Worst Foods for Hair, Skin and Nails

worst foods for hair skin and nails

Our skin, hair and nails reflect many biochemical imbalances in the body. Emotional imbalances due to stress can manifest in skin irritation and problems with hair and nails. But more so, how we eat and the lack of nutrition in our food will immediately appear in the condition of our hair, skin and nails. Avoiding… Read more »

Five Super Simple Things Every Woman Should Be Doing for Her Health

5 easy tips for womens health

We get it. You’re busy. You’re running around caring for everyone but yourself. But that can backfire. It doesn’t have to be hard. Just take a few minutes and look at this list. These things are so simple and yet some of them can be lifesaving. 1. Move Your Body – When you’re over-worked, over-scheduled,… Read more »

FDA Approves Colonoscopy Pill Cam

PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and FDA approved

A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a bite-size camera to help screen patients who have difficulties with colonoscopies. The PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and runs on batteries, its maker, Given Imaging, says. And as… Read more »

Omega-3 Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer with OmegaKrill

The Hutchinson study on omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer risk has led to confusion regarding the positive effects of omega-3s on breast cancer risk.  According to a meta-analysis of 26 clinical studies, increasing intakes of omega-3 fatty acids could cut the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 14 percent.  Krill oil is the… Read more »

Breast Cancer and Antioxidants

There is much controversy surrounding whether women should be taking antioxidant supplements during and after breast cancer treatment.  There is some concern that antioxidants might actually interfere with treatment and until now, there has been little research on the long-term effects of antioxidants.  However, a new study from Harvard University concluded that supplementation with antioxidants… Read more »

B12 and Folic Acid (B9) May Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

As is usually the case, there is conflicting evidence surrounding the role Vitamin B and folate or folic acid (B9) 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… Read more »

Female Libido Disorder – Fact or Fiction?

It has recently been suggested that “libido disorder” – or sexual dysfunction in women is merely something the drug companies created to boost their sales.  However, for the reported 43% of women suffering from sexual dysfunction, the symptoms and their accompanying consequences are very real, and not something most women want to talk about. According… Read more »

3 Key Factors for a Healthy Sex Life

For men and women, sexual health is an important topic. Your sexual health is a vital component to your overall health and happiness. Go to a movie or flip on the television and it’s easy to think that everyone but you has a libido in overdrive. But in the real world, our lives are not often… Read more »

Women over 50 have eating disorders too

It turns out that no matter your age, it’s still common to feel uncomfortable with your body if you are a woman. Whether this is due to pressure from media and society or our own personal insecurities, it seems like just about every woman you talk to is on a diet. In fact, if you… Read more »

Campaign builds support for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Two out of three people diagnosed with colorectal cancer survive the disease and early detection improves the survival rate. More than 90 percent of stage 1 colon cancer cases are cured, according to the advocacy group Fight Colorectal Cancer. During March, which is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the organization’s One Million Strong campaign is particularly important to… Read more »