Healthy Living

More Than 1 in 4 American Women Are Taking Mental Health Meds

 November 17, 2011

More Than 1 in 4 American Women Are Taking Mental Health Meds   Have you had anxiety or depression lately? It seems you are not alone. More than 1 in 4 American women took at least one Mental Health Medication last year for conditions like anxiety and depression. The report by Pharmacy Benefits Manager, Medco, […]

Should I get the flu vaccine?

 November 7, 2011

Should I get the flu vaccine? (I wrote this article not to be negative but to encourage people to become empowered about their health and learn to research simple articles in order to make great decisions.) Every year about this time people are constantly asking me what is my opinion on the flu vaccine. I […]

Another Food Recall

 November 4, 2011

Another Food Recall Moms look in your pantry and check the peanut butter before you make the next peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Smuckers Peanut Butter announced yesterday they are recalling 16 ounce jars of the Natural Peanut Butter Chunky sold in several states because of possible salmonella contamination. The Ohio based company says the […]

The 7 Dirtiest Surfaces in America

 November 1, 2011

The 7 Dirtiest Surfaces in America   A consumer product company named Kimberly–Clark, released a report recently about the amount of bacteria on public surfaces. The study involved extensive testing in six major United States cities. The company looked for a certain molecule present in all living cells called Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP. The company […]

Wash (and RE-WASH) your Vegetables!

 October 27, 2011

Wash (and RE-WASH) your Vegetables! Recently the CDC documented a nationwide food contamination with an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that affected cantaloupes. Never in all of my years have I heard of so much food poisonings as I have heard of in the last couple of years. We have been afraid to eat spinach, onions, […]

CDC Study Shows 1 In 25 Teens Take Antidepressants

 October 27, 2011

CDC Study Shows 1 In 25 Teens Take Antidepressants   A study just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is said to be the first to offer statistics on how many teens between the ages of 12 and 17 are on antidepressants. The study revealed that 1 in 25 adolescents are […]

Read the numbers on your fruit

 October 12, 2011

Read the numbers on your fruit   Produce codes or sticker labels on fruit actually tell us how the fruit has been grown. It can tell whether the fruit was organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides or genetically engineered. The following is numbers you can look for the next time you go […]

Screening for Prostate Cancer

 October 6, 2011

Screening for Prostate Cancer   Dr Sanjay Gupta, M.D. announced on CNN this morning that The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently announced that they are no longer recommending prostate cancer screening (PSA) for men. They reported that the prostate specific antigen, or PSA test does more harm than good because if the test shows […]

The Viral Storm

 October 4, 2011

The Viral Storm   Dr Nathan Wolfe is a field virologist. He is a scientist and author of a new book called The Viral Storm. His goal is to reveal the identity of the next pandemic or deadly virus before it happens. He looks at himself as a virus hunter who looks for clues and […]

Sleep: It’s Not Just About Beauty

 September 28, 2011

Sleep: It’s Not Just About Beauty   Researchers have proven that when the body is in a deep sleep, the body has the opportunity to help heal itself. Think about the time you felt you were about to “come down” with the flu or a cold. Most likely you felt sleepy or that if you […]