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Natural Aphrodisiacs – Fact or Myth

For centuries, both ancient and modern civilizations have used aphrodisiacs to boost sexual arousal. An aphrodisiac is a food, drink, or drug that is used to increase sexual desire. Long before sexual dysfunction was a recognized medical condition, aphrodisiacs were...

The Link Between Dehydration and Heart Disease

 Water is the most important nutrient we can give our bodies. As adults, we’re made up of around 60-70% water, more for babies and less for older adults. Water is essential for the health of our cells, organs, and muscles to function properly. We literally can’t live...

Cervical Cancer

 January is cervical cancer awareness month (and for good reason!) – there are 13,000 women diagnosed with this disease each year.Despite the high number of diagnoses, and thanks to modern medical advances and preventative screenings, cervical cancer has become one of...

Maximizing Your “Me” Time

 Life is busy- it can be hard to find time just for yourself. When you do find a few hours to make yourself a priority, you want to get the most out of it, because who knows when you will find this time again.Get the most out of your “me time” with these fun...

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs – Fiber and The Grain Controversy

  The latest diet trends have attacked carbs, specifically grains, saying they are bad for your health and make you fat. High protein and fat diets like Paleo and Keto cut out all grains. On the other hand, the heart association stresses that whole grains are...

Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Success This Year

  The beginning of a new year is a time for birth, growth, and renewal; a chance to make a fresh new start; a time for reflection - so why are most New Year’s Resolutions “pie crust” promises: easily made, easily broken? You might have had good intentions, but...

Arthritis is Inevitable with Age, Isn’t It?

As we age, we start to notice aches and pains we didn’t have when we were younger. Creaking knees, pain or swelling in your fingers or toes, wrists, elbows, hips, or shoulders, or stiffness after getting out of bed. You may think that pain is just a normal part of...

Five Simple Steps to Help Prevent Common Women’s Health Issues

  It seems as if every day a new miracle treatment arrives on the market that can help women live longer, lose weight, or have less wrinkles. So much information and so little time to wade through it all! How can you tell what works or better yet, what should you...

Chocolate, the Good Mood Food

    If you’ve ever felt down in the dumps and dug into a bowl of dark chocolate ice cream or ripped into the nearest Hershey bar, you may have felt a little better afterwards. But, do you know why? Chocolate, in its purest form, is one of the “super foods”....

Overworked, Overextended, Overwhelmed – How to Manage Holiday Stress

You’re late for work, the kids missed the bus, and now you’re yelling at the dog because he ate your favorite pair of shoes. Your heart’s racing, you feel like crying and screaming. You are about to call in sick because you have last-minute gifts to buy and your...

How Diabetes Affects Estrogen and Progesterone

  Estrogen and Progesterone are the primary female hormones produced by the ovaries needed for optimal reproductive and sexual health. They’re also important in controlling blood sugar and how your body reacts to insulin. Women with diabetes need to pay extra...

Insulin Resistance and the Hormone Connection

 Is a Hormone Imbalance Increasing Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?Diabetes and insulin resistance affect over 30 million Americans. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90-95% of all diabetes cases can usually be prevented (or at least controlled) through proper diet,...

Don’t Make Me Laugh or I Might Pee

    35 million women in the US suffer from urinary incontinence most of whom experience stress or mixed incontinence. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the accidental urine leakage during extraneous action or movement. The risk of having incontinence...

The Fundamentals of Creating a Successful Skin Care Routine

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” – Coco Chanel Creating the “correct” skin care routine is overwhelming – there are so many different serums, creams, ointments, and masks to choose. Not to mention...

Life After Breast Cancer

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, developed a treatment plan with your doctor (which may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or hormone therapy), and started treatment.Your prognosis is good for a full recovery but it’s not over when the treatment...

Estrogen – The Double-Edged Sword

  Estrogen is one of the most important hormones for women as it regulates our menstrual cycle and reproductive system. But it can also become the enemy in hormone receptive breast cancer. What you need to know about estrogen and its role during your life.  ...

New Facts About Preventative Screenings for Breast and Cervical Cancer

 Breast cancer affects one in eight women. Over 250,000 new cases are discovered and over 40,000 women die from breast cancer every year. Women between the age of 50 and 70 are at the highest risk. The key to survival is early detection as smaller tumors are the most...

Breast Cancer and Your Sexual Health

 A breast cancer diagnosis brings a lot of changes to a woman’s life; some temporary, and some permanent. But on top of your physical changes, emotional fatigue, and side-effects from treatment, many women also experience changes in their sex life from lack of desire,...

Understanding The Complexity of Breast Cancer

 Breast Cancer is a very complex disease. There’s invasive and non-invasive. Hormone receptive and triple negative. Medullary, mucinous, papillary, tubular, cribriform, lobular. In situ, metastatic…If you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, you may care more about...

Help Prevent Common Women’s Health Issues

 Five Simple Steps to Help Prevent Common Women’s Health Issues It seems as if every day a new miracle treatment arrives on the market that can help women live longer, lose weight, or have less wrinkles. So much information and so little time to wade through it...

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