Browsing the "health" Tag

Weight Loss: Ayurveda and Yogasana for Health and Vitality

June 7th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

In the new year we discussed practicing mindfulness and green manifestos for living healthy and green lives. Half a year has gone by and many have given up resolutions and fallen back into old habits. Instead of giving up entirely, it's helpful to continue learning new ways to incorporate lifestyle changes that mesh well into your life. Even when weight loss is the primary focus, balancing the whole body helps increase success with healthy eating, exercise and overall well being. Ayurveda and Yogasana are two methods for balancing the whole body including weight maintenance


Do You Suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome?

April 20th, 2012 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

The more technology advances, the more time we spend gazing 20 inches or so from a computer screen. But we were not made to live a sedentary life, even less so, to limit our eye-sight to objects in close distance for indefinitely long periods of time. On average, we spend more than 6 hours a day in front of a computer screen which can lead to a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Here are symptoms to look for and information for lessening the effects of


5 Cancer-Causers Lurking in Your Home

April 13th, 2012 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Much information is being shared about carcinogens in everyday items such as formaldehyde, nitrobenzene and methylene chloride. Instead of feeling shocked and perplexed by the toxicity you are involuntary living in, you can take a few simple actions to rid your home of many cancer-causers and ensure a healthy environment for you and your family


Evernote: A Marvelous Earth-friendly Family Command Center

March 29th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

For us, the family command center was a book of all the things we may need, from addresses to home inventory lists. Through the years I also used it to hold all the magazine clippings and pictures I'd snap of things I wanted. The book quickly exploded beyond the three-ring binder especially after adding recipes. But once Evernote entered my world, organization and family commanding became so much more fun and eco-friendly. Here's a look at how Evernote can become your family's new family command center


FDA Ordered to Take Action on Antibiotic Overuse on LIvestock

March 23rd, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

On Thursday, Judge Theodore H. Katz of New York's Southern District ruled that the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) would finally end 35-year of turning a blind eye regarding the efficacy and safety of antibiotic use in livestock. The lawsuit filed in 2011 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC), Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), Public Citizen, and Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) resulted from growing concerns regarding the long term health affects following exposure to these antibiotics through consumption of livestock, namely the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacterias known as superbugs.


Warning: Christmas Habits That Cause Heart Attack

December 19th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Christmas is just 5 days away and I guess most of you are very excited already. But did you know that December and January are the months posing the highest risk for heart disease, and many of the delights of the season are in fact great dangers for people with coronary artery disease (CAD). You may think that this information does not concern you, but think again if you are over 45 years, have sugar diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or have had heart attacks in the family. Many people with coronary artery disease are not aware of their condition. It is important to know that heart attack strikes even without previous symptoms


The Best Fruits High in Antioxidants

November 7th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

All the latest research is showing that eating food high in antioxidants is good for your body and brain. Fruits and vegetables are the most reliable source of antioxidants in nature and are especially important at this transitional time of the year, when our bodies are preparing for the long and cold winter months


Fluoride: Friend or Foe?

October 19th, 2011 | by Lynn Fang

Earlier this month, Pinellas County in Florida banned fluoride in their water supply. What's the deal with fluoride? Is it good or bad



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