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African Black Soap

The other day while watching the Dr. Oz TV show, he introduced a product called Black African Soap. This soap is supposed to help soften dry skin and diminish acne. Dry Skin and Acne? One soap that tackles both dry skin and acne? I always thought dry skin and acne were mutually exclusive. Growing up… Read More

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Power Walk

During my menopause journey, I was most concerned with how to stop the dreaded hot flashes. I had my first hot flash in my early 40’s and did a lot of research on how to stop them. They’re awful. Within a couple of months, I had the hot flashes licked and promptly forgot about menopause… Read More

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Alzheimer’s and Diet

The other day I was flipping channels and came across the Charlie Rose show. On his show, Charlie Rose had a panel of medical experts. Most of the experts were older men who have been in the medical field for 50 years or so. There was one woman on the panel that was much younger… Read More

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Belly Fat or Belly Bloat?

Fat Belly

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed my ever expanding waistline. I know that as we get older sometimes we put on weight in the midsection area, but this weight gain had me mystified. Symptom Number 1 I’ve been exercising on a regular basis, eating healthy meals and haven’t been losing much weight at all… Read More

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Sugar

Menopause gets a bad rap and deservedly so, but some menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, may not be caused by menopause. It might be because we’re not taking proper care of ourselves. Here’s my story (remember, it’s my story and not medical advice). I’m well within my menopause years and had suffered from my… Read More

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Aging Gracefully

There’s nothing  for me to say in this post. The video says it all. Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year… Read More

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I’m “Doing” Old

Doing Old

This Thanksgiving was very enlightening for me. My enlightenment had nothing to do with how to make a creamier cheesecake or the fact that my turkey brine resulted in a very moist tasty turkey, it had to do with how we age. According to my kids, I’m as old as dirt.  They asked me, “What… Read More

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Tensor Fasciae Latae Muscle

I recently had the dubious pleasure of discovering a new muscle in my body. The muscle is called the Tensor Fasciae Latae. This lovely little muscle is located in the hip area. If you haven’t discovered yours, count yourself lucky. How I discovered My Tensor Fasciae Latae I started running again. I decided to get… Read More

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A Hot Flash Update

Pines Wheat Grass

They’re gone! It’s been about 2 weeks since I had a hot flash! There’s one other weapon in my fighting hot flash arsenal that I added to my routine since my last hot flash update . That wonderful weapon is Wheat Grass. No, not the real, freshly ground, taste like lawn clippings wheat grass (I have… Read More

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Oh Those Pesky Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes

In 2006 I had my first confrontation with hot flashes. At first I didn’t know what the heck was going on. It couldn’t have been hot flashes, I was way too young (or so I thought). After coming to the shocking realization that I was actually having hot flashes, I started doing some research on… Read More

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