Eating To Avoid Colon Cancer

This news comes from a Chinese study that investigated the effect of diet on the risk of colon cancer. Researchers matched 833 colon cancer patients to 833 healthy men and women of the same age and same residential area and collected dietary information from all of them during face-to-face interviews. They found that the risk … Read moreEating To Avoid Colon Cancer

The Benefits Of Dark Chocolate – A Good Day To Treat Yourself!

I have long recommended eating dark chocolate in my Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid, and with good reason: dark chocolate provides polyphenols with a high antioxidant activity, and of all the chocolates, has fewer unhealthy fats and sugars. Recent research is also showing that eating a few pieces of dark chocolate each week (choose 70 percent or higher … Read moreThe Benefits Of Dark Chocolate – A Good Day To Treat Yourself!

The Legacy of Reading

What better way to celebrate life, to share values, to let ourselves be known to the next generation, than by sharing our love of reading: sharing our fond memories of librarians and libraries, (of visiting those humbling places that held more books than we could read in a lifetime), than by sharing our favorite books … Read moreThe Legacy of Reading

Good And Bad Migraine News

First, the good news: a new investigation from France found that women with migraines are at lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This finding came from reviewing data on more than 70,000 women in that country who responded to health and lifestyle questionnaires every few years between 1990 and 2014. Results showed that women … Read moreGood And Bad Migraine News

The Legacy Of Our Voices

When I chose the topic of using our voices for January of the new year, I remembered the mystical moment that I heard a voice, never before or since. I was listening to a teacher reading a poem about legacies and an angelic voice demanded of me, “Turn this into a healing tool for women.“ … Read moreThe Legacy Of Our Voices

What Legacy Letters Give To Its Writers, Part 7

This post was originally published on this siteThis article is last in a series from our guest expert, Rachael Freed. You can find the rest of the articles in this series linked at the end of this post. What exactly does legacy writing give legacy writers? In what ways does it transform legacy writers’ lives? Following … Read moreWhat Legacy Letters Give To Its Writers, Part 7

The Health Problem Women Hide

This post was originally published on this siteThe issue is urinary leakage, and according to a new poll from the University of Michigan two-thirds said they haven’t discussed it with a doctor. Of the more than 1,000 women in the U.S. who participated in the poll about half experienced leakage. Of these 41 percent described … Read moreThe Health Problem Women Hide

Fighting Knee Arthritis

A five-minute daily walk may substantially cut the risk of needing knee replacement surgery. This finding comes from a University of Delaware study that set out to learn whether walking worsened or improved arthritic knees. The researchers examined the effects of short walks on more than 1,800 adults with knee arthritis by equipping them with … Read moreFighting Knee Arthritis

New Insights About Aging Well

This post was originally published on this siteHow can you avoid disability as you get older? One proven strategy is to stay strong physically, according to the results of a long-running survey of 30,434 Europeans and Israelis age 50 and older. These people were interviewed and examined every two years to update information about their … Read moreNew Insights About Aging Well

Eating To Avoid Arthritis

This post was originally published on this siteWe know that body fat raises the risk of arthritis, but diet may also have a role. Investigators at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have found that carbohydrates – particularly sugar and fiber – can increase the chances of developing osteoarthritis – at least in mice. Their study … Read moreEating To Avoid Arthritis