General Health Archive

What is the ZONE Diet?

The Zone Diet is created by Dr. Barry Sears, a researcher at MIT who holds PhD in Biochemistry. The idea of treating food as a drug was a revolutionary approach to dieting that Dr. Sears based on 1982 Nobel Prize-winning research that examined how dietary fats can influence hormones and health. The Zone Diet was

Tips for Healthy Eating

Often when people are dieting to lose weight, they have questions as to what constitute a healthy diet. Here are some tips for healthy eating: Eat breakfast every day. People who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat later in the day. Breakfast also gives you energy and helps you think and learn. Choose whole

Is Mediterranean diet helpful for me?

Before even deciding whether the Mediterranean diet is good for me, one need to know what exactly Mediterranean Diet is. There’s no one “Mediterranean” diet. At least 16 countries border the Mediterranean Sea. Diets vary between these countries and also between regions within a country. Many differences in culture, ethnic background, religion, economy and agricultural

What is Postpartum Depression? How it differs from “Baby Blues”?

The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. The care of a newborn requires great effort and sleepless nights. This sometimes can lead to what is known as “Baby Blues” – a mild, short-lived depression. It can last for few days to weeks

Reclaim Your Power Over Food. Reclaim Your Authentic Power

Written By: Louisa Latela, MSW, LCSW Louisa is a psychotherapist with 17 years experience in working with persons struggling with food/body/weight issues. Email: llatella@comcast.net I have come to learn through years of working on myself emotionally, physically, and spiritually, as well as working with my clients, that there is a common thread among all of

How to get rid of Hiccups?

Hiccups occur when the diaphragm, the muscle at the bottom of the lungs, begins to spasm. The spasm causes the vocal cords to close quickly, which results in the loud, distinctive sound associated with hiccups. Triggers for Hiccups: Hot or spicy foods Strong fumes If you eat too fast, you can swallow air along with

What to Eat when Eating Out?

When you are busy and don’t have time to cook yourself, you have no option but to eat out. But that does not mean you can not reduce your weight. You still have options to choose from when eating out. The following resource will help you get there. ADA – Your guide to eating out

Shopping for Food – Strategies to reduce weight

Shopping for right food is also a key element when you are trying to lose weight. These guidelines below will help you select the right food when you are shopping: Tip Sheet: Healthy Eating Starts with Healthy Shopping This 1-page tip sheet provides suggestions for lower fat and lower calorie foods to fill the kitchen

What is Beingn Positional Vertigo?

Benign Positional Vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is a conditions characterized by feeling dizziness brought on by sudden head movement. You may feel that everything around you is spinning. This feeling is called “vertigo”. You may also feel nauseous with that. It is thought to be caused by debris which has collected within a

The South Beach Diet

The South Beach Diet™ What it is? The South Beach Diet™ was developed by renowned cardiologist, Dr. Arthur Agatston. Rather than focusing on low-fat or low-carb foods, Dr. Agatston recommends a balanced diet that incorporates good fats and good carbs, and lots of delicious food! This “smart carb” diet consists of Three Phases: Phase 1: