Will Obamacare Affect Your Prescriptions?

Will Obamacare Affect Your Prescriptions?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, coined Obamacare, brings changes to the face of healthcare. The act is a multifaceted bill that covers a number of healthcare issues, including prescription rebates and the availability of generic drugs from medication carts. Obamacare is primarily about providing everyone with affordable health insurance, but there will be some new regulations regarding prescription medication might affect cost. Continue Reading

The Sweet (Aftershave) Smell of Success

There are many ways to turn off a woman, but there are few as good as a man who wears aftershave like a chemical factory on a meltdown. Some men do not realise when they are wilting flowers as they walk past because they have burnt any smell receptors in their nose with regular applications of their favorite paint stripper. Well things are not as bad as that any more but, men of a certain type are known for being unable to draw the line at wearing enough aftershave to impress. Instead, some men (I’m told) like to drown themselves in aftershave, ‘just in case it wears off’. To all fellow men with good intentions – no need! Read on, don’t just follow your nose. Continue Reading

Looking Good – Crucial Grooming: How To Look Good

People who spend a lot of time grooming themselves and making sure they look their best are often called vain or big headed and it is largely thought of as a bad thing to be ‘self-involved’ in this manner.

However while being vain is certainly not a good thing, we shouldn’t treat taking care of your appearance as though that is a bad thing in itself. Actually, taking the effort to ensure you look your best, and caring about how others see you, is not only thoughtful and kind Continue Reading

Qsymia – What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You

It’s been 13 years since the last time the FDA approved a new weight loss pill and Qsymia is the new kid on the block. Many of the previously approved drugs caused severe and sometimes deadly side effects resulting with there prompt removal from the market. With obesity on the rise many weight loss medical specialists have turned to prescribing the off-label use of existing drugs that are typically used for treating illnesses such as diabetes or ADHD which also happen to have appetite supression as a side effect. Read more

Vegans vs. Vegetarians vs. Non-Vegetarians: Let’s Get the Facts Right

For a meat-lover who has been savoring bacon cheese burgers and chicken steak, the sudden switch to vegetarianism is unimaginable. The very thought of switching over to vegetarianism can give some people the heebie-jeebies. It is not uncommon for us to start believing each and everything that we hear and read about. Out of all such information some may be correct, while the rest may just be myths that we start believing blindly. Each one carries their own opinion about what kind of diet to follow. Read more

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The “I Can’t Wear Shorts” Mentality: How to Overcome Thunder Thighs

My relationship with my booty and thighs is a tumultuous one. Ladies, I know I’m not alone in this. Some of us were doomed from childhood with the kind of body shape that is unforgiving on our bottom halves. While it’s not going to be easy, it’s time to start showing some love for our thunder thighs – if not for us, then for our daughters and other young girls in our lives. Why? Because we’re passing down the “I can’t wear shorts” mentality to girls of younger and younger ages.

When I was a kid, I was overweight. Not obese, but overweight. When I hit about 5th grade, I decided that my legs were too fat and too white to wear shorts. My school did not have air conditioning, and I would wear jeans on even the hottest days. Talk about miserable. When my classmates and friends would ask me, “hey, why aren’t you wearing shorts?” I would reply with “I just don’t like them.” Fifth graders shouldn’t be ashamed of their legs. Read more

How We Benefited From The Paleo Diet

Several years ago, I was diagnosed by an allergist, who is also an alternative medicine practitioner, with a yeast overgrowth. He placed me on the Candida diet and gave me some healthy meal plans to try. My son went on it with me as moral support. I had a hard time with it, but he seemed to thrive, and started researching similar diets. He discovered the Paleo, short for Paleolithic, diet, also known as the Caveman diet, and found that it differs little from diets for yeast infections. I have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which is characterized by fatigue, stiffness, and generalized muscle and joint pain. He read that some people have had positive results with fibromyalgia on the Paleo diet, so we decided to try it. Read more

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Is It Safe To Use Herbal Diet Teas for Weight Loss?

The Long Term Health Effects of Herbal Diet Teas

Today there are numerous companies that promote their own herbal concoction, which they refer to as herbal diet tea. They all claim that the tea does not only have the ability to enhance users’ metabolic rate, but it will also curb their appetite. But what are the main ingredients in these teas? How do they affect a dieter’s body? And can you really benefit from their regular consumption? Read more

How My iPhone Helped Me Lose 14 Pounds and Counting!

Like many people I have an addiction to technology.  I love my gadgets.  My iPhone is my constant companion.  I have 146 apps, 93 of which are actually installed on my iPhone (I remove ones I don’t think I’ll be using much).  I’m sure there are others out there who have many more than me, but some may think I’m a bit extreme.  Anyhow, when I decided that 2012 was going to the year that I got really serious about my weight loss and fitness, I just knew there had to be an app for that!  To my delight, there are actually several great apps out there, but after trying several different ones, I settled on three that worked best for me.  Yes, three.  Let me explain how easy it is, though. Read more

The Picture of Health in the US

The cost of health care continues to rise while Americans struggle to get basic medical care. Additionally, rising health care costs affect private individuals as well as government agencies. When health care is inaccessible, a minor illness becomes a major health crisis and cost more to treat. Affordable preventative care would be a more cost-effective. Read more