If you have not kept your New Year's resolution to take better care of your health, no need to worry. Spring is a time for new beginnings; and with spring comes the Easter season -and ... eggs! Here is an opportunity to renew your resolution for a better health with none other than the almighty egg.
I have lost twenty pounds, and I'm very proud of my accomplishment. I know I have to develop healthy habits in order to keep the weight off. My problem is I eat too much in the evenings after dinner. What can I do to change this bad habit? --Sherry
Congratulations on your weight loss. You should definitely be proud of yourself!
Many people fall into the trap of night eating. In the evening our will power is down, and we are susceptible to temptation.
I've been reading a lot about coconut milk on the internet lately. There are many claims that is good for you and decreases your risk of heart disease. Is this true? --Liz
The flu is wreaking havoc globally this year. Influenza infections are on the rise, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicting that this year's strain will cause the highest rate of hospitalizations and deaths in a decade.
3 Ways Good Nutrition Protects and Heals
As another flu epidemic tears through the U.S., the nation appears almost defenseless. From flu shots to healthy habits such as hand washing and covering the mouth when coughing, no remedy is infallible.
One of the best bets against getting the flu, experts say, is eating healthier. Good nutrition, according to the American Dietetic Association, can help you avoid the flu by boosting the body's immune system.
Influenza A (H3N2) viruses have been most common this season. H3N2-predominant seasons have tended to be more severe. However, other flu viruses are circulating too, contributing to serious illnesses. This season, the highest hospitalization rates have been in people 65 years and older, followed by people 50-64 years, then children 0-4 years of age. About 90% of influenza A-related hospitalizations in people 65 and older have been associated with H3N2 virus infections. About 20% of influenza A-related hospitalizations in people 50-64 have been associated with H1N1 virus infections.
My best friend was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She has been told that sugar feeds cancer and that she should completely avoid all sweets. Is this true?
Signed, Best Friend
Dear Best Friend,
From a distance, it can be hard to assess the quality of your family member's caregivers. Ideally, if there is a primary caregiver on the scene, he or she can keep tabs on how things are going.
Perhaps you have already identified friends or neighbors who can stop in unannounced to be your eyes and ears. Sometimes, a geriatric care manager can help.
When a child is stricken with a deadly, little-known disease, the home can suddenly feel like a lost sailboat in a stormy sea. Waves of emotion overwhelm what had been a serene, happy place, and each family member faces challenges of how to move forward.
News of the diagnosis can take everyone off-guard, including the parents. Knowing their role is to always be in control, they find their world turned upside-down. But somehow, they must cope and help the terminally ill child and the siblings do the same.