METABOLISM – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I MANAGE IT?

WHAT IS METABOLISM? Metabolism is defined as all the chemical processes in your body that cause food to be broken down and used for energy and growth. Some people complain that they have either a fast or slow metabolism and blame it on their genetics. Although genetics may contribute slightly, there are many other lifestyle factors that can stall or speed...

Anti-bacterial soap

CAN ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAPS ACTUALLY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

After doing some research, I was surprised to discover that in 1984, two gentlemen were known to patent anti-bacterial soap. However, by 2013, manufacturers started phasing out the use of certain active ingredients, saying that they posed health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects. If you google the FDA final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps, you...

HOW MUCH CAFFEINE IS TOO MUCH?

Even though I love the taste and smell of coffee, I always encourage people to try and stay away. Why? Because caffeine is very habit forming and can cause undesirable reactions. It is amazing how popular caffeine is. Eight out of 10 people consume it every day in one form or another. Beverages containing caffeine are coffee, tea, and colas....