Have you had chicken pox? If so, you might end up with an outbreak of a different kind later on. The shingles virus can lay dormant in your system for years, and if you have a weakened immune system one day — you might very well be on the hunt for a treatment for shingles. I’ve witnessed this with my dad. Here’s what you need to know about the treatment options available — including home remedies for shingles, and what you need to know about the shingles contagious period.
Thinking of giving up sugar? Desserts and drinks are not the only way that sugar makes its way into your body. Sugar is everywhere – from salad dressings to yogurt, canned fruit to sports drinks. It’s the hidden sugar in the foods we buy that is the real problem. Here’s what you need to know and how to give up sugar on your own.
Is organic soda healthier for you than regular soda? Does it taste good? I tried 3 popular organic sodas (Zevia Soda, Hansen’s Natural Soda, Blue Sky Soda) – in search of the best organic soda. Here’s what I’ve learned about organic, natural soda.
A comparison of the Wendy’s Chicken BLT salad vs McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch salad. PLUS… some interesting facts about fast food salads compared to dog food. AND… fast-food salads compared to burgers.
To help us enjoy our days, weeks and months on the Atkins Diet this time… we’ve found 10 snacks & desserts that make the dieting process a little bit easier and a whole lot more FUN!
Yes, there are some things you can do that will allow you to enjoy your holiday dinner even though you’re dieting. Some healthy holiday eating tips to get you started — ways to eat healthy at holiday meals.
Holiday weight loss tips and advice from a guy who’s kept off the holiday weight but still loves his pies! My best tips to help you quickly lose weight for the New Year.
See why gravy, eggnog, frosted cookies, and pies are tops (and should therefore be gobbled up accordingly)… and why you should steer clear of things like carrots, mashed potatoes, fruitcake, and exercise.
Experts tell us to drink more water to stay healthy. But what if you don’t like water? Here are 5 ways I’ve found to stay hydrated when you hate drinking water.
Get overwhelmed with butter substitutes found at the store? Here are some things I discovered about finding a healthy butter substitute that might help you.
I decided to try organic chicken soup after seeing how many preservatives are in traditional canned chicken soup. My taste-test review of 4 popular organic soups.
Stop throwing away the pumpkin seeds at carving time! Eating pumpkin seeds benefits your immune system, improves your sleep, and more.
If you buy food at the grocery store, look for these common buzzwords on food labels. The misleading food labels make foods seem healthier than they really are.
Been told to increase fiber in your diet, but not sure where to start? Start here! High fiber foods to eat + Differences between soluble & insoluble fiber.
A healthy salad starts with healthy ingredients. Here’s how to make a healthy, substantial salad that won’t leave you hungry or nutritionally deprived.
On antibiotics or meds for blood pressure, thyroid, or cholesterol? Watch for medication interactions if you eat bananas, fiber, soy, dairy, greens, or grapefruit!
If you want to lose weight in a healthy way, the DASH diet is a smart choice – especially if you have high blood pressure like me. Here are 5 reasons why.
If you go through the drive-thru as much as I do, you’ll appreciate these 7 healthy fast food options. A list of the healthiest menu items at restaurants.
I’ve been trying to find more convenient and less expensive natural foods lately. These 4 food brands are adding more & more natural foods that taste great!
Here’s what I think about my Fitbit Flex… plus how you can use it WITHOUT a smart phone!
What is stevia? It’s a natural sugar substitute! Here’s what you need to know about the safety of stevia products, plus how to make stevia sweetener at home
Looking for organic desserts that are easy to make and delicious, too? Here are 4 great organic dessert items you can find in your local grocery store.
Trying to avoid the flu this year? These flu prevention tips have kept me from getting the flu for the past 3 seasons. They’ll help you too!
Do you know if you’re eating GMO foods? Find out what the common GMO ingredients are, the potential health risks, and what brands to buy so you can avoid eating GMO food products.
Avoiding high fructose corn syrup in your diet? Here are a few easy ways to avoid the corn-based sweetener that has been linked to health problems and has even been called a highly dangerous toxin.