One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in American women after skin cancer. Contrary to what you might think, only 5-10% of breast cancers are linked to genetic mutations while 85% occur in women with no family history.Read More
Happy October 1st! Today’s the first day of fall in my book. I actually do like fall; I just don’t like what comes afterwards. So I hang onto #endlesssummer as long as I can.
But, what’s not to love about pumpkin spice lattes, cozy blankets, hearty soups, leggings, and scarves? More on that later…
October 1st is also World Vegetarian Day.Read More
There are two types of cholesterol: HDL, otherwise coined as the “good cholesterol,” and LDL or the “bad cholesterol.” HDL carries cholesterol from the blood to the liver to be removed from your body, while LDL carries cholesterol to the arteries where it can collect.Read More
I’m so glad you asked so I could dive into this topic for you ;)
Let’s start with what the heck is a whole grain anyways. Grains include wheat, rice, oatmeal, barley, cornmeal, and anything made from these products.Read More
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects 8 to 20 percent of reproductive age women and is one of the most common causes of infertility. While there is no cure, you can improve symptoms and your chances of getting pregnant by following a healthy diet for PCOS.Read More
Need something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Looking for a pre- or post-workout snack? Meet: energy balls.Read More
Trying to get your kids to eat more vegetables? The struggle is real. I was doing pretty well until my baby turned into a toddler. Now there’s a lot of spitting and handpicking vegetables off the plate.
I was getting a facial a couple of months ago - not something I regularly do - although I'd like to. I have these tiny bumps under my skin on my face. They don't pop if I try (sorry, gross), but at a facial they can really get in there and squeeze the junk out (sorry, gross again). I asked my esthetician what caused them, and while I think she mentioned a few things, there was one thing that stuck with me. She said there was one thing I needed to make sure I was doing weekly: exfoliation. Exfoli-what? Yeah, definitely not part of my regular skincare routine.Read More