Simple Diet Additions to Subtract Weight

When you’re trying to lose weight, sometimes it’s not what you cut out of your diet but what you add to it. While there’s no magic food, ingredient or pill that will melt off pounds, research is showing some nutrients can add oomph to your weight loss efforts. Continue reading “Simple Diet Additions to Subtract Weight”

Slash Stress, Melt Pounds

Having trouble losing weight? Pounds mysteriously piling on? Stress could be the culprit.
Some stress is beneficial and can get you moving and motivated. But when stress is prolonged, leaving you feeling dragged out, your body’s chemistry begins to change. Continue reading “Slash Stress, Melt Pounds”

4 Golden Rules for Greener Health

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Living green means we recycle, create less waste and use fewer resources. These are all important ways to protect the environment. But what are you doing to green up your health? A healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand. Let’s make every day “Green Health Day!” Continue reading “4 Golden Rules for Greener Health”

Apples Are a Top Health Pick

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Crunch on this: Apples are a major source of disease-fighting nutrition neatly packaged in a delicious, easily portable, portion-controlled fruit. It turns out “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is based in fact. Science shows apples’ multiple health benefits — from your brain to your bowels. Continue reading “Apples Are a Top Health Pick”

Can Eating Right Reverse Metabolic Syndrome?

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Metabolic syndrome is a combination of symptoms that includes impaired glucose tolerance, high cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood pressure, and abdominal obesity. This dangerous package is often the pathway to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. A study also shows metabolic syndrome raises colon cancer risk by 75 percent. Continue reading “Can Eating Right Reverse Metabolic Syndrome?”

Could You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?

SubscribeButton-webheart attack and not know itDespite the important focus on breast cancer, heart disease is actually the leading killer of women in the United States. One problem is that heart attack symptoms in women aren’t always obvious or the same as in men. Less than 30 percent of women reported having chest pain or discomfort before their heart attacks, and 43 percent reported having no chest pain during any phase of the attack. Continue reading “Could You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?”