Nancy Monson

Health Writer

Nancy Monson is a freelance writer and certified health coach. Her articles have been published in over 30 national magazines and newsletters, including AARP The Magazine, Family Circle, Shape, USA Today, Weight Watchers Magazine, and Woman’s Day. She is also the author of three books, including Craft to Heal: Soothing Your Soul with Sewing, Painting, and Other Crafts, which links creativity to well-being. Read more of her work on her website and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

Conditions Covered:Food & Nutrition, Foodborne Illness, Multiple Sclerosis, Healthy Aging, Dementia, Fibromyalgia, Skin Health, Dental Health, Anxiety Disorders

Latest by Nancy Monson

The Exercise Equipment and Workouts You Need to Do to Prevent Falls

As we age, posture, flexibility, and balance are critical to avoiding falls that can lead to fractures. Safely using exercise equipment such as an exercise ball, foam roller, and a yoga strap can help to improve your posture, flexibility, and balance.

An Accurate Blood Test for Fibromyalgia

A doctor tells HealthCentral that the FM/a blood test’s accuracy is “pretty spectacular.”

Guys: A Spa Day Can Dial Down Stress and Anxiety

Men now represent half of the spa-going population in the United States, accoding to The International SPA Association (ISPA).

What You Need to Know About Ocrevus for PPMS

Nurse practitioner Aliza Ben-Zacharia answers important questions about the first drug to treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

How Hobbies Can Reduce Stress in MS

Having an artistic outlet can help reduce stress and raise self-esteem for people with MS.

The Scoop on Powdered Collagen Supplements

The chronic illnesses that benefit from collagen, including tips on how to buy the best.

Is Gut Bacteria Associated With MS?

The gut microbiome is a hot research topic these days. Some studies suggest that gut health may be related to the development of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.

What You Should Eat After 50

If you eat right and exercise regularly, you can be healthier at 65 than you were at 45.

Dating Someone Whose Spouse Has Dementia

When Tami Reeves met her now-husband through an online dating site, he told her that he was still married. He also told her that his wife had Alzheimer’s.

Tooth Trouble: Why That Kiss Could be Risky

The state of a person’s mouth can not only be a turnoff but can also pose health risks. Here’s more on the link between kissing and oral health.