Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Stress has a HUGE impact on your health, well-being, and on your ability to lose weight. You have  heard of the “Fight or Flight” response. But what exactly is the “Fight or Flight” response? Basically it means reacting to threats to your survival with a general discharge of the sympathetic nervous system, priming you for fighting or fleeing. This discharge creates: Increased heart rate Increased blood pressure Decreased blood sugar Constriction of the peripheral arteries Dilation of the deep arteries Increased respiration rate Decreased gastro-intestinal activity Increased... (Read More ...)

New studies by the British medical publication, BMJ Open, show that people taking sleeping aids – prescription medications for getting to sleep and staying asleep, are FAR more likely (up to four times more) to die from cancer and a premature death than those people who never take any sleeping medications! Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril and Sonata are the names of these prescription medications. There is a slice of the U.S. population, approximately 6 to 10% that relies on these dangerous medications to get any sleep at night.  It is a huge problem for people. You are so tired!  You can’t concentrate... (Read More ...)

 Do You Skip Breakfast?  Do you sometimes skip breakfast, maybe thinking:  “I’ll skip breakfast so I will decrease my calories to lose a few pounds”  Or – “I’ll grab something quick to give me some extra energy” – usually something sugary or caffeinated OR BOTH! Or-“I don’t have anything prepared, and I’m in a hurry” Well, Let me tell you about a client of mine . . . I have a menopause coaching client named Sheila who gave me permission to tell her story. When she worked in her husband’s medical practice, she hardly ever ate breakfast.  Most doctor offices... (Read More ...)

(NaturalNews) They are added to everything from shampoos and deodorants to processed foods and pharmaceutical drugs in order to inexpensively extend shelf life and improve product stability. But a new study out of the University of Reading (UR) in the UK has found that, based on tests conducted, nearly every single woman with breast cancer has one or more paraben chemicals in her breast tissue, suggesting a possible link between the chemical and the disease. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, Dr. Philippa Darbre and her team from UR gathered tissue samples from 40 women who were undergoing... (Read More ...)

Post-menopausal women who take statins to ward off heart attacks are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who do not, research indicates. Older women who take statin medications to ward off heart attacks are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who do not take the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, a study has found. The report, published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, showed that, in a large group of post-menopausal women, those who took a statin of any type were, on average, 48% likelier to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who didn’t. The... (Read More ...)

 Could Your Holiday be Less Stressful? We just got through one holiday and look out; here comes the next big stressor!  Some people actually dread the holidays because of all the added stress! How many people are you committed to buying gifts for?   Would your holiday be less stressful if one person did not do all of the work and everyone got together and came up with a solutions that would fit everyone’s holiday budget for time and money? If you are hosting a family or friend get together over the Christmas holidays, you have your work cut out for you.  You have the cleaning, shopping,... (Read More ...)

Connect The Dots…Plastics to Hormones In the largest study ever done on the effects of perfluorocarbons (PFCs) on womens hormone systems, West Virginia University researchers found in blood tests that higher levels of these man- made chemicals are associated with early menopausal symptoms in females aged 42 to 64. Premature menopause has been linked to a variety of health problems, including cardiovascular disease. Researchers collected data from 25,957 women, measuring serum concentration levels of PFCs and the female hormone estradiol, and reported a definite association between... (Read More ...)

Your Menopause When I was sent the DVD of Managing Menopause Naturally and asked to review it, I thought – okay.  I will do it and try to keep an open mind.  Well, it wasn’t  exactly what I was expecting. It was a pleasant surprise to watch the DVD and to feel really good about what I was hearing! Managing Menopause Naturally is almost two hours long.  It goes into depth about menopause, the history of it, what can be expected, fears you may have, how it affects other women around the world, established medical treatments most popular, and the holistic alternatives you can check... (Read More ...)

We know that the foods and the quality of foods we ingest do have an affect on our health. The better your health when you are going through menopause, the easier your transition will be and the less symptoms you will have to deal with. This is what I experienced while going through menopause. My diet and and exercise helped to greatly improve my lifestyle.  -Sheri Goddard Did you know that alternative cancer treatment has grown into a powerful movement that’s catching on quickly all over the world?  And it has led to the growing realization that cancer is curable!  In fact, numerous advanced... (Read More ...)

Studies Show One Simple Ingredient Safe and Effective For UTI’s Urinary tract infections affect up to half of all women over the course of a lifetime and are responsible for 8 million doctor visits each year. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections than men, in part because of their shorter urethras. Adult men have another factor going for them—a bacterial growth inhibitor injected directly into their urinary system by their prostate glands. You’ve probably heard that drinking cranberry juice can be helpful in supporting a healthy urinary tract. Studies do show that cranberry... (Read More ...)