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What Stress Can Do to Your Health Life is full of stressful situations. It’s a fact of life. Stress have had some negative connotations in the past, but in fact, not all stress is bad. For some people stress is actually a good thing. It keeps ...
Symptoms & Causes of Gout What do Beethoven, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Dickens have in common? Aside from being great men, these famous personalities were gout sufferers. For many centuries, gout has had the nickname of a rich man’s ...
Learn More about Colon Cancer this March Colon cancer or colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer affecting both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. While the majority of patients ...
Keeping your hands clean is the easiest and most efficient way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs / diseases to others. As kids, we were always reminded by our parents or teachers to wash our hands as frequently as possible—especially ...
Helpful Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight Over the Holiday Season Many people who are focused on losing weight can face serious challenges in reaching their goals when they reach the holiday season. It can be a joyous time filled with friends, family, and ...
Tea has many health benefits such as reducing your risk of heart disease, protecting your bones, weight loss, and a high amounts of antioxidants. There are studies, however, suggesting that tea leaves contain more caffeine than coffee beans. Caffeine ...
October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness month and a lot of organizations and brands are already gearing up to show their support. Prepare to see a lot of pink! According to the CDC, more than 200,000 American women get breast cancer each year ...
A person with high cholesterol levels has twice the risk of heart diseases, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. Most often, high cholesterol is a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. A doctor may prescribe medication to get your high ...
Incorporating more vegetarian meals into your weekly diet is a great idea and could have major benefits for your heart health. That’s why many American families have embraced the idea of “Meatless Monday.” The basic idea is to limit ...
Three Leg Stretches Many people have a glaring omission in their workout regimes: Stretching. For many reasons, stretching is just as important as strength training and aerobic exercise. There are several reasons why this is true. Stretching helps ...
Staying Healthy & Active in the San Gabriel Valley! Hiking is one of the best forms of exercise possible. As John Muir said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” He wasn’t wrong. Not only does hiking ...
Who doesn’t love eating a meticulously prepared meal that tastes great and makes you feel great as well? While eating healthy is ideal, what about during the week when you don’t have all the time in the world to prepare the perfect meal? ...
Ways to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet Make no mistake: Our world is a salty one! Salt is everywhere, even in foods you probably wouldn’t expect it. From soups to salsas to hot dogs to salad dressings to nut butters, salt is a major part of the ...
There are several varieties of cooking oils, all made from various ingredients or different processes. Different cooking oils often tout health benefits of all kinds, but it’s not just marketing. The diverse ingredients that make up cooking ...
The Benefits of Handling Food Safely Though food safety is often associated with professional chefs and restaurants, proper food handling has some great benefits for the home kitchen as well. In general, handling food safely allows you to enjoy the ...
What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone growth disease. It causes either too much or too little bone growth, which in turn makes bones brittle. Extreme cases can mean that actions like bumping into a table or sneezing can cause bone fractures. ...
Addressing Common Confusion When people experience congestion, stuffy or runny noses, they are quick to retrieve cold medicine or allergy medication. In general, people are fairly confident about diagnosing themselves in simple cases. A recent study ...
The summer weather is one of the highlights of the season, bringing with it the promise of bronze skin and long days at the beach or by the pool. However, the reality is that too much sunlight vastly increases the risk of skin cancer. According to ...
The benefits of eating local produce in-season are numerous. The main benefit of locally-grown produce is it is picked when it is much closer to ripeness, which means that it has reached the natural end of its growth process. Fully-ripened fruits and ...
Recently, physicians are seeing more patients with low Vitamin D levels. This is a concern because low Vitamin D levels have been linked to diabetes, heart disease, depression, and impaired immunity. More studies are coming out showing that low ...
March is Save Your Vision Month! Save Your Vision Month is sponsored by the American Optometric Association. The goal is to remind people how important it is to get your eyes checked and maintain eye health. Below are 7 healthy eye tips: Get your ...
February is “Heart Healthy” month. Millions of people are diagnosed with heart disease every year. One of the best ways to prevent heart disease is by eating a heart healthy diet. Many people believe that switching to a heart healthy diet ...