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A Forgotten Study That Could Affect Your Health

In September of 1999, Mayo Clinic researchers announced something that should have forever changed the way your physician responds to the condition known as chronic sinusitis. The symptoms of this familiar malady are: Headaches Stuffy nose Itchy, watery eyes Persistent cough and postnasal drip Every family physician is familiar with the condition. Unfortunately, there is […]

The 3 Components to Treating Hair Loss

More than fifty percent of men and women across the United States experience hair loss at some time in their lives. Hair loss, also medically referred to as alopecia, can be caused by a number of different factors. A common cause of hair loss in women is hormonal fluctuations, such as those that occur during pregnancy and menopause.

Many women also experience hair loss as a result of a malfunctioning thyroid gland. In male pattern baldness, testosterone and its counterpart dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is responsible for attacking and destroying the hair follicle. Other non-hormonal causes include prescription drugs such as birth control pills, antidepressant medications, as well as various over-the-counter drugs. Additionally, allergic reactions to chemicals found in hair products can result in hair loss. Continue Reading

Look Sexy This Summer: Top 5 Weight Loss Foods

Summertime is one of the best times to start up a new diet plan and to start eating healthier.  Not only will you have more motivation when it comes time to show off your bod at the pool or the beach, but summer is when you have more choices for fresh fruits and vegetables.  During the cold, winter season, you might have been able to get away with layering up and skipping fruits and veggies, but with summer rolling around, you have no more excuses! Continue Reading

Is a Keratin Treatment Right for Your Hair?

Keratin treatments are all the rage right now at hair salons across the country. All kinds of women are looking to keratin treatments to improve the health and quality of their hair. And they’re shelling out big bucks to do it – usually no less than $300 per treatment, and treatments only last a few […]

The Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet

Going gluten-free seems to be all the rage these days, but what’s the big deal? Is it just some new age health fad that will lose its trendiness eventually? Maybe, but that doesn’t mean it’s without merit. More and more people have discovered that by eliminating or reducing the gluten in their diet, they have […]

Driving Thru a Diet

When it comes to dieting, fast food is always the enemy. It may be tempting because of the convenience, flavor, or affordability. Whatever the reasons are, fast food is a hazardous temptation for dieters. However, there are ways to balance the fast food temptations and your commitment to your diet.

Get Zapped! Lasers for Permanent Hair Removal

The word laser conjures up all kinds of imagery; scenes from Mission Impossible, weaponry from Star Wars, and a favorite scene of mine from Goldfinger where James is about to get sliced in half come to mind. The vast majority of us don’t use lasers in our normal daily life, and the thought of any […]