Entries by Jay Wojcik

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 […]


Cindy Maloney, R.N, B.A, PEL-CSN, Certified School Nurse at Glenbard North High School, shared this Wellness Tip: Color your plate! A good variety of fruits and vegetables will ensure nutritional quality. The colors to include regularly are: dark green (spinach, broccoli, asparagus, green beans), yellow/orange (sweet potatoes, carrots, mangoes, cantaloupe), red (Cherries, strawberries, red peppers, tomatoes) and […]

How you can become a Morning Person

“Do you set multiple alarms, press snooze, and hope you’ll wake up on time, just to be half asleep?  Well if you do, you’re not alone! So many of us struggle with getting up and being alert in the morning. But don’t worry, you can break the habit with just a few of these tips!” […]

Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free: What Do They Really Mean?

Sandy Getzky, is the executive coordinating editor at The Global Nail Fungus Organization, a group committed to helping the 100+ million people suffering from finger and toenail fungus and is also a registered Herbalist and member of the American Herbalist’s Guild.  She was very gracious and wrote the following article especially for the Healthy Lombard […]