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 […]


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? […]


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 […]


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 […]