Entries by Jay Wojcik

5 Easy Ways to Lose Weight, 20 Minutes at a Time

Paige Smith, a freelance health and lifestyle writer, editor and perpetual optimist from Southern California wrote for My Fitness Pal that committing to losing weight is a big enough challenge on its own, and even more challenging if you have a jam-packed schedule. You may think you need to block off a big chunk of time […]

Combo of smaller meds may just be the dose to lower blood pressure

The American Heart Association posted that combined smaller doses of blood pressure medications may be effective with fewer side effects than standard single doses, according to preliminary research. In the first review to compare quarter-dose therapy to standard dose and placebo, researchers found that two medications in combination was just as effective as one standard […]

The benefits of a healthy weight

The May edition of the Shaklee newsletter hared that making a commitment to achieve a healthy weight is one of the best health decisions you can make. Studies have shown health benefits start to occur at about a 5 percent reduction of initial body weight.1 For someone starting at 200 pounds, that means benefits could […]

Top 5 Nutrients to Boost Men’s Health

  Jennifer McGrath, L.Ac., Dipl.OM  at 1S132 Summit Ave. Ste 105c in Oakbrook Terrace, IL  shared that Men have different nutritional requirements than women, due to their unique physiology. These are the five key nutrients for men’s health to keep in mind when planning that next meal. Magnesium Magnesium plays a key role in many important bodily […]

Are You Getting Enough Iron?

Jenny Sugar from POPSUGAR  shared that if  you get plenty of sleep and you’re not catching a cold, yet lately you feel run-down, have crazy headaches, and can’t focus at work, it may have something to do with how much iron you’re getting in your diet. An adult woman should aim for 18 milligrams of […]

FERTILITY: A Natural, Proven Approach

West Suburban Wellness cordially invites followers of the Healthy Lombard Blog to attend a natural fertility workshop on June 19th at 7 pm at The Corner House, 100 West Saint Charles Road, in Lombard, IL  Coffee, Tea & Light Buffet will be served. Partners, significant others and guests are welcome!   At this workshop you will […]

Medication and Heart Disease

Certain kinds of medications can have an adverse effect on your teeth. Long ago, children exposed to tetracycline developed tooth problems, including discoloration, later in life. The medication fell out of use, however, and is not an issue today. The best precaution is to ask your family physician if any medications he or she has […]

When is it right to add a protein supplement?

Joshua Steckler, owner of Push Fitness, a personal training studio located in Schaumburg specializing in weight loss, muscle toning, and nutrition recently shared in the Daily Herald’s Health and Fitness section that to ensure a variety of dietary nutrients, we recommend eating a combination of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Many clients come to us eating […]

Fasting: Healthy or dangerous?

The Healthy Driven Life Blog shared that  sometimes, when life gets really busy, people skip lunch. Or breakfast. Most people don’t do this every day, though. When you’re used to eating three square meals a day, skipping one can leave you feeling, well, hangry. Eating regular, healthy meals is important. And no one likes a […]

Know when to ice or heat an injury

Bradley Dunlap, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute who has been treating elite-level hockey players since 2009 shared in the Daily Herald Newspaper that as an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, one of the questions I get asked the most is: “Should I use heat or ice to […]