health

Fitness for Busy Parents

By Tracey Mallett

We all know how difficult it is to stay in shape and find time to exercise - but most especially for parents with babies or small kids. There’s the sleep-deprivation factor, lack of time and priority changes. So what are the options for busy parents? » Read more

Eating for Weight Loss

By Elizabeth Yarnell

Healthy weight is just one part of an overall healthy lifestyle. The conclusion of all the research conducted by so many respected organizations is that people are overweight because not only do they intake more calories than they burn, but overweight people also tend to eat too many rich foods high in fat and sugar and devoid of nutritional value. I'll bet this sounds familiar. » Read more

Considering Gastric Bypass Surgery?

By Rebecca Pillar

It seems these days, everyone knows at least someone who’s had gastric bypass surgery. Many celebrities in Hollywood have even had the procedure done. If you are drastically overweight, are suffering from potentially fatal complications related to your weight, and diet and exercise alone have not remedied your situation, you may be a candidate for gastric bypass. » Read more

Can You Get Rid of Cellulite?

By JustMommies

Cellulite…it’s nearly every woman’s natural nemesis regardless of body type. Cellulite does not discriminate, is very tough to reduce and has little to do with a person’s weight. What is Cellulite? » Read more

Bust the Old Habits That Ruin Your Diet

By Linda Spangle, RN, MA

“Once I lose this weight, I’ll never gain it back!” Sound familiar? Unfortunately, these are famous last words for many dieters. It takes more than determination and willpower to make that declaration stick. In fact, when a group of dieters were asked what contributed to them re-gaining weight, their answers had a common theme. Nearly all of them said, “I slipped back into my old habits.” » Read more

Atkins Diet

By Rebecca Pillar

In 1972, Dr. Robert Atkins published a book called: Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution. This book was a result of Dr. Atkins own research and experience with his own weight loss and the weight loss of his patients. Many diets today focus on limiting fat and calories while increasing physical activity. Dr. » Read more

Alli: Information on the New Weightloss Pill

By Rebecca Pillar

The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar a year business in the United States alone. One cannot turn on the television without seeing at least one commercial for a new diet or exercise program. Many promise amazing results with little effort. » Read more

All Fats Are NOT Created Equal

By Elizabeth Yarnell

Whereas it used to be that dieters were advised to avoid all fat, we are just starting to learn about the differences in fats and how some fats are actually good for your body. » Read more

A Full Stomach Equals a Full Mind

By Elizabeth Yarnell

It seems as if the school year begins earlier and earlier each year. Politicians would have you believe that as long as kids are in the classroom, they are learning. In truth, there is so much more to learning than simply showing up: eating the right foods helps, too. » Read more

10 Super Foods Your Family Should Eat More Often

By JustMommies

We all want to live long, healthy lives and as the old saying goes, “You are what you eat!” What you put into your personal fuel tank makes a difference on many levels, from your skin to bone density and cholesterol levels. Here are 10 “super foods” to incorporate into the entire family’s diet plan for life! » Read more