Health and Fitness

Easy Ways To Cut Calories

Most of are in routines that are just as much a regular part of day as the first cup of coffee, or morning shower. these habits because we've just done the same thing over and over again sometimes solely because they are a source of comfort to us. Well, as you know some habits are not in our best interest. By changing some very common habits, you can actually cut calories from your regular diet,...

Calories Do Count

'I don't eat that much,' … 'I just had a salad for lunch,' … 'the dessert was just some fruit and whip cream.' Sound familiar? Read on all you low-fat eaters! Do you eat low-fat? Do you follow a basically healthy eating plan? Do you stay away from chocolate or rich desserts? Are you still unable to lose weight or see changes in your body? The reason may be simple but one you may not want to admit...

Sneaky Little Fat Traps

So you have been faithfully watching what you eat at mealtimes and exercising regularly, but still the waistline is unmoving. What possibly could be wrong? Take another look at what you have been eating. Those sneaky little fat traps may have attacked you. You know the ones; they are the foods that look innocent enough, but wreak havoc on your well-intentioned weight reduction plans. Let's Back...

Dieting: Fabulous or Foolish?

In the past couple years we've been bombarded with diets and eating plans that promise new, healthier, younger-looking bodies. Some diets suggest eating large amounts of protein, but no carbohydrates. Others encourage eating some carbohydrates, but none with refined or processed ingredients. Then there are the diets that suggest combining certain foods together. There are so many different...

Conditions and Diseases of the Uterus

The uterus is a hollow pear-shaped organ in the center of the pelvic cavity inside a woman's body. The first time I saw a real uterus was when I was a student nurse and I watched a doctor perform a hysterectomy on a woman. After removing her uterus he sliced it in two and showed it to us. My first thoughts were how much it looked like a pear. I became convinced at that moment that it was a pear...

Goodbye Fat, Goodbye!

After the age of 40 a woman's accrued stress of a lifetime, declining metabolism and the onset of perimenopause takes a physical toll. Deposits of fat begin to settle in a disappearing waistline. Energy levels may decline. Women over 40 are spending their time juggling a career, caring for aging parents, spouses and teens. Middle-age hormones begin to flood the body unpredictably resulting in...

Do You Need to Take a Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement?

Eating a healthy diet is definitely the best way to ensure you receive all the essential nutrients your body needs for optimal health. However, even people that have the best intentions sometimes fall short of their nutritional needs. People that may benefit from taking a supplement include people with hectic lifestyles that keep them from eating the recommended number of food group servings,...

The Health Miracles of Vitamins A, C and E

The Health Miracles of Vitamins A, C and E Many of us already know what great health benefits we have obtained from taking vitamins A, C and E. For others, this is to motivate and educate you on the subject, so that you too, can enjoy these same benefits. Beginning 30 years ago, the American Cancer Societies dream of finding a cure for cancer has gone un-fulfilled and deaths from cancer has increased. As for heart attacks, the most...

From Loved One to Caregiver: How to Take Care of a Person with Cancer

Even the strongest need assistance sometime in lives, and a diagnosis of cancer is a hurdle best faced with the aid of others. Help from a loved one can be vital to the health and well being of a cancer patient. But from giving constant support, to chauffeuring, to constant doctor's offices visits, a partner may also find their world turned upside down. The transition from loved one to caregiver...

The Healing Power Of Crystals

Thousands of people all over the world swear by the healing powers of crystals, using them for a number of emotional and physical problems. It is believed that crystals can help in such in diverse areas as allergies, relationships and even spiritual awakening. Like the animal and plant kingdom, the kingdom of gemstones is filled with life force energy, after taking thousands of years to develop....

Three of the Less Conventional Healings: Biomagnetic Healing, Biofeedback and Crystal Healing

There are various types of healings available in New Age medicine. Some are less explored or accepted as others, but people do respond to these types of therapies. They should not be dismissed lightly. Biomagnetic Healing Many people who suffer with arthritic type problems started wearing bracelets and anklets as a "fad," and it spread quickly that this was no hoax especially amongst the older...

Classical Homeopathy and “Other” Homeopathy: An Attempt to Sort Out Confusing Ideas

What is the difference between classical homeopathy and "other" homeopathy? Does it make a difference if I go to a classical homeopath or to another homeopath? Isn't simply getting rid of my problem the most important thing? Not only is it confusing - to say the least - with all different kinds of therapies for this or that type of disease. Are you now saying that there are different kinds of...

Doctors for the New Millennium

Are you wondering how to find a qualified physician who can work with you in many ways besides just Western Allopathic medicine? Well, then, this is good news for you. Read on. December 3rd to 6th, 2000, in Denver, Colorado, The University of Colorado School of Medicine and the American Board of Holistic Medicine co-sponsored the first ABHM Board Review Course and test for Board Certification in...

Baths for Health

Ahhh... sinking into a big bathtub filled to the brim with steaming water. What could be better on these frosty days of winter? Baths are soothing, relaxing, and with the right herbs added to your water, they can be healing as well! I have found herbal baths to be a wonderful way to take advantage of various herbs' healing qualities. And the best part is that you get clean at the same time! I...

Can Natural Herbs Help Infertility

Can natural herbs help infertility? This is a question many couples are asking doctors today. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after a long period of time. Usually after an unsuccessful year of trying, a couple is diagnosed as being infertile. Once diagnosed, a couple will face a realistic journey full of tears and broken dreams. With unanswered questions, they will set out to...