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Eating the Rainbow!

Published on July 24, 2013 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Got Belly Fat?

Published on March 18, 2013 By Susan Tolles

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 »

How to Drastically Reduce your Cancer Risk

Published on October 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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?

Published on September 23, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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.

Calcium Supplements: Dangerous for Women?

Published on September 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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

Published on July 18, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Which oil is best for you?

Published on May 27, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Shake it up to get your body going in the morning

Published on April 27, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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?

Published on April 22, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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

Published on April 22, 2011 By Susan Tolles

  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 »

Eat Your Way to a Beautiful You

Published on April 12, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Do you want to get rid of those bags under your eyes? Would you like your skin to have a healthy, natural glow? Of course you do! Instead of spending money on expensive beauty products to help you look rested, brighter and more youthful, why not take a trip to your local supermarket? A wholesome more »

The skinny on yogurt

Published on January 26, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Here’s the “skinny”on Yogurt. I often recommend yogurt as a healthy snack to my patients because it has countless health benefits. But not all yogurts are healthy, and not all yogurts are created equal. I often recommend yogurt to patients suffering form Candida. Candida Albicans, also known as a thrush, yeast or fungal infection, can overgrow more »

Raw foods for a healthier life after 50

Published on January 14, 2011 By Susan Tolles

When observing the longest living cultures a key factor stands out.  The majority of the foods that these people eat are “raw”.  So why are raw foods healthier for you?  One of the reasons is that the enzymes have not been destroyed.  These enzymes are “alive” in raw foods and are destroyed when food is more »

Top fitness foods for women over 50

Published on January 5, 2011 By Susan Tolles

A focus on “new beginnings” for 2011 brings with is a renewed commitment to nutrition and exercise. Try these foods that deliver the nutrients  needed to build a stronger, healthier body for optimum health after 50. Avocados The cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat in these green health bombs can help keep your body strong and pain free. more »

How NOT to gain holiday weight

Published on December 10, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Can you believe November is gone? It seems like just yesterday summer was approaching, and now here we are about to face the end of another year. The time between Thanksgiving and the holidays is perfect for a financial health check-up. Spend some time before life gets too crazy to access how your money situation more »

Sweet Poison?

Published on July 22, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Simply stated, our food supply has changed along with the changes in our lives brought about by the demands of our fast-paced society. We are depending more and more on processed foods, and with each year, the FDA approves more and more chemicals for use in foods. With each year, the food industry is using more »

Fast food can be as addictive as heroine

Published on April 29, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Recent research studies indicate that sweets and fast foods may be as addictive as heroin.  The February 2003 issue of New Scientist says, “New and potentially explosive findings on the biological effects of fast food suggest that eating yourself into obesity isn’t simply due to a lack of self-control.” Fast foods activate the dopamine center more »

Pomegranate juice for good health

Published on March 7, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in American women.  It is estimated that almost 1 in 3 women will eventually die of heart disease or stroke.  63% women who die of heart disease had no previous symptoms. Well, here’s a way to fight it.  Scientists have been telling us for years that red more »

The miracle cure

Published on March 2, 2010 By Susan Tolles

It is not fish oil, not calcium or magnesium, not even vitamin D…but Water. Water is the single most important nutrient for women over 50. So simple, yet so many of us are dehydrated. Your body loses about two quarts of water a day through perspiration, urination and exhalation. It is important for our bodies more »

Eat more chocolate–it’s good for you!

Published on February 25, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Events in my life lately have left me searching for comfort food and of course one of which is chocolate. This is a great way to justify to myself and I just wanted to share it so others can indulge with me. The Aztec leader Montezuma introduced chocolate to Cortez that took it home to more »