Equal and […]

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

What does an hour of your time cost? While every dollar has the same value, every hour does not. An hour at 10:00 in the morning may be of much more value as a working hour than 11:00 at night. On the other hand an hour at your child”s bedside when he is sick is […]

Treadmills vs Elliptical Trainers

There has been considerable controversy on which offers a better workout, treadmills or elliptical trainers. Treadmills are still the most popular fitness machines, but elliptical trainers are growing in popularity.  In this article, we will consider the pros and cons of each. Treadmills – Pros What makes treadmills so popular is their designed to accommodate […]

Quick Tips for More Happy in your Holiday

How can I manage all the food? -Fill your plate with just a few bites of everything.  That way you won”t over eat but you will get to sample everything. -Fill up on veggies and dip or fruit with yogurt dip and cut back on the cookies and sweets. -Forgive yourself if you overindulge, this […]

Body Wrapping

Many spas and salons offer a process called “body wrapping.”  This procedure claims to remove inches from the waist, thighs, hips or other parts of the body.  The process includes the use of special wraps or clothing and can sometimes be used with special lotions or creams that are applied to the skin. Customers are […]

Memory Improvement Is Not Just An Elderly Thing

Normally, the brain’s capacity to store and retrieve information wanes as brain cells deteriorate through time. Other factors such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other diseases related to aging also affect the capacity of the brain to remember. But these reasons are not enough to conclude that memory improvement is only advised and recommended for […]

Going Beyond the Annual Physical for Women

Ah yes.  We often think back to our grandparents’ days, sigh, and wonder why life today can”t be simpler, like it was back then?   This is a rather strange question when you look at it; because advances in medical science in the last 50 years have, arguably, been more profound than the last 500 years […]