I am constantly stressed about my two-year-old son’s diet. He’s a good eater and loves fruit, but if I hand him a piece of broccoli or a carrot stick he throws it across the room. Why do so many kids hate vegetables? So frustrating! I know I’m not alone here.
Sufficient and quality sleep is not a luxury, it is a necessity. We must prioritize it and adjust if there are factors (such as toddlers who wake up in the middle of the night!) that create roadblocks to getting enough good sleep.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be one of the most dangerous – particularly in the kitchen. With all the home cooking going on for the holidays, accidents and injuries such as burns and cuts are more common.
This blog was not an easy one to write, because the fat acceptance movement is a highly sensitive, complex and controversial topic. If you support fat acceptance, some might say you support obesity and being unhealthy. If you are against it, some might call you fatphobic or a body shamer. If you are somewhere in the middle (and so many people are), how do you decipher how much fat is acceptable especially when there is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight?
Did you know that both an overactive thyroid and an underactive thyroid can have bad cardiac consequences? Yes, a healthy thyroid may be important for a healthy heart!
Iodine is important, because it’s used to make two very important hormones: T4 (storage thyroid hormone) and T3 (active thyroid hormone). Insufficient iodine, Insufficient thyroid hormones.
I’m not one to demonize foods, however, we can’t deny that there is an obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease (the leading cause of death for both American men and women) crisis in the United States. Fast food consumption is a major contributor to this issue. Although It’s convenient, relatively affordable and palatable, it’s also overall nutrient-void, pro-inflammatory (which is why it contributes to disease) and even addicting.
You may be a Boomer who no longer smokes (and hasn’t for years), but you still may be eligible for lung cancer screening. Recently, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated their screening guideline for lung cancer.
There is good news for those looking for options to manage incontinence. It is the recent availability of a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment known as the Emsella Chair. It works by delivering electromagnetic energy that triggers over 11,000 pelvic floor muscle contractions over the course of a 30-minute treatment. This is far more than you would be able to achieve doing Kegel exercises on your own.
We continue to read about people, usually men, in the prime of life who succumb to a heart attack during or shortly after exercising. The question the becomes: “If something that is supposed to be good for me can kill me, should I even do it?” In the health and fitness communities, this is known as the “exercise paradox” or the “sports paradox.”
Before getting pregnant, I heard so much about how I should eat healthily before conception. What I didn’t hear much about was the importance of nutrition in postpartum and lactating mothers. In fact, during my postpartum check-ins with my doctor, he never asked me what I was eating or how my appetite was.
Senescent cells are also known as “zombie” cells. They are essentially cells that are not alive but also not dead. Like a zombie! They are associated with chronic inflammation and thought to promote tumor growth. The good news is that we can be proactive, and consuming strawberries may be key in staving off those “zombie” cells.
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