Moms and Matters of the Heart

I just read an article and video on moms, stress, and heart disease on thestressedmom.com. Great information and hilarious video! You’ve got to watch the video…

“February is National Heart month. More and more women are being diagnosed with, and even dying from heart disease. Most of us know the important things to do to take care of your heart. Many of you are doing those things, like eating decently healthy, and getting some exercise (if chasing kids count). You don’t smoke, you have a few glasses of red wine a week…”

But there is a symptom that’s sneaking up on us – read the rest of the story

Halloween Health Scare – for Moms and Dads!

Haribo Liquorice Pontefract Cakes

Image by hddod via Flickr

As costume-clad kids get ready for a night of trick-or-treating, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a warning for candy-loving grown-ups: Too much black licorice can cause heart problems. The old-fashioned favorite contains glycyrrhizin, a chemical that can trigger a dangerous drop in potassium…

via Halloween Health Scare: Beware Black Licorice Overdose.