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Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Awareness of Alternative Therapies May Be Lacking
Maggots as Good as Gel in Leg Ulcer Treatments
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
ANIMAL CARE
Safe Toys for Dogs
Beware of Dog Bites
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis May Raise Risk for Vertigo
Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom
CANCER
Seaweed May Help Treat Lymphoma
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
Get to Know the Pap Test
CAREGIVING
High Rate of Rehospitalizations Costing Billions
Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents
Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
COSMETIC
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
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The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
DENTAL, ORAL
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
DIABETES
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
DIET, NUTRITION
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
TV Food Ads Promote Bad Diets
Indian Spice May Thwart Liver Damage
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops
Agent Orange Exposure Tied to Prostate Cancer Return
Air Pollution May Cause Appendicitis: Study Reveals
EYE CARE, VISION
Eye Problems, Hearing Loss May Be Linked
When Corks Fly, Watch the Eyes
Don't Lose Sight of Halloween Safety
FITNESS
Go To Work But Skip The Car
Living With Less TV, More Sweat Boosts Weight Loss
You Can Get Great Exercise In The Garden
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Heal Your Life® Tips for Living Well
Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find
Parents Influence Sex Decisions, Hispanic Teens Say
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk
How Weight Loss Can Help the Heart
Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Working Intensely Early on May Help Autistic Kids
Eating Fish, Breast-Feeding Boost Infant Development
Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies
MEN'S HEALTH
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
MENTAL HEALTH
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The 3LS Wellness Program for Reversing Chronic Symptoms and Creating Lasting Health
Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
SENIORS
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging
High-Impact Activity May Be Good for Old Bones
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span
Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer
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5 Reasons why you could gain weight while dieting

If this is the situation with you, I understand how frustrated you feel but you need to understand that there are numerous interrelated factors that contribute to weight gain.

The five most important factors that could be responsible include:

1. Lack of Sleep: Your body requires adequate sleep to function best. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body experiences physiological stress. As a result of this, many people use food as a coping mechanism. Late night snacking simply means extra calories; imagine what would happen when you add up those extra calories you accumulate for a month. Sleep is important and you should have about 8 hours of sleep each night. Dedicated Woman’s Fountain of Youth (HGH) is a perfect start in catching those Zzzzzzz.

2. Stress: Stress is a part of normal life. It is unrealistic to avoid it completely however, you can learn the best ways to cope with stress. Most people reach for food to help ease the stress. Susan Bowerman, assistant director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, says stress eaters tend to prefer carbohydrate rich foods because these foods trigger an increase in the brain chemical serotonin, which has a calming effect. “It is almost like self-medicating”, she says. Bowerman recommends relaxation techniques as well as exercise to help burn calories. Join our Mind and Body Club today and receive tips and suggestions of meal plans and exercise.

3. Medication: There are several drugs that are known to cause weight gain. The drugs cause weight gain via different mechanisms from increasing appetite to altering the way fat is stored. These drugs include the following:
a. Anti-diabetes medications
i. Insulin
ii. Thiazolidinediones – rosiglitazone, pioglitazone
iii. Sulfonylureas
b. Steroid Hormones
i. Corticosteroids
ii. Progestational Steroids
c. Miscellaneous Agents
i. Antihistamines – diphenhydramine nytol
ii. Alpha Adrenergic blockers – prazosin, doxazosin, terazosin
iii. Beta Adrenergic blockers – propanolol
d. Antidepressants
i. Tricyclic antidepressants
ii. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
iii. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
iv. Lithium
e. Antipsychotics
f. Anticonvulsants

If you suspect that your medication may be causing you to gain weight, you should talk to your physician about it.

4. Current Illness: There are a number of medical conditions associated with weight gain. The most common is hypothyroidism – a condition due to deficiency of thyroid hormone causing decreased metabolism and weight gain. A few others include:

a. Cushing’s Syndrome
b. Depression
c. Type II Diabetes Mellitus
d. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

5. Menopause: Post-menopausal women gain weight primarily because they lose estrogen. Estrogen favors deposition of fat in the lower body but when you lose this hormone, fat is deposited more in the mid-section. When women reach menopause, they are usually less physically active than when they were younger –physical inactivity promotes weight gain. A combination of exercise and a healthy, calorie-controlled diet rich in calcium and vitamin D is the answer to defeating post-menopausal weight gain.

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