April 26, 2012 0Comment

Check out their top 5 recipes in our recipes section Published April 26, 2012 FoxNews.com     Top 5 recipes for asparagus In celebration of Spring, we’ve gathered a few recipes for our favorite springtime vegetable…asparagus.   A sure sign of Spring comes when asparagus pops up in produce sections across the country. In California, the first crops of asparagus are ready for harvest as early as February, but for the rest of the country asparagus season runs from April through May and heralds the coming of Spring. In some areas, like the Midwest and East, the fleshy green plant grows well into July. Considered…

April 23, 2012 0Comment

By Dr. Daemon Jones Published April 22, 2012 EmpowHER Are you feeling exhausted during the day? Do you drag yourself into the house and barely make it to bed at night? Maybe you don’t make it to bed, falling asleep on the couch or a comfortable chair. Even if you get enough sleep at night you still don’t have any energy. Sound familiar? Fatigue is one of the most common complaints I hear from patients, friends and family members. Many of us are tired of (excuse the pun) being fatigued, but we just deal with because we don’t know what…

April 23, 2012 0Comment

Published April 22, 2012 NewsCore Temporomandibular disorders, more commonly referred to as TMJ disorders or just TMJ, are a group of conditions that affect the muscles around the jaw and related joints. TMJ is actually the abbreviation for the joint that connects the mandible (lower jaw) to the temporal bone (skull). You can feel the joints move when you place your fingers in front of your ears and open and close your mouth. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), TMJ disorders are the second most common pain-causing musculoskeletal conditions after chronic low back pain. TMJ disorders affect…

April 3, 2012 0Comment

Find out why building chocolate into your diet every day is good for you. by Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD | FNC iMag Text Size   You may think of chocolate as a decadent indulgence and nutritional no-no, but more and more research confirms that this treat offers a healthy dose of preventative medicine. A new University of California, San Diego study found that frequent chocolate eaters weight less, despite consuming more calories. How can that be? The key may be chocolate’s powerful antioxidants. Other recent research from the University of Florida suggests that people who take in more antioxidants…

April 2, 2012 0Comment

By Susie Moloney Published March 31, 2012 | FoxNews.com   Print   Email   Share   Comments inShare5 For the last couple of days I’ve been talking about weight issues. For once, however, it isn’t my weight I’m talking about, but the weight issue of a 7-year-old girl named Bea, who is at the center of a multi-faceted controversy, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Suri Cruise wore high heels. In case you’ve been in spin class for the last five days, let me recap: New York City mother Dara-Lynn Weiss put her daughter Bea on a diet and wrote about it for Vogue magazine….

April 2, 2012 0Comment

Published April 01, 2012 FoxNews.com Every other week, it seems as if there’s a new study cautioning people against the health risks of diet soda. But just how dangerous is soda – especially for a person who drinks it every day?  Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor of FoxNews.com, answers one viewer’s concern. Hi Dr. Manny, I drink a few cans of diet soda every day. Could this be bad for my health?  Thanks, Beth According to recent studies, diet soda may be linked with an increased risk of stroke.  Prior research has already linked soda with obesity, kidney…

March 30, 2012 0Comment

Learn about Jennifer Nicole Lee’s super-mom transformation. by Sarah Kirk | FNC iMag Text Size   Jennifer Nicole Lee went from being an overweight, out of shape mom to a celebrity fitness model, best-selling author, and health guru. After giving birth to two children, Lee dropped 80 pounds, took control of her lifestyle, and became an international fitness expert. She captured the world’s attention by being named Ms. Bikini America 2005, Ms. Muscle and Fitness 2006, appearing on 44 magazine covers and telling her story on national TV. We traveled to The Arnold Fitness Expo to meet Jennifer and get one-on-one…

March 27, 2012 0Comment

Published March 27, 2012 NewsCore While too much alcohol can harm your body, recent research suggests that one or two glasses of wine a day may actually help your health. Although no beverage can supplement the perks of daily exercise and a well-balanced diet, moderate consumption of wine could be beneficial. French paradox The “French paradox” is the observation that the French experience low levels of coronary heart disease despite a high-saturated fat diet. Many nutritionists have speculated that the consumption of red wine as a prominent component to French culinary culture may explain this apparent paradox. Physician Julie B. Damp…

March 27, 2012 0Comment

Published March 26, 2012 FoxNews.com Eating chocolate more frequently has been linked to lower body mass index in a new study – regardless of total calories consumed per day or time spent exercising. Certain types of chocolate have been linked to various health benefits before including boosting one’s mood and lowering blood pressure.  However, chocolate is typically high in calories, which means it has long been considered a diet-buster. In a study of more than 1,000 people, Dr. Beatrice Golomb and her colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, challenge that theory, finding that people who consumed chocolate more days per…

March 19, 2012 0Comment

In reading this article it reminded me of the saying that children are like sponges. We often think of their capacity to learn only in terms of spoken or written knowledge. However as I thought about this article it occurred to me that most people don’t contemplate skills during development. Perhaps by creating a situation where your child has to make an effort, either to communicate his or her hunger, or struggle to get a toy they want, etc. on a day to day basis we are encouraging their development. We often use the phase “if you don’t use it…