What is Allergic Dermatitis?

A lot of people have allergies; you may even have one or know someone who has one that’s why you’re reading this. But do you know how allergies work? If you’re like most people, all you know is to avoid the things that cause you an allergic reaction, or remember to take your allergy medicine […]

How to Relax When You Only Have a Few Minutes of Peace and Quiet

  Being a mom keeps you busy – and let’s be honest.  It can be stressful too.  I love my kids but there are days where they are more difficult to deal with than most of the grownups I run into in everyday life.  And then there is the house to be cleaned, meals to […]

God Wants Me To Forgive Her?

I’ve decided to add a spiritual health category here at HealthSmartMom.  I usually talked about matters of a spiritual nature over at Momprovement, but figured it had just as much a right to be here as other healthy topics.  And unfortuneately the first topic is on forgiveness.  (Ugh) There is a person who I am […]

Xtreme Fat Loss Diet Day 2

First off, I love the idea of having the first day of your diet be a “cheat” day – very nice move – so at least I was able to stay on the Xtreme Fat Loss diet for the first day – sort of.  Actually I didn’t eat a lot of the foods I wanted […]

Joel Marion’s Xtreme Fat Loss Diet

Well, since my baby was born in July 2010 I’ve lost almost 40 pounds – and only gained back 5!!  I was just at 200 right before my pregnancy, then I lost about 10, then I gained it back during the pregnancy, then lost it again after through the whole “eat right and exercise” thing.  […]

Easy Fat Burning Exercies that Make A Difference Fast

If you are tired of spending a small fortune on workout DVD’s (I almost said video – that would tell on my age!!) but still want to try new routines – my new favorite weight loss friend is Netflix.  Yep, you heard me Netflix.  You may think that Netflix is just for sitting on the […]

Five Easy Toning Exercises You Can Do (Almost) Anywhere

Exercise is an important part of our lives.  Staying in shape is one way to increase your life expectancy.  Weight bearing exercises are important also for increasing muscle mass and bone density as you age. Most of us have learned what to do when it comes to exercising.  The problem is where and when to […]

Ten Great Power Packed Foods

What is the secret to a long and healthy life? As the old saying goes – “you are what you eat.” And as you well know, all foods are not created equal. Choosing and eating the right foods may help increase your life expectancy as well as the quality of your life. Here are ten […]

Vibram Five Finger Shoes – A Treat for your Feet!

Have you seen the new Vibram Five Fingers shoes yet? They’re decidedly different and people are flocking to them for the benefits of a better foot plant when walking or running, better agility, balance, posture, toe spread, comfort, foot strength and other great perks. Here’s one of the best things about Vibram footwear: they’re so […]

What Happened to Weeks 1,2, and 3?

Wow, I can’t believe that my baby will be 4 weeks old in just a few days. I don’t know if it’s my age, or the fact that I have three other children at home, but recovery this time has been tough. Of course I blame it on the magnesium sulfate they had me on […]

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