Women's Health

6 Ways To Strengthen Your Bones

Bone health may not be the most glamorous topic to think about, but it’s extremely important nonetheless. This is especially true for women who naturally begin losing bone strength when they enter menopause. After menopause, women continue to lose bone mass (osteoporosis) and bone strength, which increases the risk of breaks and fractures. What’s worse, you can easily experience bone loss without realizing it. More than 60 percent of spine fractures from osteoporosis cause no pain and are only [...]

Are Your Hormones Out of Balance?

If you’ve been feeling sick or sluggish, if you’ve had trouble losing a few pounds that won’t seem to melt away despite diet and exercise, or if your face has broken out in acne, your hormones may be to blame. Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate everything in your body, from your hunger and weight to your stress levels and overall health. When your hormones are balanced properly, your body is able to work efficiently. But when your hormone [...]

Which Foods Prevent Inflammation?

You’ve probably heard about inflammation and how certain foods contribute to it, but what exactly is inflammation and why do you want to avoid it? Most importantly, what lifestyle factors could you change to take control over inflammation?   What is Inflammation? Inflammation refers to the immune system’s response to a potentially harmful substance (an antigen), such as a virus or bacteria. When your body detects an antigen, a cascade of biochemical reactions is initiated that ultimately results in the production of [...]

Say Hello to These Healthy Fats

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you already know a bit about fat. Or at least, you know that the fat found in cookies, cakes, butter, and cheese products can pack on the pounds and make weight loss seem futile. And so, if you’re like most of us, you avoid fat like the plague any time you want to drop a few pounds. Unfortunately, avoiding fat completely can have the opposite effect. Your body needs fat to function. Without [...]

Five Signs That You’re Not Getting Enough B12

When you think of nutritional deficiencies, you may not immediately think of B12. Don’t feel too bad; most people don’t think about B12 much at all, but they should. B12 deficiency can be a significant health risk that should be taken seriously.   What Does B12 Do For Your Body?  B12 is one of the most important nutrients you can consume since it’s responsible for red blood cell production and DNA production. Unfortunately, your body can’t make B12, so you need to [...]

Do You Have The Night Sweats?

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat? If you had a terrible dream or your room is sweltering, you might not think much of it. Anyone can wake up sweating once or twice, but if this happens often and there is no real reason to perspire (for instance, if it’s the middle of May and you’re not at all agitated), you may be suffering from night sweats (nocturnal hyperhidrosis). Night sweats are [...]

Three Easy Ways to Eating Healthy During the Holidays

If you’ve ever tried a diet program, you likely know holidays are the worst times to keep up. It is hard to change your eating habits and lose weight. In fact, while many diet programs work while you’re following them, most people gain the weight back right during the holidays ends because they tend to their old eating habits. Losing weight and keeping it up is about more than going on a diet; it’s about learning healthy eating habits for [...]

Could You Have Endometriosis and Not Know It?

Do you often feel crippling pain during your menstrual cycle? After sex, is your lower abdomen tied in knots? Do you have heavy, long periods or irregular bleeding? If any of this sounds familiar, you may have endometriosis and not know it. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium-like tissue that lines the uterus is shed during menstruation, grows outside it, usually on the ovaries, fallopian tubes and tissue surrounding the uterus, causing pain, tissue scarring and sometimes fertility problems.The tissue responds [...]

Signs of Hormonal Imbalance That You Shouldn’t Ignore

When you think of hormones, do you just think of your monthly cycle and the various ways you’re affected by rising and falling levels of estrogen and testosterone? Or maybe you think back to puberty and the influx of brand new hormones? As it turns out, your hormones play a much larger role in your overall health. Far from something to worry about just once a month, your hormones are constantly regulating bodily functions, and a hormonal imbalance can be [...]

How to Enjoy a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends and reflect on the things we are grateful for. If one of those things is not gluten, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the festivities. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with celiac diseases or you simply feel better when you say no to gluten, you can still enjoy a classic Thanksgiving meal (with a few twists). Here’s how. If you’re in charge of cooking: Make a wild rice stuffing: [...]

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