Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 16:59
Our blustery days and lighter mornings are a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. For some, this is such a season of excitement with greater ease of outdoor adventure. For others, it’s a season better off missed due to the misery of allergy symptoms.
Over-the-counter allergy medication works well for some individuals to reduce the significance of allergy symptoms. Itching, water eyes, sneezing, runny noses and fatigue are all irritating aspects of seasonal allergies. Year after year, symptoms persist and with long-term antihistamine use, they tend to get worse.
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 12:27
A new blood screening test for gluten sensitivity is being offered this year at the Lyons 9Health Fair, which will take place in the Lyons High School gym (100 McConnell Drive) on Saturday, April 20, from 7 a.m. to noon.
Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat and other grains, including barley and rye, as well as many processed foods. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it to rise and to keep
Published on Friday, March 15 2013 10:56
Although the prevalent belief in much of our United States culture is that the hospital is the safest place for giving birth, statistics demonstrate that homebirth is at least as safe, if not safer. A landmark study, the CPM 2000 Statistics Project, was published in the British Medical Journal (June 18, 2005). Through this prospective study of 5,500 homebirths, we
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 12:23
Spring Break is just around the corner, which means revealing your abdominal muscles that have probably been well hidden over the winter months. Toned abdominal muscles are a multi million dollar business in our society. So why can’t just a couple of more crunches everyday solve your problems? Let’s explore why.
Crunches don’t target the entire abdominal area. They focus on the middle of the abdominal wall, but neglect the obliques and much of the crucial back strength. Additionally, your lower abdominals or rectus abdominus is often hard to isolate during a traditional crunch. So essentially the crunch is only doing half of the work that your core needs.
Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 14:45
By Dr. Sara Hart
It’s amazing how much caffeine people can consume. The tolerance for eight ounces or three pots can be about the same perceived experience from one individual to the next. Caffeine can make for an incredibly exhilarating sensation with the heart pounding, inspiration rolling, mind sharp as a tack, and fingers drumming along the days work effortlessly.
Yet we all know the experience of over-doing it. Exploiting the clever substance as if to change our personalities to be more energetic, interesting and efficient. With the mountain of daily tasks most people try to accomplish these days, its no wonder caffeine is the #1 addicted substance in America.
Caffeine comes in many forms and is an amazing compound of nature’s pharmacopoeia. As with all things amazing, understanding the pros and cons, as well as the right dosage to use,