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|Kefir: a superfood|
Sheree Welshimer, BellaOnline's Allergies and Colds Editor
Cultured milk may help power up your immune system and reduce allergic inflammation
|Placebo – Mind Over Body|
Victoria Abreo, BellaOnline's Alternative Medicine Editor
Placebos work just as well as drugs do!
|Breastfeeding and Asthma|
Sherry Vacik, BellaOnline's Asthma Editor
New mothers who have asthma worry if their asthma medications are safe for their newborns. Read on to learn the benefits of breastfeeding and how asthma medications effect a nursing mother and her baby.
|ADD and Planning a Pleasant Holiday|
Connie Mistler Davidson, BellaOnline's Attention Deficit Disorder Editor
Sometimes parties and events of a holiday season just fly by people with Attention Deficit Disorder. It's not because they don't want to have an amazing holiday season. It has to do with planning. Planning for the holiday season means making lists—lots of lists! Then, you work your plan.
|Treasure's Skirtwork for Fusion Belly Dance|
Ronnette Ramirez, BellaOnline's Bellydancing Editor
Dancers, this DVD is a must for your toolbox. Fusion, especially when using the skirt as a prop, is popular amongst belly dancers. Treasure's Skirtwork for Belly Dancers is a useful instruction DVD to get you in the right direction.
|Money Matters and Breast Cancer|
Gail Armanini, BellaOnline's Breast Cancer Editor
A diagnosis of breast cancer can derail even the best financial planning. Regardless of the current state of your finances, there are several steps you can take right now to protect yourself and survive in one piece. Over the coming weeks, we will look at some of the many options available.
|Pre-conception genetic testing|
Stacy Wiegman, BellaOnline's Conception Editor
Pre-conception genetic testing is offered to couples who are concerned about inherited disorders.
|Tips for music with a Cochlear Implant|
Felicity Bleckly, BellaOnline's Deafness Editor
Cochlear implants provide excellent speech recognition for the majority of implantees. The next thing we all want is to enjoy listening to music and hear it the way we once did. Here's some tips about who to get the best sound for music with your Cochlear Implant.
|The Depression Cure Book Review|
Rayna H. Battle, BellaOnline's Depression Editor
My review of The Depression Cure - the 6 Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs, a book by Stephen S. Ilardi, PhD. Read this article to find out whether this book is worth your time!
|Breakfast Stress Busters|
Cindy Kimura, BellaOnline's Diabetes Editor
This helps you prepare for the busy stressful time ahead. Remember breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
|Seven Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips|
Terri Johansen, BellaOnline's Exercise Editor
Tight hip muscles can affect the body in negative ways such as problems with posture. If we don’t use our hips correctly then we tend to overload our lower backs. Try these great stretches to relieve tight hips.
Here are seven hip stretches that will help relieve your tight hips.
danielle barone, BellaOnline's Family Health Editor
How does a person and a relationship make you feel?
|The Invisible Side of Fibromyalgia|
Veronica E. Thomas, BellaOnline's Fibromyalgia and CFS Editor
We can find a wealth of information about the physical symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome,but, where can you turn to find out about the side of fibromyalgia that is not visible to others. the following article will shed light on the personal side of fibromyalgia.
|Risks of Laparoscopy|
Dr. Denise Howard, BellaOnline's Gynecology Editor
Laparoscopy is a method by which abdominal surgery is performed through small openings. More complex procedures can also be performed via this route but this takes a much higher skill level. This article will review the more common complications and aftereffects of laparoscopy.
|Hypertension Treatment Recommendations|
Maria Hester, MD, BellaOnline's Heart Disease Editor
Just when should your doctor begin treating your high blood pressure? Learn the national consensus in this article.
|Blue And The Throat Chakra|
Teresa Post, BellaOnline's Holistic Health Editor
Could you use more peace in your life or better communication skills? The color blue may be the answer.
|GLA May Reduce Cytokines And Help Implantation|
Hannah Calef, BellaOnline's Infertility Editor
The fatty acid GLA may be able to reduce cytokines which have been implicated in implantation failure, failed IVF and early pregnancy loss.
|People Don't Change|
Dr. Jonice Webb, BellaOnline's Mental Health Editor
I often hear, "People don't change" thrown around as if it's an established truth. But is it? What are the elements of change and how do they work? Can an angry man improve his temper? Can an anxious woman learn to manage her anxiety and take control of it? Here are the Five Elements of Change.
|Public Perception of Miscarriage|
Christine Beauchaine, BellaOnline's Miscarriage Editor
How we portray miscarriage in the media is indicative of how we perceive miscarriage as a culture.
|The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Book Review|
Jori Reijonen, Ph.D., BellaOnline's Neuromuscular Diseases Editor
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey, recounts Ms. Bailey's observations of and relationship with a snail. A friend brought her the snail while she was incapacitated by a mysterious neuromuscular disease that left her unable to walk, sit, or care for herself.
|Counting & Cutting Calories to Lose Weight |
Moss Greene, BellaOnline's Nutrition Editor
Cutting calories and counting calories to lose weight is not as hard as you may think. Here’s how to count calories and how to cut calories to lose weight.
|Obesity and Sugar|
Kymberly Morgan, BellaOnline's Obesity Editor
What element has a specific link to weight gain and disease? Sugar! Learn how sugar plays a significant role in obesity, belly fat, and disease. I also provide pointers on cutting back on sugar and embracing cleaner, healthier foods.
|Anatomy of the Foot|
Carla Cano, BellaOnline's Walking Editor
Understanding the anatomy of your feet will help you be conscious of how important they are to your mobility. We take our feet for granted, let's make sure they stay healthy.
|Why Everyone Should Cross Train|
Patricia Mitchell, BellaOnline's Weight Loss Editor
Cross training is a great way to improve overall fitness and performance. If you do repetitive activities over an extended period of time, you have an increased risk of developing an overuse injury.
|Raise Your Vibration Book Review|
Leah R. Patterson, BellaOnline's Wellness Editor
Dawn James, Canadian vibrational healer, public speaker, and writer has written a wonderful guide to the world of vibrational healing. Learn how to incorporate simple ideas and practices into your life. Read on to find out more about this book.
|Starting a Home Yoga Practice|
Terri Johansen, BellaOnline's Yoga Editor
However you come to yoga you are going to eventually want to start a home yoga practice. When you are setting up a home yoga practice there are two basic areas of structure: practicality and reasoning; and inner yoga. Here are some tips that I hope will harmonize both areas for you.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
Six Weeks To A Bikini Body
Amazon E-book that includes an effective nutrition and fitness program with weekly goals to help you attain a leaner and healthier you.
Building School Success with ADD
Finally, there is help for kids with ADD who hate school. This small book is filled with practical tips to make school life better for students with ADD! Use this book to make a positive start this year. Building School Success with ADD can make a difference.
The Simple Heart Cure
This dynamic book is chock-full of useful and practical tips that will help ward off a leading killer. The layout is easy to understand, the flow simple, and the information it contains is invaluable.