The real reason I don't sell weight loss anymore? I don't want to. It just doesn't feel right to me. And I don't think any weight loss program, regardless of the promises it makes, works if you don't deal with all the other stuff first.
These unique photos are Alan's heartfelt contribution to the world in an effort to draw attention to the reality that raising a child with Down syndrome, though difficult at times, is not a burden but a joy to him and his family.
I've been thinking about the unsung birth heroes. I've been thinking about the birth stories that don't necessarily receive all the thumbs up and high fives and Facebook shares. I'm thinking about the cesarean section stories and the brave women who birth their children with such strength and beauty.
The answer to whether our social media use is harmful or benign might just lie in the question we need to ask ourselves: "How good do I really want to feel?"
As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the future of the ACA, the conversation has focused on the potential impact of the outcome. Specifically, that striking down federal subsidies for policy holders could create a nation of haves and have nots -- those with coverage and those without.
Schools provide many opportunities, and share a responsibility, to help children learn healthy habits, if for no other reason than because such habits are intrinsically linked to academic success.
At first, I leaned toward keeping our kids vaccine-free. I thought the concern about vaccination made sense. But after hearing both sides of the argument, I decided facts were my friends. I couldn't rely on word-of-mouth, friend-of-a-friend information. It was going to require actual research from vetted sources; I wanted the truth.
It's interesting, really, that after removing the emotion out of the equation, and tackling my weight loss more pragmatically -- in a more businesslike manner -- I'm finally seeing results. I'm training myself to be motivated by my own pats on the back, instead of needing them from others.
WASH continues to be one of the most practical ways we can fulfill our commitment to the world's children. If everyone had access to safe drinking water, a staggering 90 percent of diarrhea deaths could be prevented.
My parents face tough choices every day. They have endured my love for travel knowing that when I travel sometimes I will be out of their protection. But they are equally determined to celebrate these joys with me. They love and support that I work at overcoming the limitations epilepsy tries to impose.
So you're ready to take your first barre class. Congratulations! You are on your way to longer, leaner muscles! But first, there are a few things this barre instructor thinks you should know before you step into the studio.
Decide to make healthy choices at your next social function. Deciding in advance that you're going to make good choices and not giving yourself an option to do otherwise is helpful. If it's not a scheduled "cheat meal" then don't make it one.
You can load up your diet with foods that have been shown to fight inflammation, specifically plant-based foods containing bioactive compounds that help turn down the immune response.
It isn't just movies contributing to a false perception of disability, but also the lack of disabled faces in popular culture at large. Maybe someday there will be a hip show with a funny, romantic or even slutty disabled protagonist. But, until then, I'll just keep flashing my tech toys around.
It is possible to eat healthy when eating out -- but it certainly isn't easy. Tempting foods, countless choices and large portions are just some of the reasons we'll tend to overdo it when eating out. The fast food to healthy food restaurant ratio definitely also skews to the greasy, salty, sugary side of things.
Beauty exists in the middle of tragedy. A child gets cancer. A friend commits suicide. A parent is plagued by anxiety and depression. Sooner or later, such messes find us. If we wade into them with an exploring mindset, our discoveries can be startling in their beauty and alter our perspective on life.
We encourage second opinions about treatment, but most people don't realize that when they ask for a second opinion on the diagnosis, the opinion should be based on examination of the actual biopsy slides, not simply the original pathology report.
It can be a relief to "allow" ourselves to actually fuel our bodies -- instead of restricting and focusing on cutting back. It's a much more satisfying way to eat and live.
Regardless of what side of the fence you're on, it is still important to understand the potentially serious consequences of taking compounded bio-identical hormones.