Dietary Choices and Breast Cancer

To be clear, there is no single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, but dietary choices may make a difference in the risk of developing breast cancer and overall well-being while living with breast cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different areas, grow in different ways, and require different kinds of… Read more »

D Deficiency and Breast Cancer

Research suggests that women with vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential for good… Read more »

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

While October is usually a month of pumpkin orange, and autumn leaves turning fiery shades of red and yellow, it is also that time of year where we are reminded to think pink.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Most women know that they should perform monthly breast self-exams, feeling for any abnormalities.  But… Read more »

Reduce Stress While Working from Home

According to the experts at Forbes, the average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate at any given time. Modern employees are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. Those interruptions are even worse when working from home. Not to mention the stress of job security… Read more »

Healthy Foods for Healthy Hair

In order to achieve the thick, shiny, healthy hair we all want, we turn toward products promising to do give us just that. Many of us forget that proper nutrition is one of the most important things to help nourish those beautiful locks. A balanced diet that is predominately plant-based can help you get the… Read more »

Six Good Reasons for Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient. Unfortunately, many Americans – even those who eat a good diet – are vitamin D deficient. Typically, we get a vitamin D boost from the sun, but during the winter months when the days are shorter and we are spending more time inside, our levels are falling, putting our health… Read more »

Yoga May Lower Heart Disease Risk

According to a review of yoga and cardiovascular disease published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, yoga may help lower your heart disease risk as much as conventional exercise, such as walking. The studies in the review looked at different types of yoga, including both mild and more strenuous forms. The participants ranged in age and… Read more »

Heart Disease and Women

Heart disease is no longer thought of as a man’s disease. In the past, women typically received less aggressive treatment for heart disease and were not referred for diagnostic tests as often. As a result, by the time many women were actually diagnosed with heart disease, the disease was already in advanced stages and the… Read more »

Reduce High Blood Pressure with These Steps

World Heart Day is this week.  According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, about 77.9 million (1 out of every 3) adults have high blood pressure. Of considerable alarm is the projection that by the year 2030, these rates will increase by almost 10 percent!  Therefore, it is important to know your… Read more »

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

As is generally the case with most diseases, early detection and treatment is key.  The Alzheimer’s Association has published the following early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease that everyone should be aware of: Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early stages, is forgetting… Read more »