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May 6, 2012 by MasonM on Who's life is it anyway?
Warm weather is back with us once again so Saturday I went to buy a couple of pairs of shorts to wear while out doing my exercise walking. At first I started to just grab some in the size I have been wearing for years (40), but instead decided to actually try some on. I'm glad I did. Turns out I have dropped a full pants size and the size 38 shorts fit me very well. A couple of months ago I wouldn't have been able to button them. I guess the effort is starting to pay off a bit. I h...
April 24, 2012 by MasonM on Who's life is it anyway?
After recently having to go on medication for high blood pressure I have been trying to eat healthier, get more exercise, and generally improve my health. The doctor tells me I also have high cholesterol and has given me three months to try and bring that down to avoid going on pills for that too. Eating healthy on the road isn't easy, and it's even harder for someone who has spent the last 50 years not giving it a thought. A friend told me about a free app called My Fitness Pal that ...
March 6, 2012 by koyakeem on koyakeem
Many people strive to lose weight, but most have a hard time when it comes to finding a successful strategy. Do not drive yourself crazy searching for the holy grail of weight loss programs. None can offer 100 percent success. Time, dedication and a lot of self-discipline, are the real ingredients for success.   Use low-fat milk in place of the half and half or cream that you put in your coffee each morning. If you are already using two-percent milk in your coffee, replace that with s...
February 18, 2012 by stevemendis on stevemendis
Skin is one of most vital parts of your body. Be it a human or any other species, skin is highly important and useful. In human beings, it is the largest organ of the integumentary system. Multiple layers of skin guard the underlying bones, muscles, ligaments, and the organs. However, it appears hairless, nearly all of the skin in humans is covered with hair follicles. There are different types of skins in humans, differing from individual to individual. As it the part of the body that remains e...
September 15, 2011 by Tova7 on Life_In_The_Blurbs
I followed Bill Phillips’ Body For Life fitness program for years.  Recently though, I got bored with going to the gym and lifting “heavy” three times a week.  I understand muscle mass is important, that we start losing it around 30 if we don’t do something to stop it….but I’m tired of lifting heavy… One of the anti-estrogen/cancer fighting drugs I take causes severe joint pain, and lifting heavy isn’t really helping in that area&nbs...
It’s called Aerotitus. And it sucks. Every time I fly I get vertigo. Every time.  When I was a kid, I had a lot of ear infections and is messed up my Eustachian tubes.  So when the plane takes off or lands, my ears plug up and I get vertigo. Over the years, I’ve tried pretty much everything to address it. Gum chewing. Pinching my nose and blowing air. Yawning. Decongestants.  Nasal Sprays. Ear plugs. Patches. Ginger. Asperin. You name it.  They all help to be s...
As some of you know, I’m a kook. As I get more time, I intend to indulge in this further but with life being so busy, I only get to do the smash and grab type of kookiness. This past year I got into supplements and I’ve managed to stick with that.  The big ones I recommend are: 1. CQ10 if you’re on a Statin drug (which I’m on to control cholesterol). These reduce those general “aches and pains” people get as they get older. 2. Fish oil pills in general. These just gener...
November 7, 2010 by samantha360 on myhealth
STDs may be able to be diagnosed by "patients" themselves, using their computer or even mobile phone. The U.K. hopes this will help stem the rising tide of chlamydia gonorrhea, and herpes, among young people. To complete the test, people who suspect they have been infected will put urine or saliva on a computer chip or device about the size of a USB flash drive, plug it into their phone (we assume, a smartphone) or computer and receive a diagnosis within a few minutes. They will be told if th...
October 2, 2010 by lulapilgrim on lulapilgrim
Spotlight: Jenn Giroux - Fighting the Culture of the Pill  For Jenn Giroux, celebrating large families is part of an effort to save parents from the regret they might experience later in life in the absence of children that might have been - had it not been for the pill. By Kathleen Gilbert CINCINNATI, Ohio, October 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Most people who run into Jenn Giroux probably wouldn't guess that she is mother to nine children.  A warm, youthful ...
September 9, 2010 by sherylmichaelsen on sherylmichaelsen
Everyone is scared of cancer. The growing cancer awareness we all have is definitely an indication that cancer is increasing at alarming levels. An unhealthy lifestyle, genes, radiation, viruses and industrial chemicals are the causes of cancer. When an unhealthy lifestyle is determined as the cause, these would include excessive consumption of fats and highly acidic foods; processed foods are also included. Other than that, heavy drinking of alcohol and commercial juice heavily laden with chemi...
January 12, 2010 by Rightwinger on Robsblog
Know what's the worst part about being a diabetic? Nothing that's good is good for you. Now, I know that that's a general rule, all in all, but it takes on new meaning, when it involves diabetes. Nothing I really love to eat, I can eat. What doesn't have sugar, has carbs, which turn into sugars, once my body gets done with them. I even have to watch out for some vegetables, and all fruits. I love fried foods; carbs. Pasta; carbs. Pizza; carbs. Chocolate; sugar, carbs. Cookies; sugar, carbs....
December 7, 2009 by danielprente32 on healthandfitness
Natural therapy is an alternative medicine using a combination of alternative medicines. The most common ones used are diet modification, different foods, dietary supplements and exercise. All of these alternative medicines are used together to cure the body naturally. Natural therapy excludes the use of major surgery and most conventional drugs. The emphasis is on helping the body heal itself naturally. There are 6 principles that natural therapy (Naturopathy) is guided by: The healing po...
November 20, 2009 by Sacolar on green-digitizing
No matter what any pill-marketing advertisements may tell you, the heart of weight loss is getting regular exercise. While some people don't like to go to the gym, either due to embarrassment or the effort involved in driving elsewhere just to exercise, there are plenty of exercises that you can do in your own house to help you keep fit and in shape. With that in mind, here are some exercises that you can perform in the comforts of your own home. Jumping rope - while most of us forg...
August 28, 2009 by cpraedcourse on cpraedcourse
If you had the chance to become an asset to your community, would you take it? If you knew that there was a way for you to gain the skills necessary to save another person’s life, would you? CPR certification can provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to save a life. CPR is an invaluable skill that can be learned in a short amount of time, especially if you take an online CPR course. CPR certification is not solely for health care professionals. Any individual who is proa...
July 24, 2009 by Paladin77 on Masters House
 I’m sorry to tell you but you have Cancer.  My slave cry’s out oh. I nod my head. The doctor looks at me as if I don’t understand. And tries to explain what the cancer is, how aggressive it is, and I signal for him to speed up cause I don’t want to miss Rush Limbaugh and this guy is boring as hell. The way he shoved his finger up my butt made me think he was gay, and now we are discussing his trip to Africa to build homes for poor people. Has to be liberal and ...