Entries by Jay Wojcik

What Your Hair Says About Your Health

Kim Hayes wrote for AARP that while many of us only focus on the aesthetic pleasure of having flowing shiny locks, the fact is that dull, limp strands, or hair loss, can sometimes indicate a health issue. Here are a few conditions to watch out for: Hair loss and graying While thinning and graying hair […]

Effects of Food Bullying

Ingrid Donato, Chief, Mental Health Promotion Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Jillian Lampert, The Emily Program and the Eating Disorders Coalition shared in womenshealth.gov that weight-based teasing and bullying have been identified as common experiences for youth, particularly for those who may be heavier. Children whose peers tease them about their weight […]

Choosing Healthy Restaurant Meals

Go For Life from the National Institute on Aging suggests that going out to eat is enjoyable, but restaurants often serve large meals, which can be high in calories, fat, and salt. Don’t be afraid to ask how items on the menu are prepared and request substitutions. Here are a few tips from Go4Life to help make […]

3x your impact!

3x your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase – through March 31! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2826547 and Amazon donates to Healthy Lombard. The Mission of Healthy Lombard, is to address the epidemic of Pediatric Obesity, by(1) Promoting and educating all community members on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle through Awareness, Activities and Achievement; (2) […]

What Are the Best and Worst Foods?

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  shared on NutritionalFacts.org that he always pictured his role primarily as providing the latest science, but you can’t understand all the new discoveries without a good foundation. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has a chapter on food components to reduce. But, when they say things like “reduce intake of solid fats (major sources of […]

ProActive Kids Foundation Announces Exclusive Nutrition Education Provider

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, the ProActive Kids Foundation announced on March 7, that it has formed an exclusive partnership with NCES Health and Nutrition Education (NCES) from Olathe, KS, a nutrition resource company that specializes in creating and distributing nutrition education materials to dietitians and healthcare professionals, schools, and government agencies both nationally and internationally. […]

NIH Initiative To Help End The Opioid Crisis

Opioid addiction, misuse and overdose is an ongoing and rapidly evolving public health crisis.  To address the crisis, NIH is launching a comprehensive, trans-NIH Initiative on opioid addiction and pain. This Initiative will build on extensive, well-established NIH research, including basic science of the complex neurological pathways involved in pain and addiction, implementation science to […]

10 Common Food Safety Mistakes

Gloria Kent, the Content Manager for  Recommendedthings.com,  shared that when we eat we often make mistakes which could create problems over a period of time. We avoid some basic safety factors to be kept in mind when it comes to foods. For example, not keeping the food properly stored and closed, not checking on the contents before […]

5 Ways Your Financial Health Will Lead to Your Physical Health

Carly Fauth <carlyfauth@moneycrashers.com> shared that “Healthy, wealthy, and wise” is a tall order, but did you know how closely-linked health and wealth actually are? We often see how healthy financially-successful people are. But what if one could not truly exist and be maintained without the other? Keeping your finances in order and organized can help […]

4 Ways Strength Training Can Make You An Awesome Runner

Sebastian Gonzales, DC, CSCS, owner and operater of  Performance Place Sports Care & Chiropractic, a sports-injury rehab clinic in Huntington Beach, California, shared with Good Health Update that The use of power measurements to guide training and improve performance has been around for decades among competitive cyclists—in large part because power meters have been around for […]