- Celebrity HealthStyles & Causes
- May 7, 2015
What made a well-known chef decide to start cooking healthier at home and then write a series of cookbooks to encourage others to do the same?READ MORE
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says sepsis affects more than 1 million Americans each year--over 258,000 die from it. Yet many of us don't even know what sepsis is, no less how to prevent it. The death this week of Academy award-winning actress, Patty Duke, put a spotlight on this all too common condition. The cause was listed as an intestinal infection that led to sepsis.
What started out as one mother's quest to find non-toxic cleaning products and diapers has turned into a billion dollar business empire. Of course, it probably helped that the mom was a well-known actress, Jessica Alba, who was determined, passionate and fortunate enough to meet the right business partners to back her in this joint venture.
For some performers appearing live on a Broadway stage can be a nerve wracking experience. But singer/actress Idina Menzel, who recently starred in If/Then, is used to that venue. She says the nerves come out for her when she’s speaking before groups of girls ages 10 to 14: “Sometimes I get up in front of them and speak out about self-esteem and confidence and taking risks, and my heart is pounding. I feel more responsibility and more nerves talking to them than I do getting up onstage to sing.”READ MORE
What was the wake-up call for actress Lorraine Bracco that got her to take charge of her health, get into better shape and gradually lose 35 excess pounds?READ MORE
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland surprised and even shocked many in the sports world with his announcement that he was giving up football. He made a gutsy personal decision that he feels is best for his health—even though it means walking away from potentially millions of dollars in future contracts.READ MORE
Actor Alan Alda achieved fame in the 1970’s with his starring role in the hit TV series M*A*S*H. While fame can be fleeting, as the saying goes, both his acting career and his marriage have been keepers. New York Times writer Lois Smith Brady talked to Alda and his wife Arlene, who are going to be celebrating their 58th anniversary, about their long-lasting marriage.READ MORE
Elaine Stritch was perhaps best known to audiences today for her role as Alec Baldwin’s one-of-a kind mom in the hit TV show 30 Rock. But the legendary actress, comedienne and singer had a career that spanned decades–taking her from theater to movies to television. As Joe Dziemianowicz wrote in the NY Daily News: “She left a showbiz legacy that no one can match.” He described the legendary entertainer, who died July 17th, as “feisty, fearless and relentlessly frank.”READ MORE
NBA star Kevin Durant just received his first most valuable player (MVP) award. However, it was his acceptance speech that won the hearts of everyone whose heard it and even earned him a rousing standing ovation. In his own endearing, humble way, he not only gave credit to his teammates, but wanted the world to know that it is his mom who is “the real MVP.” Without her, Durant feels he wouldn’t be the success he is today.READ MORE
Taking care of her aging parents before they died made “Sopranos” actress Lorraine Bracco realize that she herself needed to make some healthy lifestyle changes. Bracco recalls the moment that it really sank in for her: “We were sitting there, dividing these medications, who gets what when. It was insane. I watched and realized, ‘I don’t want to go like that.’ I said, ‘I want to be the best I could be.’ I want to live every day the best I can be.”READ MORE
There’s a lot more to Shakira than meets the eye! She is, of course, famous for her hit pop songs, but what she’s doing for children in her home country of Columbia has got to add to your love and respect for her. A quality education is hard to come by in Cartagena, Columbia for children growing up in poor neighborhoods, so Shakira is working to create schools that give them the opportunity to learn in a healthy environment.READ MORE
Philip Seymour Hoffman was sober for 23 years, but that didn’t mean he was any less likely to relapse and overdose. “We treat addiction like you can make it go away with a 28-day stint in rehab and that’s the end of it, but that’s not how it works.READ MORE
Katie Couric is working to change the way people think about childhood obesity. She’s taking on the food industry in her new documentary, Fed Up, which was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival. She dives right into the controversy over why children are packing on the pounds and the impact that processed foods and increased amounts of sugar have had on them.READ MORE
The untimely death of award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has led experts to sound the alarm on the rising heroin epidemic in America. The number of people using heroin has doubled in the last five years alone, and an estimated 27,000 people have died from heroin use over the last decade. Users say they turn to the drug to help fight off depression, anger, and sadness, but the high only lasts a few hours. Dr. Greg Skipper says it’s possible to be a functioning heroin addict, so many families are left to cope with the harmful effects addiction has on their loved ones and their daily livesREAD MORE
In her new book, “The Body Book,” actress Cameron Diaz shares her secrets to getting in shape and staying healthy. While she admits that getting in shape is not always easy, she says it starts with loving your body: “Know that body. The only way you can know that body is by taking care of it properly. If you are eating processed foods, and you’re not getting all your nutrients, not exercising properly, then you are not living in the body that you were meant to live in.”READ MORE
Pastor Rick Warren, best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, has been through his fair share of hardships and tragedy, from his wife’s fight against breast cancer to his son’s suicide earlier this year. But in his new book, The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life, Warren shares a weight-loss program that helped him and his congregation to get healthy together and lose more than 250,000 pounds collectively in a year.READ MORE
Singer Susan Boyle had a difficult time in school as a child and was even the victim of bullying, but the 52-year-old revealed that she is relieved to find out why. Previously told that her difficulties were due to brain damage at birth because of oxygen deprivation, Boyle now knows she has a form of autism known as Asperger’s syndrome.READ MORE