Breast Cancer and Vitamin D

New research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D 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… Read more »

Top Ten Breast Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors

Think Pink 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… Read more »

Mammograms – When to Get Screened

For many years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommended annual mammograms for women starting at age 40, but in October 2015, they issued new recommendations that were more in line with those of medical experts. They now recommend that women at average risk of breast cancer start mammography at age 45, that they undergo annual… Read more »

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. It is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages and falls on the last Wednesday of each September. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Each year in the United States, about 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. About 15,000 American women die each year from the disease. Certain factors increase the risk for ovarian cancer, while other factors reduce risk. The main risk factors for ovarian cancer are: Age – About two-thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian… Read more »

Vitamin C for Ovarian Cancer

Scientists at the University of Kansas Medical Center have determined that high doses of vitamin C, administered intravenously combined with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for some cancer patients. By evaluating the therapy in cells, animals, and humans, the researchers found that a combination of infused vitamin… Read more »

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 »