Do You Have Undiagnosed Lactose Intolerance?

  Lactose intolerance affects an estimated 30 to 50 million Americans today, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Many people may be affected by lactose intolerance without realizing it, writing off their symptoms as indigestion or food they shouldn’t have eaten. Lactose intolerance stems from the body’s inability to digest lactose,…

Easy Tips for Cleaning Green

Scrubbing that bathroom floor, wiping off those sticky counters and mopping the kitchen floor are all important chores we do to keep germs (and dirt!) at bay. But, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, “cleaning products can present several health and environmental concerns. They may contain chemicals associated with eye, skin, or respiratory irritation, or…

Get Big Health Benefits for Pennies

Our physicians, the media and even our friends continually tell us what we need to do to become stronger and healthier.  For some of us, all this nudging to make immediate and major lifestyle changes becomes stressful. But there are some smaller things we can change that will make a big difference without hurting our wallets or…

14 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Stress

We are so accustomed to living every day at a heightened level of stress that many of us aren’t even aware of it.  Joe A. Thomas, of the Texas A & M Health Science Center, lists these symptoms as probable signs of stress: headaches, fatigue, muscle aches and pains from tension, skin problems, digestive difficulties, back pain and…

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

Thinking about bringing a little one into your life?  If the answer is yes, you will want to be in the best shape you can possibly be so that you have a healthy pregnancy and produce a child brimming with vitality and ready to meet the developmental challenges of life.  Here are tips to make sure you and your…

Banish Depression Once and For All

  More than eight percent of the U.S. population reports being affected by depression, according to PBS’s Out of the Shadows statistics. By the year 2020, depression will be the second most common health problem in the world, yet it is also one of the most treatable illnesses. Through several methods and approaches, up to 90 percent…

How to Recognize a Heart Attack

With all of the stress in our busy lives and constant demands on our time, it’s no wonder that heart attacks cause about one in every five deaths in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.  Here are the symptoms of a heart attack as well as steps to take now to prevent a heart attack. Not…

“Bad” Foods that Can Actually Make You Healthy

Sugar, alcohol and fat are believed to be three of the biggest offenders that cause weight gain, disease and overall poor health. Yet recent research has demonstrated that a few of our favorite weaknesses may actually be beneficial when used in moderate amounts and with acute awareness of balance. Dark Chocolate: A Snickers bar may still be something to avoid,…

Your Symptoms May Call for Probiotics

The term probiotics is popping up in grocery stores, news articles, and conversation.  While it has an eerie sound that brings connotations of biotic super heroes, this term refers to tiny friendly microorganisms that provide support for the beneficial bacteria that inhabit our intestinal tracts.  Probiotics, as defined by the Farm and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, are live microorganisms which…

Put an End to Troubled Sleep

One out of three American adults experiences sleep problems, whether restlessness, insomnia, a sleep disorder, or just not getting enough sleep. Many of us don’t even realize when we are overtired, since it seems to be such a common part of our lives. But without sleep, we can’t focus, problem solve, drive, cook, or read.…