Archive for July, 2011

The voyage into dweebishness

Friday, July 29th, 2011

I’m typing this article on a Linux computer located near my exercise bike, using a word processor called ABIWord and surrounded by a half-dozen computer servers and a mishmash of routers and network hubs. The fact is, I use a lot of leading-edge technology. You could say I’m a bit of a geek, and I’m darned proud of it.
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Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease Post 1

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Cardiovascular disease remains by far the leading cause of premature death for men and women in the U.S., the disease itself the consequence of a variety of factors, both hereditary and environmental.

Of the major risk factors, namely, high low-density lipoprotein (LDL), cholesterol and/or low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, old age, male gender, premature menopause in women, hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus and a family history of heart attack, three are related to diet: HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, hypertension and diabetes. Much research time has been spent exploring potential dietary intervention strategies and preventative measures. (more…)

Top 10 Women’s Health Tips

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

It seems that all of the advertisers think that we ladies need to be on a diet following the holidays. As the Christmas commercials stop, the diet and exercise commercials start.

Get a free month’s membership at the fitness center! Join that diet program for only $4 per week! Buy this revolutionary exercise machine that is all the rage in Hollywood! You’ve seen these commercials too I am sure. On and on the ads drone endlessly, depressing us even more. Yes, many women do try to lose a few pounds after Christmas. Yes, many women do have weight loss at the top of their New Year’s resolutions; that’s true. (more…)

Morning sickness. Good news, bad news

Friday, July 15th, 2011

The thrill of being pregnant can be replaced rather quickly with the unpleasant experience of constant or intermittent nausea. This is the bad news. The good news is that morning sickness rarely lasts longer than the first three months of pregnancy.

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Finally – A Diet that Really Works

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Being that I am the oh-so wise and way-brilliant self that I am, I have decided to branch out from Survivor episode recaps and provide something of extreme interest to many, many people… (more…)

Relief from Hot Flashes with Soy

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Hot flashes are one of the most annoying symptoms of menopause. Although they will eventually go away on their own, many women desire more rapid relief. (more…)