Health Issues Articles
Children will eat at different times of the day, if we allow them to
But should we schedule meals throughout the day, or is it better to eat on demand? The answer depends on the age of the child.
Newborns don't have their time clock set in any direction yet. Their sleeping cycle is not established and their eating time is erratic. At this age it is important to feed on demand; with time the baby will be able to go a number of hours without food and feedings become more predictable by about 3 months of age. Some baby care books advise offering food to newborns every 3 hours around-the-clock, but if the baby feels hungry before the 3 hour limit you will end up with a crying baby, and a crying mother.
Would You Like To Sleep Like A Baby Without Taking Drugs?
Americans spend upwards of 3 billion dollars a year on sleep medications, but to avoid the side effects, there are a number of natural remedies you can try first. To get a good quality night's sleep, try these 6 tips from my new book Second Spring.
1. Relaxing Rituals to Rest Easy
In Chinese Medicine, nighttime is yin time-or, simply, when the body takes care of itself instead of your desires. Proper sleep is required for your body to repair itself and regenerate. To reach deep, restful sleep, your spirit and heart must be calm. Excessive worry, anxiety, and depression can all disturb the spirit and activate the mind-making it near impossible to fall asleep and stay asleep. Rituals to sooth your spirit and induce a sleep response before bed include soaking your feet in Epson salts for 15 minutes, writing all of your thoughts in a journal to get them out of your head, and practicing relaxation before bed, like the Stress Release meditation below.
Sound impossible? I think not
You'll find plenty of opportunities to slip these easy weight loss tips into your routine and watch the numbers on the scale go down. If you've already begun to lose weight, these tips will maximize your efforts and speed up results.
The bottom line is that one pound is equivalent to 3,500 calories. Whether you make slight changes to your diet or increase exercise levels, a deficit of 500 calories a day will lead to a loss of about a pound a week for you without really trying! Here are some tips for losing weight with minimal effort, you can try:
What will health care reform look like and what's in it for you?
Health care reform has been a hot topic for years, especially now with Obama's new bill that makes it law that every American have access to affordable health care insurance. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will provide American families and small businesses with expanded access to lower health care cost, in addition it will end the worse practices that health insurance companies have been operating under for decades.
The United States is the only developed country in the world that does not have a publicly funded health care system. Despite having the most expensive health care system on the planet, the U.S population's health is by far the worse with shockingly high mortality rates.
Cosmetic surgery is seen as a way to enhance or fix the physical aspects of ourselves we don't like
Unfortunately an Australian study has highlighted that many women undergoing surgery do so without knowing what to expect or understanding the risks.
The Australian study by health sociologist Rhian Parker from The Australian National University, has written "Women, Doctors and Cosmetic Surgery: Negotiating the 'normal' body". Dr. Parker interviewed 32 Australian women that had undergone a cosmetic procedure and 19 medical practitioners performing the procedures.