Just like your skin needs to be prepared for summer, you need to prep your hair for warmer weather. Follow our tips to make sure your hair looks its best all summer long. Get Summer-Ready with a Trim Getting a trim at the start of summer will get rid of any damaged or split ends… Continue Reading
8 Must-Have Nutrients for Healthy Hair
Is your hair feeling dry from spending too much time in the sun? Or is humid weather making your scalp greasy and your style unmanageable? Sun exposure, swimming, sweat, and styling do a number on your locks, leaving them limp, dry, frizzy, faded, and dull. What can you do to ensure great looking… Continue Reading
How to Increase Energy Levels Naturally
Updated May 19, 2022 By David H. Rahm, M.D. Q: I often feel tired and my energy is drained by mid-day. Is there anything I can do to boost my energy levels naturally without having to resort to drinking a Red Bull every afternoon? As you indicated, energy drinks are not a… Continue Reading
Can a Man Take a Woman’s Vitamin?
By David. H. Rahm Q: I take a women’s multi-vitamin on a daily basis. My husband doesn’t take a vitamin but periodically takes my multi. Should a man take a woman’s vitamin or should he be taking a multi designed specifically for men? It really depends on a number of factors including the… Continue Reading
(Phaselous vulgaris) Black beans are about the size of a pea with a black skin, a creamy white flesh and a sweet, rich flavor often compared to that of mushrooms. They have a velvety-texture that holds its shape during cooking. Black beans are also known as turtle beans (in reference to their shiny-like… Continue Reading
(Chenopodium quinoa) Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain. Although recently rediscovered in the U.S., quinoa has been cultivated in the Andean mountains of Peru, Chile and Bolivia for over 5,000 years. The grain was prized by the Incas who believed it to be sacred and referred to quinoa as the “mother seed.” … Continue Reading
(Phaseolis vulgaris) Kidney beans are legumes which are plants with seed pods that split into two halves. Some of the more common legumes are beans, lentils, peanuts, peas and soybeans. The legume family also includes alfalfa, clover and even the beautiful flowering plant wisteria. Like all legumes, kidney beans benefit from bacteria (rhizobia)… Continue Reading
(Avena sativa) Oats are one of the hardiest cereal grains. Unlike most other crops, this plant is able to withstand poor soil conditions and thrive. The oats we eat today originate from the wild red oat in Asia. Before being consumed as food, oats were used for medicinal purposes and are still used… Continue Reading
Supplements and Older Women: Helpful or Harmful?
A report released earlier this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine indicates that older women slightly increase their risk of dying by taking supplements like iron but slightly decrease this risk with calcium supplementation. If you’re the one in two adults who regularly takes a multivitamin or other supplement, this news may be… Continue Reading
(Spinacia oleracea) Spinach is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in the United States. A member of the same family as Swiss chard and beets, spinach shares the same taste profile – mildly sweet flavor when raw and a slightly salty, bitter flavor when cooked. Spinach is native to an area near… Continue Reading