Healthy Aging Articles

Put on your oxygen mask first is what they say when giving safety instructions on the airlines. How often do you put yourself first? Are you spending all of your time caring for others while you neglect your own needs? How effective can you be when you are tired, stressed, stretched too thin and not... Read More
Is Intermittent fasting the solution to your diet woes? You may be tired of adhering to a strict diet just to maintain your weight. For some people any type of fast can seem daunting. Yet fasting has been a part of the cycles of life for ages.

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We can get caught up in the holiday season trying to do everything, putting up beautiful decorations, making delicious holiday treats and trying to find the perfect gift. This can be the source of a lot of stress that may be unnecessary. While I love a beautiful gift and have many that I still cheri... Read More
There’s a lot of temptation during the holidays which wreaks havoc on your hormones. Eating too much rich food, drinking too much or at least more than you should and a hectic schedule at that. Your mind, body and spirit can go on a roller coaster high and low and it doesn’t feel good. Let’s f... Read More
Did you know that the brain and the heart talk to each other? The way they communicate is through peptides which are hormones and neurotransmitters from the vagus nerve or parasympathetic nervous system that produces a relaxation response and the sympathetic nervous system that produces... Read More
Irritable? Tired? Anxious? Bloated? Gaining weight? Got cramps? Depressed? Maybe you want to run and hide or on the other hand yell, scream or lash out at someone. Perhaps you feel like you are blowing up like a balloon and feel bad about yourself. PMS and perimenopausal symptoms can wreak havoc on ... Read More
You may have heard the saying – trust your gut, or your gut is your second brain, or it’s all connected but how? Can you always trust your gut? What if the signals are crossed or misfiring? Can you still trust your gut, or will you get misinformation? Stress will affect your gut and ... Read More
A sedentary lifestyle has been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Did you know that it is implicated in the development of breast cancer too? Studies showed that the most physically active women had a lower risk of breast cancer compared with women who were the least active. Regu... Read More
Women who are not on hormones can get breast cancer due to lifestyle factors as well as the way they break down and eliminate estrogen.  A little-known factor is that even in women who are not taking hormones, they still make estrogen, however they make a type called estrone or E1, that is inflamma... Read More