Black Widow Spider

Dangerous Spiders in the United States

People are generally very frightened by spiders and it is their appearance that makes them so terrifying. More than 3500 species of spiders live in the United States but there are only a few spider species that are considered dangerous. Spiders are not commonly aggressive, but if they feel threatened, they certainly will bite. All spiders are venomous but they usually can not harm a human being because they do not have enough venom to do so. That being said, we have to mention the fact that some spider species in the US can produce a harmful, sometimes potentially life threatening bite. Here are some of those spiders: Read more

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Healthy Living: Small Steps For Diet Success

Healthy living can be difficult to achieve, particularly if you have allowed yourself to get into bad habits. However, by following a careful dieting regimen, and by exercising enough to stop you from piling on calories and weight, you can achieve a balance in your daily life. Getting into good habits for diet and exercise, while cutting out bad routines and alcohol, will help you to improve your general well-being and fitness, while reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Some small steps that can be taken for diet success include: Read more

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 normally little that can be offered in the way of a cure. The usual treatment is antibiotics and decongestants, but the success rate is marginal at best. Deal with it. Read more

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

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Getting Into Shape and Getting the Partner You Want

The desire to get into shape is a largely universal thing, and it seems that all of us want to burn fat, build muscle and improve our body shape. At the same time the reasons for wanting to do this are often somewhat similar too, and if you want to meet a partner and be happy in love, then often this is a great motivator to get on the treadmill or to get lifting weights. Here we will look at how to get the partner you want by working out, and how it can affect every aspect of your life.

Looks Are Skin Deep

It might seem shallow to suggest that you need to workout in order to find yourself a partner, but unfortunately this is essentially the reality. While you can meet someone and be very happy looking overweight and out of shape, this is unfortunately simply more difficult than achieving the same thing when you are in good shape.  Read more

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

Keratin Treatment

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 months. If you’re going to get a keratin treatment, you want to make sure you’ll get the results you desire. You certainly can’t afford to throw away a few hundred dollars in seek of beauty. Is a keratin treatment right for your hair? Read more

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 experienced many health benefits and the alleviation of many of their medical concerns. If going gluten-free can make you healthier, why not give it a shot? Here’s a look at some of the benefits of a gluten-free diet. Read more

Bowtrol Colon Health Support: Which One Is The Right One For You?

Not that long ago a fairly popular television program highlighted the importance of taking care of your colon. It’s kind of funny, because this really isn’t the sort of topic that any of us want to talk about with our friends and family. That said, there is a lot of medical evidence that strongly suggests that colon cleanse products can really be beneficial to one’s overall health and wellness.

So what exactly are some of the best colon cleansers on the market today? That’s almost impossible to answer because there are so many subjective variables involved. However, a lot of very positive things have been written about Bowtrol Colon Health Support. Let’s take a more careful look to determine if you should buy Bowtrol and whether or not it is right for you. Continue Reading

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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. Read more