Monday, February 24, 2020

Health Link

‘Tis The Season: Tests , Tests and More Tests

The winter months bring us new weather patterns, new daylight schedules and new challenges for children. Exams, projects and papers are back in full swing. Some children may experience some level of anxiety in preparation for an exam or during an exam. Test anxiety is a form of anxiety that is both

Having My Cake and Eating It Too

I recently spent time reflecting on my life’s journey. While still young, upon recalling all the events of the past 15 years, I reflect on the ways that my history of struggling impacted my thoughts and perceptions. I remember imagining what my future would bring. Now,

Magnesium for Women’s Health

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in our body. It is needed for more than 300 functions. It plays an important role in nerve and muscle reactions, a healthy immune system, heart health and creating strong bones. The main source of magnesium is the foods we eat every day. The reason why this

Thoughts for the New Year: How to Eat More and Weigh Less


What if someone tells you that you can actually eat more but still weigh less? Would you consider that unbelievable ?

Research has shown that the volume of food that you eat and not the number of calories that you

Oral Appliance Therapy: A New, Easy Way to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

(Courtesy of Stamford Smiles) According to the American Sleep Association, 25 million adults in the United States have obstructive sleep apnea. Estimates are that 9 percent to 21 percent of women, and 24 percent to 31 percent of men suffer from this sleeping disorder. Although it’s more common in people over the age of 40, it’s

Tips for Healthier Baking This Holiday Season

You can have your favorite baked goods this holiday season and feel good too! It is becoming a trend as of late to switch over to either gluten-free or all-natural diets. The problem with these is that everybody has his or her family favorites, especially at certain times of the year, like now as Thanksgiving is approaching

Simple Health Tips for Busy Moms

(BPT) Mothers are the CEO of the home. Organizing schedules, paying the bills, doing food shopping, managing pick-ups and drop-offs, and making sure everyone is healthy is just part of the job. Unfortunately, because they are so busy taking care of others, many moms often put off taking care of themselves or scheduling their own health

Calorie Counting

Is pizza healthier if you eat a salad with it?

That is quite a question; if you were to eat a slice of pizza that substitutes a salad on top instead of cheese then yes. If you were to eat a traditional slice of pizza with cheese,

Oh, My Gout!

Gout, once relegated as a disease to the rich and prosperous, is now a condition that has dug its painful claws into the masses, affecting more than 3 million people every year. Gout is a form of arthritis, characterized by severe pain attacks, swelling, and tenderness in the joints. It often

Are You Overpaying for Your Medicare Health Benefits?

It’s time for the Days of Awe and that also means it’s Medicare Media Bombardment time trying to convince you and, in my view, actually brainwash you into thinking the more you pay the more superior company’s XYZ plan is to the one you have already or are about to go into if you are becoming Medicare eligible and are (this is

Salt: When Is It Too Much?

It is often said when talking about diet restrictions that one should avoid refined sugar, fats or carbohydrates, but how often do we talk about salt?

Salt is present in many foods such as dairy products, protein and, of course, snack foods. Salt is used to enhance the taste of your food in cooking, and

Healthy Breakfasts Start the School Year Right

The summer has nearly ended and the school year is beginning. What can you do this year to stay healthy? I know I have written before about healthy snacks and healthy breakfasts to get the kids ready and provide energy for them to succeed in school. But I want to elaborate on those thoughts. It

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