Plastic has become a huge problem not only for our environment but also for our health. A recent study released shows that billions of people are drinking tap water contaminated with plastic and that the United States is as at the highest contamination rate at 94 percent!
The plastic problem is becoming an issue we can no longer ignore and was one that I was faced head on with my own family.
The morning that was going to change the direction of my work life started like any other morning in our house -- the rush to get the kids ready to go to school. I wanted to refill the kids’ water bottles when I realized there were no bottles! This wasn’t the first time this had happened. It happened every few days, so I told them, "Hey guys, you have to bring the bottles back because there's no way you're going to take a new bottle to school every day and just throw it into the garbage bin. So much plastic waste… just doesn't work."
The kids left for school and I went out jogging, but that day, as I was running, that conversation, just like many others along similar lines, made the connection in my mind. I thought to myself, there must be a different way, a better way…
September is National Menopause Awareness Month, but many women are not aware of symptoms that could be related to menopause and what options are available to them when it comes to non-hormonal relief for hot flashes.
This month is a great month to shed some light on this important issue for women so they are aware of all their options.
Stress is eroding the lives of too many of today's professionals.
A landmark study by the Mayo Clinic identified the traits associated with workplace stress and burnout, including emotional exhaustion, bitter cynicism, a plummeting sense of accomplishment and "a tendency to view people as objects rather than as human beings."
Whether you suffer from all these symptoms or just one or two, know that life doesn't have to be this way.
We're all born with a spark, and then life piles on. But it's possible to clear off the muck so you can shine brilliantly again.
An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and Americans spend $33 billion each year on weight loss products. Yet, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.
With all of this money expended, why are so many people unable to lose weight?
Dr. Christopher Calapai, a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine, says that “People are dealing with dieting information overload. It is hard to know what weight loss advice is actually true and what is a myth.”
He sets the record straight on some of our most commonly held diet and weight loss myths.
If you have trouble losing excess weight, it’s likely that your body and mind are conspiring to keep that extra weight on you. When you’re bored or sad or upset, the brain’s natural tendency is to make the body do something to feel better, and food provides the immediate gratification.
However, bodies of research show that hypnosis works in partnership with weight-reduction therapy by revealing the subconscious motivations for keeping you trapped in unhealthy behaviors, such as eating in response to emotional distress. These hidden traps are why willpower alone is so often ineffective.
Using the mind to reprogram your response so that you’re not reaching for food all the time is an effective way to regain control of eating. The technique involved in hypnosis not only helps you understand why you want to eat when you’re not hungry, but also why you don’t feel like changing the behavior that, consciously, you know would be best for you.
Here are five ways that hypnosis addresses subconscious behaviors and leads to sustainable weight loss.
We all know that “health is wealth,” yet we still find eating healthy boring and a chore. That will no longer be the case after you become aware of the benefits of powerful, healthy food. Once you understand the importance of healthy food, you can easily take charge of your health.
These health foods not only provide you with energy but also benefit your body in numerous ways, including illness prevention. Easy to get your hands on, you can incorporate them into your daily diet for better health and energy.
While the start of a new school year comes with excitement for kids, it also comes with stress.
It’s common for kids to feel overwhelmed this time of year, especially as they navigate the challenges that crop up with a new school year. This stress can manifest itself in stomachaches, headaches, loss of appetite, and even depression.
Here are five common top back to school stressors and how parents can help their kids to bust them.