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8 Tips to Remain Healthy After 50

Posted by on April 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

 Last month, I spoke at women and heart events, plus co-hosting an event for Go Red! at the Allrecipes headquarters in Seattle. At each of these events I talked about replacing diet with lifestyle, and at the allrecipes event I demonstrated one great grain salad. Using the same quantities, we’ll switch up the salad 5 different more »


FFFF Friday-estrogen dominance, Vitamin D and Tabata!

Posted by on July 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

It’s “Forgetful Frustrating Flabby Fabulous Friday” again, and today I’m back with an update on my battle with estrogen dominance, Vitamin D deficiency and more. I recently wrote about discovering that I am estrogen dominant. You can read about that by clicking here. I was fed up with feeling tired, fat, and like I had PMS constantly. Estrogen more »

health after 50

Eating the Rainbow!

Posted by on July 24, 2013 at 9:50 am

Have you had this experience – You get an email that you must eat these super foods only to open it (in case you’re not eating one) and then find out it’s different foods than you’ve been told before that are “the ones”. For instance, a couple of years ago quinoa was on all these lists. Not more »

Alkaline Foods

Alkalize Your Body for Optimal Health

Posted by on July 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Yesterday, I wrote about receiving the results from my comprehensive blood test, which followed the discovery that I am estrogen dominant. In addition to a very low Vitamin D level, I have a slightly acidic body. Today, I am re-posting an article from Nutritionist Chris McKee telling us how to alkalize our bodies with a more »


Got Belly Fat?

Posted by on March 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

One of the biggest complaints of women over 50 is the stubborn belly fat that just won’t go away! I am trying a wheat-free, sugar-free diet now, and Chris McKee shares why this is a great idea! I just finished reading a book called Wheat Belly, Lose the Wheat, Lose the Belly, William Davis M.D.  more »


Toxins in women over 50

Posted by on March 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

What is a Toxin?  Who Is Toxic? We all are toxic….We all live in a toxic world. Even with ongoing care, your body accumulates more toxins than it eliminates. A “toxin” can be anything from pesticides, xenoestrogens, food dyes, synthetic drugs and hormones, plastics, air pollution, water pollution, parasites, and chemicals from foods, medicines, surgery, more »

Plant-based diet

Overfed and Undernourished: A Simple Plan for Regaining Your Health

Posted by on January 15, 2013 at 8:43 am

Science consistently proves one EASY diet plan can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, & weight. A plant-based diet can cure disease & even replace meds quickly! Learn how.

Alkaline Foods

Alkalinize Your Diet for Great Health

Posted by on September 6, 2012 at 7:00 am

We’ve heard a lot lately about the importance of choosing a diet that is more alkaline.  There are a number of reasons that this is a good decision.  As a nation (and countries where we have influenced the “western diet”) we eat a predominately acidic diet.  Some of the top offenders are coffee, tea, meat, more »


To Juice or Not to Juice?

Posted by on August 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Juicing can be used to increase consumption of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Read the pros and cons of juicing, and how to begin a juicing regimen.

Dairy and Cancer

Dairy Can Cause… Cancer?

Posted by on May 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

Yikes! There is a clear association between milk consumption cancer. Dairy is full of a toxin that is proven to be a prominent cause of many types of cancer!

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How to Dump Arthritis (and Prevent it, Too!)

Posted by on April 2, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Many of us use pain relievers that can actually worsen arthritis! Here are some ways to prevent, and even reverse, the damage.

Vitamin & Mineral Supplements

Do Vitamin Supplements Cause Cancer?

Posted by on January 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

There recently was a media blast stating that vitamins and minerals may be bad for your health. I have seen similar reporting many times in my 30 years in the nutritional field. Here, I would like to clear up the controversy over supplements, and give my own recommendations.

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Foods that Keep Your Spirits Up

Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 1:06 am

If you’ve ever wolfed down a pint of ice cream after an argument or munched through a bag of M&Ms on the eve of a major deadline, then you know the soothing power of food.  “Candy, ice cream and other carbohydrates have a profound effect on brain chemistry,” explains Elizabeth Somer, R.D., author of The more »

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How to Drastically Reduce your Cancer Risk

Posted by on October 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Eating lots of vegetables lowers the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. After examining the dietary intake of 466 people with NHL and 391 matched controls, researchers found that: A high number of vegetable servings per week decreased cancer risk by 42%. High intake of green leafy vegetables and more »

Celebrity Diets: Fads or Foolproof Weight Loss?

Posted by on September 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Sure, the Jennifer Lopezes of the world have entire teams of makeup artists, fashion designers, trainers and personal chefs working together to make every snapshot look beautiful, but Hollywood stars are also turning to natural health for their fresh, beautiful looks.

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Calcium Supplements: Dangerous for Women?

Posted by on September 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Calcium supplements can be dangerous for women by causing an imbalance in magnesium, which is vital to proper heart function. How can women avoid potentially serious heart problems?

Discover Natural Therapy for Arthritis Pain

Posted by on July 18, 2011 at 11:41 pm

For several million Americans, suffering with arthritis is a daily burden.  I have even complained that they must be sealing jars tighter than they use to because I recently bought a “jar opener”! The term Arthritis describes a set of symptoms and literally means inflammation (-itis) of the joint (arthro).  There are different forms of more »

cooking oils

Which oil is best for you?

Posted by on May 27, 2011 at 8:33 am

I often get asked which oils are the best to cook with. When it comes to knowing which vegetable oil is best and safest to cook with, many restaurants and so-called health experts don’t seem to understand basic biochemistry. That’s because even the “safe” vegetable oils used by restaurants and recommended by experts convert to more »

Got water? It is vital to good health in many ways

Posted by on May 17, 2011 at 12:32 pm

We all know water is good for us, but do we know the reasons why? Water makes up, on average, 60% of our body weight and is crucial to our health. From healthy skin to protecting joints and helping with the size of waistlines, water is necessary for good health!  Read on as Truestar Health  more »

Shake it up to get your body going in the morning

Posted by on April 27, 2011 at 8:30 am

Do you grab a muffin or bagel for breakfast as you rush out the front door every morning? Do you skip breakfast in an attempt to cut calories or simply because you do not feel hungry? If so, you are not doing your body a favor. In fact, a recent study published in the American more »

The mineral that beats fatigue, anxiety—and your chocolate cravings?

Posted by on April 22, 2011 at 11:22 am

It’s that time of day again or maybe that time of the month, when your craving for chocolate arises and nothing else will do. But what can you do about it? Although cocoa has recently been touted as healthy because of its antioxidant properties, most of us experience guilt or frustration when we give in more »

Healthy living for women

Posted by on April 22, 2011 at 8:00 am

  You probably have heard tips on eating for optimum health or the best way to eat to lose weight for your entire adult life. But there really are studies to back up the old adage that “you are what you eat.” Here are some tips from an excellent article  Eat This, Not That: 6 more »

Spring allergies–the battle is on

Posted by on April 1, 2011 at 7:35 am

If you live in Austin and other allergen-laden locales, you are certainly familiar with the outward symptoms of airborne allergies. And if you’ve ever rushed to the bathroom after lunch, you may also be familiar with some food allergies and what they do to you. But did you know that depression can actually be a more »

The scoop on protein powders

Posted by on March 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm

We are entering the time of year that is great for using fresh fruit in a smoothie for breakfast or healthy snack. To rev up the nutrients and make it more satisfying, add a scoop of protein powder for added nutrients. Here is some excellent information to help you decide just what type of protein more »

Sunshine for better health–your Vitamin D Rx

Posted by on March 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm

What do mad dogs, Englishmen, and spring breakers have in common?  If you guessed, “They go out in the midday sun,” you are correct!  In Europe, the English, as well as the rest of their northern European counterparts, all flock to Italy, Greece, Spain, and other tropical locales for their vacations, where they can’t wait more »

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