Entries by Jay Wojcik

Eating anti-inflammatory foods may reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Patrick B. Massey, MD, PH.D., medical director for complementary and alternative medicine at Alexian Brothers Hospital Network and president of ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy, in Elk Grove Village shared that the famous Greek physician Hippocrates is believed to have said “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”This suggests that both the […]

8 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

Amy Marturana from My Fitness Pal shared that sugar is delicious. Anyone who denies that is lying. But because life is unfair, sugar, especially in copious amounts, is really bad for your health. In fact, once you learn about all the ways sugar impacts your body, it’s difficult to look at it the same way (despite knowing how heavenly it tastes). So […]

“Are we there yet?”

Schar, producers of gluten-free products shared that long car journeys with children are often exhausting, boring and take their toll on your nerves. But this does not have to be the case. With a bit of preparation and our ideas and suggestions, which are guaranteed to be gluten free, bad moods need never be an […]

Healthy Body, Healthy Bones

Jessica Walter, a freelance health writer for  Shield My Senior shared that eating healthily and being an appropriate weight from childhood onwards can have profound and long-lasting effects on your life. By making sensible lifestyle choices from a young age, you could be setting yourself up for great health during your senior years. There are many troublesome […]

Fewer heavy Americans are trying to lose weight

The Daily Herald Newspaper shared recently that fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons, The Associated Press report. The trend found in a new study occurred at the same time obesity rates climbed. “Socially accepted normal body weight is […]

Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of US deaths

 LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer, shared that gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes, the study suggests. “Good” […]

Long-term stress might make you fat

Recently, CNN reported that English researchers compared stress levels and body weight of more than 2,500 men and women over age 54 who participated in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. The study, published in the journal Obesity, looked at the levels of a stress hormone called cortisol in locks of hair gathered from participants. “We […]

Essential Health Screenings for Older Adults

Jennifer Scott from SpiritFinder.org shared that regular health checkups are important for people of all ages, but older adults should make getting the recommended health screenings a priority. Early detection is the key to successful management of many chronic diseases and can have substantial impacts on the odds of surviving many types of cancer. Even if […]

Helpful skin care tips

Dermatologist, Dr. Donna Hart from Kovak Dermatology & Laser Institute shared that since Spring is right around the corner this is a great time to consider the following: Self Skin Checks– Skin self exams can help find spots that differ from others. If you notice a spot that changes, itches, or bleeds, make an appointment to see […]