Nancy Monson

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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.

Latest by Nancy Monson

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Treatment

Truth About Probiotics and Prebiotics for IBD

Are probiotic and prebiotic supplements really effective for IBD and IBS? A nutritionist answers your top questions about the latest research.

Senior using an exercise ball.
Prevention

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.

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Diagnosis

An Accurate Blood Test for Fibromyalgia

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

Balance

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).

Aliza Ben-Zacharia, DrNP.
Medication

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.

Complications

How Hobbies Can Reduce Stress in MS

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

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Supplements

The Scoop on Powdered Collagen Supplements

Collagen supplements can help with chronic illnesses like diabetes, joint pain, and obesity. Here's how to take it properly.

Gut microbiome.
Symptoms

Is Gut Bacteria Associated With MS?

The gut microbiome is a hot research topic these days. Here's what we know about gut health and multiple sclerosis.

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Lifestyle

What You Should Eat After 50

If you eat right and exercise regularly, you can be healthier at 65 than you were at 45. To get started, follow this grocery list and common-sense advice.

Senior couple walking together.
Relationships

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.