Published: Nov. 21, 2009 @ midnight
Linda Castor, RN, LC: Food is all around us this time of year. How can we enjoy this season and not gain a lot of weight? Before we answer that, let's examine a couple of holiday eating myths:
Stay away from the sweets, and you will not gain extra weight. OK, that's actually true calorie-wise.
Published: Nov. 17, 2009 @ 4:21 p.m.
Published: Nov. 16, 2009 @ 2:56 p.m.
Dr. Bryan Taylor, DC: I have always been fascinated with human structure and have spent much of my life paying attention to it.
Unfortunately for my grandparents and parents, they were projects of observation and provided early understanding of health. My grandfather, a fit 80+ year old who has had minor health issues is as bright, articulate, and physically active as I remember him at 60. A big band drummer who kept active, ate well, and exercised mildly
Published: Nov. 13, 2009 @ 12:36 p.m.
Michele Sutton, MA, CHES: A positive attitude is associated with higher levels of wellness and has been shown to mediate the impact of negative emotions. Too often, however, we forego positivity and succumb to self-limiting beliefs or overt pessimism. Learning to cultivate positive emotions (joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, and love) can be as easy as implementing some strategies that serve to increase awareness and target an attitude of gratitude.
Published: Nov. 13, 2009 @ 11:44 a.m.
Molly Suhadolnik: I train my abs all the time with varying exercises. I feel like they are stronger, but they do not look any leaner...What am I doing wrong?
One thing you are doing right is exercising! In order to see the hard work pay off at the gym, your diet must be clean! Without proper nutrition, your body will not respond as well to the exercise.
Published: Nov. 11, 2009 @ 11:17 a.m.
Dr. Paul Phillips, M.D., and Dr. Misty Phillips, M.D.: Influenza virus or "the flu" is a viral infection consisting of fever, chills, muscle aches, malaise and cough.
This year, the specific H1N1 influenza strain is of particular concern because it is a unique strain likely to spread and cause increased illness due to its unique structure. Vaccines are the best tool we have to prevent influenza.
Published: Nov. 10, 2009 @ 6 a.m.
Dr. Bryan Taylor, DC: Are you on task? Lots of excellent healthcare professionals, information, advice; but the key is you!
In our clinic, I can help joints, muscles, and nerves, but what are you doing? Keep things simple and consistent.Find or create a workout with activities you enjoy, eat by making choices consistent with what the planet produces (i.e. meats, vegetables, fruits, etc.) with one "cheat" day a week. Use preventative care or get problems fixed using chiropractic, medical and mental care.
Published: Nov. 06, 2009 @ 2:54 p.m.
Dr. Subhash Chaudhary, M.D.: As the H1N1 virus continues to spread, parents and caregivers share the same concerns that pediatricians do - how do we protect our children. Among those eligible now for receiving H1N1 immunization are children 6 months and older and young adults through 24. Children younger than 2 and children any age with certain chronic medical conditions (see list of conditions below) are at highest risk of getting serious illness due to H1N1 influenza (swine flu). We also encourage you to get your child vaccinated for seasonal influenza, too. Hopefully, there will be more supply of seasonal influenza vaccine available here mid-November.
Published: Nov. 06, 2009 @ 2:54 p.m.
Molly Suhadolnik: I am about 20 pounds overweight and cannot seem to lose any weight. I usually do the ellipctical or walk fast on the treadmill for about 30 minutes 3-4 times per week. Any advice?
In order to achieve fat loss, you must incorporate weight training into your routine. The more muscle mass you have, the more fat you will burn. Weight training has a much greater effect on the metabolism that cardio does.
Published: Nov. 06, 2009 @ 1:52 p.m.
Dr. Paul Mach, DN: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.