Are You One of the Many Women at Risk for Fatty Liver Disease?

Scientific American asked the question back in 2015 if non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was America’s greatest health risk of the times. In that year, the American Liver Foundation estimated that up to 25 percent of Americans were living with the disease. Researchers have echoed that concern. In a 2015 …

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Women Over 50: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

I’ve heard it said that we don’t need as much sleep as we get older. Some research seems to support the idea. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day, younger people (18 to 32 years) slept an average of 9 hours, whereas older …

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How is the American Diabetes Association Working for Women?

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), almost 30 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes. The cost and complications are high, and the numbers are only skyrocketing. If current trends continue, as many as one in three American adults will have …

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Monday Meals: Reconsider Eggs!

For too long eggs were vilified. Concerns about cholesterol sidelined our friend the egg for years. But more recent research and thinking vindicates the egg as a versatile and nutritious team player in your kitchen. The cholesterol in eggs does not appear to raise cholesterol in the blood or increase the risk …

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Monday Meals: Make-Ahead Oatmeal, a Healthy Morning Treat

Oatmeal has a mixed reputation. A 2008 survey found that Americans consider it the 4th most healthful food, coming in after whole grains, broccoli and bananas. But even with this wholesome reputation, it can be hard to find true oatmeal enthusiasts. Oatmeal is a modest food. While kale enjoys its moment in the …

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Spice Up Your Health – With Cinnamon!

The period of pumpkin is done and we are now tuning our salivary glands toward the season of cinnamon! Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon lattes, cinnamon cider! One of the top ten most popular spices worldwide, cinnamon is not just a way to spice up your breads or your oatmeal. It provides …

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Why Women May Want to Return to Full-Fat Dairy Products

I remember when we made the switch. Whole milk, which had been a staple of the American diet for decades, was bad for our hearts, the experts told us. It contained too much fat that could clog our arteries. Other full-fat dairy products, too, like cottage cheese, yogurt, pudding, and …

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Endocrine Disruptors in Our Homes, Environment, and Bodies

The ingredients in my lipstick read like a chemist’s dream. The fourth item, cyclopentasiloxane, is on a list of potential endocrine disruptors. This means that the beauty product I use regularly has at least one chemical – if not more – that can interfere with my body’s endocrine system. Effects …

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Caffeine Myths, Concerns and Some Surprising Benefits

You probably know that caffeine can be bad for you. But did you know that it could be beneficial too? And not just in the oh-now-I-can-function kind of way? Before you drink a steaming mug of the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug, read on. A legal drug Caffeine is …

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4 Life-Saving Reasons Why Women Must Eat More Fiber

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that women get about 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories consumed. Since the average woman eats about 1,833 calories per day, that adds up to about 26 grams of fiber. The Institute of Medicine agrees, recommending about 25 grams …

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