Is your diet making you fat?


Horn of Plenty Why some slimming strategies backfire — and fixes to help reach your goal You save your calories for a big dinner Yes, cutting total calories leads to weight loss. But… Continue reading

Dietary Recommendations from MyPyramid.gov


My Pyramid Great general recommendations from THE USDA’s MyPyramid.gov. Discuss with your health care provider first before starting any change in diet or exercise. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT To maintain body weight in a healthy… Continue reading

Nutrition After Cancer Treatment


Butterbur Most eating-related side effects of cancer treatments go away after the treatment ends. Sometimes side effects such as poor appetite, dry mouth, change in taste or smell,trouble swallowing, or significant weight loss… Continue reading

A Good Wine Substitute


Grapes To get the heart-healthy benefits of drinking wine without getting tipsy, tipple some grape juice instead. Research shows that your blood will get two important benefits: More antioxidants will be circulating in… Continue reading

Flatter abs with reverse crunches


Reverse Crunches are great for abs!   Here’s the ab exercise I do two times per day. Trying to describe them to friends is difficult, especially just by description.   Here it is:… Continue reading

Obesity ‘Virus’ Spreads Like Common Cold, Scientists Say


DNA Obesity can be “caught” as easily as a common cold from other people’s coughs, sneezes and dirty hands. The condition has been linked to a highly-infectious virus which causes sniffles and sore… Continue reading

Five Ways to Lead a Healthier Life


Glass of Water Gabrielle Reece of Yahoo Health has these great hints and tips for living a healthier lifestyle! 1. Drink only water, with the exception of your beloved coffee in the morning.… Continue reading

Losing a pound a week, staying positive


Horn of Plenty iReporter Giyen Kim has been losing a pound per week since the start of 2009 She exercises six days a week, eats one vegan meal per day   Dr. Melina… Continue reading

Exercising etiquette: Don’t be a gym diva


screaming Child Sweaty slobs, cell phone chatterboxes irk their fellow gym-goers Jacqueline Stenson over at MSNBC health has this great article about gym etiquette.   It’s likely that anyone who’s spent time at… Continue reading

Study finds one-third of U.S. kids take vitamins


Pills But most children are already healthy and don’t need them, study suggests Spendy supplements The study’s lead author, Dr. Ulfat Shaikh, a pediatrician at the University of California-Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento,… Continue reading