You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
Bogus exercise equipment and nutrition scams have been assaulting us for about as long as anyone can remember. According to author Dr. James Harvey Young, the scams date back as early as 1630. That was the year Nicholas Knopp of Massachusetts Bay was... Read more
"Clinically proven soy isoflavones for hot flash relief," says Estroven, a soy and black cohosh supplement. "Clinically tested formula shown to help relieve hot flashes, night sweats," says Promensil Menopause, which contains red clover. Many woman... Read more
When you buy fresh fruit put some in single serving sizes and place in the freezer. Makes a great treat on a hot day, or a hot flash! Frozen fruit is hard to eat quickly so you really taste and enjoy the snack!... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
Plain old vegetable oil is so 2000-and-late. Coconut oil is today's choice for those in the know—and it's more than a flash in the pan. A lot of the buzz surrounding coconut oil comes from its medium-chain triglycerides&... Read more
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