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Tuesday, Dec 03rd 2013
by Darria Gillespie, MD
It's holiday season—which means it's also holiday cocktail party season!
Along with festivities come the risks of spoiled food (food poisoning = bad party experience), derailed nutrition goals and over-imbibing cocktails.
Monday, Sep 23rd 2013
by Phylis Stoller
I recently came across an article about the differences between the travel health issues that men and women experience. The article was based on a study that found that women were more likely to come down with bouts of diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems, colds, urinary tract infections and adverse reactions to medications, such as those taken to prevent malaria. Lucky us, right?
Monday, Jul 22nd 2013
by Phylis Stoller
When women travel, we often toss our scheduled lives to the wind, losing our daily routines, and, with them, our common sense. Crowds, weather fronts, delays, and anxiety can all be challenging, but some things are still in our control, like what we choose to eat and drink.
The Mayo Clinic advises women to drink 9 cups of water or juice a day (including juice in fruits). It's important to do this even while traveling.
Friday, Jun 14th 2013
Bored of plain old water? Why not try adding lemon to it? It will not only boost the taste, but the health benefits as well. A common recommendation in Traditional Chinese Medicine is to begin each day with a glass of water with fresh-squeezed lemon (extra bonus if it's luke warm or room temperature). Lemon water is alkalizing for the body, ridding it of acidity that can have harmful affects on digestion, liver function and skin health.
Monday, Jun 10th 2013
by Diane Lang
Summer is almost in full swing: kids are getting out of school, family vacations, beach outings, BBQs, and many other fun summer activities we all love to do. Although most of us work during the summer, it's also a time to enjoy and relax.
Learning to truly unwind and unplug will help us become happier and more balanced leaving us refreshed for fall saying, "That was a great summer!"
Monday, May 20th 2013
by Misty May-Treanor
It's been a crazy year! After winning my third consecutive gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, I decided to retire from the international beach volleyball circuit so I could focus on spending time with my husband and family, finishing my master's degree and helping to influence the next generation of beach volleyball players.
Monday, May 13th 2013
In many parts of the country, the weather is finally getting warmer, and we're thinking about barbecues, picnics and eating outdoors. That makes it a good time for some safety reminders.
All of us need to be aware of the basics of food safety: not eating foods that sit out in the heat for too long or are stored or handled improperly. Click here to learn more about outdoor food safety.
Wednesday, May 08th 2013
by Molly Clarke
Tuesday, May 07th 2013
Because crunches alone won't "cut" it!
by Kim Kash
The weather is warming, and if you're like me, you're probably hauling out your bathing suits, shorts and sundresses and cringing at the notion of wearing this stuff in public. (Did I really wear these last year?)