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Beets Support Heart, Digestive Health

My elderly father is really excited that our CSA share included beets last week. Dad made a special request for a Valentine’s present last week, asking, "Would you please make me some pickled beets?" It turns out that consuming beets may r...

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5 Reasons to Add Broccoli to Your Plate

The flowery vegetable we all loved to hate as kids has a lot of benefits for us as adults.

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4 Changes That Put Women's Hearts At Risk During Menopause

My life turned upside down due to caregiving for my mother in 2005. I was so focused on her issues (along with graduate school and working in order to pay bills) that I didn’t realize that I had entered perimenopause. (I also didn’t experience some o...

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9 Brain Regions Affected by Alzheimer's

The brain is made up of a number of regions that are responsible for different functions. This slide show is designed to showcase some of the major areas and describe how they may be affected. This will help you understand the underlying brain issues ...

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Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Increases During Menopausal Transition

As you go through menopause, there are many things to worry about. However, you may be ignoring one big thing that could really threaten your health -metabolic syndrome. This syndrome is actually a group of risk factors that can increase your risk of ...

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Cholesterol

Fiber Is Important Part of Healthy Diet

Fiber: It’s something we often don’t want to talk about, but making sure you have enough fiber in your diet is one of the most important things you can do for yourself health-wise.

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Nutrition

9 Garnishes You Should Actually Eat

The saying goes that a person eats with the eyes as much as with the mouth. So, many restaurants often focus on presentation of food when sending out a plate. Sometimes the presentation includes garnishes. But are they meant to be eaten? And are ther...

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Nutrition

What Are the Most Effective Diets?

There are a lot of diets out there. Should you embrace the Mediterranean diet, the Paleo diet, Weight Watchers, or a vegan diet? What if you have specific worries, such as being pre-diabetic or are in the early stages of heart disease.

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Understanding of Menopause Has Changed Through the Years

How times have changed And how far we’ve come! Recently, The Atlantic posted a video of how doctors treated women for menopause in 1953. Here are some of the highpoints and low points of the video (as well as what we’ve learned since then, which I’ve ...

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Dental Hygiene and Menopause

Researchers continue to find that how you care for your mouth may play a part in how well you age - not only how well your mouth ages, but also your body and your brain.