Health & Wellness

  • What To Say To Your Partner When They're Not Taking Care Of Their Health

    What To Say To Your Partner When They're Not Taking Care Of Their Health

    Are you and your partner misaligned when it comes to health practices? "My heart is breaking because my husband insists on eating fast food and smoking," one client once told me. 'He is already having some minor heart problems, and he's only 42, and I'm scared to death that he is going to drop dead of a heart attack and leave me and the kids alone." Her husband would get angry and resist when she tried to talk to him about it, telling her to stop worrying or to stop "trying to control" him. Here's what to say. Your partner...

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  • How to Ease Symptoms of Postpartum Depression with Natural Treatments

    How to Ease Symptoms of Postpartum Depression with Natural Treatments

    One in seven moms will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a baby. Hormonal changes associated with giving birth, the stress of caring for a new baby, and lack of a support system can set the stage for this condition. However, it’s possible to alleviate symptoms of postpartum depression—with natural treatments. Depression and postpartum depression—often abbreviated as PPD—still carry a stigma that hinders optimal prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, most moms who go back to their doctors for postpartum check-ups are given little more than some general mental-health advice and perhaps a prescription for an antidepressant. Read on to learn...

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  • 12 Pregnancy Hacks That Make Preggo-Life So Much Better

    12 Pregnancy Hacks That Make Preggo-Life So Much Better

    If you’re pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you’ve probably read all the books to prepare yourself for what’s to come. There’s no doubt pregnancy is a full-blown miracle, but even miracles come with a few unfortunate side effects. From swelling to nausea and everything in between, there will likely be a few hiccups that come along with your adorable bump. The end result is definitely worth the struggle, but girl, there may be moments you question that, and to that I say, I’ve feel you. We all do, because we’ve been there. So when you find yourself in those...

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  • Is Canned Food as Nutritious as Fresh Food?

    Is Canned Food as Nutritious as Fresh Food?

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    When it comes to veggies, the more you eat the better. But of course, not all vegetables are created equally. Eating iceberg lettuce, which is basically a vehicle for salad dressing, just won’t deliver as many nutrients as a powerhouse like broccoli or kale. And then, there’s the question of where you get your vegetables— from the produce section, the freezer, or the canned goods aisle. Research reveals that fresh and frozen produce are basically equivalent nutritionally — in fact, with some vegetables, such as green beans, frozen has an edge over the limp, past-their-prime version in your fridge. But...

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  • 7 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

    7 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

    If you're trying to lose weight, the amount of sleep you get may be just as important as your diet and exercise. Unfortunately, many people aren't getting enough sleep. In fact, about 30% of adults are sleeping fewer than six hours most nights, according to a study of US adults. Interestingly, mounting evidence shows that sleep may be the missing factor for many people who are struggling to lose weight. Here are seven reasons why getting enough sleep may help you lose weight. 1. Poor Sleep Is a Major Risk Factor for Weight Gain and Obesity Poor sleep has repeatedly...

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  • 9 Easy Ways to Practice Self Care This Week

    9 Easy Ways to Practice Self Care This Week

    Between long hours at work, weekend chores, dinner plans with friends, and time for your family, your calendar is overflowing. But can you remember the last time you took an hour, maybe even two, for yourself? If you had to think longer than a few seconds, you may want to consider taking a step back and reevaluating your schedule. Prioritizing everyone else in your life may seem honorable, but the reality is, totally neglecting yourself isn’t good for anyone. In order to take care of others, you first need to take care of yourself. (It's kind of like the safety...

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