Author Archives: Catherine Roberts

7 Drawbacks of Using a Fitness Tracker

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One of the most popular additions to the average exercise regimen in recent years has been the fitness tracker. Although these devices have been available for some time, only in the last few years have they become more affordable—in some cases, around or even under $100. That has allowed more people than ever before to   …Continue Reading


7 Neurotransmitters Vital to Brain and Body Health

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Your brain is the control center for everything in your body – and there’s a fairly delicate balance of chemistry that must be in check for everything to function properly. Your brain uses chemical neurotransmitters to communicate from one cell to another, and an imbalance of these chemical signals can cause problems mentally and physically.   …Continue Reading


6 Foods That Can Help Keep Your Skin Looking and Feeling Healthy

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For many people, an obsession with skin begins at a young age and lasts throughout their lives. Just think: how many people do you know, including yourself, that has struggled with acne, dry skin, wrinkles or some other kind of skin issue at some point in their lives? The good news is that there are   …Continue Reading


10 Diabetes Friendly Snacks For Noshing

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Many of us take the often mindless ease of snacking for granted. If you have type I or type II diabetes, the American Diabetes Association claims that planning is vital for managing your blood glucose and avoiding unnecessary weight gain. Here are some healthy snacks for diabetics that will help energize and satisfy hunger while   …Continue Reading


6 Causes and Symptoms for Gastroparesis

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Gastroparesis is the literal paralysis of the stomach, characterized by WebMD.com as a condition that inhibits the stomach from emptying properly. Gastroparesis affects stomach contractions, which move food from the stomach into the large intestine where digested food is emptied. If stomach contractions don’t work to empty the stomach properly, gastro-discomfort can occur (i.e., nausea, bloating,   …Continue Reading


6 Lifestyle Tips for People with COPD

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You might not hear about it every day, but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—better known as COPD—affects roughly 12 million Americans. To put it into context, that almost one in 25 people in the United States. COPD patients often struggle with emphysema and bronchitis. Together, these conditions can make it extremely difficult to breathe because they   …Continue Reading


6 Signs and Causes of Alopecia Areata

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Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss. According to WebMD.com, hair loss results when the immune system attacks the source of hair growth: the hair follicles. Alopecia areata strikes both men and women, usually under the age of 20-years old. However, the hair loss is usually only permanent for about 10-percent of alopecia patients,   …Continue Reading


10 Need-to-Know Facts on Cholesterol

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When it comes to heart health, your cholesterol can be viewed as a primary building block in a good, solid foundation. Of course, there are other important factors—like the bricks, beams, and mortar of a home—your diet, if you smoke, your weight management, genetics and other lifestyle choices all contribute to your heart’s healthy working   …Continue Reading


8 Tips for a Safe and Healthy Halloween

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Halloween is one of the most unique holidays—think about it, what other holiday encourages adults and children alike to dress up in costumes, wander around the neighborhood in the dark, and consume endless amounts of sugary candy? Of course, given its nature, Halloween can be hazardous, particularly for children. That’s why parents should carefully consider   …Continue Reading


10 Ways Stress Can Affect Physical Health

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For some time now it’s been known that stress can have a detrimental impact on the human body. Unfortunately, most people regularly suffer from stress. And according to a study by the American Psychological Association, roughly seven in ten Americans regularly deal with significant stress and its physical effects. Stress and anxiety can be seen in   …Continue Reading