the aging process

How Do You Know If You Have a Hip Fracture?

The formula to determine the probability of a hip fracture is as simple as it is accurate: Age + weakened bones + a fall = hip fracture. And 75 percent of falls are experienced by women. Ninety-five percent of hip fractures are caused by falls (usually sideways, says the Centers … Read More

Sunburn: How Bad Is It for Your Health?

Guess what! I’m a bad mother (well, at least some of the time). The other day I was playing in a pool with my kids. We had finally escaped the winter to a place where the warm sun shone, and our goosebumps dissolved into a distant memory. We were having … Read More

9 Powerful Antioxidant Supplements

“Antioxidant” is a word that gets thrown around so frequently that it can sound meaningless when you hear it: “Yeah, yeah, another antioxidant (yawn).” But antioxidants are not boring! On the contrary, antioxidants are nature's strongest defense system. They protect your cells from dangerous free radical damage, which can play … Read More

Cleanse Diets 101: Is a “Detox” a Good Idea?

Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is extremely complex, and scientists believe it to be a vital component of the immune system. The surface lining of the GI tract includes numerous bacteria, immune cells, and nerve cells that largely function to protect us against toxins and foreign invaders. This fascinating gut-immune link … Read More

The Health Benefits of Raspberries and Blueberries

Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh blueberry muffins baking or the first bite of tang from a delicious raspberry tart? These tasty treats are not only pleasing to the senses, they are loaded with nutrients. Polyphenols, such as flavonoids and anthocyanins, and other potent antioxidants account for the vast … Read More

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