Living Well Blog Posts

  • Centenarians: Genetics or lifestyle?
    on Jan 25, 2014
    Centenarians: Genetics or lifestyle?
  • Communicable diseases: An overview of norovirus
    on Dec 6, 2013
    Communicable diseases: An overview of norovirus...
  • Health news: Is Exercise Really the Key to Longevity
    on Dec 2, 2013
    Health news: Is exercise really the key to longevity...
  • Holiday recipes: Making your own pumpkin spiced latte
    on Nov 10, 2013
    Holiday recipes: Making your own pumpkin spiced latte...
  • Healthy living: Exercise can benefit your brain
    on Nov 6, 2013
    Healthy living: Exercise can benefit your brain...
  • Health News: Brains Size May be Linked to Anorexia
    on Sep 2, 2013
    There is now conclusive evidence that teens that have anorexia nervosa also have bigger brains than teens that do not suffer with the disease.  Scientists have found that specific areas of the brain – the insula and the orbitofrontal cortex...
  • Are You Allergic to Wine?
    on Aug 24, 2013
    It's official. Drinking a moderate amount of wine can be a healthy choice. Not only does a good wine pair nicely with beef and fish, but wine is chock full of heart-healthy antioxidants. But it's still not for everybody. Researchers in Germany hav...
  • How Paula Deen Lost Over 30 Pounds
    on Aug 10, 2013
    The news has been abuzz over Paula Deen's weight loss recently.  And there is good reason for that.  The celebrity chef has lost a ton of weight and improved her health - despite being diabetic and in her mid 60's.  All in all, she...
  • Taking Care of Aging Hair
    on Aug 10, 2013
    As you add decades to your life, your hair does a number of strange things.  Fluctuating hormones, the environment, and normal aging can cause your hair to become dryer and grayer.  It can even change texture, becoming finer or more coar...
  • Healthy Recipes: Cucumber Basil Lemonade
    on Aug 10, 2013
    Need a way to beat the summer heat?  Try this instantly refreshing beverage using seasonal produce that is easily found in local supermarkets.Ingredients:1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves1 cup sugar (you can use sugar substitute or honey if de...
  • Healthy Recipes: Pasta with Parsley Walnut Pesto
    on Aug 10, 2013
    This easy pasta dish uses parsley pesto for sauce instead of the traditional basil pesto.  And did you know that parsley is chock full of healthful nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K?  Give this easy recipe a try and see if it doesn't b...
  • Healthy Recipes: Watermelon Lemonade
    on Aug 10, 2013
    Here in Houston, it's just hot!  So why not take advantage of the beautiful ripe produce flooding the grocery stores and farmer's markets and make some refreshing watermelon lemonade?While it may have a little sugar in it, watermelon lemonade...
  • Are Child Vaccine Programs a Hoax to Satisfy Big Pharma?
    on Jan 8, 2013
     If you are the parent of children then you are more than likely aware of the multitude of immunizations recommended by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control (CDC).  And if your child is over the age of six, they have probably recei...
  • Cold and Flu Season: Getting Your Home Prepared
    on Dec 12, 2012
    Did you know that the average person gets about three colds each year?  And the statistics are higher for people who live and work around young children.  But the good news is that you can protect yourself by employing some precautionary me...
  • Healthy Halloween: Nix the Candy and Start a New Tradition
    on Oct 27, 2012
    Halloween trick-or-treating is an annual activity that children of all ages enjoy.  But sugar consumption in our society is at an all-time high and many parents are concerned about the health effects of consuming large quantities of candy. ...
  • Foods That Prevent Flu
    on Sep 18, 2012
    The Center for Disease Control says that up to 20% of the population comes down with colds and the flu every year.  And about 200,000 of those have to be hospitalized.  Fortunately, nature has provided us with many foods that can decrease y...
  • September is "Better Breakfast Month"
    on Sep 4, 2012
    September is the time for a lot of things.  It's usually when the kids go back to school.  The weather starts to cool down.  And it's the start of NFL football, as well.  But did you know that September is "Better Breakfast Mon...
  • Healthy Recipes: Crispy Microwave Potato Chips
    on Aug 20, 2012
    Even though potato chips are classified as junk food, this recipe is one of the healthiest ways to make them.  To get your chips crisp in the microwave, slice your potatoes very thinly.  The key to getting your potatoes sliced very thinly i...
  • Are Diet Sodas Making You Fat?
    on Jun 28, 2012
    Americans consume a lot of high-sugar beverages, so you would think that replacing those beverages with non-caloric diet drinks would help people lose weight. Not so according to nutrition experts.  In fact, many studies show that diet drinks ha...
  • Healthy Recipes: Strawberry Watermelon Cooler
    on Jun 22, 2012
    Here in Houston, the temperatures are starting to climb along with the humidity.  In that kind of weather, it's very important to keep your body cool and hydrated.  Drinking plenty of fluids is the key.  You don't, however, have to...
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