7 Reasons Women Need to Get Their Vitamin D Levels Checked…Now!

Originally posted: May 24, 2015 Are you getting enough vitamin D? If you’re like most women in the U.S., you may not be. We’re supposed to get our daily supply of this important nutrient from the sun and from food, but according to recent studies, many of us are falling short. …

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Something Old but New to Ease Your Migraine Headaches

Carolyn groaned and pressed on her right temple. Another migraine, and it was only one o’clock in the afternoon. She had a lot to do, but the pain was so bad it was making her sick to her stomach. She went to the restroom and sat down and closed her …

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How to Prepare for the Emotional Effects of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery has a lot of benefits for obese women. Studies have shown that for the majority of patients, it results in significant and lasting weight loss, and helps lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. (See our previous post, “Weight-Loss Surgery: What Women Need to …

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Weight-Loss Surgery: What Women Need to Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of American adults are obese, which means that they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) states that about 40 percent of …

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The Study was Flawed: Why Women Should Rethink Hormone Therapy

A friend of mine was telling me recently about her menopausal symptoms. The hot flashes were getting to her, and the mood swings were no fun either. I asked her if she had considered hormone therapy (HT), and she gave me this look—you know, the kind that seems to say, …

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Out of Control Alcohol: Is Abstinence Required, or Will Moderation Work? Part II

In Part I of this series, we talked about Suzanne, who was experiencing some moments of out-of-control drinking. She was looking for help in increasing her control simply for her own peace of mind. She had not yet had any legal, occupational, or family problems related to her drinking, and …

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Out of Control Alcohol: Is Abstinence Required, or Will Moderation Work? Part I of II

Suzanne knew something was wrong when she woke up with a hangover on a Monday morning. She never drank on Sunday night, but her friends had come over to provide some company since her husband was out of town. Suzanne had gotten out a bottle of wine to go with …

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What Women Can Do to Overcome Panic Attacks

You open your mouth, but you can’t breathe. Your chest is tight. Your heart is pounding. You feel the perspiration sting at your temples. Something is wrong, but you don’t know what. You sit down and put your head low, but you still can’t breathe. You can’t breathe. Your friend …

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Why Women Should Drop Their Obsession with Weight

You know that being overweight or obese can increase your risk of cancer, heart disease, and other health problems. According to the National Cancer Institute, there is consistent evidence that higher amounts of body fat are associated with increased risks of several types of cancer, including endometrial, esophageal, liver, kidney, …

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How Feeling Guilty About Your Food Makes It Toxic

You know, there are times when the only thing that makes sense is a rich chocolate brownie smothered in vanilla ice cream (and maybe a little swirl of chocolate syrup on top). It makes everything right with the world, until it’s gone. Then, if you’re like most women, you get …

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