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Menopause stinks, as most women who've gone through it can attest, but can something as simple as diet really be a magical cure for the symptoms? According to Daily Mail, Maria Borelius, 58, from Sweden, had perimenopause symptoms and claims to have eliminated them by sticking with anti-inflammatory foods. She says she feels healthier than at age 35, which says a lot!
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When talking about alcohol, I generally describe my boozing habits as such: "I'm not a big drinker, but I do love a glass of wine five to six nights a week." I'm sorry... what? Do you smell the hypocrisy as strongly as I do from my seat over here? Although I rarely have more than two servings of anything alcoholic (wine, beer, or cocktails), my favorite number is one and a half, and I do have that number more than occasionally.
More than 100 million Americans have high cholesterol levels, which can contribute to a wide range of health problems including stroke and heart disease. While medication can help lower your cholesterol, there are also several lifestyle tweaks you can change right now that can make a big impact on your cholesterol levels. All five of these will also impact your weight, risk for chronic disease and overall health for the better, so they're worth incorporating into your life regardless.
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News flash: If you've seen your favorite celebs, best friends, or family members go on the vegan diet and tout its benefits, it doesn't mean you should ditch your burrata and fish and hop on the bandwagon, too. There are plenty of reasons to cut out animal protein, such as ethics, bodily discomfort, or medical complications and advice from a doctor. But it may not be worth it to join in for "trendy" purposes alone.
Eating too much sugar is a problem—one that most Americans, unfortunately have. But if you've decided to cut back (good job!) you're faced with some choices: Should you swap sugar in your morning bowl of oatmeal for honey, or is that the same thing? Does baking with coconut sugar make a treat healthier? And if you resolve to quit sugar all together, does that include fruit?
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