Some people say that the best way to die is peacefully in your sleep. I agree, but not when you are as young as 60-years-old.
I hear young couples who plan to have families say this all the time: We have to have more than one kid. I want my kids to have a sibling so that they always have someone around to play with.
John Thoms, a high school freshman, went to the doctor for a routine physical. Instead of receiving a clean bill of health, the young man was told that he had suffered a heart attack!
Salads are so easy to make!And what a great way to get plenty of nutrient-rich leafy greens, veggies and healthy fats such as avocado and nuts in just one dish.
Minerals are, in many ways, the unheralded and often forgotten heroes of keeping our bodies functioning at their best. While the nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins and fats may be better well known, minerals are equally vital for helping us get and stay healthy.
Being pregnant is one of the greatest joys, but it comes with a lot of aches and pains! When I was pregnant with my son, I constantly dealt with headaches and back pain. And, of course, when your pregnant, your always worried about what you are putting into your body for the sake of your baby’s health.
Recently, a man’s taste buds went missing! “When a 64-year-old man stuck out his tongue for a physical exam, doctors could immediately tell something was off: Instead of a typical, textured tongue, his was smooth and shiny. It didn't take long for them to recognize why: The man's taste buds were missing,” according to one report.
People of Afro-Caribbean descent – whether they live in the islands or in other parts of the world – experience higher rates of hypertension compared to other populations. In this regard, they mirror African-American adults in the United States, with both groups having hypertension that occurs earlier in life and with more serious consequences, including organ damage to the heart, eyes and kidneys as well as heart attacks, strokes, cognitive limitations and late-stage kidney disease.
Many of us boomer women are aware that carrying around excess weight puts us at increased risk for diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, joint damage and falls. And these risks may be enough motivation for us to manage our weight through healthy eating and exercising.
Some of the most dangerous occupations in America include construction laborer, firefighter, electrician, mining machine operator and athlete. And this all makes sense if you consider the risk of injuries associated with these occupations.
Recently, something caught my attention at the local health food store. I was taking a stroll through the supplement aisle and noticed an acerola cherry supplement. I was intrigued, because the bottle of the supplement advertised that it was extremely rich in vitamin C.
Now that we are in the thick of fall and winter will be here before we know it, I’m on the hunt for hearty but healthy foods I can add to my shopping list for home cooked meals. I recently came across millet in the same aisle of the grocery store where I get my quinoa and brown rice. I didn’t know much about millet, so I did some research.
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