Most American First Ladies bow to unrelenting political and social pressure to be seen -preferably smiling and wearing an attractive-yet-affordable outfit by an American designer - but never heard. Controversy and opinions are definitely out. Witness beloved First Ladies Barbara and Laura Bush.
Do you associate springtime and warm weather with unbearable allergies? Instead of reaching for the drugs that make you listless, try out some of these more natural remedies to soothe your symptoms.
While it sounds like something that belongs in Harry Potter, this herb appears to work as a leukotriene inhibitor, which blocks some chemicals that trigger swelling in the nasal passages. Some research shows that butterbur root is just as effective at relieving nasal symptoms as prescription drugs, but without the drowsiness.
When was the last time you got a good night's sleep? Got your attention yet?
Sleep is the one thing moms want - and NEED - more of! The average American woman gets only 6.5 hours of sleep a night. That's much less than needed. ModernMom got a chance to interview Dr. Donnica Moore about ways you can improve your sleeping habits so you get more Zzz's and less hazy days.
MM: Can you reveal the truth about some common sleep myths?
I have to admit that when I decided to go gluten-free 6 years ago it was not because I had celiac disease or even got noticeably sick when I ate gluten. Pure vanity was at the core of why I wanted to experiment with going gluten-free (there - I said it)! After all, gluten is what is found in processed baked goods, pasta and bread, all of which lead to weight gain.
We all have those days. Those days when you feel sluggish, sleepy, and unproductive. Whether you can pinpoint the exact reason why you’re lacking energy (a long night taking care of a sick kid) or you really don’t know why you can’t seem to keep your eyes open, here are some surefire ways to boost your energy level and get back to being the best you that you can be!
1. Get Moving
As a mom, sometimes it’s hard to focus on your own health and taking care of your kids’ needs at the same time -- but you’d assume that you’ve got the basics down by now. Don’t eat too much fat, exercise, get enough sleep, yada yada yada. Even so, you might still be committing little health “mistakes” in your busy daily lives. You may think that you’ve mastered these simple tasks back before, well, kindergarten. But keep in mind that you may be stuck in bad habits that could be detrimental to your overall health.
After staying indoors for much of winter, spring is a welcome relief for most people. While the longer days, green grass and blossoming plants herald in the new season, they also bring the return of pollen. Spring allergies often occur because of pollen. If spending time outside in the spring makes your eyes start to water and your nose run, you may be one of the 40 million Americans suffering from springtime allergies.
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When you are constantly on-the-go taking care of your kids, organizing your home, or going to work, it is hard to remember to take care of yourself. A busy schedule doesn’t allow time for you to catch a cold, so here are some ways to strengthen your immune system to keep your body healthy.
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