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Recipe/Cooking

Sources of the Nutrient Rich Umami

Umami is a pleasant savory taste that is found in many foods including meat, fish, vegetables and dairy products.

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Nutrition

Preparation is Key in Making Healthier Rice

We’ve heard the warnings - be careful about eating rice regularly because consuming too much can increase the risk of health issues, such as diabetes. Rice has a lot of starch that turns into sugar when metabolized, which is often stored by the body ...

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Jolie Pitt's Surgery Immediately Puts Her in Menopause

Angelina Jolie Pitt continues to be of interest because of her health choices. She announced today in the New York Times opinion section that she underwent a preventative surgery - specifically a bilateral oophorectomy – to remove her ovaries and fal...

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Exercises Can Help Improve Balance

I’ve taken the challenge. I have started trying to stand on one foot with my eyes closed. I’ve always thought that my balance has been pretty good, and I have no problem standing on one foot. But that’s only with my eyes open. Once I close my eyes, I ...

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Killer Whales May Be Best Role Models for Menopausal Women

So are you buying into some of society’s messages that once you go through menopause, you’re no longer a valued part of our culture? If so, I’d suggest that you start reading up on older female killer whales and start thinking how you can emulate the...

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4 Common Health Issues and Diet's Role

As women get older and approach menopause, they become more at risk for a variety of health issues. The proposed 2015 National Dietary Recommendations recently were released and were created by the nation’s top nutritional experts, using the latest r...

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Menopausal Women Should Tune into Body's Messages

I have come to believe that sometimes we don’t listen to our own needs and wants. Therefore, our bodies find ways to "show" us what’s going on. And as we reach middle age, these messages tend to show up in new and unexpected ways. Here’s a...

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Nutrition

How to Build a Healthy Pizza

If you consider yourself health-conscious, you likely watch what you eat and try to get plenty of exercise and sufficient sleep. Every once in a while, though, we get the urge to splurge on our favorite foods and drinks, even if they’re not the best ...

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Seven Years of Hot Flashes

A recent study looking at women’s health issues found that 50 percent of the women who participated in the study experienced frequent hot flashes and night sweats for more than seven years.

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Falls

Strong Glutes Important for Stability

A new study suggests that part of the reason older people fall to is due to a physiological change in the gluteal muscles. Learn how to strengthen these muscles.