Entries by Jay Wojcik

Dopamine

John Hawthorne, john@connex.digital,  shared that Dopamine is natures good feeling drug that is naturally released as a chemical and it is neurally transmitted. It does not just produce a moment of euphoria as it also helps to increase focus along with motivation. If your body is not correctly producing the right amount it can be […]

Good Eating Habits for Growing Children

Carl McLean, blogger, parent, campaigner and contributor at SeriousParenting shared that over the past few decades childhood obesity in America has tripled: affecting about 12.7 million children and adolescents. It’s a particularly heated issue in recent news and everyone is looking for ways to help their children avoid obesity and its associated health conditions. “Portion Distortion” […]

5 ways to feel more blessed, less stressed this holiday season

And we’re off! Thanksgiving has come and gone, marking the official start of the holiday season — a time of year that leaves us feeling both blessed and stressed. With Black Friday anxiety, socializing at company parties, and growing expectations of our children and family, stress levels can be high during this time of year. […]

Mystery Bloating? Here Are 8 Possible Culprits

 DOMINIQUE ASTORINO shared in POPSUGAR Fitness that bloating can be more than annoying — it can be painful and sometimes even coupled with uncomfortable digestive issues. While there are things you can do to prevent bloating, the tips can feel a little aimless if you don’t know why you’re bloating. Let’s take a beat to assess the causes […]

Is it the holiday blues, or something more?

December 02, 2015 | by Erin Terada, PsyD, CEDS wrote for the Edwards Elmhurst Healthy Driven blog that on the outside, the holidays are glitter and lights, parties and gifts, warmth and family get-togethers. On the inside, for many people, the holidays can be cold and dark, lonely and upsetting. Grief, isolation from family or friends, bad […]

Impact of the 2010 US Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

Impact of the 2010 US Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on School Breakfast and Lunch Participation Rates Between 2008 and 2015. Vaudrin N1, Lloyd K1, Yedidia MJ1, Todd M1, Ohri-Vachaspati P1. Author information OBJECTIVES: – To evaluate National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) participation over a 7-year period before and after the implementation of the 2010 […]

Your holiday eating survival guide

Toni Havala, MS, RD, LDN wrote for the Healthy Driven Blog from Edwards Elmhurst that yhe holidays are (almost) officially here! That means parties, hot chocolate, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, sweets, eating on the go—and often added stress. The average person gains two pounds or less during the holidays, but studies have found that the weight remains […]

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for Fibromyalgia

Jenn McGrath from Points to Wellness shared that Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) affects an estimated 2 percent of the population. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain, a heightened and painful response to pressure, insomnia, fatigue, memory loss, mood swings, digestive problems and depression. Anyone who is female or has a family history of fibromyalgia or […]

How to Store And Use Fresh Herbs

Kay Chun shared with  Real Simple that sometimes you needed just one sprig but had to buy a whole package. So what can you do with the leftovers? Here are Kay’s suggestions: Basil – How to store it: At room temperature in a vase of water for up to 1 week. Use it up: Mince and combine with […]