Archives for December 2011

Resolve To Be Heart Healthy In 2012

Want a New Year's resolution that reduces your risk of heart attack and stroke and is easy to keep because it doesn't involve your diet or exercise habits? Easy - just get your teeth professionally cleaned! Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America so prevention should be on your … [Read more...]

Midnight Snacking Bad for More Than Waistline

Midnight snacks can pack on the pounds around your waistline and have been found to be bad for your dental health as well.  A study published in the journal Eating Behaviors reveals that eating food late at night contributes to tooth loss.  Surprisingly, this outcome was the same no matter the type … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Improves Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for heart disease. Symptoms of metabolic syndrome include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, insulin resistance and excess weight in the abdomen. Many people with obstructive sleep apnea also suffer from metabolic syndrome. A study reported … [Read more...]

Mild Sleep Problems May Be Helped By Cherry Juice

How did you sleep last night? About one-third of Americans are affected by some type of sleep problem. Some sleep issues such as obstructive sleep apnea, are serious and may be life threatening.  Insomnia, tossing and turning or waking throughout the night are even more common. No matter the cause, … [Read more...]

Cereal, Sugar and Your Kids

The nonprofit research group EWG (Environmental Working Group) looked at popular kids cereals and checked to see if they met the proposed federal guidelines for sugar, sodium, fats and whole grain content. They focused on sugar and found that 2/3 of the cereals studied contained more sugar than … [Read more...]