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Detoxification for women’s health

October 18, 2015

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Detoxification for women’s health by Dr. Marianne Marchese —  Chemicals in the environment can disrupt the normal activity of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and other hormones in women. These chemicals are known as hormone- or endocrine-disrupting compounds. Women are exposed to hormone- disrupting compounds every day, often without knowing it. The exposure to chemicals comes from […]

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Strength Training for Women: Tailoring Programs and Exercises for Optimal Results

May 25, 2015

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Strength Training for Women: Tailoring Programs and Exercises for Optimal Results by Lori Incledon —  Strength training is an essential component of a woman’s fitness routine, helping her look and feel her best. With comprehensive descriptions of exercises and training programs this book outlines the hows of strength training as well as the whys. It […]

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Anti-aging skin care — An important subject for women

February 1, 2014

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  It is well known that during pre-menopause and menopause, the skin starts showing signs of aging, which can be very traumatic for women, and with good reason. Aside from problems caused by sun damage, peri-menopausal and menopausal women experience thinner, looser, less elastic skin; reduced collagen production; cessation of oil […]

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Beautiful breasts forever!

January 21, 2014

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by Julia Busch —  While great for the heart, regular workouts can be rough on the breasts. Even walking can cause stress for fuller figures. Lacking muscle, breast tissue succumbs to gravity, but self-massage, undertaken daily, can lift, round and enhance your natural form. In addition to self-massage, cold-pressed vegetable oil, (e.g., sweet almond), laced […]

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Prevent holiday hot flashes

December 20, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart —  All hormones in the body are designed to work together in a type of hormonal symphony. One off-pitch member affects the entire orchestra, and the other members have to try to compensate. During the holiday season, we are surrounded by the comfort and cheer of our family traditions. Many women […]

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Music can enhance fertility while reducing stress

September 22, 2013

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by Sean Grace —  Month after month of disappointment can turn into years of despair as women face the uncertainty that comes with prolonged infertility. What begins as a time of planning and the anticipation of starting a family can sometimes shift from an optimistic outlook to one of incredible stress. How women and couples […]

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First date — frog or prince

August 24, 2013

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by Morgan Rose —  Let us face it, first dates can be awkward. Some would say pure torture. You are trying to be perfect. He is trying to be perfect. Neither of you are perfect, whatever perfect means. And, realistically, does pretending to be perfect prove he is a man who can love you? Of […]

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Women: Here is one more reason to exercise

July 21, 2013

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by Dr. Nicholas Warner —  Ladies, you still cannot think of a valid reason to exercise? How about warding off breast cancer, which will be diagnosed in an estimated 200,000 women in the U.S. in 2005 alone? Researchers examined more than 170 postmenopausal women for one year and found those who engaged in consistent, moderate […]

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Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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Is lipstick safe?

June 11, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health has released a new analysis of the ingredients in lipstick and lipgloss that may cause you to think twice before using these products. Researchers found that you may be adding a bit more than a touch of color or gloss. They tested 32 commonly […]

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Women and heart attack symptoms

June 7, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Heart disease is the number-one killer of women, but most women do not know the symptoms, which are not the same for both sexes. Women do not experience the classic symptoms that we associate with heart attacks. If you or someone you know has one or more of the following […]

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Menopause making you miserable?

June 2, 2013

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by Dr. Tracy Mageruss —  Menopause is a normal part of healthy aging, but some of the associated symptoms can be very troubling. For example, are hot flashes and night sweats interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep? Is the sleep deprivation causing anxiety or irritability or making you lose focus? Are […]

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The unique benefits of prenatal yoga

May 8, 2013

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by Karen L. Glick —  As the practice of yoga in the United States continues to grow in popularity, we learn more about its many benefits. Most of us begin our interest in yoga as a supplementary approach to physical fitness. However, as we continue to practice, we experience the mind-body-spirit connection so often referenced […]

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