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5 Tips for Personal Spring Cleaning

Published on April 9, 2014 By Susan Tolles

Spring is a time when we want to clear away the clutter for a fresh start. We have been “hibernating” through the winter months, focusing more inward in our own daily lives. Warmer weather, clear blue skies and a greener landscape energizes us to “lighten up” in every area—from our diets to our households—and our more »

5 Tips for Being a Heart-Healthy Woman Over 50

Published on March 10, 2014 By Susan Tolles

Do you know your “numbers?” Things like your waist/hip ratio and how it ranks in the acceptable range, the amount of fiber you need daily, or your glucose reading? Do you know what to eat to make the most of your calories, especially at breakfast? Click on the link below to listen in as I more »

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 »

Time to Detox!

Published on April 25, 2013 By Susan Tolles

There are a couple times of year that are excellent for doing a detox, spring and fall. After our long winter season (longer for those up north) the body is ready to shed a few pounds and a few layers of clothes!  In two articles, I will talk about some powerful ways to detox your 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 »

Toxins in women over 50

Published on March 17, 2013 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Essential Oils for Better Health

Published on January 16, 2013 By Susan Tolles

Not long ago, I had a discussion with Stacey Hall, a Certified Aromatherapy Coach.  Stacey shared the following information with me about essential oils, which can be found in ’The Essential Oils Desk Reference’ published by Life Science Publishers (http://www.lifesciencepublishers.com). What is an Essential Oil?  An essential oil is that aromatic liquid that is within more »

The Good Patient: How to Make Your Doctor Love You

Published on March 6, 2012 By Susan Tolles

We expect a lot from our doctors, but it’s a two-way street. I asked a few physicians to tell me which behaviors they see in patients that impede their ability to provide the best care. Are you guilty of any of these common complaints?

Menopause and the Double “M”: Mood & Memory

Published on January 23, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Most of us usually think of menopause as hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia fostered by changes in the ovaries and uterus. During perimenopause, a variable time 2 to 10 years or more before the final menstrual period, the ovaries lose their rhythmic pattern of estrogen and progesterone release. It is the time of fluctuating more »

Can Five Minutes a Day Change Your Life?

Published on October 19, 2011 By Susan Tolles

For your morning practice to have the greatest effect, I’d recommend releasing “shoulds or have tos,” finding a rhythm that you can enjoy, keeping it short, simple and above all– personally meaningful. Really allow yourself to experience what it’s like to be fully present and comfortable sitting in silence.

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 »

Is it Time for an Emotional Checkup?

Published on September 22, 2011 By Susan Tolles

When we’re overworked and depleted, yes it’s important to remember to exercise, get good sleep and eat nutrient-dense foods. But, just as important as nurturing our physical well-being is the care and feeding of our hearts.

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?

Learn to Ask For & Receive Help: There’s No Reason to Go It Alone!

Published on August 15, 2011 By Susan Tolles

One of the hardest lessons for me to learn–but one that changed my life profoundly–was the importance of asking for and receiving help. As a career and business strategist, I work every week with mostly mid- to senior-level professionals from around the U.S. on career changes, launching and marketing small businesses and identifying, finding and more »

The 10 Commandments of Turning 50: A Manifesto for All Ages

Published on August 12, 2011 By Susan Tolles

If I only knew then what I know now. I try to avoid thinking that because it reeks of regret. However, I find myself saying it often… mostly to women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Why? Because, as Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s past is prologue” and what we do (or don’t do) in our more »

New Study: Postmenopausal Symptoms Highly Controllable

Published on August 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Women today dealing with menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms have a variety of hormone replacement therapies (HRT) available to choose from.   HRT may improve some of the major symptoms for these women but it can also mask a number of underlying issues that, if not addressed, can over time undermine their health:  nutritional stress from a more »

Sex & Intimacy After Menopause

Published on August 4, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Can we just say one thing? This is not your mother’s menopause! These days, life after 50 can be not only just as fulfilling and exciting (if not more so) than the decades that came before, but you may even find that this really is the best time of your life! Can we say one more »

The Fat-Burning Zone: What & Where Is It?

Published on July 25, 2011 By Susan Tolles

The next time you go to your health club, jump on a cardio machine and take a look at the pre-programmed options. Most often you will find a program called the Fat Burner or something similar. These programs are designed for you to exercise at roughly 50 to 60% of your maximum heart rate. Exercise more »

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 »

Spring allergies–the battle is on

Published on April 1, 2011 By Susan Tolles

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 sleep vitamin

Published on March 15, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Lack of sleep is profound in the changes we have in mood, motivation and vitality, especially for women over 50.  It is a major contributor to depression and a sense of “life is not worth living”.  It also increases the probability that you will become obese or develop diabetes. William C. Dement is the world’s more »

Oh, my aching back!

Published on February 9, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Research shows that back pain is one of the biggest reasons people miss work. But is there anything the average person can do to keep his or her back healthy? You bet, say the people at Harvard Medical School (www.health.harvard.edu). Here are their recommendations: Keep fit. This is the most important thing you can do 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 »

Exercise for your brain

Published on January 5, 2011 By Susan Tolles

One inarguable fact of life after 50—the older we get, the fuzzier our brains get. Whether it’s from hormonal imbalances, years of multi-tasking, or just plain being tired, our memory fades and we find it harder to concentrate on the smallest tasks. We enter a room and wonder “why did I come in here?” We more »

Wellness for Women Over 50

Published on January 4, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Women over 50 need to start every day with focus and purpose, to achieve overall balance for a healthy body, mind and spirit. Lucinda Datres, Founder of Dream Lifestyles Coaching, shares her tips on starting your day right.