Entries by Jay Wojcik

Adults in the U.S. have hearing loss because of noise

Lenny Bernstein, writer for The Washington Post, shared that forty million adults have lost some hearing because of noise, and half of them suffered the damage outside the workplace, from everyday exposure to leaf blowers, rock concerts and other loud sounds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. One quarter of people aged 20 […]

Some healthy snacks for kids

March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The group offers ideas for healthy snacks for kids including: • Parfait: Layer vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt with fruit and dried cereal. • Smoothie: Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for 30 seconds […]

Incorporate herbs into a healthy diet

Joshua Steckler, owner of Push Fitness, a personal training studio located in Schaumburg specializing in weight loss, muscle toning, and nutrition says that often overlooked, yet an important component of nutrition, herbs and spices pack a big punch from a small package. They’re generally used to flavor food, but herbs and spices have many health […]

What Are the All of the Benefits of Kale?

Joey Bruno,  joe@thrivecuisine.com co-owner of thrive cuisine loves Kale. He is dedicated to spreading scientific information about the healthfulness and disease preventing power of vegetables/fruits.  One of these food is Kale that Joe says has become massively popular over the past decade. What was once a forgotten leaf only seen as a decor piece on salad bars has […]

How to keep your kids safe from injuries

Dr. Gregory Caronis shared in the Daily Herald Newspaper recently that although it may not seem like it today, warmer days of spring are ahead. And with warm thoughts on our minds, many adults look back fondly on childhood days filled with active games, playgrounds and the beginning of the spring sport season. While we […]

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 […]