Edema: signs, symptoms, causes and relief for the swelling

  With it being summer you may have noticed some swelling in your extremities especially in your hands, feet, legs, ankles, and arms. Excess fluid under your skin that is trapped in your body tissue is known as edema. You may have edema if you have swelling or puffiness directly under the skin, have stretched […]

Garlic’s amazing health powers: Not just a stinky herb!

If you are anything like me you love some garlic in almost everything you eat. It turns out garlic is a useful herb that is part of the Allium family. Not only does garlic add a lot of flavor to foods, but it also produces a compound known as Allicin which is a sulfur compound […]

The Egg: An Amazing Super Food Not To Be Avoided!

  The egg controversy continues! For decades the government has warned us not to eat eggs because of their high cholesterol content. In fact, an egg contains 213mg of the recommended 300 mg of cholesterol we should be eating a day. However, new studies are finding eggs are not the bad guy they were once […]

Exercising with Seasonal Allergies: Surviving the Pollen

  Exercising outdoors during the spring can be challenging if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Other than staying inside, what can you do? First things first, know what you are allergic to. Is it pollen, ragweed, grass, mold or something else? Then, pay attention to the pollen seasons. They are typically predictable. Also, be advised […]

The Dangers of Rapid Weight Loss

With summer fast approaching, a lot of us want to shed the winter weight, and want to do it quickly. However, be warned about the dangers of rapid weight loss. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends doing 150-250 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week just to prevent additional weight gain. To lose weight, […]