Added by Elena Cunningham on April 18, 2016 at 1:59pm — No Comments
When it comes down to it, I have two choices.
1. I could sit here on this park bench, which is in the sunshine and giving me a much-needed boost of vitamin D. And I could read my book, which I have…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 12, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
When my doctor first diagnosed me with a vitamin D deficiency, he told me to go out into the sunlight more often. That advice sounded great in theory, but it wasn't realistic. I asked him when I was supposed to do that during my day. At my 5 am run, the sun isn't up yet. I work all day - even through my lunch time. I am in a lot of meetings and can't wander too far from my desk phone. When I get home, I make dinner and help get my son…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 8, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
Keeping our bodies healthy is an ongoing challenge and every minute it seems that new research reveals another approach to maintaining and improving our health. A few basic facts have managed to stand the test of time, however, and one of these is the impact of exercise on maintaining our bone health.
Growing up as a child in the 80's, "Got milk?" was the…Continue
Added by MamaMadHatter on April 1, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Waking up my son for school in the morning is better than the theater. There could be over-the-top goofiness and slapstick antics that is fun to watch (in small doses), or there could be the tears, accusations and casting of curses that you normally find in a Greek tragedy. Or it could be both.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 30, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments
In my country, in India, many herbs are indivisible part of our lives One of such herb is Fennel Seeds. We eat salted-roasted fennel seeds after every meal.
I always keep a bottle of fennel seeds in my handbag. Whenever my kids eat sweet snacks, chocolates, caramel candies or anything at odd times which is usually during travel, at friends' or relatives' places I give my kids fennel seeds to eat after they finished with junk food. …Continue
Added by Sapana Vibhandik on March 28, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
When we brought our son home from the hospital, we decided to have him sleep his first night in his crib in his own room. We felt so wise in our decision, believing it to be important to teach our son that he sleeps in his room and we sleep in ours.
Our son, however, decided to start cluster feeding, so I was up with him all night, holding him. …
Added by Lauren Markman on March 23, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
Just like my mother, I have a sensitive nose (thanks, Mom!) I can smell all the smells - the good, the bad and the ugly. Because of this, I tend to avoid people who wear too-strong perfume or aftershave, and my very sweet husband seeks out my opinion before changing personal hygiene products to ensure they won't bother me (thanks, Love!).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 15, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments
This is a very interesting and well researched book, in which the author considers the reasons and causes of the high cost of healthcare, and examines how to overcome this. He also talks about the lack of fair competition caused by repressed freedom, giving some very interesting examples.
Added by Susan Keefe on March 14, 2016 at 1:51pm — No Comments
I spent my entire childhood surrounded by impressive young women. I spent long bus rides with them. Laughed with them, ran with them, and cried with them. This week the gym I grew up playing in got torn down. Well, the whole school is getting torn down, but I could really care less about that. I mean, I'm happy the kids of that town are getting a new school. It was falling apart when I was there 10 years ago, definitely necessary. Yet, something about that filthy old gym getting torn down…Continue
Added by Brittany Burbank on March 14, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments
I've just woken up my son for school. He looks at me with blurry eyes and his hair is sticking out in every direction. He even still smells like sleep; to me, he is perfection. He yawns and asks me if I ran that morning. I confirm that I did and he immediately taps my fitbit to congratulate me on all my dots.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 14, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 11, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments
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…
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.…Continue
Added by Sapana Vibhandik on March 3, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
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
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”…Continue
Added by Kelly Williams on March 1, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments
"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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 26, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 19, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments