Wellness News & Info

Monthly Archives: March 2013

Herbs: To Take or Not to Take

Maryby Mary Howard, RN

Herbs and other natural remedies are so popular in our society. Lets look at a few things to make sure what you are taking is safe and the importance of taking control of your own health care.

Weight Loss Tips and Tricks

Maryby Mary Howard, RN

You hear so many tips and trick about weight loss that it may leave you wondering which tips are the best and which tricks are really tricks? Let’s look at how food and exercise affect metabolism and weight loss to help us understand why some of these tips and tricks work or don’t work.

Exercise and Weight Loss

Maryby Mary Howard, RN

If you are serious about your weight loss program, exercise is the key. But how do we get motivated to make such a big change in our life? We’ll talk about motivating benefits, how much exercise it takes, types of exercise and exercising with health conditions.

Prenatal Nutrition: Basic Facts and Factors

Maryby Mary Howard, RN

Eating well is directly related to bearing a child in excellent health and can also prevent certain diseases. This is a great time for new beginnings. The habits you form now may affect the rest of your life. You are the source; for nine months you must build another human being while keeping your own body healthy and strong.

PMS: Pre-Misery Symptoms

Maryby Mary Howard, RN

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, yes it is real and exists in varying degrees in a large percent of women. We will talk about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this strange burden that women get to carry. If Eve just hadn’t eaten that apple in the Garden of Eden! Oh well, since she did I guess we better find some ways to deal with it!

The Eccentric Eating Habits of Toddlers

Maryby Mary Howard, RN

Do you worry about your toddler because he or she doesn’t seem to eat enough or eats a limited variety? Toddlers do have eccentric eating habits at times. Let’s look at a few things we can do to make sure they are meeting their nutritional requirements and what it takes to meet those requirements.

Nutritional Needs of the Adolescent and Adult

By Mary Howard RN

Recently my articles have focused on weight loss. In this article, I would like to clarify the nutritional needs of the growing adolescent and the adult. In some of my past articles we covered the nutritional requirements of pregnancy and childhood we’ll make this article expand from there and talk about the nutritional requirements of adolescents, adults and elderly. There are many of you that suffer health conditions that debilitate your body and pull hard on your energy stores.

Infant and Childhood Trends in Growth


by Mary Howard, RN

Would you like to feel more in charge when it comes to knowing how your child should be growing at certain ages? Each child and family traits are so different we don’t all fit into the charts. Let’s look at some of the norms and some reasons why the charts aren’t accurate for everyone.