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What are some of the best food sources of vitamin D?

What are some of the best food sources of vitamin D?



The conversation about which foods contain vitamin D can be a bit challenging because the WHFoods list for vitamin D is quite short. Furthermore...

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Beyond The WHI

Q: The Women's Health Initiative aside, what can women do to lower their risk of disease?

A: We know from a number of studies that about 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes and up to 90 percent of cases of type 2 diabetes may be preventable by lifestyle modificatio...

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10 Ways Growing an Organic Garden Can Help Your Health and Budget

10 Ways Growing an Organic Garden Can Help Your Health and Budget

Get the nutrition you need & enjoy tastier food
Many studies have shown that organically grown food has more minerals and nutrients than food grown with synthetic pesticides. And there’s a good reason why many chefs use orga...

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Are You an Active Couch Potato?

Are You an Active Couch Potato?
Taking Steps to Stay Healthy Despite a Sedentary Lifestyle

By Ellen G. Goldman

My life has always been full of movement. As a fitness coach and former owner of...

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Vaginal Atrophy

Q: What else should women know about menopause?

A: Low doses of vaginal estrogen are safe and effective to prevent vaginal dryness and discomfort with sexual activity---or what's now called genitourinary syndrome of menopause. It occurs in at least 45 percent of wome...

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The Cost of Multitasking: 6 Health Risks You Should Know

The Cost of Multitasking: 6 Health Risks You Should Know
7 Tips for Changing Your Juggling Ways

By Ellen G. Goldman

Wet laundry that's been sitting in the washing machine for three days. A bl...

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Q: Why do women go the bio-identical hormone route?

A: They're being misled by unsubstantiated claims of greater safety and effectiveness. Since the WHI, many physicians are no longer up to date on prescribing FDA-approved hormones or won't prescribe them at all. To fill that void, women...

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What Is Matcha Green Tea Good For?

What Is Matcha Green Tea Good For?


One of the most in-demand drinks on the planet, green tea is outrageously good for you. You may have heard about its benefits, such as increased ability to lose weight and combat heart disease.

The interest lately is so hot that an exodus from the...

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What Is Matcha Green Tea Good For?

What Is Matcha Green Tea Good For?


One of the most in-demand drinks on the planet, green tea is outrageously good for you. You may have heard about its benefits, such as increased ability to lose weight and combat heart disease.

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Here's Why You Should Celebrate Sweat

Here’s Why You Should Celebrate Sweat
A Little Perspiration Does the Body Good

By Melissa Rudy, Health & Fitness Journalist

Regardless of weight or fitness level, we all sweat (although some ...

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