October 2014 Blog Posts (47)

All it's Cracked Up to Be: The Best Remedies for Cracked Hands and Feet

Cracked hands and feet aren't just unsightly; they can also hurt. In extreme cases and when left untreated, the skin will only continue to dry until it starts to bleed. Luckily, we live in the do-it-yourself age where there are hundreds of home remedies for healing at our fingertips. Even having your favorite lotions and products on hand doesn’t guarantee relief, so here are a few ideas to get rid of dry hand and feet once and for all:

Cover Up

Sometimes the best defense is a…

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Added by DixieSomers on October 31, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Expect the Worst

If you expect the best and breastfeeding doesn’t go well, you are going to be devastated.

If you expect the worst and breastfeeding goes really well, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Expect the worst. 

I am going to be a little negative here. I am not trying to discourage you from breastfeeding. I am going to tell you the truth.

I promise you that I will always tell you the truth.

I am not going to sugar coat stuff for you. You…

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Added by KatieMaddenIBCLC on October 31, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Bringing hair back – a primer on hair loss and wigs.

When it comes to hair loss, there are very few options for women. Maybe it´s because of age, or as a consequence of an underlying medical condition but hair loss in women is a very common problem. When it comes to medication, the options are limited. Minoxidil, commercially known as Regaine or Rogaine depending on where you are, is the only topical medication that has proven to work for women as well as men, but it’s not for everyone. While some people may experience positive results and…

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Added by Robin Pointer on October 30, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Know More about Diabetes and Its Causes

Diabetes is in two kinds i.e., diabetes insipid us and diabetes mellitus. Diabetes insipid us is rarer and is reasoned by an improperly functioning pituitary hormone (vasopressin) or …

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Added by Julia Writer on October 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Wearing My First Hearing Aid: A Personal Story

After you’ve dealt with hearing problems, finally getting a hearing aid can be a life-changing experience. You may have had a hard time conversing with others, or had difficulty following conversations in louder social settings. However, being fitted for a new hearing aid can…

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Added by Karleia Steiner on October 29, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

How to Get Rid of Cellulite Once and for All

Some people may think that a little extra weight is OK, sexy even. But you will hardly find somebody who thinks that cellulite looks good. Nobody likes  that orange peel appearance on their skin, but it is a fact that a lot of women has it. Even sporty and think girls suffer from it, so it is no surprise that there are a lot of girls who think that it is high time they did something about it. Here are some efficient and amazing ways to get rid of cellulite and to keep it away!…

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Added by Sophie88 on October 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Breastfeeding 3 Boys: Beth's Story

August 11, 2005.  That is the day my oldest son Lucas was born and the day my breastfeeding adventure started.  I had taken a breastfeeding class at the hospital and read some books to prepare.  I was going to breastfeed my son.

It was easy; everybody can do it, right?!

I started nursing that baby every 2-3hrs as soon as he…

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Added by KatieMaddenIBCLC on October 28, 2014 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Modern Healthcare - How to Know What is Best for Your Family

Getting your kids to eat healthy and be active can make all the difference in their development. Many modern methods have been tried and tested to see which ways are the best for pristine health. Below are some ways to persuade your family and kids about the significance of staying active and eating healthy, delicious food.…

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Added by riannehunter on October 28, 2014 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Top tips for a healthy snack

At a certain point in our lives we all decide that it is time to start eating healthy. This is an important decision which could really change us and help us not only to stay in shape but also to maintain our good health for years to come. Such kind of special regime, however, has its pitfalls, too. Changing our eating habits could turn out to be harder than we…

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Added by fionagreyson on October 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Top 3 Choices for Wearable Technology

One of the biggest problems that we face when it comes to trying to stay healthy is finding the right motivation to do so. Many of us find ourselves committing to the cause of losing weight, yet faltering later on due to lack of support, and lack of motivation. More often than not, all we need to be able to hit our goals is a constant reminder of what they are, and how far we’ve come to reaching them.…

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Added by reesejones on October 28, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments

Show Flu Season Who's Boss: 5 Weapons to Have in Your Arsenal

Winter may be the holiday season, but it is also known as flu season for any unlucky people that get sick. Studies show that the flu likes the winter, and infections spread rampant during the months of November, December and January because the influenza virus can stay in dry and cold air longer. As a virus that quickly spreads in the cold, individuals are much more likely to catch the flu walking outdoors than they are in a warm and closed space. While airborne viruses are more difficult to…

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Added by DixieSomers on October 27, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Michelle and Preston: A Low Milk Supply Story

I was a breastfeed idealist. I happily made my way through an easy pregnancy naively thinking I would never have a problem nursing once the baby arrived. After all, my mother birthed all three of her children naturally with a midwife, nursed all of us bountifully until we were in the toddler stage and I thought my journey would be no different. I admit, I judged those who chose to formula feed their babies and thought, “why would any mother want to do that when you have what is most natural…

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Added by KatieMaddenIBCLC on October 26, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Siberian Aronia - A Strong Antioxidant

 

  Mature fruits of Siberian Aronia contain a large amount of biophenols, tannins, catechins, flavonoids, anthocyanins (the most of all known fruit varieties), folic acid, vitamin…

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Added by Mirjana on October 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Vaginal dryness while having sex during menopause: what to do?

If you experience vaginal dryness while having sex and you are in the throes of menopause, there are things that you can do to correct the problem. This is a…

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Added by ChurchillOtieno on October 23, 2014 at 6:05am — No Comments

Think About the Kids: Custody Tips for Divorcing Parents

Divorce is never easy for anyone, and when you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have children together, things can be even more difficult. These situations are already emotional, and when children are brought into them, most parents will want to do what they can in order to…

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Added by Karleia Steiner on October 22, 2014 at 12:36pm — No Comments

5 Signs Your Hormones are out of Whack!



In an age of environmental and dietary endocrine disruptors, hormonal imbalances seem to be more common than ever. At the very least, they can put a damper on your daily life. According to hormone replacement therapy specialists in Utah,…

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Added by Karleia Steiner on October 22, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

5 Signs To Know You are Bored Of Your Sex Life

“I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.” “For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.” - Joan Rivers

There is a difference between sex becoming boring and bad sex. However, continued feelings of being bored…

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Added by cheryl.powers75 on October 22, 2014 at 5:58am — No Comments

Going To The Dentist Doesn’t Have To Be Scary – How To Feel Comfortable In the Chair

It’s just a fact of life: everyone should go to the dentist. We are all aware of that as the statistics are overwhelming. Unfortunately, some among us still avoid the dentist the same way the rest of us might avoid jumping out of an airplane or giving a public speech. For the estimated 10 percent of Americans that suffer from severe…

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Added by Janifar brown on October 22, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Pro-Choice Breastfeeding

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, a staff writer for the Washington Post recently published an article that has gone viral.  “Why I don’t Breast-feed, if you must know,” details how she was harshly judged by fellow mothers for formula feeding.

Here’s an excerpt:

“The mothers in my “Baby & Me Yoga Fit,” class looked down from their tree poses, surprised as I poured some instant formula into a…

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Added by KatieMaddenIBCLC on October 21, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

Sex can Help Relieve Pain and Migraine Headaches

There is new research from a study out that says that sex may relieve migraine headaches. Is this true? The answer is a possible yes according to a finding that was published in the March issue for a medical journal called the Cephalalgia. It clearly stated that sexual activity could relieve migraine or cluster headaches.

Can sex be a kind of headache therapy?

Sex can be an awesome form of headache therapy for those who do suffer regularly from migraines or cluster type…

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Added by Elena Shephard on October 21, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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