Expert Insights

Health tips – December 11, 2014

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy Pump some iron: Women ages 19-50 need about 18 mg of iron each day, but many of us just don’t get enough. Add iron to your diet through delicious sources like lentils, spinach, chickpeas and cooked oysters. Learn more ways to get the nutrition you need. Break up your […]

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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Why Healthy Sleep Habits Are Worth It

Early to bed, early to rise … we all know how the saying ends. If only getting a good night’s sleep was as easy as old Benjamin Franklin was suggesting. Thanks to technology and our demanding lives, it can be hard to get enough sleep. Adults today get only about six hours of shut-eye nightly. […]

Health tips – November 25, 2014

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy Discover why fiber is fabulous: Fiber lowers cholesterol, aids digestion and keeps weight down. Women should get 25 grams daily. Add 1 cup of raspberries + 1 banana + ½ cup of beans + 1 cup of broccoli to your day to get what you need. Learn more about […]

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Keep the Traditions, Lose the Pounds: Healthy Alternatives to Thanksgiving Fare

Whether your favorite is savory stuffing or creamy pumpkin pie, classic Thanksgiving dishes are hard to resist. But the calories in these classics add up fast. A typical Thanksgiving meal can pack up to 4,000 to 5,000 calories – all in just one afternoon. That’s about double the recommended amount of calories adults should consume […]

The Embrace of Aging

Keith Famie and his team at Visionalist Entertainment Productions combined great minds of medicine and science with touching, human-interest stories of real life circumstances all designed to help women understand and embrace the aging process. “The Embrace of Aging” captures the lives of women from the countryside of Provence, France to the small villages of […]

Five Steps to Protect your Heart

1. KNOW YOUR RISK FACTORS 90% of women have at least one risk factor for heart disease, so investigating your family’s health history and talking to your doctor to pinpoint your risk factors is key.Here’s what to watch out for: High blood pressure: A healthy reading is less than 120/80. Exercising regularly and limiting your salt […]