Health

Health Is What You Make It

UNITED STATES—As Americans if there is one thing that we’re all guilty of its not taking full accountability for our health. There are things that we can control, and some things that our out of our hands and we have to seek medical attention for. On the other end of the spectrum, there are indeed things we can do...

Water, Juice Or Soda

UNITED STATES—Something that many Americans fail to realize on a daily basis is a vast majority of the calories we consume come from actual fluids that we drink. Yeah, you might only think about food, but that glass of milk, juice, can of soda, smoothie and so many other things we drink are calorie laced at times. We all...

Limiting Fast-Food Consumption

UNITED STATES—It is the one thing many of us go to when we just have one of those days where the notion of cooking or being in the kitchen is not on our radar. Fast-food is something we all love, even those who secretly argue behind the scenes that they don’t indulge in it, at some point in their...

Oh, What A Sweet Tooth!

UNITED STATES—We have been chatting about food the past few weeks in our efforts to highlight the importance of eating healthy and ridding our bodies of potential toxins and all things unhealthy.  Last week we took the approach of talking about things that aren’t always the best for the body, but they have benefits. This week the conversation turns...

Going Vegan Is Not Easy!

UNITED STATES—For quite some time I have been thinking about going vegan. On occasion, I have actually done it, where I would completely give up red meat, pork and seafood. Yes, I know what you all are thinking, but what about chicken. Yes, I do indulge in chicken a bit simply because I need to have protein in my...

For Tomato Lovers

LOS ANGELES—This year spring was marked by my first ever visit to Tomato-Mania, reminding me that it’s time to spruce up the garden and make new choices now that the drought is in the rear view mirror. Coming from the east coast, it’s hard to acclimate to spring in early March. Every year something pulls my attention to the arrival...

How To Recover From Heat Damage

UNITED STATES—If your hair feels and looks fried and brittle, it’s probably suffering from heat damage. Another sign of heat damage is if your hair is naturally curly or wavy, but when you wash it, it doesn’t return to its natural curl or wave pattern. For example, recently I started straightening my hair a bit often and after a...

How To Avoid Dry Skin And Hair During The Winter

UNITED STATES—Winter is officially here; and although it can be full of fun with the holidays, it can also come with some cons when it comes to hair and skin. Cold weather can be very drying to the skin and hair for many people. Although this isn’t exactly a dangerous issue, it can be irritating and embarrassing. So, here...

Three Tips To Help You Lose Weight

UNITED STATES—The New Year is right around the corner and you're probably going to want to look your best in 2017. So, I'm going to share with you three tips that may be useful in your weight loss journey. Tip #1: Workout First Thing In The Morning There are a lot of mixed feelings in the fitness community about doing...

Pietro’s Fight Celebrates FDA Approval Of Muscular Dystrophy Drug

Pietro and Dayna Scarso celebrate the FDA's announcement to approve Eteplirsen, the first drug ever made available to patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Photo by: Marino Photography
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK—In 2011, just before Dayna and Manni Scarso’s son, Pietro, turned three, they discovered his body was deteriorating from the inside out. The Scarsos began suspecting problems when they noticed Pietro’s younger brother, Nico, running up and down stairs while Pietro made slow, valiant attempts, but would then get stuck. Looking back, Manni remembered initially thinking, “maybe Pietro’s just...
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