Seeing as each and every one of us is an individual with a unique genetic makeup, varying hormone levels and different lifestyles, the length of time it takes to get pregnant can vary greatly from one woman to the next. In fact, most doctors will not even see you for a consult on potential infertility until you've been intentionally trying to get pregnant for at least a year. But whether you've just started trying or you've been at it for months, there are a few simple things you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant right now. As you read our tips, keep in mind that overall health and wellness is the common thread, and is a huge factor for most women.Continue Reading >
Condsider yourself lucky if you don't know what psoriasis is. I do know what it is because I have it and I would much rather not. The most simple explanation of psoriasis is that it is a skin disease that causes itchy, red, scaly patches. It can happen on any part of your body, but is commonly found on elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back. Mine is on the back of my neck right below my hair line and I can tell you it is unsightly and itches like crazy.
Doctors aren't 100 percent sure, but it is believed to be genetic and caused by the immune system triggering skin cells to produce too quickly so that dead and live cells build up on the skin surface, hence the itchy patches. It is not contagious, there is no cure for it, but there are treatments and one of them is weight loss. Yup, weight loss may help alleviate psoriasis.
If you're an alcohol-lovin' fitness junkie, I've got good news: There is now such a thing as "fit beer" and it could soon become your new favorite post work-out drink!
According to NPR, Canadian beverage company Lean Machine is launching a low-calorie, protein-packed "recovery ale," designed to help replenish the body after a hardcore gym session. So basically it's Gatorade but with alcohol--which honestly doesn't sound half-bad to me!Continue Reading >
Recently, I have been helping my dear friend who's been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and one of the most incredible things I came across was wheat grass. This miracle ingredient is not only good for curing diseases, but it can actually help our body to lose weight and here is why:
The human body is both beautiful (have you seen J.Lo's?) and disgusting at the same time. The disgusting part is something we don't think much about. The only times we do is if we are fixated on our flaws. However, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to our bodies and it is NOT a pretty sight.
I'm not even talking about your chichos or your stretch marks. In fact, it goes beyond that and it's pretty GROSS!
Oh my gawd, news came out that white noise machines could hurt babies ears and I freaked the funk out! A friend of mine who doesn't have kids just did NOT get my alarm and was all like, Is it really that big of a deal? Uh, yeah, it is a HUGE friggin' deal! Wait until you have a baby and can't get that baby to sleep and you are desperate. You'll do every dang thing you read about in all the baby books to get your baby to go to sleep and your baby will let you know with cries and wails that they don't give a damn what the baby books say, that they will stay awake all night long. See if you don't go running to your nearest retailer or app store to get yourself a white noise maker. You'll turn on that white noise and your baby will fall asleep and stay asleep and you will pray at the altar of white noise ever after. But not at the risk of hurting your baby's hearing. So what's up?
If you're looking to shape up while trying to squeeze in time with your mommy duties, you know that it's hard. Going to the gym isn't what it once was and you can tell you've put on a couple of pounds since motherhood started. The great news is that health and wellness advisor Michael Stansbury has come up with the perfect solution for moms out there who want to lose the baby weight.
Stansbury came up with the Lilly Ann workout inspired by his daughter. Are you ready to get your sweat on?! All you need is a baby--which I'm guessing you already have lying around the house.Continue Reading >
Imagine you are going about your business, living your busy life, not noticing that anything is particularly different, when you start to feel not so good. There is some pain going on around your belly while you are at work. You think it's kind of weird, but deal with it. Later when you are home, you go to the bathroom and think that you are constipated because it really feels like you have to poop, but you can't. You push and the next thing you know you are giving birth to a baby. Wait, what?! You had no idea you were pregnant. How is this possible? I don't know, but it seems to happen all the time that pregnant women who have no idea they are pregnant go to poop and end up with a baby instead. That's what happened to 25-year-old Gaynor Rzepka from Llantwit Major, Wales on February 16. This young woman didn't have a clue that she was with child. Again, how is that possible?
We all want to control our sugar intake, but it's easier said than done. Between the sweeteners we add to our coffee to the kind we find in all different types of food, sugar is getting harder and harder to avoid. Luckily, there are some small tweaks you can make to your diet to help your reduce your sugar intake--which will in turn make you feel healthier and maybe even cause you to shed a few pounds! Check out these five simple ways to eat less sugar below:Continue Reading >
Earlier this year, we found out that Subway has been using an industrial chemical that is commonly found in yoga mats as an ingredient in most of their breads. They announced that they would begin the process of eliminating azodicarbonamide, or ADA, from its bread products. Great! I mean, it's not great that so many of us have probably unwittingly eaten a chemical that isn't even technically food, but at least they were getting rid of it. Well, guess what? Regardless of the Subway situation, you've probably been eating and feeding your kids this junk anyway because now it is being reported that ADA is used in almost 500 other popular food products. Ugh! Gag me with a rubber mat, why don't you?!Continue Reading >