Smoking Cessation

Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death. About half of the people who don’t quit smoking will die of smoking-related problems. Quitting smoking is important for your health and provides many benefits. Soon after you quit, your circulation begins to improve, and your blood pressure starts to return to a normal level. Your sense of smell and taste return and breathing starts to become easier. In the long term, giving up tobacco can help you live longer. Your risk of getting cancer decreases with each year you stay smoke-free. Quitting is not easy, though. You may have … Continue reading

Five Diets To Try

The Atkins Diet The goal of the Atkins Diet is to switch the body’s metabolism from metabolizing glucose as energy and, instead, use the body’s stored fat as its source of energy. To do this, a person limits their intake of carbohydrates. Despite the diet’s popularity, the effect remains a subject of a lot of debate. Some studies have said that the Atkins diet helps prevent cardiovascular disease, lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the amount of good cholesterol (HDL). Other studies have suggested that the diet could hurt the human body by contributing to osteoporosis and kidney stones. … Continue reading

Dining With Diabetes

Many, if not most, people spend a lot of their time thinking about the food they are eating. How many calories? How much fat? How many carbohydrates? All are questions we ask ourselves often. But for diabetics, keeping an eye on the nutritional value and quantity of food you eat is especially important. However, diabetes does not have to limit the choices you have when dining. In fact, most recipes don’t have to change much at all when shaping your diet around your body’s needs. But there are a few lifestyle and dietary choices that require some extra caution: Continue reading