Can early cancer screenings help save your life? Yes. If cancer runs in your family, getting screened at a young age may help you avoid getting cancer.
How did I go from weighing 265 pounds to dropping down to a lean, mean 175 – without yo-yo dieting, throwing out every last trace of sugar, or opting for bypass surgery? Read my story about my obesity travails and triumphs to learn more.
It takes me almost an 1 hour to drive to work. This long, daily drive has inspired me to find several ways to relieve stress while commuting. Here are 5 techniques that have helped me reduce stress during my commute. I bet they’ll help you too.
Are you enjoying your journey through life? I am! Want to live a happier life? Who doesn’t? See how rewarding it can be to try and find unique, helpful nuggets in life — because constantly making daily life tweaks is what living is all about!
There are many ways to reduce the aggravation of job fatigue, so here a few tips that I would like to share to make your day in the cubicle less physically burdensome.
Getting a colonoscopy wasn’t all peaches and cream (I couldn’t even eat those when I was prepping for the exam), but with cancer throughout my family, I gained peace of mind, all while losing a few pounds in the process.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to make a heating pad yourself. A microwavable heating pad is great to use whenever you need to apply some indirect heat for pain relief, comfort, or warmth. Follow these step-by-step directions to make your own heating pads and don’t throw away the stray sock that shows up after you’ve thrown it’s pair out!
Be sure to take steps ahead of time so you can prevent the motion sickness altogether. That way, you won’t have to worry about getting sick during your travels. Here’s a collection of the absolute best tips for combating motion sickness!
Dust mites are present and hiding all throughout your home. The house may look clean, but the dust mites are in the air. About 80% of the flecks you see floating in a sunbeam streaming through the window are dead skin cells… and dust mites! Here’s how to avoid dust mite allergy symptoms without spending a dime.
Topical pain relief creams and gels CAN alleviate some of your pain when applied directly to the skin right over the pulled muscle or sore joint. Here’s what you need to know about the 3 types of topical pain relief cream like analgesics or aspirin-like rubs, counter-irritants, and creams made from chili pepper seeds.
To avoid accidental overdose or taking the wrong pills, you should really use a pill organizer. It’s the best way to keep track of pills, doses, and schedules, and now they even come with hi-tech reminder systems! Using a pill box organizer is helpful for elderly caretakers and anyone who needs to regularly take doses of medication. Check out my favorite picks and see which ones might be right for you.
The following health blogs and website portals will give you a leg up on the latest and greatest things that affect your health. Here are the best health blogs and Twitter accounts to follow in order to stay up-to-date on all of the health issues that are important to you.
In addition to the health benefits of a good night sleep, there are lots of other reasons that sleep is important. The hard part is trying to figure out how to get it. Here are some tips to get a good night sleep.
The lesson: Whenever someone is about to sneeze in person, try to move farther than 5 feet away from them. And if you’re on a plane when someone sneezes, count the number of rows between you and them. If it’s less than 10, you better take some Airborne right away or some other immunity-booster!
Here are some tips for staying germ-free at home, at work, and when you travel. Many of them I either use myself, or I plan to start using real soon…
Are you a germ freak? I’m not really, but I will admit to being more aware of germs these days. I found this great germ book online, and it’s on sale right now… just $4 including shipping!
It’s fun to think about what makes you happy, compared to what you think would make your partner happy. I found some of the ‘men’ ones interesting…
Hate mosquitoes? Here are some of the best ideas for making your own all-natural mosquito repellents, plus a few organic mosquito repellents you can buy.
Since overexposure to direct sunlight is the leading cause of skin cancer, using sunscreen daily is one of the biggest things you can do to prevent skin cancer throughout your lifetime. Here are the 10 most important things you need to know about sunscreen and skin cancer.
Bedbugs are a one-time myth has recently been proven to be a REAL threat to people everywhere — both in hotels and at home. Here’s what to look for to determine if there are bedbugs in the bed you are sleeping in, how to treat bedbug bites, and how to prevent bedbugs in your home altogether.
There are so many OTC allergy medicines out there but if you’re like me you are interested in a natural remedy for your pollen allergy. Here’s a breakdown of when you can expect your allergies to be at their worst and what natural allergy relief options are available to you. Here are the best natural home remedies for pollen allergies.
Some people swear by Airborne cold remedy to help fight colds, but does it work?… Is it safe? Because of my own experiences with some of the ingredients found in Airborne cold medicine, I’m confident that it probably does, at the very least, reduce the duration of a cold. Not too fast though… because of the possibility of overdosing on certain ingredients — such as Vitamin A, which can be fatal if too much is taken — I think it’s important to be smart about using the airborne supplement.
Here’s a little about how you catch a cold vs the flu, and how long you’re actually contagious…
There are literally hundreds of health-related myths and old wives tales. Fortunately, technology is catching up with most of these now, and their validity is being questioned.
Here are some of the more common health myths debunked.
Check out these 5 natural remedies for the common cold: onions, zinc, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and garlic. Here’s how and why each works to prevent colds and heal your body faster after you have a cold.