Natural Medicine Caution

Posted by Lloyd on October 31, 2012
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Very young or elderly people and pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using any supplements or herbal drugs. Continue reading…

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Buddy System

Posted by Lloyd on October 31, 2012
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I am a sort of new Mother. I have a daughter going on 2 years in feb. I am not single, but I remember what it felt like when she was born. Continue reading…

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Raising a Stronger Daughter

Posted by Lloyd on October 19, 2012
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As the first generation of liberated mothers, it may be easy to think that our daughters will grow up in a world far kinder and more accepting of women. It certainly is better; however, evidence shows that our daughters are still being shortchanged – in school, on the playing field, in peer relations, etc. Continue reading…

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Fiber Needs

Posted by Lloyd on October 17, 2012
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My doctor says I need more fiber in my diet. How much do I need? What are some easy ways to add fiber. I am a 28 year old woman balancing work and 4 toddlers. Continue reading…

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Exercise Good for What Ails Ya! Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on October 12, 2012
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3) Exercise helps reduce symptoms related to seasonal allergies.

Yes, it’s true! Conditions such as hay fever and asthma can benefit from exercise. Since all seasonal allergies and some asthma-related respiratory conditions are allergic in nature, exercise has the ability to regulate the allergic process. Specifically, exercise has been shown to help the adrenal glands produce adrenaline and cortisol, which actually prevents or helps reduce the allergic response. Cortisol is related to the drug cortisone, which is frequently prescribed by physicians for allergic or inflammatory conditions. Look at that, you have an entire pharmacy of drugs produced inside your body and you didn’t even know it. Continue reading…

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Exercise Good for What Ails Ya! Part 1

Posted by Lloyd on October 04, 2012
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You have undoubtedly heard of the many benefits of regular exercise. Reduction in body fat, improved cardiovascular function and reduced blood cholesterol are all well-known benefits of exercise. In addition to these physiological benefits there are psychological benefits as well. Continue reading…

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Fatty Fish Protects Older Americans’ Hearts Too

Posted by Lloyd on October 02, 2012
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There is good news for your oldest members: Researchers from the University of Washington’s Cardiovascular Health Research Unit found that there is no upper age-limit for receiving the heart-healthy benefits of consuming fatty fish, such as tuna, salmon and mackerel. Continue reading…

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Walking Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Posted by Lloyd on October 01, 2012
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Women may lower their risk of heart disease just by walking, according to a recent study. Researchers reported that the pace of the walk is not as important as the time spent walking when it comes to reducing heart disease. Continue reading…

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Starting & Maintaining an Exercise Program

Posted by Lloyd on September 26, 2012
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Now that I have you thoroughly concerned (I hope), I will try and help you develop the tools you need to make a lasting lifestyle change. Understand that this is not going to be a pep talk, we are going to deal with the real psychological, physical and behavioral issues that keep you from making changes in your life. Don’t worry, I will spare you the psychobabble. Continue reading…

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When a Teammate Trips Up

Posted by Lloyd on September 17, 2012
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Sometimes, though, your teammates are going to let you down. They will mess up a play, trip themselves up or totally blow the game. As a member of that team, you’re understandably disappointed and probably a bit irritated, as well. But try to keep in mind that everyone has an off day now and again. You’ve had them, too. It can be hard for all the members to synchronize their performances at the critical time and a thousand things can impact the outcome of the game or an individual’s performance on any given day. Continue reading…

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