We are a group of bloggers in Michigan who like to write about health and medicine. This blog aims to inform the public about the following topics:
Nutrition: You are what you eat, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get the foods we need in the modern age. And no, simply shopping at Whole Foods is not enough.
Health and Well-Being: Much of your physical well being is connected to your state of mind. The research on this is fascinating, and we will be adding some articles on this subject
Shopping for Health Products: You’re already online, so why not share with you tips on shopping for health products online?
Feel free to contact us if you would like us to talk about an area not covered by the topics above. Ultimately, this site is meant to help you, the health-conscious visitor, so we are always open to feedback.
The internet is a spectacular resource for acquiring information about health and well-being. One of the best ways to learn more about healthy living is by watching videos. Youtube is actually a great place for this. Sure, the site has more than its share of lousy videos, but once you get good at navigating through that, you will find lots of great information as well.
The main strength of Youtube is its size. With so many millions of users and so many uploads being made daily, there is good coverage of almost every subject. One frustrating thing, however, is that you will tend to get your information in disorganized bits. You need to be the type of person who can piece together different bits of information and still get the big picture.
For a more organized presentation of health information, you might want to check out VideoMD as well. The advantage of using this site is that most of the videos are presented by experts.
Either way, there is so much good information on the Internet, such as the video below, and you should definitely be taking advantage of everything the internet has to offer.
Joining online dating sites is a great way to find a partner in this hectic day and age.
We all know that mental health and well being can be just as important, if not more important, than physical well-being. Oftentimes, we become so busy with our careers that we neglect the personal relationships in our lives. Perhaps that is why online dating has become so popular.
There is no shame in using a dating site to try and find love. In fact, it has become one of the most popular ways to find a date in the modern age. While we’d all ideally not have to pay a monthly subscription fee to sites like eharmony or Match.com, we must be realistic. Unless you have a lot of free time on your hands, it is becoming increasingly difficult to meet people through your everyday lives.
There are only a handful of giant dating sites that are worth joining, and Match.com should be on the top of yours list. While it’s rather standard as far as dating sites go, it is a huge site with more singles than just about any other site, and this makes it worth your time.
Sometimes people get cold feet when thinking about joining a dating site. This is understandable, especially if you’re a bit older and did not grow up in the internet age. To those people, I recommend the Match.com free trial offer available from sites like datingvalues.com. We’re sorry to say that the current free trial offered by Match only lasts 72 hours. They used to have trials that would last a week, but it looks like they are becoming more strict about letting people use the site for free for extended periods of time.
Many of us wear contact lenses, and they are truly a blessing. Not only do they correct our vision, they allow us to play sports and engage in activities that might not be possible with eyeglasses. But contact lenses do pose some risks, so it’s important to follow some guidelines to make sure you will keep your eyes healthy. Here are some suggestions to keeping your eyes healthy if you use contact lenses:
Lens.com is currently my favorite contact lens store, since they offer great online coupons and good service.
Sunlight is bad for our eyes, but especially bad if we are contact lens wearers. So invest in a good pair and wear when you are outdoors
Choose disposable lenses
You want your contacts to be as sterile as possible, and daily disposables would be the best choices. Unfortunately, they are also the most expensive. You may therefore want to opt for weekly or monthly disposables.
Don’t wear them overnight
Even if you have extended wear contact lenses, it’s not a good idea to wear them overnight. Make sure you take them out and put them in fresh solution before bed.
If you decide to follow the second suggestion to wear disposable lenses, you are going to want to do some research to find the cheapest place to get lenses. I have found the online store Lens.com to be very cheap. But that is just for my particular lenses, and you should shop around to find the lowest prices. If you do use Lens.com, there is a Lens.com coupon code you can use to get additional discounts. If you are interested in this coupon, you can get more details here. Other coupons may be available for other contact lens stores, so make sure you search for them. Daily disposables are expensive, so by finding a cheap source, you will save money for years to come.
Today we will be discussing financial health instead of physical health. Why? Because lack of financial well-being can cause stress and spill over into other parts of our lives, often leading to things like high blood pressure.
Speaking of stress, April can be quite stressful for many because that is the month that their tax returns are due. Depending on how complex your returns are, it can cost you anywhere from $300 – $1000 to have them done by a professional service such as H&R Block. For years now, I’ve used a cheaper alternative, which is to use Turbotax.
I highly encourage people to try Turbotax for two reasons. First, it will cost a lot less to do your taxes if you complete them yourself. Second, Turbotax makes it easy to do your taxes since it holds your hand through the process and is presented in an interview format where you simply answer questions as you progress through the return.
Now, to use the full version of Turbotax, you will end up paying a fee, but there is a basic version called the Turbotax Free Edition (available at: http://quickfreetrials.com/turbotaxfreeedition.php), which you don’t have to pay for in order to use. The free version can only be used for very simple returns, and is available online.
I actually started my return this year by using the Turbotax free edition, but was quickly told I would have to upgrade in order to complete my return. I suspect that this is the case for the majority of people. Therefore, the free edition seems more of a marketing gimmick to me than anything else.
With that said, using Turbotax will still save you a lot of money compared to going to a CPA or using a tax preparation service. So by all means, go ahead and give it a try.
If you want to check out the Turbotax free edition, simply click this link.
My personal preference is to purchase my supplements online from Vitamin World
Ideally, we want to be getting all the vitamins and nutrients we need from our food. But how realistic is this? Studies are beginning to show that the foods being produced today simply do not have the nutrient content that they once did. You may think that buying organic is the answer, but it is only slightly helpful. It turns out that organic foods only have slightly more nutrients than their non-organic counterparts. A good documentary that addresses this subject is Food Matters.
You may be asking yourself what the solution is to this problem we have in modern society. Although it’s not the best solution, I think the only viable answer is to take supplements. Here is the protocol I recommend:
Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Don’t just rely on what you learned in school about the food pyramid, etc., as many such notions are out-of-date and even worse, full of inaccuracies. Rather, do your homework and buy some books on various diets and nutrition. Educate yourself, then develop and eating plan that makes sense for you.
Take a good multivitamin. The keyword here is good. There are tons of cheap multivitamins out there that are quite frankly just a waste of your money. You need much more than the minimal recommended amounts established by the government. Here again, some research is necessary on your part. With supplements, you get what you pay for. Most good supplements I’ve found are not inexpensive. But where your health is concerned, you should not let price dictate which products you select.
Whenever possible, try to get your supplements online. I like to use Vitamin World. (I have to admit, part of the reason I use them often is because I can get a Vitamin World coupon and save a few bucks each time I order.) You don’t have to follow my example, however, since there are literally dozens of wonderful vitamin stores all over the web. Just make sure you are buying from a reputable, well-known vendor, and you should be in good shape.