All Blog Posts Tagged 'health' (525)

Could your weight be affecting your memory?

I know a lot of things that affect my memory: My ability to concentrate on one thing at a time, the way I initially experience the memory, the amount of sleep I've had, and whether or not I've just entered a room. But I had no idea that my weight could affect it.…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 11, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments

Correcting the doctor's mistakes

I had a visit with my doctor in January and at the end of the visit, he told me that I was due to see him for my annual exam in March.

I knew this wasn't true. I recall the last time that I saw him was right after Thanksgiving. I remember us talking about holiday plans. I pointed this out to him, but he was…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 9, 2016 at 6:18am — 3 Comments

How to avoid dehydration during early pregnancy?

Usually in most of countries, newly married woman has nausea she is asked if she was pregnant. It is because the nausea is first common symptom of pregnancy. Its not only the hormonal changes, it is also due to lack of required water in our body. Our body is made up of 75% of water, obviously the need is more than before, you are creating life now. So drinking lots of water will not only help you avoid nausea but it ultimately helps proper development of your baby.…


Added by Sapana Vibhandik on March 3, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

When Mommy needs a good, long cry

I had a bad day. Things didn't really go my way at work and they weren't going that well at home either. There comes a point where you really don't want to hear your family's critiques about the new recipe you just rushed home to prepare for them; you just want them to eat it.

My usual behavior when that…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 1, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments

The Health Wars

When I first started this blog, I began to do a lot of research into modern health. Actually, I am only a few credits short of completing my degree in Health Science, so this research was serving a dual purpose. And let me just say that I am absolutely not against modern Western medicine- even if I may sound a little “crunchy”…


Added by Kelly Williams on March 1, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

Why I put oil in my coffee & how I lost 35 pounds

This morning I brewed my coffee and then poured it in the blender with a tablespoon of organic fair trade extra virgin coconut oil. 

"Making your oil slick again, eh?" my husband commented.

If someone had told me a year ago that I'd be drinking coffee with no sugar or half n half, I would've scoffed at…


Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Sharing a nap with Fido

When our cat was alive, she used to sleep in bed with us at night. I could count on her to nudge me in the middle of the night if I was snoring, crawl up next to me when she was having a bad dream and gently paw at me when she wanted me to wake up and feed her.…


Added by Lauren Markman on February 26, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

Sharing the germs with your baby

My son was born via C-section. That definitely was not the way that I wanted to go, but that is the path we had to take. And at the end of the day, I had a healthy baby boy, so that is all that mattered to me. I did the skin-to-skin contact and breastfed him as soon as I was able because I had read so much research on those connections being important to a newborn.…


Added by Lauren Markman on February 19, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

Depression is a social desease

When our most recent cat was still alive, I noticed that she would come and sit with me whenever I felt sad. I don't know how she knew that about me, but if I started to feel blue, she would hop up next to me (she was never a lap cat) and purr to let me know that I wasn't alone in the world and she had my back.…


Added by Lauren Markman on February 9, 2016 at 6:11am — 1 Comment

5 Things MyFitnessPal Has Taught Me About Food & Fitness

I began using My Fitness Pal last year when I started to exercise more - running, weightlifting and the such. It began as a way to monitor mostly my carb intake but U used it to keep track of all of the food I was eating, water I was drinking, as well as monitor my calorie intake and compare it to the approximate number of calories I was burning throughout the day. You…


Added by Karla Gibbs on February 8, 2016 at 4:13pm — No Comments

The Fruitful Highway to a Rapid Weight Loss

Most of us know that fruits are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. A healthy life style is achieved through a balanced diet which can help us to lose weight through appropriate meals. But the problem is that there are a lot of choices in the fruits that we have to make. If we go to a super market, the…


Added by Mom Bloggers Club on February 8, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer


Ovarian cancer or Cancer of the ovary signifies a group of different tumors that arise from various types of cells & tissues present inside the ovary. The most common type of ovarian cancer arises from the epithelial cells that cover the outside surface of the ovary. Other, rare types of ovarian cancer develop from the egg-forming Germ cells called as Germ tumors or from the supporting tissue called as Stromal tumors that help in…


Added by Luz J. Peterson on February 2, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

I'm watching your eyes

My eyesight is bad. Really bad. Bad as in: I memorize the color of what the technician is wearing at the eye doctor's office, because once I take my contacts out I get a little lost when they move me from room to room.…


Added by Lauren Markman on January 25, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

My Mother never slept

When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best).…


Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments


Listen, for anyone that knows me, I’m not in to those gimmicks that claim you will lose weight, feel better, blah blah blah and all they are are some shakes or pills that are going to make your butt leak and make you throw up. But I ran across this crazy thing that has turned everything around for me. So, listen to these 3 Foolproof Ways to Fire Up your ENERGY.

3 foolproof ways to fire up your energy  I made a …


Added by Mercedes Sherman on January 6, 2016 at 8:52am — No Comments


Today has definitely been a rough day. It’s days like this that really make me sit down and wonder if I’m doing the right things, saying the right things, and getting her the help she needs.

Our 7 year old daughter, Veronica, is currently in a Partial Hospitalization Program at a local psychiatric facility. She was hospitalized about a month ago due to a full psychotic break, which was a first for her. Prior to that we were wondering if she was on the autism spectrum, but after the…


Added by Mercedes Sherman on December 21, 2015 at 12:42am — No Comments

Breaking up is hard for everyone

I know that every marriage is different. I listen to girl talk. I hear from friends who let their husbands handle all the finances, and those that act as the family accountant. I hear from moms who think their husbands don't spend enough time with the kids and those that are happy with their amount of free time away from the family. I hear from women who joke about murdering their spouses several times a week and those that are careful to…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 18, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

Teaching Sexual Health to Kids

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It was a typical weekday morning in our house. I was the first one up, and my kids were moving slowly to get ready for school. I headed downstairs to make some breakfast for us. Marcia came downstairs topless and in a rush; she showed me a little red spot on her left breast and asked, "Mom, is this anything?" It looked like a small red mark left after a scratch, so I…


Added by Lanae St.John on December 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Growing up tall

When some of us were children, we wanted to be ballerinas or cowboys or astronauts. We wanted to be teachers or parents or scientists. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be shorter.

I'll explain.…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 16, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments

Everything I know is wrong

I have tried standing more during the day. Because I once read that sitting too much was bad for my health. I tried standing more at home, at work and when I went outside to play with my son. I stood. But, it turns out that I didn't need to.

Another study has just declared that…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 4, 2015 at 6:17am — 4 Comments

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