Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to SAD

For some people, the changing seasons are welcome. However, for others, the change in seasons can bring about a severe mood change or “wintertime blues” known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  A recent study review suggests a vitamin D deficiency may be partially to blame. University of Georgia researchers led an international study that found a link… Read more »

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

Daylight savings has kicked in and in an instant, we lost an hour of daylight. The once beautiful fall colors are quickly fading and unless the sun is shining brightly, everything appears to have a gray hue. It’s no wonder that your mood has darkened with the days.They feel depressed, irritable and constantly exhausted. Activity… Read more »

Five Super Quick Relaxation Techniques

When you’re stressed out, sometimes you need to take a few minutes and calm down.  Here are five simple relaxation techniques you can do just about anywhere. Find a Pressure Point.Using your thumb, apply pressure to the spot where your wrist and palm form a crease right in line with the base of the pinkie…. Read more »

Lunch Break Workouts

Getting creative with your workout and sneaking one in during your lunch break makes smart use of your time while giving you an energy boost. And when done right, you won’t even look like you broke a sweat. All of these suggestions get you away from your desk while changing the definition of taking a… Read more »

10 Superfoods for Women

In celebration of National Women’s Health and Fitness, here are ten superfoods for women.  You’ll stay lean, healthy and strong when you add these foods to your diet: Brussels Sprouts – These mini-cabbages are rich in many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin Cand vitamin K. They are packed with dietary fiber and… Read more »

Six Surprising Effects of Coffee

Over 180 million Americans start our day with coffee to get going. Some people enjoy their coffee and apparently have no health issues with drinking it. There are however some potential negative effects of coffee, particularly at certain times and when it becomes so addictive that you find it difficult to go a day without… Read more »

Increase Your Sex Drive with These Foods

If you find that you’re frequently not in the mood, you might just need to increase your sex drive naturally by eating these foods! Black Raspberries – Both the berries and the seeds will are rich in phytochemicals that enhance both libido and sexual endurance. Eat a handful a day to keep bedroom boredom at… Read more »

Surprising Libido Boosters for Women

Okay ladies – let’s be frank. Loss of libido isn’t just a male issue. It affects many women as well. Here are some surprising libido boosters you can start trying right now. Bring the spark back to the bedroom! Scare Yourself – A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, men and women find… Read more »

Women: Your Biggest Problems with Digestion

The painful and embarrassing symptoms of digestive difficulties are not just for men. Women suffer as well.

The uncomfortable and often embarrassing symptoms associated with digestive difficulties are not just a man’s problem. Many women struggle as well. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining that can lead to nausea, vomiting, or pain, and affects 25 percent of Americans. Overuse of medications such as ibuprofen is a risk factor as well as… Read more »

Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk with Exercise

moderate physical activity linked to reduced ovarian cancer risk

A recent study published in The International Journal of Cancer found that moderate physical activity was associated with a lower risk of ovarian cancer. Researchers examined patient survey responses from over 400 women with ovarian cancer and over 2,100 healthy women who were participants in the Canadian National Enhanced Cancer Surveillance System (NECSS) to study… Read more »