Category: family

New Dietary Guidelines: Will They Help Reduce Obesity?

Today the government has issued new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, something they do every five years.  With obesity (and the deadly medical conditions associated with it) at a critical level in this country, they are guidelines that we can’t afford…

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

There is a lot of stigma and misinformation surrounding eating disorders, and I imagine the biggest misconception about eating disorders is that it’s somehow the patient’s fault…But that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Since this week is National Eating…

The Big-C to raise money for American Cancer Society

For every person who watches the trailer, Showtime will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to the American Cancer Society… Join the American Cancer Society and Showtime’s The Big C in the movement to create a world with less cancer and…

Should Birth Control Pills Be Over-The-Counter?

Is it time to start selling birth control pills over-the-counter (OTC)? The easy answer is, yes. But is it really an easy question to answer? No. Remember, we are living in a country where many parents are still against condoms…

How To Stay Healthy And Hydrated This Summer

What is even more important than sunscreen and eating healthy in the summer? Answer:  Staying hydrated. Our bodies are made up of about 65% water, and in the summer we are constantly being depleted of it.  On a hot summer…

Foods You Can Eat For A Better Night’s Sleep

Did you know that getting enough sleep is as important to good health as nutrition and exercise?  It’s true.   And if you’re not getting enough sleep, you may be putting both your emotional and physical health at risk. Could…