Several moms in Mommy Connect (I'm Prego and Beyond) Facebook groups share their experiences with their first and second childbirth. The discussion is very interesting and may help other pregnant women. I decided to share some parts of it to help married women who are pregnant and preparing for giving birth to a child. So here are the differences between the first and second pregnancies, if there are any.
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As the coffee chain so proudly proclaims: America runs on Dunkin. Indeed, many Americans do run on coffee. London buses recently began running on bio-diesel fuel crafted partially from coffee grounds. In recent years, coffee has brewed more than flavor as the debate grows heated.
Cinnamon has a long history as both a spice and a medicine with potential benefits for blood sugar control and brain function, among others. Can it also be a tool for weight loss?
Genetic conditions are those that are related to our genes, at least in some part. Hereditary is what is passed from one generation to another. Genes are responsible for your hair color, eye color, height, shoe size etc., but much to your surprise, there are things that genes are not responsible for, such as the inheritance of heavy metal toxicity.
I know, asparagus isn't a traditional Thanksgiving dish. However, for those struggling with a new reality this Thanksgiving due to food allergies I want to offer a tasty side dish seasoned with hope for those who eat organic, dairy-free, soy-free, and/or gluten-free.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation in the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: A Rare Path to Affordable Healthcare
Wearable neurostimulation devices and digital health technologies are making mental health care better, cheaper and faster by enabling patients to treat themselves. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is the most profound of these tools, because it possesses the broadest FDA regulatory scope of any medical device on the market: the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia. But what is CES? What are the risks, ie, the potential side effects? And what’s the evidence of its effectiveness?
Being vegan, vegetarian or even plant-based during Thanksgiving brings its own set of challenges, but navigating the holiday table doesn't have to be one of them.
Fiber is an important nutrient for optimal health, but most of us still do not meet our daily needs. What is fiber, and why is it so important?
Holidays are the perfect time to get together with family and friends for good food and a good time. But they can also be stressful for some, especially if there is some strain among family members. Here is one tradition to add to your holiday this week to make the day smoother: Get outdoors.
Research is uncovering a multitude of reasons why we should focus on gratitude in our everyday lives and not just during Thanksgiving. Gratitude is a key to our health that unlocks many blessings!
You won't believe how much your body is missing out if you aren't getting in at least one fermented food at day
Anyone with a disability has likely suffered through questions that are - so to speak - truly insufferable. Some people are upfront about their disability and willing to share; while others may not have any visible signs. One should never assume. Here is a list of seven stupid and inappropriate things that people with disabilities have been asked.
What men eat can make them more prone to developing cancer of the prostate. This is a known fact. Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death among men. The CDC notes mortality from the disease has been on the decline, but there is still more to be done to identify who is at risk. Diet could play a role in prostate cancer prevention and recurrence, but the truth may not be what you think.
Finally there is a vegan and gluten-free snack bars that really taste good. If you have not tasted them, you should try Toosum snack bars.
Spirulina is blue-green algae harvested from warm freshwater. It's health benefits seem almost endless when you look at the evidence that science is uncovering to support why the ancients prized this green boon to mankind.
Yes, coffee is vegan, but for vegans and non-vegans alike this daily habit has a downside. While one of the most common of American habits is drinking coffee, we are all different in how we react to it. Studies don't directly say that coffee is dehydrating, yet you may find yourself chugging bottles of water after having your morning cup. Every wonder why?
Colloidal silver is a powerful immune stimulant. In this article, I will attempt to dispel some of the myths that gave this natural anti-microbial agent a bad reputation and reveal 10 health benefits of Colloidal silver.
Vegan-shamers love to let you know their unsolicited opinion. They often do this by shaming your lifestyle and diet choices or by taunting you with their diet. A vegan-shamer may tell you that your impact on the environment is minimal. By knowing the facts about the ever popular vegan movement, as well as seeing the impact of the many others who have embarked on this journey, you can dominate vegan-shaming with positivity and knowledge.
Endocrine disruptors are toxic chemicals found in a host of everyday items from household cleaning products to mattresses, but the sad truth is that many lurk in skincare products we put directly on our bodies every day.
It's more than likely that you’re not getting as much sleep as you should be. According to a 2011 survey by the Sleep Council, nearly half of us get six or less hours of sleep per night. Considering the recommended length of time to spend under the covers is seven to nine hours, six or less is extremely far from optimal.
As you probably well know, modern lifestyles aren’t conducive for a healthy body. Not only are they generally inactive, they also repeatedly place us in less than optimal positions for our muscles, joints, and bones. The first start is simply getting into a good exercise routine. This strengthens our muscles, improving our posture whilst reducing our risk of injury and pain.
Thyroid disease, whether it is hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, or Graves, affects patients in two contrasting types. I have been both types, and I want to empower you through my own healing journey of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis to find the courage and permission to heal yourself.
Having high blood cholesterol puts you at risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, people with high cholesterol have about twice the risk of those with lower levels. A new review of almost 50 nutrition-related studies have found that plant-based diets are the best for lowering total cholesterol levels.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates that this year alone, about 53,670 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States.
For most people, the word "cancer" brings up a variety of intense feelings and emotions associated with the disease. For Maryanne Wahmann, that too-real experience began in her early thirties. For about seven years, neither she nor her doctors knew what was causing the wracking gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, including explosive diarrhea and abdominal pain, that some days prevented her from leaving the bathroom. During those years she was a frequent visitor to emergency rooms and physicians’ offices.
The percentage of Alzheimer's disease is climbing as you read this. Today tech mogul, Bill Gates, invested $100 million dollars to fund research for Alzheimer's disease treatment. Keep reading to find out why Zinc may be part of the solution to protect your brain.
Our culture encourages a lifestyle of minimum exercise and calorie dense foods. Are you self conscious about extra facial flab? If you want to lose some facial fat, stay tuned for some great trimming tips!
Cranberries -- they're not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Like the Macy's balloons, the cranberry makes its debut once a year on Thanksgiving Day, but this amazing fruit needs to be revered for the healing marvel that it is.