Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Patient Expert

Dorian Martin writes about various topics for HealthCentral, including Alzheimer’s disease, diet/exercise, menopause and lung cancer. Dorian is a health and caregiving advocate living in College Station, TX. She has a Ph.D. in educational human resource development. Dorian also founded I Start Wondering, which encourages people to embrace a life-long learning approach to aging. She teaches Sheng Zhen Gong, a form of Qigong. Follow Dorian on Twitter at @dorianmartin, Facebook or Instagram at @doriannmartin.

Bone Health for Menopausal Women

Bone health is something women need to take more seriously as they go through menopause. That’s because women may lose up to 20 percent of their bone density within 5-7 years of their last menstrual period. A woman’s declining estrogen levels caused ...
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Some Sunscreens Increase Health Risks

Although it’s been really rainy where I live this month, we also are seeing hints of impending summer, thanks to the longer days and the warmer temperature. That means more time spent outside walking, hiking, biking and grilling. While enjoying the g...
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Nitrates and Nitrites - Good or Bad?

Nitrates and nitrites sound alike and in some ways they are very similar. Both are preservatives found in processed meats, but they are also found in different types of produce. Additionally, nitrates actually transform into nitrites during the diges...
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The Fountain Of Youth Has Been Here All Along

Nitric oxide is your new best friend as you go through the menopausal transition. This gas – which is produced by cells in the brain, blood, blood vessels and lungs– may prolong your life and fortify your body against environmental stress. What Is Ni...
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Menopausal Women Can Become Ageless Goddesses

Some women feel like menopause marks the beginning of the downhill slide in their lives. However, what if that notion doesn’t have to be the case? What if, instead, women at any age – including the menopausal transition – can recalibrate their life t...
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Why You Should Try a No-Netflix Diet

Netflix can be addicting, but the truth is, binge-watching isn’t very good for your health. Here’s why it’s a bad habit to develop.
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Start Your Morning with Easy, Tasty Vegetable Hash

In my family I am famous for avoiding traditional breakfasts. Pancakes, waffles and French toast don’t agree with me; they leave me feeling really sluggish for the rest of the day. Occasionally, I’ll have an omelet, but rarely eat bacon, sausage, ham ...
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