Would You Like Some Plastic With That Bottled Water? 

It’s pretty unbelievable how much plastic we use. Reportedly, since the 1950s, about 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide!

Spirulina...The ‘Pond Scum’ You May Want to Include in Your Diet!

Apparently, Oprah and Kate Middleton love spirulina. Reportedly, Middleton drinks a smoothie twice a day that contains kale, matcha, spinach, romaine, cilantro, blueberries and spirulina. And Oprah is said to have used a spirulina supplement to “level out her blood sugar while losing weight.”

Men...If You’re Trying to Make A Baby, You May Want to Ditch the Booze - At Least For 6 Months

When it comes to conceiving babies and pregnancy, we tend to only think of the woman in regards to alcohol consumption.

Study Shows Older Adults May Need a Protein Intervention

It can be really confusing when it comes to figuring out what and how much nutrients you need to stay healthy. Generally, our bodies require six groups of nutrients to stay healthy: water, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and protein.

Prevention is the Key

On Oct. 4, 2018, my doctor’s office called me at my son’s home in Tallahassee. The office had the results of the breast biopsy I’d had done the week before. I begged the nurse to tell me on the phone, though she wanted me to see my doctor on Monday. I made the appointment, but she did tell me the results: stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma.

If You Have HIV, Avoiding Alcohol May Be a Critical Part of Your Proactive Healthcare Regimen

We’ve come a pretty long way in the fight against HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) when you consider that back in the 80s, being diagnosed with HIV basically meant a death sentence.

If We See It, Maybe We Will Believe It. Health Officials Want Warning Labels On Salt Shakers.

Imagine this. You’re at a restaurant to have a meal with family or friends. Your food arrives. You taste it and reach for the salt shaker which you then realize has a label that says, “Excess sodium can cause high blood pressure and promote stomach cancer. Limit your use.”

Found Yourself in A Relationship Rut? Changing Partners Might Not Be the Answer

Of course, many romantic relationships that end badly aren’t bad in the beginning or middle of the relationship. You may have heard people refer to this time as the “honeymoon phase.” Eventually, this phase ends - meaning that the relationship gets a “bit more real.” For example, you might start noticing things about your partner that frustrate you (especially if you start living with this person) or you may find that you feel you are not getting enough attention now that you are further into the relationship.

Men, It’s Time to Man Up and Get a Physical!

It turns out that most men would rather do household chores (72 percent) or go shopping with their wives or significant others (77 percent) than go to the doctor for a physical. To give you more perspective, one thing men like even less than going to the doctor is going on a blind date (65 percent said they would pick going to the doctor). Go figure!

Camu Camu. The Vitamin C Powerhouse You’ve Never Heard Of

Model and socialite Kendall Jenner reportedly has added another major title to her repertoire: “oral health mogul.” She recently created an oral care line called Moon which contains, as one would probably imagine, your not so average dental hygiene products. And one of these products is a toothpaste that contains ingredients including camu camu.

Life is Full of Decisions, But Don’t Make Them When You’re Hungry!

You have probably heard of the term “hangry,” when you are so hungry that you become angry and irrational. It’s like you turn into your evil twin until you get something into your belly.

If You’re a Cheese Lover, This May Be Good News!

Cheese is one of those foods some may say is healthy while others may say it’s not so good for you. For example, one could say that cheese is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients as well as probiotics. But then on the other hand, one might say cheese is high in saturated fat and salt (sodium) which is bad for heart health and other metabolic concerns.

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