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How to Make Kava At Home

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:59:30 +0000

There are a variety of ways to enjoy and prepare kava. Most commonly kava is consumed through the ingestion of beverages made from the pressing of freshly picked kava root, or in drinks made from ground, shredded or powdered root. While freshly picked kava is only available in the South Pacific islands where the plant […]

Tips for Better Organizing Your Next Meeting

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:11:46 +0000

While agendas differ widely from meeting to meeting, the primary reasons why we need to break from our work to gather together in a conference room includes: To impart information and gather input To exchange suggestions, opinions and ideas To discus and resolve problems To make decisions To create plans Despite the fact they can […]

Sleeping Well at Night Key for Senior Health

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:07:02 +0000

It’s not uncommon to hear people complain more about waking up in the middle of the night and having trouble getting back to sleep as they get older. Sleep experts have estimated that up 40 percent of seniors suffer from some type of sleep disorder, such as insomnia and sleep apnea. As if not getting […]

Cow, Goat, Soy or Sheep: What Milk is Right For You?

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:37:47 +0000

As kids, the only decision about milk most of us had to make was whether we wanted to dunk our cookies or guzzle it down after every bite. Regardless of how we enjoy our frothy glass, the one thing that usually remained unchanged was where the milk came from – a cow. Today, however, grocery […]

Daily Calorie Intake More Important Than How Often You Eat

Thu, 22 May 2014 16:54:56 +0000

167314167When it comes to losing weight, some dieters swear by the “grazing” method – eating several smaller meals throughout the day – instead of eating larger, more traditional meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now, a new study that compared both approaches has found that it doesn’t matter which strategy dieters employs to lose weight, […]

How to Keep Your Teeth White on St. Patty’s Day

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:55:23 +0000

St. Patrick’s Day has a variety of traditions that are celebrated in the United States: the “wearing of the green,” corned beef and cabbage, festive get-togethers, parades and ribbons and shamrocks in various shades of green. It may be tempting to indulge in a Shamrock Shake or cupcakes with green frosting, but keep in mind […]

Divorce During Early Childhood May Hurt Adult Relationships with Parents

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 00:20:13 +0000

While divorce rates have steadily declined since reaching an all time high of 50 percent of all marriages during the 1980s, the effects of divorce on children remain as damaging as ever. For generations, child psychiatrists have counseled kids and parents about the best ways to overcome the psychological effects of divorce. Failure to properly […]

Five Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 23:48:15 +0000

For individuals hoping to shed a few pounds, figuring out successful strategies for boosting their metabolism is considered the holy grail of weight loss. However, just because you want a metabolism that move at rate that would make most cheetahs appear slow doesn’t your body is going to cooperate. How fast your body successfully burns […]

AMA Now Classifying Obesity as a Disease

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 23:41:22 +0000

Over the last 40 years, obesity has grown to become one of the nation’s leading public health concerns. Currently 35 percent of all adults over the age of 20 are obese, while 18 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 18 also qualify as obese, according to the Centers of Disease Control and […]

Study Finds Genes May Contribute to Obesity Risk

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:36:24 +0000

Over the last 30 years, obesity has become a growing epidemic in the U.S. Currently one-third of all adults and nearly 20 percent of kids in the U.S. between the ages of 12 and 19 meet the qualifications for obesity, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. While the number of obese Americans […]

Checklist Can Help Determine Patient Life Expectancy

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:30:17 +0000

For doctors trying to determine the health of their patients, the use of a basic checklist could help estimate whether older individuals will be alive in 10 years, according to the results of a new study. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco’s School of Medicine hope the results of the study will help […]

Study Finds Fish Oil May Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:23:04 +0000

In recent years, health conscious Americans have embraced the use of supplements as never before. Americans spend over $20 billion annually on supplements, according to a study conducted by the National Institute of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, and nearly $34 billion a year total on vitamins and supplements combined. While research has challenged the […]

The Dangers of Food Poisioning

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:18:30 +0000

It seems that every year a new outbreak of food poisoning causes people to once again reconsider food safety. In both 2011 and 2012, listeria outbreaks link to contaminated cantaloupe resulted in a number of deaths due to food poisoning. While most people take for granted the safety of food in the U.S., taking the […]

Diabetes Drug May Help Protect the Brain from Dementia

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:21:37 +0000

The number of people living in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise. Over five million Americans live with the disease, which ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the nation. Based on current projections, researchers anticipate the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s to increase to over 30 million by 2050. Considering […]

New Study Finds Foods Most Commonly Linked to Food Poisoning

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:31:08 +0000

Each year, roughly 48 million Americans suffer from some type of food-borne illness. In the majority of cases, the culprit of what caused the illness remains a mystery. While notable outbreaks linked to contaminated fruits and vegetables (such as the listeria contaminated cantaloupe outbreak that occurred last summer) receive plenty of news coverage, the foods […]

Fulfill Your Resolution by Avoiding Common Dieting Don’ts

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:28:46 +0000

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who pledged to lose weight in 2013, the time has come to put your tummy where your mouth is. As if trying to lose weight wasn’t difficult enough already, attempting to shed pounds put on during the holidays becomes even more imposing when you sabotage yourself by […]

A Woman’s Height May Increase Her Risk of Cancer

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:23:25 +0000

Determining a woman’s risk of developing cancer following menopause, researchers have found that taller women could face greater odds of receiving a cancer diagnosis when compared to their shorter peers. For every four-inch increase in height, an older women faces a 13 percent greater chance of developing one of 19 different types of cancer, suggests […]

Can Diet Help Your Child Deal with ADHD?

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:04:05 +0000

In the U.S., approximately 8.5 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 17 will eventually receive a diagnosis for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the disorder disproportionately affects boys (12 percent) over girls (4.7 percent), ADHD can cause problems for children of […]

Too Much Salt Has Become a Global Problem

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:58:04 +0000

If your diet follows that of most people, you probably find yourself consuming large amounts of sodium on a daily basis. While you might not realize how much sodium your diet contains, a pinch of salt on your eggs in the morning or a side of lightly salted fries for lunch can quickly add up, […]

Hair Loss is Not Just for Men

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:50:53 +0000

Whether long, short, bouncy, or sleek, for many women, hair is far more than just a pile of loose fibers. In addition to serving as an expression of her personality and style, studies have that a woman’s hair is closely linked to her own self-image. If suffering from the occasional bad hair day can make […]

Successful Strategies for Dealing with Your Picky Eater

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:41:52 +0000

As parents of young children know all too well, kids rank as some of the pickiest eaters on the planet. While most preschool aged cuisine connoisseurs will outgrow their picky eating phase by the age of four of five, parents still need to find a way to feed them until then. While parents should encourage […]

For Many, Yearly Dental Visits Enough

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:17:36 +0000

From a young age, most people have the need to brush and floss daily pretty well drilled into them by parents who warn that eating too much sugar will rot their teeth and from dentists always on the look out for the slightest sign of a cavity. While brushing and flossing continue to rank as […]

Addressing Common Concerns About Antidepressants

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:08:02 +0000

When seeking treatment for depression, most patients undergo a combination of counseling and antidepressants to help them deal with their condition. When it comes to the use of antidepressant, 40 percent of patients improve using the first one they were prescribed. Even if the first medication doesn’t make an immediate impact, the second or third […]

Study Finds Drinking While Pregnant Potentially Harmless

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:00:22 +0000

For those not old enough to remember first hand, watching an episode of Mad Men can prove informative when it comes to how a woman’s actions were once viewed during pregnancy. The societal taboos of today while pregnant, smoking and drinking, were embraced as part of everyday life, as one could expect to have a […]

The Many Benefits of Napping

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:56:46 +0000

Despite the importance of getting a good night’s rest, millions of Americans find themselves struggling to sleep the recommended seven or eight hours they need. Feeling sleep deprived can make functioning the next day extremely difficult, as a person’s concentration and energy levels tend to fall well short of their daily demands. To make up […]