Habits are Highly Effective

Gambling

Technically, all regular routines are habits, since after awhile, all routines by their very nature become habitual. Some have a complicated addictive quality to them such as overindulgence in eating, drinking and gambling.

By: Regenia G. Butcher

You’re waiting at a red light and the woman in the car in front of you absentmindedly continues to twist and twirl strands of hair with her fingers — her therapy curl.

You’ve just filled out an order form and the guy who is waiting for someone from the warehouse to get back to him impatiently taps his pencil on the side of …

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Understanding Menopause


Hormone Drug

A woman might experience irregular menstrual cycles that include skipped periods, light or heavy menstrual flow or random bleeding. There are no common symptoms as every woman’s body will react in a unique way.

By: Michael Jason

Menopause refers to a stage in woman’s life characterized by a permanent cessation of her menstrual activities. It implies that a woman stops having her monthly menstrual periods for the rest of her life, after she achieves the menopause. A normal healthy woman reaches the menopause between the ages of 40-50. Menopause marks the end of a woman’s fertility and reproductive years. During …

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Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical refers to the hormone molecule in the product, therefore progesterone cream, acts exactly like the molecules produced by the female body.

By: Cathy Taylor

Can menopause symptoms be safely comforted with bioidentical hormones?

Recent research suggests that menopause can be treated with bioidentical hormones, a natural replacement for a woman’s body, with no reported side effects.

In the past, menopause has been treated like a disease – primarily with Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT (including Premarin, which is made from pregnant mare’s urine, Prempro and Provera), which meant ingesting synthetic chemicals on a regular basis. Now we know that …

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Fashionable Over 40

Fashionable Over 40

The key to looking great after forty is to make subtle changes in your clothing, hair and makeup. Don’t head straight for the baggy rack and try to conceal your body with shapeless clothing.

By: Sheila Dicks

If we didn’t have enough to think about as we get older – aging parents, empty nests, new jobs, etc. we also have to deal with changing bodies and how to clothe them. Don’t despair all is not lost, you can look great after forty and not have to sneak into your daughter’s closet to do it.

Many women who are not sure …

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Brighten up Dull and Tired Skin

Beautiful Skin

Our make-up and foundation is actually being absorbed into the accumulated dead skin cells, which gives a very tired and unhealthy look to the skin.

By: Danielle Sims

As we grow older and are constantly exposed to the UV rays of the sun our skin starts to appear dry and dull. This is the result of the outside layer of the skin getting excessive build up and is not exfoliated on a regular basis. Build-up is especially noticed after we have spent the summer in the sun. It’s more apparent to women since we realize that our make-up doesn’t look …

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Ten Tips for a Safe Hospital Stay

Tips for a Safe Hospital Stay

Patients and their loved ones often feel that there are too many doctors and too few nurses. They rotate in shifts that are shorter than they used to be; your daytime doctor is unlikely to be your nighttime doctor.


By: Laura Nathanson, MD, FAAP
Author of What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

We’re going through a sticky patch in hospital care. Patients and their loved ones often feel that there are too many doctors (and you rarely see the same one twice) and too few nurses (and it’s hard to get their attention). Worse: it’s hard to figure out …

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Too Many Decades in One Closet

Woman's Clothes ClosetI was sorting through the past trends that once represented me, modern, artsy, bohemian, provocative, freewheeling, outrageous, elegant and sometimes classic; they were all happening here in my walk in closet.

By: Gabrielle Ruvolo

I consider spring clean up season, a part of my new year resolution to organize my life. Today my chore is cleaning up my image, well at least facing my closet head on.

After a strong cup of coffee I open the louver doors of my walk-in closet with a sense of ceremony that turns quickly into a sense of hopelessness. My closet is a mish …

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Shea Butter Benefits Women

Shea Butter Benefits Women

Pure Shea Butter is a moisturizing agent containing protein and minerals and can be used over the entire body including the scalp.

By: Natasha Morgan

Pure Shea Butter is a moisturizing agent containing protein and minerals and can be used over the entire body including the scalp. To make it more appealing, some Shea Butter producers add natural scents such as grapefruit, mint, lemon and vanilla.

These products come in various forms, each having its own use:

  • Whole body: The natural antibiotic and antiseptic properties of Shea Butter promotes skin health, tissue regeneration and prevents scarring.
  • Lips: Lip Butter

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What is Food Irradiation?

Food Irradiation

In the past year, we’ve faced several food-borne illnesses deriving from foods such as spinach, ground beef and unpasteurized fruit juices. Energy waves passing through the food can kill harmful bacteria in food such as meat and poultry products.

By: Natasha Morgan

In the past year, we’ve faced several food-borne illnesses deriving from foods such as spinach, ground beef and unpasteurized fruit juices.

Researchers have been busy trying to come up with ways to combat the new strains of harmful bacteria as well as the forms of bacteria that have evolved which cause serious illness.

Among the technologies that have …

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Why Buy Organic Food?

Organic FoodWhen tested, Organic foods had a much higher levels of bacteria than the conventional. Although it is not harmful bacteria, it does shorten the shelf life of the produce.

By: Natasha Morgan

Organic fruit and vegetables have been showing up in our supermarkets taking up more and more space on the produce counters. They usually costs more so why should we buy it?

Let’s first answer the question: “What exactly is Organic food?”

The produce is grown without synthetic fertilizer or pesticides and livestock products come from animals that have been given organic feed and have not been injected with …

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A Substantial Drop in Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Foundation RibbonMillions of women stopped taking hormone pills consisting of estrogen and progestin which were meant to relieve symptoms of menopause, when a study linked hormone replacement therapy to a higher risk of breast cancer, heart disease and other health problems.

By: Natasha Morgan

Millions of women stopped taking hormone pills consisting of estrogen and progestin which were meant to relieve symptoms of menopause, when a study linked hormone replacement therapy to a higher risk of breast cancer, heart disease and other health problems.

The full effect of hormone replacement therapy was not known. However, the incidence of breast cancer …

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The Alternative Hormone Treatment Controversy

Hormone Replacement TherapySuzanne Somers in her hot new book recommends their use as alternatives to the estrogen and progestin supplements which were once widely used for hot flashes and other menopause symptoms.

By: Natasha Morgan

The controversy over alternative hormone treatments for aging is receiving wide-spread publicity and the American Medical Association is getting involved.

The so called “natural” hormones are said to contain the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that the human body produces. They promise to be plant-based but because they are not FDA-approved, their exact ingredients are not known and could contain synthetic products. As a result, …

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Electrolytes and Sports Drinks

Sports DrinksIf you exercise heavily, electrolytes can be lost with your sweat. These electrolytes must be replaced to keep the electrolyte concentrations of your body fluids constant.

By: Natasha Morgan

Gatorade, Propel and other sports drinks have become popular among women participating in sports at all levels. Extensive advertising has been geared to convince you that electrolytes found in these drinks are necessary for a healthy body function when you are active.

Many unbiased studies on the benefits of sports drinks have been conducted and the results show that “the jury is still out”.

Some suggest that for exercise lasting longer …

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The Soft Drink Craze

Soft DrinksMany people are switching to fruit drinks, sports drinks and iced tea. Unfortunately, they also contain large amounts of sugar adding calories to the diet of unsuspecting consumers.

By: Natasha Morgan

Carbonated soft drinks are the single biggest source of calories in the American diet, providing about seven percent of our total caloric intake. Adding non-carbonated drinks to this figure, it rises to a whopping nine percent.

Is it any wonder that obesity and sugar diabetes has become such a serious concern to professionals working in the health sector?

The average daily intake of ten to fifteen teaspoons of refined …

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Perspiration and Sweat Explained

DeodorantNerves from stressful situations can cause an unwanted sensation, leading to damp palms and sticky under-arms at the worst possible moment.

By: Natasha Morgan

We’ve all experienced the uncomfortable moment when beads of perspiration begin to form on our bodies. It is easily explained as the temperature rises to an uncomfortable level or you’re working your muscles with various forms of exercise. The repeated “sweats” that most menopausal women face are no picnic either and they arrive without warning causing discomfort and embarrassment. Nerves from stressful situations can also cause the unwanted sensation, leading to damp palms and sticky under-arms …

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