Archive for September, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Fight Cancer With Food!
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Fight Cancer With Food!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States.  That’s the month when we’re supposed to work to build awareness of breast cancer issues.  I take that responsibility very seriously because my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was thirteen.  The time after she was diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing treatment […]

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BHTV #15 – Butter vs. Margarine

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (70.2MB)Imagine you are at an elegant dinner party and the first course is soup accompanied by sourdough bread rolls.  Trying to please everyone, the host provides both butter and margarine, so that each guest can use what they prefer.  Your eyes dart between the two options.  You are […]

Study: Fat Gene No Guarantee of Obesity
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Study: Fat Gene No Guarantee of Obesity

Many people blame their weight on genetics.  After all, maybe their father and/or mother suffer from obesity.  Plus, in the last few years the news media has covered how scientists have identified a gene that is linked to obesity, called the fat mass and obesity associated gene (FTO), or as some like to call it […]

BH4BP #64 - Nutrition For All Ages
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BH4BP #64 – Nutrition For All Ages

http://media.blubrry.com/beinghealthy/p/www.beinghealthy.tv/audio/Show_64_Being_Healthy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:33 — 8.2MB) At different stages of our life calorie and nutritional needs change.  As we get older, we can’t eat the same way as we did when we were younger.  Since many people are not aware of how nutritional needs change with age, this episode is […]

Mattresses: Picking Out a Good Night's Sleep
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Mattresses: Picking Out a Good Night’s Sleep

For the past few months, Neil slept poorly, tossing and turning to find a comfortable position, but always waking up stiff and achy.  He wasn’t sure why he slept so poorly.  He had never had any problems sleeping before. The answer eluded him until he went to Hawaii on vacation.  While he was there, he […]

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BHTV #14 – Red, Red Wine

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (70.5MB)Many people enjoy drinking a glass of red wine with dinner or sometimes dessert.  After all, a glass of red wine goes very nicely with meat, red pasta, certain cheeses and even chocolate.  In fact, wine is so popular these days that wine bars have been popping up […]

Study: To Lose Weight, Watch When You Eat
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Study: To Lose Weight, Watch When You Eat

Since losing weight takes willpower, foresight and planning, it can be challenging at times.  You have to reduce the calories you consume and take time to exercise more, so that you burn more calories than you consume. Unfortunately, according to researchers at Northwestern University, having a a successful weight loss program might be a little […]

BH4BP #63 - Gardening: Getting Dirty is Good For Your Health!
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BH4BP #63 – Gardening: Getting Dirty is Good For Your Health!

http://media.blubrry.com/beinghealthy/p/www.beinghealthy.tv/audio/Show_63_Being_Healthy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:07 — 7.2MB) Having and working in a garden can play a powerful role in how we feel. The sights and scents of our gardens can soothe us and distract us from everyday stressors.  Gardening has a way of connecting us with nature and the rhythm of […]

Goat Milk?: For When Cow's Milk Won't Do
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Goat Milk?: For When Cow’s Milk Won’t Do

In Brandon’s opinion, there was nothing better than a big glass of milk to wash down a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the morning.  But lately he noticed that he felt a little bloated and gassy after breakfast each morning.  On top of that, his eczema had been getting worse, lately.  Brandon thought it […]

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BHTV #13 – Say Cheese!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (74.5MB)Many of us love the flavor and texture of cheese.  It is a tasty addition to a variety of meals.  Plus, cheese can be very nutritious.  It is an excellent source of protein, calcium, vitamin A and phosphorous.  However, on the flip side, most cheeses are also high […]

Study: Coffee Aroma May Reduce Stress
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Study: Coffee Aroma May Reduce Stress

Whenever I enter a coffee shop, I find the smell of coffee intoxicating.  It is so rich, warm, inviting, relaxing and invigorating all at once that it feels like it must be a drug. There are so many different ways you could describe the wonderful scent of coffee. But what is it about the smell […]

BH4BP #62 - Swimming: A Great Alternative for Everyone!
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BH4BP #62 – Swimming: A Great Alternative for Everyone!

http://media.blubrry.com/beinghealthy/p/www.beinghealthy.tv/audio/Show_62_Being_Healthy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:38 — 7.5MB) Swimming is a great fitness activity for almost anyone, especially those who have physical limitations.  For those who have had a hard time finding an activity that is not painful for their joints, swimming may be the answer. In today’s show, I will go […]

Pork: Stay Lean, Don't Pig Out!
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Pork: Stay Lean, Don’t Pig Out!

Every Sunday, Tracy’s family wakes up to the smell of the bacon and eggs that she is frying up in the kitchen.  It is a long standing tradition that everyone looks forward to.  Unfortunately, it might not continue for much longer because at Tracy’s annual check up, her doctor recommended that she switch to a […]

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BHTV #12 – Tired? Combat Fatigue!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (90.0MB)Are you constantly complaining to your family, friends or co-workers about feeling tired and worn-out?  Do you have a hard time focusing or keeping your eyes open at work?  If so, you are not alone.  Feeling tired is one of the top 10 symptoms that people mention when […]

Running In Hot Weather: Can't Take the Heat?
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Running In Hot Weather: Can’t Take the Heat?

Larry is an avid runner training for his first marathon, which is coming up in September.  Unfortunately, he is having some difficulty with his training.  The weather is just too hot where he lives, making it hard to run.  Lately, the temperatures have been over 100 F (38 C). Despite that, Larry needs to train […]

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