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Can Wine Trigger Menopausal Symptoms?

The onset of menopause is associated with uncomfortable symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia. Many women reach for a glass of wine or two to relax after a hectic day. What women often ask me is why do they feel the effects of alcohol more now than they ever did in the past? The lack of hormones during menopause can affect how you metabolize alcohol. What you don’t realize is that very thing that you feel is offering you relief, could be the reason why you’re not sleeping through the night, or you suffer from severe night sweats or both. Wine contains carbohydrates and can raise your blood sugar. Also, alcohol stimulates your appetite, which can cause you to overeat, rai

The Healing Health Benefits of Collagen

We all know the importance of incorporating healthy protein into our diets. Protein provides the essential building blocks for maintaining health. Our digestive enzymes are made of protein, blood is made of protein, our immune health depends on protein, and our nervous system requires protein. With the influx of smoothies, bone broth and other high-protein meals, you will often see collagen included in the recipe. Collagen powders have become a popular option to get more protein without the added calories. I want to introduce you to the benefits of collagen protein, and share with you how to include it in your diet. What is Collagen? Collagen is an abundant structural protein in all animals.

4 Questions Before You Buy Pink

It's breast cancer awareness month. I wanted to share this article, taken from the non-profit Breast Cancer Action. Think Before You Pink®, a project of Breast Cancer Action, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the number of pink ribbon products on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions. Below, are some important things to consider when puchasing products you think are helping the cause. Pinkwashing Breast Cancer Action coined the term pinkwashing as part of our Think Before You Pink® campaign. Pinkwas

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