I Have Mental Whiplash From My Lab Results

I had a lipid panel done at the end of April.  Looking back at the numbers (below) from the past 6 years made me dizzy!  Up and down they go – like a roller coaster ride.  I have a theory – not scientific, just personal experience – that the hormonal fluctuations of menopause are often[…]

For Healthy Whole Grains, Look for 10:1

An article about whole grains published recently by the Harvard School of Public Health offers a helpful, easy guideline for choosing healthy whole grain products.  The simple indicator: For every 10 grams of carbohydrate, there should be at least 1 gram of fiber.  For example, a product that contains 23 grams of carbohydrate per serving should have[…]

If you remember “The Twilight Zone” (on a black and white TV) . . .

. . . then you are probably also familiar with “The Perimenopausal (or Menopausal) Zone”.  For some women, it can be – at least at times – just as scary as the original sci-fi ’60’s TV show featuring Rod Serling as the narrator, a voice that sends an eery chill up my spine to this[…]

Herbs and Spices for Wellness

I presented this topic in my groups this week, and several participants requested the link to the article I referenced (“10 Healing Herbs and Spices” from Reader’s Digest).  There are probably no miracles here, but many helpful tips for supplementing healthy eating naturally.

Health Benefits of Spices: Cinnamon

I am quickly becoming a big fan of cinnamon.  I enjoy it in my plain yogurt, because it has a sweet flavor that truly makes it easy to go without sweeteners.  A handful of berries is a nice addition.  When I make oatmeal, I shake about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in with a splash of[…]

Earlobe Creases and Other Signs of Aging

The link between earlobe creases and heart disease surfaced again in the media recently.  A report from the University of Copenhagen study noted significant associations between ear creases, along with several other visible signs of aging, and heart disease. This is not a new discovery, and I have mentioned it in a previous post.  Some scientists believe[…]