How Do I Know if I’m Depressed?

Sadness can last for days or months; withdrawal from social activities or losing interest in sexual activity are also signs of depression. This condition varies from person to person and can be accompanied by mild or severe symptoms that could extend over a long period of time or for brief amounts of time. Sometimes it can…

Fibromyalgia Can Be Managed Naturally

Fibromyalgia is classified by the presence of chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to gentle touch. Other core features of the disorder include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness. There is also a significant correlation of fibromyalgia to irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. The criteria for a diagnosis…

Minimizing Your Cravings

Think before you eat. Sounds like good advice, but the war between the mind and the tastebud won’t be won by a catchy phrase. No, the power to overcome will be a mix of energy between what you know to do and your will. So, that being said, what’s up with ‘20 minutes?’ “Most [cravings] go away…

Cardiovascular Exercise and Improved Health

A recent study by a university in the Netherlands concluded that in addition to cardiovascular improvement and healthier aging of the body, aerobic exercise increases cognitive fitness in older people. Healthy people above age 50 are discovering that by getting off the couch and doing something physical (walking, biking, using cardio machines at the health…