Thursday, July 02, 2015

Health Guides

Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

Alzheimer's Caregiver

Chinese Medicine May Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Recently a member of HealthCentral’s menopause community noted that she turned to Chinese medicine to cope with hot flashes. She said her acupuncturist and herbalist identified a supplement that helped with those pesky issues.


That got me thinking – is Chinese medicine worth considering in relation to menopause?... Read moreChevron

posted 07/02/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

Five Strategies to Avoid and Relieve Bloating

All of us know that uncomfortable bloated feeling now and then. Our waistline expands and our clothes get tighter. It’s not that we’ve gained weight, or even that we need to do more sit-ups, but rather that our... Read moreChevron

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Growing Up with Juvenile Arthritis

You know very well what a struggle rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be. The pain, the fatigue, the nausea, taking medications, seeing doctors, getting multiple injections. Now imagine being a child with that experience.


July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Here on HealthCentral`s RA site, we believe strongly in doing... Read moreChevron

posted 07/02/2015, comments (0)|

HealthGal, Health Guide

Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

What is the Fasting Mimicking Diet?

So many of us turn to fake science, trendy diets, and bizarre fasts to try and shed excess pounds or to look younger.  Quite often we have momentary success and then life gets in the way of our diet commitment or we simply can’t sustain the program.  New research suggests that if we adopt a diet that mimics the effects of... Read moreChevron

posted 07/02/2015, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Weight Loss with Nutrition Counseling, Q&A with Susan Harrow Rago MS, RD, LDN

Twenty years ago when I practiced, I had implemented a program for clients who had 50 or more pounds to lose. Now, 20 years later, it's not unusual for me to see clients with 100 or even 200 pounds or more to lose with BMIs over 40, some as... Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2015, comments (0)|