Bored of plain old water? Why not try adding lemon to it? It will not only boost the taste, but the health benefits as well. A common recommendation in Traditional Chinese Medicine is to begin each day with a glass of water with fresh-squeezed lemon (extra bonus if it's luke warm or room temperature). Lemon water is alkalizing for the body, ridding it of acidity that can have harmful affects on digestion, liver function and skin health.
Don't you just loathe those mommies who brag about their children sleeping through the night at six weeks? If you're like me, it's been five months or more of regular night waking. And in the past few weeks, it's been hourly, which has been tolling to say the least.
No one ever told me the secret about what happens when you're trying to get pregnant. No one told me that all of sudden you can't think about anything else and that every person around you seems to be pregnant or carrying a newborn. It's go-go-go and then wait, and that two weeks of waiting is agonizing. Every twinge in your abdomen, you're thinking: Could that be implantation? Am I pregnant? Then comes the questions: should I be doing yoga? Should I have that glass of wine with dinner?
I don't know about you, but I feel like I'm constantly eating during the holidays. It's hard not to indulge in all the tempting treats that surround us this time of year. Here are some simple tips for keeping off those extra pounds this season.
You may have heard about a woman who has had her labor induced by the drug Pitocin simply because her doctor was heading out on vacation. Or perhaps, it was that the expecting mom just couldn't stand being pregnant any longer.
Oftentimes, a woman begins to think like a mother as soon as the stick turns pink. She may ask herself: What can I do to create the healthiest most nurturing environment for this fetus to grow and develop physically? She may also wonder if there are actions she can take to help build her baby's brain health and intellect.
Healthy eating during pregnancy isn't about weight loss; it's about maintaining a diet to meet the demands of your changing body and growing baby. Table for two please!
Heading to the food store? Want a cheat sheet? Here is the short list of must-have dietary items for pregnancy, all containing a combination of protein, calcium and iron:
Dark, leafy greens (spinach, kale)
Figs and raisins
By now you've probably heard the news about Rosie O'Donnell's heart attack. You also may know that she never called 911 and waited a full day after her symptoms started before seeking medical help. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), coronary heart disease is the single leading cause of death for American women.
How's your cheater radar? You just know that your partner is not the type of person who would have an affair … or do you? It's not just your best friend's arrogant boyfriend who fits the bill. It's the 15,060,000 members (and growing) of Ashley Madison, the notorious website geared toward online connections between married people. Its motto? "Life is short. Have an affair."