Metabolic Syndrome/Obesity In Children and Adults

Metabolic Syndrome (aka Syndrome X, or MetSyn), with its four hallmark symptoms of obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and hyperglycemia, is an increasing health risk for the U.S. population. In March, 2005, the national Institutes of Health and the New England Journal of Medicine published a paper stating that because of this epidemic, the current generation is…

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What are you doing for Detoxification in the New Year?

The word “detoxification” stirs up alls sorts of reactions. It’s considered to be everything from a “myth” or “mass delusion” to a spiritual or vital therapy. Medically, detoxification is viewed as only a withdrawal method for people with drug or alcohol dependency. But detoxification is a healing strategy for the rest of us—particularly if we…

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Proper Posture For Sitting At the Computer

Millions of people work with computers every day. This article explains simple, inexpensive principles that will help you create a safe and comfortable computer workstation. There is no single “correct” posture or arrangement of components that will fit everyone. There are basic design goals, to consider when setting up a computer workstation or performing computer-related…

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Why is Eating Less Salt so Important?

Seems like simple advice; so why do so many people suffer the health consequences of excessive sodium consumption? These days, a major culprit isn’t what we sprinkle on our foods—it’s the food itself. The fast and processed food industries offer a staggering variety of sodium-laden foods, many of which make a huge dent in your…

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