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Does Smoking Affect Your Pet

Smoking is a fatal habit that not only puts your life in jeopardy, but also the lives of others around you. You have probably heard of the term second-hand smoke and are likely aware more… 

Is The Media Responsible For Eating Disorders?

The media bombards us with pressure to be thin and perfect, and this kind of pressure does not lead to a healthy self-image or healthy eating habits. Women, especially teenage girls, are particularly vulnerable to the images of  more…

Skipping Breakfast Is Not A Weight Control Method

Many people are looking for the ultimate diet, usually as a means of avoiding the harsh, time-consuming reality of exercise. It doesn’t help that the media more…

Smoking Leads To A Shorter Life

Smoking leads to a shorter life. Sounds like a dramatic news headline, but there is nothing dramatic or comical about it: smoking will kill you faster, plain and simple. One of the more…

Vitamin D Can Do So Much For Your Health

Our bodies require many vitamins and minerals in order to function properly and sustain the various metabolic processes that keep up healthy and fit. One vitamin that is especially important for our physiology is Vitamin D, and there are many health benefits associated with the intake of Vitamin more…

Healthy Eating Pitfalls For Teenagers

Do teenagers need to eat more or differently than adults? In short: yes. The teen years are a time of rapid body development and physical activity, so teenagers need a daily increase of calories, minerals, and vitamins. Teenagers have raging hormones more…

Obesity And Heart Disease: Know The Risks

With so many people suffering from obesity these days, particularly in developed nations, it is important to understand the health risks surrounding excess weight gain. Obesity wreaks havoc more…

What Is Metabolism And How Does It Affect Your Body?

You have probably heard a lot of people in good or bad shape saying stuff like “oh my metabolism is just slow” or “oh I just have a really good metabolism.”  Most people refer to their metabolism when talking more…

Is Health A Choice?

Health is a term that is constantly referenced in modern society. It’s most basic definition is the state of being free from illness or injury, according to Merriam Webster, but it has become a very flexible adjective for describing a multiplicity of things: we can talk about healthy more…

What role should fast food play in our lives?

Junk food, fast food, processed food—whatever you choose to call it, it is everywhere. The proliferation of fast food across the globe has caused a sharp increase in obesity, particularly in the Western world more…

What Is the Thyroid and How Does It Affect Our Weight?

You have probably heard of the thyroid, but do you know how it affects your health? More specifically, do you understand how it controls your weight? Let’s take a closer look at what the thyroid is and exactly how more…

Parenting Methods for the Modern Parent

For the majority of human history, parenting was an intuitive process, but in the modern world parents want to know how to parent. Many people approach parenting the same way they approach school and careers: with a manual. This has made child development and psychology a lucrative filed, as evidenced by the never ending lists of parenting more…

About Liver Disease

Liver disease is an umbrella term for the wide-ranging number of disorders that can affect the liver. Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Cancer, and Gilbert’s syndrome are just a few of the diseases that can hinder your liver’s ability more…

Hypnosis As Weight Loss Management

There are a plethora of weight loss management methods, but one that you might not know much about is hypnosis. There are many negative stereotypes surrounding hypnosis: that it is mind-control, a magic trance, or that is simply hodge-podge that doesn’t work. However, hypnosis is more…

Healthy Eating Habits for Healthy Moms and Babies

If you have just welcomed your little one into the world, then it is important that you remember to eat healthy in all the hullaballoo surrounding a new baby. A nutritious diet is crucial for breast-feeding moms because they are the vesicles of nutrients at a time when crucial physical and psychological developments are taking place in their babies. more…

What Fuels Our Love Affair With Junk Food?

It is no secret that people love junk food. Aside from the high rates of obesity sweeping across the Western world, evidence of our worship at the junk food alter is displayed in the amount of fast food chains and companies churning out sugary sweets more…

What Is Obesity and Why Is It So Dangerous?

The word obesity is thrown around a lot today, especially in relation to the affluent lifestyles that are typical in the Western world. More money means more food, and it has now gotten to the point where more money means too much food more…

Why Is It Such a Struggle to Lose Weight?

In a world where people are obsessed with being skinny, yet strangely seem to trend towards packing on the pounds, weight loss is a hot topic. Obesity levels are skyrocketing among children and adults alike, and everyone wants to find the super diet that will help them trim down to a super more…

Anxiety Is Common, But It Doesn’t Have to Control Your Life

Anxiety disorders are extremely common, especially in modern Western societies. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, nearly 14% of Australians are affected by some kind of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are nothing to be ashamed more…

How Important Is Healthy Eating During Your Pregnancy?

If there is one time in your life during which it is crucial to have a healthy diet it is during pregnancy. Fetal development depends on not only the health of the mother, but also what she is putting into her body. Toxins and preservatives hinder the fetuses ability to develop healthily during pregnancy, and they more…

Is There a Cure for Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in humans, and it affects millions of people across the globe every year. This cancer is caused by over-exposure to the sun, radiation, carcinogens, and aging. There are three types: basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. All three pose a serious risk to your health, but melanoma is the most dangerous. Skin cancer is more…

7 Housekeeping Tips for Busy Parents

In the modern world, housekeeping has become an incredible hassle, not only because both mums and dads have entered the work force, but also because consumerism has made a wide array of material items accessible-our homes are usually crammed full with a stunning variety of things from TVs to toothbrush holders. Running a household is a stressful, full-time job, and for working parents it really can be the more…

Hypnotherapy Concepts

Chances are you have heard of hypnosis, but you may not believe in it: many people are sceptical when it comes to anything that has to do with trances or altered-states of mind that are not induced by drugs. However, hypnosis is a very real phenomenon that can have many therapeutic benefits. In order to better understand how more…

Teenage Smoking

If you want to stop smoking you should probably know why you started-there is always a reason for everything. If we want to help teens stop smoking, then we must ask: what is it that makes a teen light up their first cigarette? Is it Big Tobacco more…

Build Better Connections With Your Foster Kids

Being a foster parent is a demanding and rewarding job. You take vulnerable, delicate, and often sad and hurting children into your home and try your best to provide them with the love, security, and support they more…

How to Be a Good Step-Dad

These days, blended families are the rule and not the exception; many children are growing up in homes that feature some conglomeration of step-parents, half-siblings, full siblings, step-siblings, and biological parents. Yet despite the widespread social more…

Do Almonds Really Help Lower Your Cholesterol?

Nuts are high in fat, so it seems counter intuitive that eating a handful of roasted almonds could lead to lower cholesterol levels, but according to a study authored by Dr. David J.A. Jenkins at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, eating almonds daily positively affects the more…

Your Grandchildren Help You Age With Vitality

These days, aging is not something that people should dread-it is a part of life to look forward to and it is time to embrace aging with vitality! One important part of aging with vitality is staying both mentally and physically active, and one way seniors can do this is by taking more…

5 Ways of Showing Your Gratitude

Being thankful and showing those around you gratitude is a healing and fulfilling way to approach living your life. It makes you happy, keeps you balanced, and humble and fills those around you with a sense of worthiness and warmth. Showing gratitude is a simple task-gratitude more…

Mind Over Matter: Smoking Cigarettes, A Force of Habit

Smoking cessation is about habit cessation – if you want to stop smoking, you have to defeat your mind and not your body. The common belief about smoking over the last 50 years is that smokers are physically addicted to tobacco, particularly nicotine. While it is true that the body can more…

What Is It About Teenage Girls That Makes Them So Difficult?

Ah the teenage years. They creep up on parents out of nowhere, and explode with a hard slap of reality in the face, usually in the form of moody behavior, snide comments, and flurries of rolled eyes. Children who once worshiped and idolized their parents suddenly recoil at the thought spending time with them or listening to anything more…

Why Are We Seeing an Explosion in ADHD Among Children?

For as long as it has been around, ADHD has been a controversial diagnosis. Many people, parents and grandparents in particular, wonder why there were no ADHD children in their classrooms when they were children and now suddenly they seem to be everywhere. What has changed so more…

Impact of Marijuana on Physical Health

Many marijuana users and activists believe that cigarette smoking is more dangerous to your physical health than marijuana. While it is thought to be true that cigarette smoking is more harmful for your body than pot, it is completely false to assume that pot has no more…

Psychological Effects of Marijuana

Quitting smoking pot keeps your mental faculties in better shape.

If you are a marijuana smoker, quitting smoking is good for your mental health. When we talk about smoking, particularly cigarettes, we are mainly concerned with identifying more…

Marijuana Vs Tobacco

The healthiest lifestyle is one that is totally smoke free, avoiding both marijuana and tobacco. Many tobacco smokers feel that as long as they don’t engage marijuana use, their habit isn’t that bad because it is more…

Health Benefits of Vitamin B6 for Smokers and People With ADHD

Have you recently quit smoking and are looking for a way to boost your immune system? Do you or someone you love suffer from ADHD and are looking for some more natural relief that doesn’t more…

Does Smoking Cause Emphysema?

What is Emphysema? It is a chronic disease where the air sacs or alveoli become damaged and lose their elasticity so that the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide is limited. The body requires the oxygen to more…

Impact of Plain Packaging on Smokers

Despite vehement global anti-smoking efforts over the past several decades, cigarette smoking is proving extremely difficult to eradicate; according to the World Health Organization, there are nearly 1 billion smokers more…

Impact of Smoking Ads on Children

A big part of keeping children smoke free is to attack tobacco’s advertising capabilities. Children have malleable minds that are easily shaped by external influences; they soak them up like a sponge, storing up the behaviors more…

Does Australia’s strict approach to tobacco advertising actually help people quit smoking?

Australia is one of the world leaders in the war against tobacco advertising. The idea has been that to help people more…

Want to Live Happily Ever After? Stop Smoking!

Smokers claim that cigarettes have become such an essential part of their daily routine that now it’s impossible to stop smoking. Stressed or bored, in pain or for pleasure grab a cigarette and all your problems will vanish into thin air! That’s something which almost all smokers commonly believe in and practically do it as well. Got laid off from work? Partner just left? Hurt? Feeling lonely?  more…

Who Tells Us Cigarettes and/or Nicotine Are Addictive?

To answer that question you need look no further than the cigarette companies and the government with their advertising and they are supported by the companies that manufacture products such as Nicorette, Nicabate etc and other non effective products marketed as Quit therapies. more…

How Can People Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes?

Trying to quit smoking is never easy. So assisting people to become non smokers is an enjoyable role which provides rewards I never thought possible. To finally have a solution to the controlling and ever frustrating habit of smoking is so amazing more…

5 Reason Why You Need to Stop Smoking

People smoke for many different reasons and there are also a lot more reasons why a person should stop smoking. Initially some people start smoking due to peer pressure because they don’t want to be different from their friends. Some people smoke out of curiosity. They want to know what it tastes like or what feeling smoking can give them. more…

Does Smoking Damage the Heart?

Yes, smoking can damage the heart. The heart is the organ that supplies blood and oxygen to all parts of the body. It is about the size of a clenched fist, weighs about 10.5 ounces and is shaped like a cone. The heart is the most important muscle in the body. Circulation of blood also picks up waste products like poisons from cigarette smoke and carries them to different parts of the body. So cigarette smoking can cause serious damage to the heart. more…

Why Are People Still Smoking Cigarettes?

Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is not good for them. Everyone knows they spend too much money on cigarettes.
So, why do people continue to smoke? And better yet, why is it so hard for so many people to quit cigarettes? 63% of smokers want to quit. But they don’t. Why? more…

3 Reasons to Quit Smoking and Avoid Getting Cancer

Many of us are asking, how do we get cancer? There are a range of cancers and research is being carried out around the world by scientists looking at causes and endeavoring to find cures. It is recognized that smoking is a major contributor to cancer. more…