Breast Cancer Risk Factors You Should Know

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 »

The Role of B Vitamins in Breast Cancer

There is conflicting evidence surrounding the role B vitamins play in breast cancer. What we do know is that B vitamins are essential for growth, development, and a variety of other bodily functions. They play a major role in the activities of enzymes, proteins that regulate chemical reactions in the body, which are important in… Read more »

Fight Cell Mutation and Save the Ta-Tas

Who Do You Know? October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With nearly 200,000 diagnosed cases in 2006 (CDC), it’s likely you know someone affected by this disease. Scientists are desperate to find a cure. But in the meantime, women wonder what they can do on a daily basis to help prevent breast cancer. Basic… 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 »

The Benefits of Probiotics for Women

Probiotics are all the rage 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.  Here… Read more »

The Best Low-Impact Exercises

You don’t have to go out each day and pound the pavement, beating up your knees, hips and back just to get in a workout. There are plenty of more gentle choices that can get your heart pounding and help you stay in shape. Here are some of the best low-impact exercises: Swimming – Swimming… Read more »

Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? But we all want to look beautiful. Even if you don’t have flawless skin (and who does?), there are ways to nourish your skin from the inside out. Here are five foods for healthy skin: Yogurt – the protein in dairy can help skin become firmer,… Read more »

Six Summer Weight Loss Tips

Swimsuit season is coming and after the long winter, 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… Read more »

8 Signs You’re Deficient in Vitamin D

You know there are many benefits of vitamin D – strong bones, improved mood and according to recent research, more efficient weight loss. But the symptoms of a deficiency in this critical vitamin are lesser known and you should be aware. Here are eight signs you’re deficient in vitamin D: UNEXPLAINED MUSCLE WEAKNESS – Decreased muscular… Read more »

Five Anti-Aging Super Foods

You can add years to your life by making healthy food choices! There are lots of variables that affect how long you live, but we know that following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating a nutrient-rich diet can help slow the aging process and ward off age-related diseases including osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease…. Read more »