PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.
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Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... Read more
One of my favorite/old/bad habits is eating on the way home from the grocery store. Today it didn't help that my DD requested the two things I most habitually eat on the drive. I was sliding toward a "poor me" funk while putting the heavy beverages... Read more
A brief background first: about 5 years ago I was diagnosed with GAD. It was so bad for a while that I literally had panic attacks and I even ended up in the ER assuming I was dying. My doctor put me on Celexa, which I took for about 3 years before w... Read more
ok I'm 38yo and i confess i lived my life without water ! i just cant stand the bitter taste with different brands even in my aug. summer iced tea is my water, thanks to spark tips i was able to force my self to drink 2 cups per day by adding fresh... Read more
I feel like I am doing okay - I have felt a little off over the past week or so due to trying to get regulated on a new antidepressant - between that and pmsing I allowed myself a "cheat" day yesterday - and gave into my cravings - skinny cow ice cre... Read more
I can't help but feel ashamed about this, but all the same, I can't betray my human reaction to the entirely unexpected news from my brother last night that he and my SIL are now expecting a 3rd child. Of course, I am happy for them, but I am not exc... Read more
Start with 2 oz. of pure unsweetened cranberry juice...the kind you get in the healthy food section at the grocery store. The ingredients will say cranberry juice and water...nothing more. Absolutely No high fructose corn syrup a Next, you add 4 to 6... Read more
Diuretics used for high blood pressure, water pills, can also raise blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. Some anti-depressants may raise or lower blood sugar.Your blood sugar rises as your body works to fight off an illness. Drink water and other... Read more
New to Raw Organic Food and heard all of the benefits: The "glow", anti-aging, more energy, rejuvenation, happiness, health, all natural fountain of youth, lose weight, lower cholesterol, ALL TRUE!... Read more
Perhaps you have heard eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice or milk can help relieve the pain of leg cramps. Maybe you have read that a diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure or the risk of a kidney stone incident.
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By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com
Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the phar... Read more
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