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How to Prevent Muscle Loss Due to Aging and Retain Youthful Appearance and Performance

How to Prevent Muscle Loss Due to Aging and Retain Youthful Appearance and Performance

It is an established fact that both men and women lose muscle and experience increased body fat percentages as they age.  Muscle mass makes us look slimmer, better toned, and allows us to perform better physically.  Experts agree that the imbalance that leads to muscle loss begins around age 50, although some studies suggest it might start earlier.  While it is important for middle-aged and older adults to stay active and eat properly to maintain muscle mass, it is also very...
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Menstrual Migraines?  Prevention is Key

Menstrual Migraines? Prevention is Key

Menstrual migraines often lead to chronic migraines.  A preventive regimen is key to controlling fluctuating hormones and blood sugar swings, both well-known migraine triggers. Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle. These hormone levels fluctuate dramatically and are also associated with a large percentage of migraines in women approaching menopause. DO NOT WAIT!  Why you should start managing your...
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Menstrual Migraines are More Severe, Last Longer and are More Resistant to Treatment

Menstrual Migraines are More Severe, Last Longer and are More Resistant to Treatment

MENSTRUAL MIGRAINES CAN BECOME CHRONIC MIGRAINES  Menstrual migraines that occur only monthly can progress into chronic migraines.  Researchers are discovering that migraines beget migraines, the more you have the more you will tend to get. They are not sure why but suspect the brain goes into a state of hypersensitivity, making prevention- key. Menstrual migraines are fueled by the drop in estrogen levels just prior to menstruation. True “Menstrual Migraines” occur at the time of menstruation.  “Menstrually Related Migraines” occur throughout...
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Say “NO” to Osteoporosis Drugs and High Dose Calcium for Preventing Bone Fractures

Say “NO” to Osteoporosis Drugs and High Dose Calcium for Preventing Bone Fractures

Recent studies indicate that  high levels of calcium are potentially dangerous to your cardiovascular system, and increases both calcification of arteries and MI risk.   There is a much better option for long-term bone health. Your physician tells you that your Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is low (2.5 standard deviations below average and that you have osteoporosis) and he wants you to go on one of the prescription medications to prevent bone fractures. He or she goes on to tell...
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