For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu... Read more
It never fails. Just when you want to look your best, you wake up with a huge pimple that seems to scream, “Look at me!” Not exactly the impression you want to make on the world. Fortunately, taking care of your skin isn’t complicat... Read more
Almost one out of nine women is expected to develop breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.
So far, researchers haven't found any fool-proof way to prevent breast cancer except voluntary mastectomy (surgical... Read more
The first – and easiest – step you should take towards becoming more healthy is so, so simple; it’s eating breakfast. Breakfast eaters get myriad benefits including:
a revved up metabolism started early so that it burns t... Read more
Burning the midnight oil could be giving you the munchies the next day. A small study found that lack of sleep might trigger individuals to eat more. Twelve young men slept for only four hours on two consecutive nights. Then hormone levels and hunger... Read more
Well I learned not to sit, read my iPad and munch. I had the container of mini pretzels and ate way too many! That affected my weight this morning bc if all the salt. I had a great week of tracking and not going over. In one fell swoop it was sabot... Read more
I am having problems tracking my food this morning, It shows that I crossed things off my food tracker and then when I am finished it does not me give points or shows that I tracked anything. Is anyone else having this problem?? Help!... Read more
I've been trying so hard to lose more weight..we have healthy food but we have a lot of junk food too. It is sooo hard to say no to the junk. I have no idea what to do. Help? I know I can't just say mom don't but junk food it won't happen... Read more
I am new to the program and am excited to get started, we have a lot of casseroles in our house because they are easy to make ahead and cook after a long day at work, what is the best way of entering them, do I need to enter all the ingredients and t... Read more
The dangers of hormone-treated meat products are becoming apparent in our society. I got asked one time by a French man why Americans are so much broader and developed than they are and why we hit puberty at a younger age. It is true. Hormones are th... Read more
Hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.Some medicines can cause hair loss sucj as meds for gout,... Read more
The ongoing debate over plastic has been a hot topic for the past year. Last week I shared that BPA is not just in plastics but can also be found in metal-based food and beverage cans. A common question came up in the comments asking about the hea... Read more
Acne isn't just a teenage problem. In fact, 25% of women in their 40s and beyond experience breakouts. Banish blemishes for good with our spot-on advice from NYC-based dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D. Is there a right way to wash your face... Read more
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