Past Stories

A Quenchable Thirst

In your home, every day, you possess a fantastic wonder drug that can help you lose weight and lead to beautiful, clear, glowing skin. Some doctors even claim that it helps combat disease and illness. What is this magical elixi...


HEALTHY VENDING MACHINES?

There are a number of perks to living in the US—democracy, freedom of speech, more higher education institutions than any country in the world and, praise be to preservatives, millions of vending machines.  They’re...


RUN, BABY, RUN

The sober truth—your weight is directly proportional to calories in, minus calories out. Calories in could come from fruit, bread, steak or Krispy Kreme, but calories out only come from moving. A sedentary person needs 16...



NOT A LOT OF HOOEY

Health is not simply a matter of calories counted, nutrients ingested, pounds lifted or miles moved, so this week we’re going to focus on how you can use your mind to tap into the spirit and heal the body. Take…


OFFICE PARTY DECADENCE!

The holidays often bring an unwelcome visitor: weight gain. (Psycho family members as well, but there’s nothing we can do about that.) One of the easiest ways to bump into this irksome interloper is at the office holiday ...


Balancing Your lbs

Every year, before Thanksgiving, there is always a gaggle of health articles that try to shame you into having the most lackluster but low-cal T-Day dinner possible. Only eat the white meat and throw away the skin! Topping your...



In Between Meals

 It’s two hours to lunchtime but your tummy is grumbling and you can’t get your mind off those Munchos in the vending machine. But you just had breakfast a couple hours ago and you know you’ll feel guilty...


Sweet Dessert

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the definition of dessert is: “A usually sweet course or dish, as of fruit, ice cream or pastry, served at the end of a meal.” In England, this dish is actually often f...


Things You’ve Partically Inhaled

Wildfires are destructive, scary and lead to murky skies that eerily smack of nuclear winter; they are also pretty bad for your health (it’s not like us folks in SoCal need our air to be any dirtier). From mildly annoying...



Chew On This

  </p>You know, if you really try, you can pretty much find some sort of evidence to prove that anything is either really good for you, or really bad for you (except for maybe trans fat, cigarettes and heroin). For&h...


Hazy Shade of Winter

When Googling the term “SAD’s,” I was a bit surprised to see the phrase “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.” It made the disorder I was researching—Seasonal Affective Disorder—seem a lot less...


Just Plumb Dumb

 Colon cleansing—maybe you’ve seen the ads for Colon Blow, Almighty or Bowtrol, or perhaps you have a friend who swears by them. Proponents claim they feel lighter and more energetic, have flatter stomachs and ...



Chew On This

You know, if you really try, you can pretty much find some sort of evidence to prove that anything is either really good for you, or really bad for you (except for maybe trans fat, cigarettes and heroin). For instance,…


LEAVING ON A JET PLANE?

 It’s that time of the year—the time when many of us must fly to spend the holidays with family, friends, tropical beaches or ski slopes. But sometimes those friendly skies aren’t so much so—and can...


MOVIE MUCHIE MADNESS!

‘Tis the season for movie-mania! Every December, studios release their Oscar heavy-hitters, and cold weather makes indoor activities far more appealing—besides, the holidays mean families have to find something to d...



SO FRESH, SO CLEAN

 Now that the season dedicated to Saint Spend-A-Lot is over, most of us could really use some psychological refreshment. The easiest, cheapest and safest way to take that chill pill is to meditate. Who wouldn’t like ...


DESKERCISE!

 It’s January. The Christmas tree is rotting in the driveway and the credit card bill arrived. To make matters worse, you’re tired and your pants don’t fit, but there’s nothing you can do about it b...


THE TAO OF TEA

 You’re thirsty, but drinking soda can make you fat, and coffee aggravates your tummy. If you’re in need of a beverage, pour yourself a cup of tea—it can be refreshing and soothing, and it just might save...



Ready for Some Football?!

 This Sunday the Colts meet the Bears in Miami, and chicken wings, pizza, chili, potato chips, ranch dip, nachos, popcorn, deviled eggs, soda pop and beer are all planning to meet up in your stomach. Notoriously all about ...


Trash Your Trends!

 We’re only a month and a half into the New Year, but your weight loss resolutions have probably all flown out the window and are now running a marathon while you sit on the couch and get fatter. Part of…


Wheat from Chaffe

 So you want to take care of your health, but you’re not sure if you can pay this month’s rent, and who wants to spend hard-earned cash on organic veggies if you can get another shot of tequila? Well, the…



Seeds of Plenty

 Those fit folks over at the American Dietetic Association must know a thing or two about failed resolutions/impending bathing suit season—that’s why they would make March National Nutrition Month. While the go...


Smokin’ the Herb

 This week, the Weekly wants to push herb on you—we want you doing as much of the good green stuff as you possibly can. That’s right—we’re talking about parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. We’l...


Positive Pricks

 So you get nasty headaches, and you’ve heard from friends that acupuncture has helped them with their chronic pain, but it’s pretty hard to believe that sticking huge needles in your body is going to make the ...



Salt of the Earth

<p>You may have noticed that your good ol’ Weekly is always bitching about how you need to eat less sodium, but you also know that salt makes most things taste better. Can you seriously imagine eating fries without ...


Surviving Coachella

Some like it hot, but we all sweat when the heat is on (unless you have hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia and thus have no sweat glands, but that’s another story). And the heat will be on, as usual, at this year’s&h...


Core Values

One of the most popular buzz phrases in fitness today is “core conditioning.” Even if your only exercise involves picking up a magazine, lifting the TV remote or vigorously updating your MySpace page, you’ve p...



Peanut Poison

Forget about guns, drugs, cigarettes and excessive drinking—the real killer is a peanut butter sandwich.In all seriousness, 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies, many of them life-threatening. May 13-19 is the ...