Can Diet Impact Migraine Headaches?

Eliminating that morning ‘Cup of Joe,’ consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential triggers for headaches, says Vincent Martin, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. There are two different approaches to preventing headaches with … Read more Can Diet Impact Migraine Headaches?

Why We Should All Be DRINKING ALMOND MILK

Okay, there may not be 100 benefits of almond milk but it certainly comes close. Almond milk is a lot more nutritious than dairy milk. Almond milk does not go through the same processing that dairy goes through, and is the perfect alternative for people who struggle with allergies or are lactose intolerant. Almond milk … Read more Why We Should All Be DRINKING ALMOND MILK

Natural ways to prevent and cure Candida

If you’ve ever had a vaginal yeast infection, you’re all too familiar with the telltale symptoms that make it so miserable: itching, burning, swelling, painful urination, and an unpleasant white discharge. The majority of yeast infections result from an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a fungal organism that naturally inhabits the vagina, gastrointestinal tract, and skin … Read more Natural ways to prevent and cure Candida

What is diverticulosis? What does it look like (pictures)?

My doctor just diagnosed me with diverticulitis. What does this mean, and how can I treat this condition naturally? Diverticular diseases have become very common in the US, especially among the over-50 set, so you’re certainly not alone. People often develop diverticulosis, a condition characterized by small, pouch-like herniations called diverticula in the lining of … Read more What is diverticulosis? What does it look like (pictures)?

Tips to prevent acne breakouts this holiday season

Extra stress during the holidays—from activities like shopping, social commitments, and traveling—increases cortisol in the body, which can lead to more oil production and, ultimately, a pesky pimple. Try these tips to maintain your health and decrease acne breakouts during this holiday season. Sleep schedule, interrupted. Late parties, staying out with family, or last minute shopping … Read more Tips to prevent acne breakouts this holiday season

Yoga Can Ease Menstrual Issues

Premenstrual syndrome—better known as PMS—includes at least 150 different symptoms that run the gamut from irritability and fatigue to backaches and bloating, from herpes outbreaks and crying jags to insomnia, sugar cravings, and migraines. In order to alleviate what ayurvedic physicians call a woman’s monthly dysfunction, it helps to understand what causes it in the … Read more Yoga Can Ease Menstrual Issues

Eating Disorders After 35

Most everyone thinks of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders as conditions only young women face, but new evidence shows that many women over 35 suffer from these afflictions throughout their lives. When I was about 14 years old and just beginning my initiation into the mysterious rites of passage toward becoming a woman, one … Read more Eating Disorders After 35

5 Foods to Improve Heart Health

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You’ve seen the ads: “Tone your abs—just five minutes a day!” and “Tone your legs with this simple, everyday workout!” Well, as grating as they may be after repeated viewing, their message does have value. When we “tone” our muscles, we nourish them and bolster their strength. Generally speaking, a daily or frequent workout can … Read more 5 Foods to Improve Heart Health