Be Fabulous At Every Age

Nearing 50 can be our “second act,” redefining our relationships, careers, and health. We’re living better than ever, and we want to look as good as we feel. For real wisdom on beauty and aging, here’s some advice from women in their fifties and sixties, and tips for aging with happiness and health. Taking control…

7 Caregiving Tips When Your Loved One Has Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can leave friends and family unsure of how best to support a loved one. Are there topics that shouldn’t be broached? What if the wrong thing is said? These suggestions may help you to help a loved one through a cancer diagnosis. 1. Listen This simple—but powerful—suggestion underpins any other piece of…

Tips for Menopause

Menopause and post-menopause are important times in a woman’s health. Changes in hormone levels lead to challenges in heart health, bone health, mood and more. Here are some tips to help manage menopause and make the most of life. Vitamin D, omega-3, hormones Estradiol, an estrogen hormone, is essential to reproductive, bone, heart, and kidney…

Vitamin D: A Vitamin Superhero

No matter how you slice it, vitamin D carries a heavy load when it comes to nutrient health. Maintaining healthy vitamin D levels in the body just makes sense. Here are several of the many reasons why: Vitamin D reduces urinary tract symptoms We now know that vitamin D is a hormone, with cell receptors…

Environmental Detox: take in the good and clear out the bad

Daily exposure to environmental toxins affects our health, but by taking some practical steps we can reduce our toxic load and support our bodies’ natural detoxification processes. What’s an environmental toxin? Environmental toxins are chemicals or other factors that may cause adverse health effects in the people exposed to them. These toxins can be found…

Fuel Your Immune System Knowledge With These Essential Dos and Don’ts

Prevention is the most important weapon against illness. That’s why we’re looking under the hood at some common miscues and misunderstandings surrounding immune health. Here are some essential dos and don’ts to keep your immune system revved up for optimal performance in the face of microbial challenges. Do: Exercise Not only can exercise reduce our…

Blood Sugar Management Tips

When our blood sugar is not at the healthiest of levels, our entire body suffers. Changes in diet and exercise, as well as helpful nutrients, can make a big difference in our blood sugar management outlook. Magnesium preventive effects Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body…

Osteoarthritis Update

Osteoarthritis, often called “wear and tear” arthritis, is the most common form of arthritis. In these studies, CoQ10 and garlic showed promise in supporting the health concerns of those dealing with this issue. Nutrients boost muscle and joint function CoQ10 for muscle and endurance Over time, cartilage that cushions and separates bone joints breaks down….

Six Steps For Emotional Agility

The world has changed dramatically in the past year, and many of us are fighting to remain positive and hopeful during these trying times. According to experts, it’s not positivity, but emotional agility that’s the key to resiliency and greater happiness overall. What is emotional agility? The term emotional agility was originally coined in a…

Blood Glucose and Cardiovascular Health

For decades, cholesterol has been vilified as the key factor driving heart attacks and strokes. While new drugs can drastically reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, studies suggest that lives are not being saved by this approach. A paradigm shift is underway, and refined carbohydrates, sugar, and insulin resistance are emerging as key threats to heart health….

Men and Women Experience Heart Attacks Differently

A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart muscle becomes blocked, restricting oxygen. Depending on how long blood supply is cut off, heart damage can occur, from mild to severe, and can sometimes be fatal. Did you know that men and women experience heart attacks in unique ways? These stories of two heart…

Blood Sugar Management Tips

According to the CDC, there are several things one can do to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet plan. Keep your weight at a healthy level. Get regular physical activity, which can be as simple as walking.  Avoid skipping meals and try to…