Your Brain On Yoga

Yoga, yoga, everywhere. It’s in your magazines, on your YouTube playlist, in your favorite sitcom and definitely in a class near you. Your friends do it and so do all the celebrities. From yoga pants to yoga bumper stickers – it’s hard to avoid the yoga craze. Will your New …

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Calcium Supplements – Bad for your heart? Blah for your bones?

You’ve been told since you were a child to drink your milk and eat your spinach. Calcium keeps bones and teeth strong! As a child you probably drank – or choked down – your milk at the urging of your parents. As an adult perhaps you’ve switched to supplements. But …

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Monday Meals – Benefits of Bitter Greens!

“Take the bitter with the sweet…” It’s more than just an old proverb, good advice to remind you that life is full of ups and downs. It’s also a directive from Mother Nature – and it’s speaking to your digestion!  From our earliest days as hunters and gatherers we knew …

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Fresh Five! 5 Health Podcasts That Rock

If you haven’t yet jumped on the podcast train, now is the time! Think of podcasts as a digital radio show, or perhaps a mini, more manageable audio book. Basically, they are audio recordings designed to teach, entertain and engage listeners with various topics. With episodes that range anywhere from …

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Zika virus – What It Means for Women

You’d have to be living under a rock these days to not have heard about the Zika virus that is currently sweeping through the Americas. Though symptoms of the infection itself are relatively minor among the healthy and already born, the scare factor is high – especially among women. What …

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Experts Now Recommend Routine Depression Screenings for all – Especially Women

This week a group of health industry experts has issued an update of their 2009 recommendation that all adults should be screened for depression to specifically include pregnant and postpartum women. The new recommendations come from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), an organization that routinely reviews current scientific …

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The Science Behind Five Alternative Treatments for Uterine Fibroids

Pelvic pressure, heavy bleeding, frequent urination… sounds like the world’s worst party! But for the millions of women who have uterine fibroids it can often be just par for the course. Fibroids, also called leiomyomas, are non-cancerous growths that occur within or just outside a woman’s uterus. They develop when …

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Acne again! Is your pasta to blame?

Mean girls, too much homework, and zits that show up at the worst time… these are all things that we long to leave behind in our teenage years. But many women in their 30s, 40s and beyond find themselves experiencing a recurrence of the painful pimples that at one time …

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