What’s the right way to weigh yourself?

right way to weigh yourself

Oh, that anxiety-ridden moment when the nurse asks you to step up on the scale. Perhaps this upsets me so much because (unlike my home scale) I know the doctor’s office scale is going to be accurate. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even get to take your shoes off. For some people, weighing themselves is a big motivating factor for losing ... Read More...

6 Grandma Approved Natural Health Remedies

natural health remedies

Grandma’s remedies have stuck around for generations, mainly, because they work. She always believed in using simple, natural ingredients that made you feel better. Many of them can be found in your kitchen cabinet, and, in fact, one remedy is at the tip of your tongue. (Did you know that placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth cures brain ... Read More...

How birth order affects your child’s personality?

birth order affect on personality

I have five siblings and we all have very distinct personalities. As I have grown up, I have noticed there are definitely shared traits in people, depending on where they fall in the order of their family. In fact, some researchers believe birth order is as important as gender, and almost as important as genetics. The major influencer is ... Read More...

Mom-to-be? Top 10 baby gear picks

baby gear top picks

Looking for baby gear to get you started? Here is a list of useful can’t-live-without products for new parents: 1. Munchkin Warm Glow Wipe Warmer - Take the chill out of diaper changes with these pre warmed wipes for your baby’s bottom. Turn on the convenient soft light for nighttime changes. 2. Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator by FridaBaby ... Read More...

Medical spa vs. Day spa. Do you know the difference?

medical spa vs. day spa

We’ve come to realize that optimal health is a balance of body, mind and spirit. Imbalances whether due to stress, poor diet or medical conditions can throw an entire system out of kilter. Spas can be a great place to regain some balance by decreasing stress, relieving aching muscles, making lifestyle changes, and boosting self-esteem with ... Read More...

Ask the doctor: My kid has the flu

my kid has the flu

Q. My kids may have the flu.  What should I do? A. Yes, it’s that time of year again- the achy, sniffly, congested, fever time that makes our lives miserable is here. The thing is, it’s not just a question of feeling miserable when it comes to a child suffering from the flu. Not only are children easily vulnerable to the quickly ... Read More...

Weight loss mistakes everyone makes

portion control

As many serial dieters know, there are several diet mistakes that many of us make when we are in pursuit of weight loss. I know I am guilty. The problem is that we are lulled into a false sense of security by buzzwords like “low fat”, “fat-free” and “diet”.  The key to actually losing weight is eating healthy food, portion control and ... Read More...

Ask the doctor: Should I bank my cord blood?

should i bank my cord blood

Q:  I'm pregnant. My husband and I are both healthy. Is it worth it to save our cord blood? How could we use it? A. Sure, money is tight and with all the changes to your family associated with this new baby and financial demands, it’s understandable that you would question the value to each purchase. Technology now allows us to obtain ... Read More...

Kissing is oh-so-good for your health

kissing good for your health

It’s the season for flowers, Godiva Chocolate and, best of all, kisses and more kisses. How often is something that feels so good, also so good for you? A passionate smooch can strengthen your heart and burn calories and even improve your oral health. Philematology, the scientific study of kissing, has uncovered an explanation for the ... Read More...

7 Tech Gadgets You’ll Wear Before the End of 2014

wearable technology

Wearable technology has been in the spotlight lately. It even stole the show at this year’s CES. According to The Daily Beast, researchers say the wearable tech market is currently worth about $1.4 billion, and that could rise to $19 billion by 2018. Right now, the focus of wearable tech gadgets seems to be on health and fitness. This is ... Read More...