"What Is Metabolism and How Do I Change It?" from VeryWell.com

Want to know more about what metabolism is and how to change it? Read the article below from VeryWell.com.

Metabolism is a combination of biochemical processes that your body uses to convert food into energy. These metabolic processes include breathing, eating and digesting food, the delivery of nutrients to your cells through the blood, the use of energy by your muscles, nerves and cells, and finally the elimination of waste products from your body.

Seasonal Allergy Treatments for Children

Millions of people suffer from allergies, including many children. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever.

Hay fever is triggered by breathing in allergens, like pollen. Sneezing and nasal congestion are some of the most common symptoms, but your symptoms can vary depending on the types of plants that grow where you live.

Allergy Medicine for Children

"Will Eating Nuts Make Me Gain Weight?" from VeryWell.com

Are nuts too high in calories? Find out by reading the article below from VeryWell.com

Nuts are a nutritious component of a healthy diet, and they've also been shown to contribute to greater longevity.   But because they contain a relatively high amount of fat, many people worry that they'll gain weight if they eat nuts.  Is this true?

Answer:  As long as you confine your nut consumption to an ounce (28g) or so each day, you are unlikely to gain weight from the nuts alone, according to a 2008 article published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Be Prepared for Summer Fun

As the days get warmer, more people are excited to spend more of their time in the great outdoors. This increase in outdoor activity results in an increase in emergency visits at most hospitals.

Getting outside and into the water is a fun activity for children and adults, and it provides a great source of physical activity. When you are out with your family swimming and splashing around in the neighborhood pool or community lake, take simple steps to ensure everyone is safe.

Make sure to keep an eye on your kids at all times in the water.

Caring for Summer Stings

Picture yourself enjoying a pleasant day outdoors. You stumble across a hornet, bee, yellow jacket or wasp, and you get stung. Now what? For most people a sting is just painful, but for a few, it can be lifethreatening. After any sting it would be normal for you to experience pain or burning, redness, and swelling at the site of the sting. Pain or burning usually lasts for 1-2 hours. Then the pain should slowly get better and is followed by itching. Redness and swelling can worsen for up to 24 hours after the sting but should then start to get better.

Head-to-Toe Skin Cancer Check

Reducing your risk of skin cancer begins with getting to know your body and all the birthmarks and moles you already have. It’s important to know the normal look and feel of these marks so you know when something is changing.

Make sure you have plenty of light and use a hand-held or full-length mirror. Things you will want to notice are: a new mole (that looks different from your other moles, a new red or darker color flaky patch that may be a little raised, a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole or birthmark, or a sore that doesn’t heal.

"Six Myths About Gluten-Free Food Products" from VeryWell.com

Do you want to know what 'gluten-free' really means? Read this article from VeryWell.com

As consumers, we learn to trust food labels — especially when we must follow a specific diet due to a condition like celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. But do gluten-free labels really mean what we think they mean? Here are six myths about gluten-free food products, and the truth behind our assumptions.

Myth No. 1: "Gluten-Free" on a label means the food contains zero gluten.