heart disease

Using routine mammograms to detect risk of heart disease

The saying a picture is worth a thousand words,’ is certainly true when screening for breast cancer in women but may it hold a dual purpose – helping doctors identify women with a high risk of heart disease also. This life-saving screening tool could be very valuable in detecting two leading causes of death in… Read more

intermittent fasting

Intermittent Fasting: Surprising benefits for most people

A good friend of mine who has battled weight gain for years decided to try the trendy diet called intermittent fasting (IF) to accomplish this goal. His aching knees, a bad back, and a recent type 2 diabetes diagnosis were factors in this leap of faith decision. Over the years, he had battled his weight… Read more

Metabolic Syndrome

You may have a lean body weight but still be metabolically unhealthy

You’ve been told to reach and maintain a healthy body weight typically defined as “normal” weight when using the body mass index (BMI).  A normal BMI for healthy body weight is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having a BMI between 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2.  But is it possible even you fall into… Read more

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Six summer health hazards you’ll want to avoid

Beach days, BBQ dinners, wooded hikes…yes, summer is here. Of course, you should enjoy every minute of it but with caution in mind.  As the days get longer and temperatures to rise, it also means a host of health hazards can happen. Things may be lush, green, and breathtakingly beautiful where you live or plan… Read more


3 lifestyle changes for staying healthy during perimenopause

In an ideal world, living healthfully would happen throughout your lifetime. But since our world is not ideal or perfect and since bodily changes happen with maturity, we’re bound to fall short of living as healthy as we should.  Take for example women and perimenopause. Talk about a hormonal roller coaster ride. Night sweats, heavy… Read more