Started From The Bottom, Now We're Here

I had no idea what I was doing when I started on my health journey. I went to the gym in street sneakers, used the lat pull down machine incorrectly, got dizzy because I didn’t eat enough before I got there and then went home feeling defeated. I followed fad diet after fad diet  because that’s what everyone else was doing and losing a ton of weight! I pushed too hard during an exercise and hurt myself.Sound familiar?It’s happened to all of us....more

Main risk factors associated with stroke

Every five minutes, someone suffers a stroke and is a major cause of disability. The main risk factors associated with stroke, responsible for 90% of cases are hypertension and smoking but several other factors contribute to this terrible condition....more

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Usually for Christmas Eve, my mom makes a honey ham and we make some of our favorite sides to go with.  In the past, we have madesticky rice, creamed corn, roasted sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes and other of our favorite mom dishes.  This year, we decided on roasted sweet potatoes and butternut squash and scalloped potatoes.  I have wanted to roast bru...more

Dieting, Making It Work For You

The myriad of dieting gimmicks floating around in the mainstream media is one of today’s most annoying trends.  Most popular dieting programs (i.e. Nutrisytem, Jenny Craig, The Atkins Diet, The Zone Diet) appeal to people’s vanity with claims that promise a substantial amount of weight loss in a given amount of time which leads to Americans spending an estimated $42 billion annually on weight loss foods, products, and services. Unfortunately, dieting for the purpose of good health is rarely, if ever, emphasized.  This is primarily because “dieting” isn’t healthy.  What’s healthy is a good diet.  The term “dieting” describes the act of restricting calories (i.e. low/very low calorie dieting) or certain nutrients (i.e. no/low carb dieting) for the purpose of weight loss and is not to be confused with the term “diet” which simply refers to ...more

Five Tips to Stay Healthy at BlogHer '12 (or Any Conference)

Blogher '12 is this weekend. Without a doubt, you already know how to make the best of the conference. These here are a few quick tips to ensure that you make it out with your health intact. ...more

Why Halloween is Unsafe for Diabetics

Halloween is a challenging time for people living with diabetes. If you have a sweet tooth, it may be hard to resist dipping into the candy jar. However, diabetics must be very careful of what they eat. Since Halloween is all about the sugar and sweets, you need to have a lot of will power to avoid the increase of sugar. The following list contains important information on diabetes.1. Ingesting too much sugar could produce serious health conditions and even death....more

Free Beauty tips for women

Beauty And Health We are bombarded everyday with beauty contests like Miss Universe and shows like Extreme Makeover, as well as People Magazine featuring the most beautiful people in the world, all trying to answer the question "What is beauty?"....more

The Heat Is On - SMW's Tip For Staying Cool and Healthy!

With the official start of summer here, it's time to give some thought to watching for signs of heatstroke and sunburn. Think you have that topic covered already? Well, think again. Every year millions of us are the victims of heatstroke and sunburn, even though we assume we know the do's and don'ts of fun in the sun. Whether it was a little too much alcohol, or just too nice a day to head for the shade, or a shortage of sunscreen, or forgetting to bring along some bottled water, it's a mistake that most of us make, once, twice or more in our lives. ...more