Lisa Schaefer (Street Articles Author)
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When I was 15 years old, and my brother was 10, we lost our mother to a 2 year battle with breast cancer. While many of the details were kept sheltered from us, I remember multiple surgeries, in addition to radiation and cancer treatments. I know that my mother suffered greatly during that losing battle. I also remember my father saying afterward that statistics at the time (30+ years ago) showed that had she opted top receive no treatment whatsoever, her lifespan may have been 5 years – not 2 years. Granted, treatments have no doubt come a long way since, but my thought is, “Who wants to get cancer (or any other disease or sickness) in the first place?” I should mention that, in the years since, my father has devoted much time and energy into researching alternatives to traditional cancer treatment. I have learned a great deal about healthy eating from him. His website devoted to this issue is http://www.westayhealthy.net. Over the years, I have decided to make my lifestyle one in which I can avoid as many health problems as possible, for as long as possible. And I must admit that vanity comes into play here as well. Not only do I want to feel good, but I want to look good (somehow that desire especially kicks in when you hit the 40-year mark). It is my desire to spread the word that one can develop and maintain good health, through diet and lifestyle, and actually enjoy the changes in process. It is possible, with some devotion and effort to keep your body mind, and soul young, healthy and happy.
How to Fight Winter Depression And Seasonal Affective Disorder
When fall and winter arrive, do you find yourself feeling lethargic, sleepy, unmotivated, and maybe even depressed? This is actually a fairly common occurrence, especially occurring in persons living farther and farther from the equator. It is commonly known as Winter Depression, or Winter Blues. An extreme case, diagnosed by…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Depression   Jan 05, 2012  
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Best Foods for Younger Skin And Anti - aging
These days, society places an emphasis on youth. Whether this is fair and reasonable is debatable, but nevertheless it is something that the older generation must deal with. Even if this wasn’t the case, the aging population of baby boomers would like to stay healthy and also get rid of…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Dec 14, 2011  
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Garlic Health Benefits - Fight Disease And Aging
Are you someone who loves garlic and eats it for that reason alone? Or are you someone who is trying to improve your diet for health reasons? Here are some good reasons to start, or continue, eating garlic to improve your health. A Brief History of Garlic Garlic is one…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Mar 30, 2011  
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