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Why some Christians celebrated the news about the 3-parent baby

When doctors announced that a baby carrying the genetic material of three people was born in Mexico earlier this year, Christians were divided on the ethical questions the procedure raised. Did the America doctor who performed the procedure in Mexico embrace morally dubious means to produce a baby for a couple that could have adopted? Or was he fulfilling the mandate of believers and Hippocrates — to ameliorate suffering whenever possible?

October 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 easy beauty tips to be your most attractive self

Do you ever have those days when everything just looks wrong? Your hair falls flat, you found a new pimple on your nose and the bags under your eyes seem even droopier. Well, I know the feeling. You want to live your life with confidence while feeling attractive; it is not as complicated as it might sound. Subtle changes in your routine could possibly change your entire countenance.

October 24, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


A dietitian's perspective on how to handle Halloween candy

I hear this question a lot this time of year, “as a mom and dietitian, how do you handle Halloween candy with your kids?” People are surprised when I answer, “I don’t handle it, I let my kids handle it.” They are often confused too, so allow me to explain what I mean. Please note that I am sharing my perspective as a nutrition professional who works with individuals with disordered eating patterns as well as a mom of two little Halloween lovers.

October 23, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


Beware of running addiction

It was late one afternoon, and I had just finished a long day that consisted of taking care of seven children and house-training a puppy, among other momlike responsibilities. I was completely worn out, the day was far from over, and I had yet to get out for a run.

October 20, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


How Republicans and Democrats could come together on health care to solve the Obamacare mess

With the U.S. spending a whopping 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, there's no shortage of health issues the next president must confront, such as ensuring that Medicare remains solvent and grappling with opioid addiction.

October 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is picky eating really a problem?

Picky eating is a concern that plagues parents of growing kids across America and many adult eaters too.

October 19, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


5 signs your spouse is depressed (and how to help)

Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. According to the ADAA, depression is an illness that makes someone feel useless, discouraged, unmotivated and hopeless. These feelings can easily be passed off as a case of the blues, but if they inhibit daily activities like going to work or negatively affect relationships with family and friends, your spouse may have a more severe case of depression. Depression not only affects your spouse, but can harm your marriage and other relationships if left untreated.

October 19, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


7 tips to handling your partner’s pet allergies

Pets and humans make for great companions. But it can be a disaster when your four-legged friend makes your partner cry, sneeze and break out from an allergic reaction. An estimated 10 percent of Americans suffer from pet allergies, meaning your darling's allergies could come between you and your cat or dog. These seven tips can help ease tensions in the home and keep the love triangle between your pet and significant other happy and sneeze-free:

October 19, 2016 | Fatima Puri FamilyShare | Living well


7 health issues your hair is trying to tell you

The human body is an amazing and beautiful creation, but what is even more amazing is the ability for the body to communicate when something is not functioning properly. Your hair, for instance, is more than just for looks. The state of your hair can actually reveal many underlying health problems you may not know about.

October 18, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


6 beauty benefits you didn't know about from exercising

We all know that exercise helps you lose the extra five pounds and helps tone your body, but have you considered what beauty benefits it provides?

October 18, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


20 beauty benefits of coconut oil you didn't know about

The new hype over organic beauty products is spreading across the world, most especially, the hype about the beauty and health benefits of coconut oil. People have been using this oil over the years for cooking, hair conditioner, moisturizer and countless other uses.

October 17, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


How to protect your family from the new 'super lice' outbreak

There is now a treatment for the resistant, mutant "super lice" that have spread to almost every state across the U.S. Cases of lice have been found in 42 of the 48 states that have been tested so far, and the bugs are continuously spreading to more children and families at a rapid rate.

October 17, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


9 vital things you need to know about diabetes

For someone who doesn’t have diabetes it can be difficult to understand exactly what it means. Someone with diabetes needs to completely change their lifestyle and their eating habits. A diabetic must be more aware of the amount of activity they’re doing, how much food they’re eating and the amount of sugar in that food. It is crucial that family and friends of diabetics have enough knowledge of the disease to be able to help in case of emergencies and keep successful control of it. It isn’t easy for some diabetics (especially children) to express that ...

October 17, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Lack of sleep can cause infertility

One in eight couples have fertility issues. That is 12% of married women that either can’t get pregnant or can't sustain a pregnancy. Of that 12%, a little over 11% will actually go see a fertility doctor, but fertility visits and treatments can cost thousands of dollars and take years to complete. For a simpler solution, just check your sleep schedule.

October 17, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


Your child's microbiome, and why its health matters

For most people, the thought of drinking a glass of live bacteria is about as appetizing as downing a cup of lake water. But bacteria is what we’re buying when we succumb to the probiotic craze that has swept supermarket shelves.

October 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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There's power in doing

The other day I sat in a room full of women talking about their vulnerabilities and struggles with body image. As one wise woman shared ...

January 18, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Here’s how to actually eat healthy this year (and be able to afford it)

Eating healthy can be expensive and is sometimes overwhelming. I’ve noticed that organic produce sometimes costs three times more than the non-organic kind — But ...

January 17, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 guidelines to help your loved one who is unknowingly being abused

You might be watching a loved one suffer in an abusive relationship. It might be especially hard for you if the loved one isn’t ...

January 15, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Why more and more college students are finding mental health support online

For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university ...

January 15, 2017 | Lauren Fields Deseret News | Living well


5 amazing things kefir can do for you (and your weight)

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cure-all drink for all of your bodily ailments? Kefir is as close as you can get ...

January 13, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Don't let your fitness goals trap you

It was Dec 30, 2016, and like many of you, I had a resolve to get up the next morning and do something spectacular to ...

January 12, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


9 ideas for your gratitude journal

If you haven’t began writing in your gratitude journal for 2017, you still have time to start. After all, it’s not that far ...

January 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Your toddler can remember much more than you think. Here's how you know

Memory is a fickle thing. Each one of us has memories we remember the most. There are memories we treasure and some we abhor. Even ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Eat these foods for healthy teeth

The key to healthy teeth has gone far beyond telling folks not to eat sugar. Although this approach was popular for decades, we now know ...

January 09, 2017 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


10 effortless ways to be your most beautiful, confident self

It's a new year, which means it's the perfect time to work on learning the most important skill: the art of confidently loving ...

January 09, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


7 delicious recipes you won't believe have no sugar

It’s the beginning of the year, which means it’s time to diet. But trying to break old habits for healthier, better diets is ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


The ethics of 'Snowflake babies': Is adoption the answer to unused frozen embryos?

They're sometimes called "Snowflake" babies — children who were once frozen as embryos in a thin cane of liquid nitrogen.

January 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 weight loss benefits to apple cider vinegar you didn't know about

We all know the one main reason any person would allow themselves to swallow vinegar every day, especially apple cider vinegar.

January 05, 2017 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


12 shocking benefits of waking up at 4 AM

We all know waking up in the morning is hard no matter what time it is. But, you’ll be surprised to find that when ...

January 05, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


The Obamacare fight is on; here are 3 pitfalls Republicans will have to navigate

The battle over Obamacare is on.

January 05, 2017 | Daphne Chen Deseret News | Living well


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