What does your hair say about your health?Most of us view our hair as separate from the rest of our body, but like our nails, hair is an extension (pun intended) of our body that can give us clues as to our overall health. Herein, four hair signs that something may be amiss.
If you once had thick, lustrous hair that turned fine and limp, first look to see what you've been doing to your hair lately. Have you been swimming a lot in chlorinated water? Did you dye your hair recently? These things, among others, can cause your hair to lose its luster. But limp, dry hair may also be a sign of hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones, causing your metabolism to slow down. Other signs of hypothyroidism can be sudden weight gain, unexplained fatigue, and being cold all the time. If you suspect hypothyroidism to be the culprit, talk to your doctor about testing your thyroid levels. If you do have an underactive thyroid, you can often take medication to supplement your
What does your hair say about your health?Most of us view our hair as separate from the rest of our body, but like our nails, hair is an extension (pun intended) of our body that can give us clues as to our overall health. Herein, four hair signs that something may be amiss.Read More »from 4 Things Your Hair Says About Your Health
- YouBeauty.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Oct 1, 2013 8:43 AM EDT
That one glass is way more than you think.Science has already reassured us that throwing back a glass of cabernet or shiraz can actually help boost our health. Various studies have shown that people who drink one glass of red wine per day tend to live longer and have fewer heart problems than those who drink more or less.
But a September 2013 study by researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities found that limiting your consumption to that magical one glass is even harder than you think. The study, published in the journal Substance Use and Misuse, found that specific environmental factors such as glass size and color cause wine drinkers to unintentionally overpour, causing us to drink much more than we intended to.
One serving of wine is 5 ounces according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, but unlike other beverages that come in single-serving bottles or shot glasses, it's almost impossible to pour an exact amount. And the study foundRead More »from You Have No Idea How Much Wine You're Drinking, Study Says
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ZOE MOON'S OCTOBER MONTHLY FORECAST 2013
Why is there so much concern over the Moon events in the month of October? Because they are going to be much more active and dynamic than other Moon's this past year. Is this something to fear? It is far better to approach October knowing that this is one of those month's that life is all about, where everything gets stirred up into a commotion and you are moving forward on any stagnant matters rather than worrying that something will go in a direction you do not want to see. You have free will to act or react as you see fit and I will do my best to outline just what is likely to get tossed into the proverbial mixer so you know how to prepare as best you can.
The month ahead for ARIES: Your sign has been going through some of the most intense changes of the zodiac thanks to the Grand Cross forming with your sign and this month is when you will see a major shift occur that is part of theRead More »from ZOE MOON ASTROLOGY OCTOBER MONTHLY FORECAST 2013
Anti-aging is a billion dollar industry, but one New Yorker may have one-upped the experts with a regular dinner of swordfish and white wine.
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According to a story published recently in the New York Times, 103-year-old Harry Rosen credits his long life with a love of fine dining. Every evening, he visits one of his favorite Manhattan restaurants. “The food and the ambiance, it’s my therapy — it gives me energy,” he told the paper. Rosen also gets chatty with people sitting at nearby tables and remarkably lies about his age. “They always ask my age, and I often lie and tell them I’m 90,” he said. “If I tell them my real age, it becomes the whole subject of conversation and makes it look like I’m looking for attention, which I’m not.”Read More »from Quirky Secrets to Living Past 100
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Rosen isn't the only centenarian who attributes his longevity to diet. In July, the Guinness Book of World Records welcomed the oldest living man into
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Eating the Right Foods for Your Body...
...Which happen to be the wrong foods for your small intestine. Experts have recently determined that some of the most formidable culprits of bloating and irritable bowel syndrome are small carbohydrates that aren't well absorbed in the small intestine, says Cynthia M. Yoshida, MD, a gastroenterologist in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the author of No More Digestive Problems. They fall under the umbrella term "FODMAPs," short for "fermentable oligo-, di, mono-saccharides and polyols." Yoshida explains that these particles travel on down to the colon and large intestine where they're fermented by normal gut bacteria, forming gases that result in bloating and flatulence. Unfortunately, some of the healthiest foods we know (cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, leeks, cherries, avocados, many kinds of beans--including soy, and more) contain FODMAPs. The good news is that there are many other superfoods (berries, pumpkin, leafyRead More »from 4 Habits that Are Making You Feel Bloated
Your smile (or lack thereof) is often the first thing people notice about you. Does yours light up the room, or have something lacking? What can you do to brighten your smile and make a great first impression? Try these six tricks and tips for a happier and healthier smile.
1. Keep regular dental appointments. Find a dentist that you know and trust. A twice-yearly cleaning by your dentist and dental hygienist is the most important thing you can do to keep your smile both happy and healthy. Preventative care helps you stay ahead of any dental issues that may develop over time and helps you identify problem areas before they get out of hand.
2. Brush, and don't forget to floss. You brush your teeth twice every day, but do you take the time to floss? You should. Daily flossing not only keeps your smile looking bright, but it helps keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent gum disease.
3. Watch what you eat and drink. The food and beverages that you consume play a big role in howRead More »from 6 Essentials for a Healthy Smile
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 12:38 PM EDT
melanoma may now survive for up to 10 years longer than before, according to new findings about the drug ipilimumab, which first came on the market in 2011. Scientists are finding that patients who respond to the medication are living much longer than originally anticipated, and the drug is being touted as the key to a cure for skin cancer.Patients with advanced Read More »from Breakthrough Melanoma Treatment Hailed as Key to Cure
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"This is a major breakthrough," Tim Turnham, PhD, executive director of the Melanoma Research Foundation, told Yahoo Shine about the announcement, which came over the weekend at the 2013 European Cancer Congress in Amsterdam. Though Turnham was careful to note that the drug represents "nothing close to being a cure," he said that it was moving the world closer to one than ever before.
"Melanoma has been a fortress, but we're beginning to see a crumbling of its foundations," he said, adding that, according to these new findings, "at least half of those
- BabyZone | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 12:26 PM EDT
Smoking during pregnancy can have a longer impact than you thought.There's a new reason to avoid smoking during pregnancy-the nicotine in cigarettes may cause asthma not just in your children, but in your grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Read More »from Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma in Great-Grandchildren
Researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harber-UCLA Medical Center reached this conclusion after running experiments on rats. They found that when pregnant rats were injected with nicotine on a daily basis-a proxy for humans smoking-both their grandchildren and their "great-grand rats" showed signs of asthma. Among the tell-tale symptoms: lungs that narrowed more easily when exposed to irritants.
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It's well-established that generations of rat pups exposed to nicotine in utero tend to be asthmatic, but "the key findings of this study that we've taken not only the directly exposed generation, but to [the] subsequent generation and then [to the] subsequent generation," researcher Virender K. Rehan told Voice of America.
Smile brighter with these easy whitening tips.
Discolored or yellowing teeth can take away from the beauty of your smile. Make sure you're sticking with an oral care regimen that includes teeth whitening products. You can have sparkling white teeth with a few lifestyle changes, and also by using products designed to brighten that smile quickly without damaging your teeth. Whether you're getting ready for a big date or just want to look your best for a busy day ahead, here are a few fast fixes to perfectly-white teeth:Brush thoroughly with a whitening toothpaste. You can get rid of new stains and discoloration with a thorough tooth-brushing session. Use a whitening toothpaste that contains ingredients to brighten your teeth without damaging the surface of the tooth. For even better results, use an electric toothbrush or toothbrush head designed specifically for whitening the teeth. Ideally, you will want to brush your teeth after every meal. This routine not only gets rid of food and plaque stuck around your teeth, but will also Read More »from Fast Fixes to Get Perfectly-white Teeth
by Cristina Goyanes for SHAPE.comRead More »from Why Are 2-Year-Olds Having Weight-Loss Surgery?
Why are babies having weight-loss surgery?Weight-loss surgery has become so common that it's no longer news--unless it's a two-year-old having the procedure.
A Saudi Arabian family opted to send their 79-pound toddler-weighing as much as the average 11-year-old boy-under the knife to have as much as 85 percent of his stomach permanently removed.
According to a CNN article, the morbidly obese boy's family attempted to control his eating habits two separate times. When both diets failed, doctors approved the operation. Though the child wasn't at risk of death, he did potentially face future pain, injuries, bowed legs, heart disease, diabetes, and serious complications from his sleep apnea.
Alarmed doesn't even begin to describe the world's reaction to this news of the youngest person to ever undergo weight-loss surgery. But American parents can take some solace that this scenario would likely never play out in the U.S. While about 17 percent of kids and teens age 2 to 19 are obese, there's a
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