Health & Wellness

 

 

Metabolic Syndrome: The Silent Killer

Meta­bolic syn­drome is a group of risk fac­tors that increase the prob­a­bil­ity of heart prob­lems, such as stroke or heart dis­ease. It is also known as Syn­drome X, insulin-resistant syn­drome, obe­sity syn­drome, and the silent killer. Know­ing about this par­tic­u­lar group of risk fac­tors can help you pre­vent prob­lems later on in life. Although researchers have […]

 

Saturated Fats: Good or Bad?

Sat­u­rated fats are found in mul­ti­ple places, includ­ing beef, pork, lamb, poul­try, cheese, milk, and but­ter. For years, peo­ple have been taught that sat­u­rated fats are bad because they can raise cho­les­terol lev­els, and increase the risk of heart prob­lems. Accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Heart Asso­ci­a­tion, sat­u­rated fats should make up less than 7 percent […]

 

Dropping That Baby Weight

Hav­ing a baby can be a very reward­ing, deeply mov­ing expe­ri­ence. But it can also wreak havoc on your body. Most women put on between 22 and 26 lbs. over the course of a preg­nancy. The body under­goes other changes to facil­i­tate birthing a baby, and that can make it a chore to drop those […]

 

Zapping the Zits

It’s the night of your big date or the day of your wed­ding. You’re excited, you’re ner­vous, and you’re a lit­tle stressed. As you give your­self that last look over, you see it sprout­ing from your fore­head like Mount Vesu­vius: a pim­ple. Where did it come from? Why is it here? Can it feel pain? […]

 

Brush-Free Cavity Combat

You wake up late. You’re not any­where near your tooth­brush. You just plain for­got to brush your teeth. Now, the bac­te­ria in your mouth are throw­ing a huge limbo party in your mouth, pro­duc­ing acid that eats away at the enamel on your teeth. Think there’s noth­ing you can do with­out your tooth­brush in hand? Think […]

 

Saving Your Skin from Winter

Tem­per­a­tures out­side are drop­ping faster than the snow is falling from the sky. You’re feel­ing it, espe­cially on your skin. Not only are cold, but your skin is dry, crack­ing, peel­ing, and even itch­ing. Don’t worry. You can fight back against the cold, dry embrace of Jack Frost and keep your skin look­ing and feeling […]

 

Questions About Caffeine

What is caf­feine? Caf­feine is a naturally-occurring sub­stance com­monly found in some fruits, leaves, and seeds. If those fruits, leaves, or seeds are ingre­di­ents in a prod­uct, that prod­uct likely con­tains caf­feine. What does caf­feine do? Caf­feine is a stim­u­lant, mean­ing it gooses the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem. Caf­feine can ease fatigue, boost wake­ful­ness, and improve concentration […]

 

Accentuate the Positive

Do you remem­ber Eey­ore, Win­nie the Pooh’s depressed, gloomy don­key buddy? He was the one who was always star­ing at his feet, say­ing things like “Thanks for noticin’ me”. He was one glum don­key. Now imag­ine if he wasn’t stuffed with saw­dust and had to deal with health prob­lems and other per­sonal cri­sis. How long […]