Entries by Juanita

How Much Vitamin C Should You Get Every Day?

 Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  shared in his blog that  “For many years, the RDA [recommended daily allowance] for all vitamins were based on preventing deficiency, with a margin of safety,” but the minuscule amount of vitamin C needed to avoid scurvy, for example, is not necessarily the ideal intake for optimal health. What might the optimal intake of […]


Rise and Shine shared that while the holidays are a great time for indulging in your favorite sweets and treats, they can be stressful if you have a child with diabetes. You’re tasked with paying close attention to your child’s eating choices while making sure he or she doesn’t feel left out of the festivities. […]

Cooking is more fun with kids

Edward-Elmhurst’s Healthy Driven Blog shared that if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that kids love getting their hands dirty. They have just as much fun making mud pies in a back yard “kitchen” as they do making a more-edible yogurt parfait. It’s a great idea to get kids working in the kitchen, […]

Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

The National Institute on Aging’s ADEAR Center offered this advice.  When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. It’s important to talk to them about what is happening. How much and what kind of information you share depends on the child’s age and relationship to the person […]

Stress Happens. Here’s 5 Ways to Put it in Its Place

Conner Graham shared that little daily stressors add up and have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing.  Today is meant to help people identify stress and reduce its negative effects. International Stress Management Association defines stress as “The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them […]

Skin Tags – What They Are, Misconceptions, Types, Causes and Treatment

Ijeoma Okeke from skincareproductsguide.com shared the following information with Healthy Lombard. What Are Skin Tags? Skin tags, also called acrochordon, are tiny but painless benign growths on the skin, which usually hang by thin stalks called peduncles. They appear in clusters, which can be unsightly though they are skin-colored most of the time, and they also […]

15 Self-Therapy Tips to Keep You Calm on the Most Stressful Days

Heidi Thiel, Community Outreach for http://siegemedia.com  shared with Healthy Lombard the following beginner’s guide on using self-therapy to decrease stress levels. The piece covers what self-therapy is and why it’s effective, along with beginner-level tips for improving mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. With a whopping 77% of Americans feeling regularly sick from stress, awareness of these types […]

What’s in a fitness trainer’s fridge?

Carol Teteak, M.S., a fitness specialist at Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness (Seven Bridges) shared in the Edwards-Elmhurst Healthy Driven blog that personal trainers know how to move. They also know how to fuel that movement with the right foods for peak performance. We asked Carol Teteak, MS, Fitness Coordinator, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist and ACE Personal […]