Dorian Martin

Patient Advocate

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, Facebook or Instagram at @doriannmartin.

Latest by Dorian Martin

Chickpea and arugula salad.

9 Foods That Go by Different Names

Once, while watching a cooking show by Jamie Oliver, who hails from Great Britain, I noticed that he reached for cilantro, but called it coriander. That got me thinking – are there other healthy foods that may go by different names?

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5 Treatment Options for Vaginal Atrophy

Is it just momentary dryness or could it be vaginal atrophy? Know these basic facts and treatment options in order to better manage your sexual health.

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Managing GERD: Lifestyle Changes vs. OTC Medications

Many people reach for over-the-counter antacids and medications to ease physical discomfort after eating a big platter of, say, fried and greasy food.

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Foods Displayed on Kitchen Counter Linked to Person's Weight

Many people made New Year’s resolutions to purge their spaces. They’re cleaning out their closets, using the Marie “Konmari” Kondo method to “spark joy” in their homes, and trying Feng Shui on their spaces to encourage a visit from prosperity. While ...

Friends eating out at a restaurant.

Why Everyone's Talking About Tailored Diets

Our digestive systems aren’t created equal. But switching to a tailored diet can help boost your health.

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Ancient Exercise for Modern Health

Despite its focus on breath and gentle movement, Qigong promotes a surprising amount of strength.

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Foods that Cause Digestive Distress in Older Adults

As we age, our digestive tract may start to go into rebellion with uncomfortable results. More than 16 percent of people over the age of 70 report having fecal incontinence while others describe having more gas, bloating, burping and stomach distensi...

Diabetes Can Affect Women In A Major Way

Diabetes Can Affect Women In A Major Way

Research has shown that having menopause increases a woman’s risk of developing diabetes. What’s the connection?

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Issues with Gluten Intolerance May Emerge at Menopause

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I put myself on a 21-day clean eating program. Afterwards, I slowly started reintroducing foods such as dairy, pasta, bread and meat and gauged my body’s reaction to them. One night, I was surprised to find that I f...

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Cycling Offers Health Benefits and Dangers for Older Riders

This morning when I took my car in for servicing at the dealership, I noticed there was a hint of autumn’s cool temperatures. We all appreciate it since we’ve endured a little over a month of temperatures that were in the high 90s and felt like in th...