Beauty Secrets of Vitamin C

There’s a secret the beauty industry might not want you to know. Instead of spending all that money on make-up and other “miracles” in a bottle, you can improve your hair, skin and nails simply with vitamin C. That’s right – vitamin C is the nutrient responsible for creating and maintaining collagen—the “glue” that holds… Read more »

Healthy, Glowing Skin this Spring

Spring is here. Your skin is thirsty for fresh air and sunshine. But it’s also the beginning of sunburn season. To maintain healthy, glowing skin, follow these tips:  Moisturize – The warm weather makes not only you thirsty, but your skin as well. Moisturizing is key. If your skin is hydrated and healthy, it can… Read more »

Women’s Summer Weight Loss Tips

Swimsuit season is coming and you might want to shed a few pounds. But a crash diet isn’t the answer. You need to be smart about weight loss so that it lasts. Here are six healthy summer weight loss tips. You can thank us later. Change your coffee order – If your barista knows you… Read more »

Common Symptoms of IBS in Women

Suffering from any gastrointestinal disorder can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. It can be even more so for women. It’s normal to have a little bit of gas and bloating, but feeling discomfort, pain or changes in your bathroom habits regularly is not. If you experience these things, you may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome… Read more »

Pregnant Women Must Take Folic Acid

Yesterday, a government Task Force reaffirmed its stance that women who are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, should take folic acid supplements as a means of preventing birth defects. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of national medical experts, released its final recommendation on folic acid supplements for the prevention of birth defects. The group examined… Read more »

Five Folate-Rich Foods

It is important to get adequate amounts of folic acid. According to a recent article from the New York Times, folic acid is one of the most, “luscious micronutrients” available and multiple studies suggest a lack of folic acid can lead to mental conditions such as depression and memory loss. Folic acid, also known as… Read more »

What is Folic Acid and Why Do You Need It?

What is folic acid? Folate occurs naturally in foods, while folic acid is the synthetic form of folate. Why do you need folic acid? Vitamin B9 is essential for human growth and development, encourages normal nerve and proper brain functioning, and may help reduce blood-levels of the amino acid homocysteine (elevated homocysteine levels have been implicated… Read more »

Cervical Cancer Fighting Foods

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables may help protect you from developing cervical cancer. How? Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Experts believe that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables with their antioxidants, carotenoids, flavonoids, and folate can help the body fight HPV infection and prevent HPV infection… Read more »

Cervical Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cervical cancer affects roughly 12,700 women in the United States annually and kills nearly 4,300. There are two major risk factors for cervical cancer: Human papilloma virus (HPV) Smoking, especially in combination with HPV. Smoking weakens the tight junctions of surface cells and allows HPV to invade…. Read more »

Common Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells lining the cervix — the lower part of the uterus. These cells do not suddenly change into cancer. Instead, the normal cells of the cervix first slowly change into pre-cancer cells that can then turn into cancer. These changes may be called dysplasia…. Read more »