Despite efforts to reduce or eliminate the number of potentially harmful chemicals in consumer products, the agriculture sector, and our waterways, people and companies still improperly use and dispose of these chemicals. Worse still is that many of these chemicals are resistant to biodegradation and will be with us for centuries. So despite your efforts […]
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7 Green Juice Recipes That’ll Help You Kick That Soda Addiction
For some of us, soda was was a very special treat as a child. For others, soda came at every meal. Or perhap you discovered it much later in life and havenât stopped enjoying it since that time. As adults looking for a quick energy burst from caffeine and sugar, we sometimes give in to […]
10 Steps to Avoid Emotional Eating
Weâve all done it. Weâve felt stressed, overworked or just had a bad day and found ourselves finishing off that last pint of ice cream. Junk food may make us feel better temporarily, but the crash and weight gain afterward isnât worth it! What if you find yourself feeding those cravings on a regular basis? […]
What Is the Human Microbiome and How Is It Tied to Obesity?
Does it bother you to think about the fact that you have trillions of bacteria living in and on your body right now? If you’ve ever seen some of them under a microscope, the thought probably just sent shivers down your spine. But, it’s true! In fact, it is estimated that the average man has […]
Obesity & Your Dog: What You Should Know
Obesity is a serious issue in America. According to the CDC, “34.9% or 78.6 million adults in the United States are obese” (Source). Obesity may lead to a range of health issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and even heart problems (among other issues), according to WebMD (Source). But whileÂ a number of us fight to […]
Skin Tags – What are They & How You Get Rid of Them
They look weird. Sometimes they can be awkward and even a little embarrassing. But should you be worried about skin tags? If you’ve got skin tags, the first thing you should realize is they are extremely common. In almost all cases, people with skin tags have nothing to worry about. They are benign and they […]
Is Your State One of the Happiest and Healthiest in the USA?
How much does where you live affect your health and well-being? Of course, no matter where you call home, your lifestyle choices are your personal responsibility. But the people and places that surround us, and the resources made available to us, also play a big role in our quality of life. When you take a […]
11 Ways to Eliminate Childhood Obesity
We are one of the most unhealthy countries in the world. Since the 1980’s we’ve started to see children become obese, one of the deadliest health risks recently definedÂ as a “disease” by the American Medical Association (AMA).Â A Â new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) claims about “5% of American kids and teens are […]
Macular Degeneration – How to Save Your Vision!
Not long ago, I wrote a post titledÂ Do You Know How to Save Your Vision?Â which gave a brief overview of Â five vision problems. The last one on the list was macular degeneration. Not exactly an exciting topic, but it’s important to me because my father had it and now one of my siblings does, too. […]
Shed the Pounds with Social Media!
Ever tried losing weight? Did you join a support group like Weight Watchers or did you do it alone? Studies show that people with weight-loss support have better success than those who try on their own. What if you don’t have the money to join a group, or weekly weigh-ins aren’t realistic in your busy […]