As you know, Halloween is just around the corner. I recently blogged about how to make Halloween healthy but fun for your kids and how to moderate their sugar intake without being the sugar police!
It’s that time of year again for witches, goblins, pumpkin spice and trick-or-treat. It’s also the time of year candy and confectionery companies try to outdo each other with their own versions of a sugar bomb to tempt our kids and frustrate our efforts to keep them on a healthy diet.
We often talk about how people look “just like their mother” or “just like their father.” And it’s true that we may inherit some of our parents’ physical characteristics. But genetics are really a fascinating science and involve so much more than just how we look.
Celebrity trainer and fitness guru Jillian Michaels said you should always eat something before working out. I happen to agree with her. I wrote a blog about how we need micronutrients, including iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamins C and E (just to name a few), in order to fuel our bodies for physical fitness. And, of course, let’s not forget the importance of macronutrients.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And for many, the big sitdown family meal is not exactly what they are looking forward to due to issues such as odd family dynamics and tensions between certain family members.
There are so many things I love about living in California: the beaches, the hiking trails, the farmers’ markets, the sunny weather, just to name a few. But there is one major downside to living in the golden state - wildfires.
It is always important to be curious and informed because it enables us to be more proactive and take ownership of our health. When it comes to heart disease, we tend to focus on prevention. And yes, prevention is important but what about those who have been diagnosed with heart disease or had a servious heart issue like a stroke?
Whether women choose to breastfeed or not is a personal choice. And sometimes there are issues that may make breastfeeding very challenging. But if you are a woman who is able to breastfeed and chooses to breastfeed, there is credible research to suggest that breastfeeding can benefit both mother and baby.
It’s unbelievable, and quite frankly frightening, what some people practice when it comes to nutrition and diet. Take, for example, the story of this 25-year-old Instagram influencer who practices ‘Breatharianism.’
Type 2 Diabetes (TD2) is a prevalent and often devastating disease. I am all too familiar with the toll TD2 can take on one’s health. (You can read about how diabetes has affected my family, here).
The use of marijuana for recreational purposes has recently become legal in multiple American states. This includes where I live, California. I find this very concerning, because I believe this contributes to the growing belief that marijuana is harmless.
Hospitals are usually where we go to get well. But did you know they may also be breeding grounds for germs?
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