Four Breast Cancer Myths

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a good time to talk about the many breast cancer myths swirling about.  You may have heard that wearing a bra can increase your risk of developing the disease, but there is no scientific support to this rumor.  But if you think you’re off the hook because you have no… Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency and Breast Cancer

Research suggests that women with vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may also 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… Read more »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is usually a month of pumpkin orange, and autumn leaves turning fiery shades of red and yellow, but 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.  Women… Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency and SAD

Soon many of us will turn our clocks back an hour as daylight savings comes to an end.  Darkness will come earlier, and that lack of sunlight can have serious health implications.  For many people, the change in seasons can bring about a severe mood change known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  A recent study review… Read more »

Five Reasons Men Lose Weight Faster than Women

During this past year, many of us put on some extra pounds.  Whether from stress eating, or just being home and around food all the time, the Covid weight gain is real. If you’re a woman and it seems like your male partner is having more luck than you, you’re not imagining things.  Men typically… Read more »

Why Women Need Probiotics

Probiotics have gained in popularity and with good reason.  They are best known for aiding digestion, and are especially helpful for those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and constipation.   But if you’re a woman, research has shown that the beneficial microbes in probiotics may also support immunity, mood, and vaginal and urinary health. Healthy… Read more »

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Women

Suffering from any gastrointestinal disorder can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. 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 (IBS). IBS is a digestive disorder that impacts… Read more »

Fight Memory Loss with Folate

A recent study suggests that low folate (vitamin B-9) intake might increase the risk for memory loss or dementia later in life. Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin.  Folate occurs naturally in leafy green vegetables, while folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin.  Low levels of folate have… Read more »

Common Digestive Difficulties in Women

Do you suffer from bloating, heartburn, gas or stomach pain? Everyone experiences these digestive difficulties occasionally, some more frequently than others especially if you’re a woman. These common gastrointestinal conditions and others affect both men and women, but some are more common among just women. Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder that causes… Read more »

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 »