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Sun, skin and aging

Aging skin is unavoidable. However, exposure to the sun contributes dramatically to the premature aging of our skin resulting in wrinkles, leathery skin, and skin discoloration to name a few. Most importantly it can increase the chance of developing skin cancer.  And as we age our skin is even more susceptible to the detrimental effects […]

How drinking water benefits us as we age!

In grade school we learned about Ponce de’ Leon and his search for the fountain of youth. Legends talk of the Fountain of Youth as a spring that restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters.  If erasing the effects of aging was only i as easy as that, I would […]

This bloating feeling is just one more symptom of menopause. It is closely related to an increase in intestinal gas and fluid retention caused by, you guessed it, those pesky fluctuating hormones.

Are there days when you just feel fat or fluffy?  Or you start out feeling fine but by the end of the day feel 9 months pregnant?  Or your pants fit fine in the beginning of the day but by the time night rolls around it seems like they shrunk? And let’s not forget being […]

GETTING THOSE ZZZZ’s: Many women as they approach menopause, are in the thick of it and even after menopause have difficulty getting a good night sleep.

Many women as they approach menopause, are going through menopause and even after menopause have difficulty getting a good night sleep.  I am one of those women!  I toss and turn and throw blankets on and off…During this time in our lives lack of sleep is primarily impacted by those pesky, irritable hormonal changes and its […]

Those pesky hormones! They wreak havoc with our bodies turning us into someone we don't know.

Have you looked in a mirror and wondered how your mother got in your house without you knowing? Are you experiencing hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and bloating? Do you have a metabolism that has just stopped or gone into slow motion mode?    It is not you. You are not going crazy! It […]