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Ellen Dolgen

Fight Menopausal Weight Gain

By Ellen Dolgen – It’s springtime! Are you still waiting for that winter weight to melt? For many of us, winter means seeing a shifting scale. Most people gain about one pound over the winter months, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. And while one

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Clayzmama

Grape Seed Extract… Making Chemo Look Silly

Grape seed extract is produced from ground up red grape seeds. Not only beneficial for it’s antioxidant properties, but it can also work for circulation and bad cholesterol! It’s also sweet for reducing swelling and for eye disease, secondary to diabetes. Grape Seed Extract! You rock! At least according to Molly

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Ellen Dolgen

Menopause Mondays: Recognizing Female Heart Attack Symptoms Can Save Your Life

Elephants like to sit on men’s chest. Women’s, not so much. During heart attacks, women often suffer from symptoms that are far different than the stereotypical chest pains that men experience. And recognizing those signs—and getting to an emergency room ASAP—could save your life. “Delay in treatment can often result

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Clayzmama

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Most of the foods we eat are obviously not good for you… no matter how good they taste. Especially all these fun treats we have around the holidays! These foods include sugar, trans fats, dairy products, fried foods, junk foods, carbonated drinks… oh the list goes on and on. Turns out,

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Alzheimer’s Disease- Is It Really A Form of Diabetes?

In recent years, researchers have proposed that the term ‘Alzheimer’s’ should be renamed ‘Type 3 diabetes’.  In essence, the term ‘Type 3’ is describing a diabetes of the brain. Type 3 is said to affect those who have already been diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) or Type 2 (Diabetes mellitus).

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Stay Healthy On The Go!

Keeping Healthy Habits
 We all know that March is a month filled with Spring Breaks and road trips galore, but whether or not you’re hitting the road this month, we’ve got a few tips to help keep you on track for bathing suit season! Tip #1: Pack healthy snacks! It’s a whole lot

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Andrea Warshaw Wernick

Easy Diet Tips for Women 50+

 Andrea’s 16 Easy Diet Tips – That can help anyone lose weight and keep it off! 1) Start and maintain a food diary. This easy exercise will help you see your daily food intake and keep you on target and avoid overeating. 2) Set goals on what you want, but

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Strong is the New Skinny!

I confess. I not only feel bad about my neck (you’re right Nora Ephron), what’s more, I’m just dying for that skinny jean look of yesteryear.  It sure IS a lot easier to “look thin” than actually be lean and strong and that’s why we all love the new skinny

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Walking or Stretches – Which is Better for Your Brain?

Exercise helps your memory. Right? But what kind of exercise is best for you? Some will tell you walking. Others will tell you stretching and toning. Or maybe it is a combination of both? 120 healthy adults in USA, aged 55 – 80, were surprised by the results of an

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Clayzmama

Lychee Fruit… Eat More Fruit and Live to a Ripe Old Age…

Ahh… the Lychee fruit. No, I didn’t know what it was either so I had to check this baby out! According to the California Rare Fruit Growers Association (and no, I didn’t know who they were either so I had to check them out too!) “The lychee is native to

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Ellen Dolgen

What’s Gut Got to Do with It? The Correlation between Gut Health and Menopause

By Ellen Dolgen – Approximately 70 million Americans suffer from digestive issues.[i] That’s crazy! Afflictions range from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and from celiac disease (the inability to process gluten) to acid reflux (GERD). Even certain cancers and lactose intolerance fall into this category of

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4 Surprising Habits That Fight Cancer

Completely You: Health By Winnie Yu for Completely You – When it comes to preventing cancer, you already know that eating fruits and vegetables can help lower your risk, as can regular exercise and nixing the cigarette habit. But the smart strategies don’t stop there. Here are four surprising yet

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Ellen Dolgen

Forgetfulness—A Symptom of Menopause or Early Dementia?

By Ellen Dolgen, a Health and Wellness Advocate, Menopause Awareness Expert, Author, Speaker, and Health Blogger – Have you noticed that often you can’t seem to grab a memory or a thought? Do you look at your dear friends and children and blank out on their names? Is your refrigerator

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The Best Way to Improve Balance

Here are some suggestions for improving or keeping your balance. 1. Think unstable. Get used to being in unstable environments, that is. For example, walking on uneven surfaces (slowly at first, of course, until you get used to it. Walking poles can help you feel more stable, too. Decreasing your

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Clayzmama

I’m A Little Too Tense To Be Stressed….

Little tense, are ya? What the heck is stress? Stress is your body’s reaction to anything your brain finds upsetting. Period. Stress is a part of life, whether it be, gasp! bathing suit season, whiney kids, or how about a blow out with your spouse? In fact, 75 – 90%

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Karen Whittier

3 Must-Knows for Women About Their Heart

By Karen Whittier – February is National Heart Disease and Stroke Month.  It’s important for women in particular to be aware of their risks and what they can do to minimize those risks. Did you know? 1. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US The risk

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healthyboomer

Health or Beauty–What’s Your Focus?

Aging can change our focus and our choices—do we want health or beauty? We’ve made it through the danger years, our teens, early twenties when experimentation was the order of the day. Everyone tried smoking—and many chose from the smorgasbord of not-so healthy drug, alcohol and sexual lifestyle choices. Living

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Clayzmama

Another Headache? Try Something Natural…

Did you know that about 28 million Americans have migraine headaches? And that’s just migraines! There are all sorts of headaches that can give you horrendous pain such as, tension headaches, sinus headaches or cluster headaches. And you know what comes with the headache…anxiety, stiff neck and shoulder muscles, eyestrain…I

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