You probably don’t need another reason to love grapes, but here’s an extra reason to keep them around anyway: they are natural teeth whiteners! The malic acid in grapes breaks down stains and discolorations on teeth, making them an excellent all-natural substitute for chemical treatments. The acid in the fruit stars to decline as the fruit ripens, so eat them while they’re still good to reap the most whitening power. It may not be as effective as a bleaching treatment at the dentist, but it’s…Read full post
The Biggest Loser eliminated contestant Daphne Dortch was eliminated last week after her teammates deliberatly threw the weigh-in so they could get her off the ranch. Daphne certainly saw it coming, as did all of America, ever since her brother was eliminated and her issues with Conda began to heighten. It didn’t go any smoother once Daphne won the challenge (by eating nearly 2,000 calories of Reeses) and changed the teams by switching Conda and Jeremy. It was obvious the switch-up…Read full post
Could your clothes and accessories be to blame for some of your common ailments, like digestive issues or headaches? Believe it or not, apparel and accessories – shoes, handbags and ties – that are too tight, too loose, too heavy or too high can all create health issues!
Take a look at some of the culprits:
Body shapers (Spanx, Control-Top Pantyhose): If worn for too long and too often, Spanx and other body-tamers can cause both nerve compression and digestive issues,…Read full post
Feeling more snuggly than sexy lately? You’re not just lazy! According to Women’s Health, there’s an explanation: In the winter, many people’s testosterone levels decrease, which can lower libido substantially.
But that doesn’t mean men aren’t interested. In fact, they actually find women sexier in the wintertime, according to a study published in the journal Perception. More women are covered up, which means your man is seeing less skin and finding you more irresistable. Now is not the time to…Read full post
Across Asia, an estimated 14,000 moon bears are being held in captivity on farms and milked for their bile because its believed to be effective in the practice of traditional Asian medicine despite the availability of inexpensive and effective herbal and synthetic alternatives. In China, the bears can spend more than 30 years in tiny cages and are milked regularly for their bile through crude catheters or permanently open holes in their abdomens.
Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming visited bears rescued…Read full post
Age does not define us. We’ve been hearing that for years. So, why does age fifty still have to mark the beginning of THE END for so many? A lonely suburban housewife, Amanda Wilson indeed thought life was nearly over as she approached fifty—that is until she found a voice, a community, a guardian angel and even an old flame in an unlikely place, at an unwelcome age. She put down her wine and found sanity in a new take…Read full post
Think you’re too health conscious to fall for packaging tricks, like listing unrealistically small portion sizes to keep the number of calories down or “diet” and “all natural” claims? Sorry to break it to you, but according to a new marketing study, you’re not.
A study published in the Journal of Marketing found that those who are the most concerned about avoiding negative nutrients (i.e., excess calories and fat) are the most likely to fall for sneaky packaging tricks.
It’s a sneaky…Read full post
Things aren’t always as they seem, and that can be disastrous when it comes to eating out and our health. The truth is, many of us believe we are eating much earlier than we actually are, ordering salads and grilled chicken sandwiches when we’re out to eat, having no idea our “healthy” meal contains 1,000 calories or more. Sometimes it’s the dressings, or the secret oil and butter our food is prepared in, and other times it’s the shear…Read full post
Foods rich in vitamin C, like blueberries, strawberries and oranges, can help combat stress! A German study of 120 people found that those given vitamin C had lower blood pressure and lower levels of cortisol after giving a speech and doing hard math problems than those who did not receive the stress-busting vitamin. Add a handful of berries to your morning meal of oatmeal or yogurt to start your day off on a stress-free note!
Other sources of vitamin C: peaches, papayas, red and green peppers, broccoli, brussels…Read full post