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Balance your diet, balance your social life, balance you work, balance everything you’re doing, balance youself and this will keep you safe and healthy!

How to increase fertility

Q: Does what I eat have any effect on my fertility? I am 35 and trying to conceive my first child. A: We still can’t say for sure, but some research shows that high caffeine intake may be correlated with decreased female fertility. At least one study has shown decreased fertility in women who drank four or more cups of coffee a day, while other studies haven’t …

Treating premenstrual breast pain

Q: As I’ve entered my mid-30s, breast pain and discomfort before my period have increased. Please recommend any herbal, dietary or other remedies that I might try. A: Premenstrual breast pain is usually easy to overcome. First, cut out all sources of caffeine. Effective individual supplements include vitamin E (400 i.u. twice daily) or evening primrose oil (researched doses have been 3,000 to 4,000 mg. daily). Increasing …

Tummy toning after surgery

Q: I’ve had five lower back surgeries and two Cesarean sections in the past five years. I’ve lost 30 pounds with 10 more to go, but I’m having trouble toning up my lower abs. Help! A: You don’t mention whether or not your surgeries are limiting the types of activities and exercise you can do. If they are, please check with your doctor before doing the exercises …

Preventing ectopic pregnancies

Q: Now that I’ve had two ectopic pregnancies, what are my chances of having a third? I am presently five weeks pregnant and am very worried. I do not know my parents’ health histories, as I am an adoptee. A: Unfortunately, having an ectopic pregnancy does increase your chances of a repeat event. If you have never had a tubal pregnancy, your chance of getting one is …

Breathe Off Fat

When we saw Oxycise, we just had to try it. Yes, it sounded too good to be true — but the lure of a no-sweat, calorie-blasting workout was too intriguing to pass up. Tester: Sarí Harrar, 43. “One year after my daughter was born, I still had 30 pounds to lose.” Product claims: Burns 140 percent more calories than riding a stationary bicycle; trims pounds …

Massage Away Cellulite

When the FDA okayed Endermologie’s claims, we reported on the expensive, deep-suctioning massage device that supposedly diminishes cellulite. But we wanted to see for ourselves what it might do. Tester: Pam Uhl, 53. “Overall, I’m fairly content with my body. But, what I’d really like is to look more toned.” Product claims: Effective treatment for temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite. Cost: $35 for the …

Bleeding after intercourse

Is it normal to bleed for a few days after the first time you’ve had sexual intercourse? And what are the odds of getting a bladder infection when having sex regularly? Yes. The previously unstretched tissue was traumatized, so to speak, and that’s probably what caused the bleeding. If it persists, though, see a physician. Many women get bladder infections after intercourse. To decrease the …

Caffeine Allergy Linked to Back Pain?

Why does caffeine give me charlie horses in my back? It only happens if I drink several cups of regular coffee (not decaffeinated). When I stopped drinking things with caffeine, the charlie horses went away. Kaitlyn A: I must admit, I’ve never heard of this reaction to caffeine, but I suspect one of two causes for these symptoms. You may be just plain allergic to …

Tips: Natural Ant Repellent

Keep ants out of any place by sprinkling a line of turmeric powder around the area and they will not enter. Turmeric actually works as a great natural antiseptic agent. Against ants, the best solution is table salt – sprinkle salt in the kitchen or in the garden, or you can make a brine which you spray on the floor, on the plants and on …

Korean Health Secrets

“The ‘eating time rule’ is very important to me, meaning, no eating between meals. Mealtime should be very regular, no snacks, no soft drinks…” Journey with this mother-daughter team each week as they explore various vegetarian diets from all over the planet. By looking at the nutritional habits of cultures from Sri Lanka to Nepal to India, we can learn as much from various attitudes …

Reason #3 to Choose Vegetarian: Avoid Toxic Food Contaminants

In a society where the meat industry has become very big business, we are conditioned to think of “meat” (i.e. the flesh of slaughtered animals) as a wholesome, nutritious food. Most people don’t realize that meat products are loaded with poisons and toxins! Yet periodically, harsh “reality checks” alert us to the deadly dangers of eating meat. For example, this past month a bacterial outbreak …

Reason #2 to Choose Vegetarian: More Energy and Endurance!

Nearly everyone desires more energy, yet few people make the connection between fatigue and eating meat! Most people, even health professionals, mistakenly believe that eating meat is necessary for good health and strength. In fact, eating animal flesh significantly reduces energy and contributes towards overall ill health. Scientific studies repeatedly show that a vegetarian diet improves energy and endurance. One study, conducted by Yale professor …