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Archive for November, 2008

Sleep More, Wake Up!

Do you feel sleepy at work? Have you fallen asleep while driving to work? You are not alone. A recent study by the National Sleep Foundation shows that we are not getting enough sleep, an average of six and a half hours per night. That’s short of the seven to eight hours recommended for the […]

Preventing Allergies

Fall is here. So are the beautiful pictures with colorful trees and ground covered with yellow leaves. But a health concern may start along with this nice postcard-photo scene: allergies. The fall season normally brings back the allergy symptoms which may affect large segments of the population. The leafy trees can activate miserable sneezing attacks, […]

Switching to Natural Deodorants

Deodorants are great. There’s nothing like the smell of a deodorant or body spray or a clean skin right after your shower, keeping your body “fresh” for hours. Most people use deodorant on a daily basis and products are available in several different forms such as liquid, spray, cream or gel. Most conventional products focus […]

Vitamin of the Week: Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid is a water-soluble vitamin required to sustain life. Also called vitamin B5, pantothenic acid is an essential nutrient involved in the cycle of energy production and needed for neurotransmitter production. In addition, it is a key element for several functions of the human body such as producing, transporting and releasing energy from fats […]

Cooling Off After Exercise

Most people remember to warm up before exercising. Stretching is a very important part of any workout and is normally quickly done. Five minutes should be enough time to stretch most muscles for physical activity. However, cooling off is just as important as warming up is but, for some reason, many people normally skip this significant […]