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Healthy Foods of Summer

by Lori Sciame July 19th, 2019
Summer offers long days of sunshine coupled with plenty of heat. Add sufficient rain, and these factors make it possible for a variety of produce to flourish. Food fresh from the garden tastes wonderful, it's low in calories, and best of all, it's good for you!  Read
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The Cancer Fighting Diet

by Lori Sciame July 12th, 2019
Cancer sucks!  We all know people who have suffered from this ravaging disease, and many readers may have battled it as well.  One way to kick cancer's butt is to begin eating in a way as to prevent it from happening in the first place. Dr. Joel Furman has developed what he calls the G.O.M.B.S. Diet to help people to do just that. In essence, he states that greens, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds may be the ticket to
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Hydrate with Food

by Lori Sciame July 5th, 2019
During the summer months, humans perspire more in order to keep the body cool.  This can lead to dehydration, especially in older adults.  This is because the thirst mechanism, the feeling of being parched, lessens as one ages.  So keeping hydrated as one ages, and if one exercises outdoors, can be tricky.  The good news is that many foods have a high water content, meaning they can assist in keeping the level of water within the body even.  Check
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  • Where Men and Women Differ

    by Louise June 28th, 2019
    I'm all for equality, but dieting provides an exception.

    There are some facts that can't be argued with. On average, men tend to be taller and more muscular than women. The larger and more muscular one is, the more calories one needs to consume to maintain that size, therefore, men typically need more calories than women. The 2,000-calorie diet, which the nutritional panel on most products is based on, can
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  • Easy Tips = Big Benefits

    by Lori Sciame June 21st, 2019
    Thinking about improving one's overall health can be overwhelming. Today's overabundance of information, coming in from all directions, from TV to the Internet, can cause one's head to spin. Many men ask, "how can I sift through all the do's and don'ts to find out the best health information for me?"

    First and foremost, one must skip advice that doesn't come from a reliable source. For instance, should a man
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  • Snacks for Student Athletes

    by Lori Sciame June 14th, 2019
    Children who participate in sports have special nutritional needs. From needing additional liquids, to requiring lots of protein to build muscles, active students should be mindful of what they eat and drink. Although all children should consume "good for them" foods, it is even more important for those that engage in rigorous workouts to not eat empty calories. For a lengthy list of healthy snacks, and to learn more
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.