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Aging Gracefully

So what does it mean to Age Gracefully? Don’t fight it? Let it happen? Accept it? Let your hair go gray?  No, not really. According to one dictionary, grace is defined as effortless beauty. Aging gracefully. What a paradox. Sure, it takes zero effort to age; biology takes care of that. But it is not effortless to age gracefully. Confusing, right? [...]

By | February 7, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Aging Gracefully

Feast on This

No Gobble, Gobble for the Holidays You want to look your best; you really do. But lately, while looking in the mirror, maybe while brushing your teeth, or drying your hair, you've noticed the gobble, gobble of the wattle, wattle. And it's like opening the front door and finding an uninvited-holiday-house-guest standing on your front porch.  As we age, our skin [...]

By | November 19, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Feast on This

MAN-o-pause

You've heard about it, right? MAN-o-pause. It does, in fact, have a "real" name and is a "real" condition. It's known as Andropause, the as-close-as-it-gets equivalent to women's menopause. But differences do exist between the two. Just like women and men in general. You know, the whole Mars vs. Venus thing. During menopause, a woman experiences hormone levels that drop in a short [...]

By | November 4, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on MAN-o-pause

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Feeling a little off bAlaNCe? How many of these symptoms can you identify with? Irregular periods: Changes in your period are often the first signal that your sex hormones are beginning to shift in perimenopause.] Sleep difficulties: Do you toss and turn as you try to sleep or wake up regularly in the middle of the night. Progesterone deficiency can cause sleep [...]

By | October 15, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Man-Boobs, Man-Cans, Moobs…

3 Funny Names, 2 Types of Man-Boobs, 1 Serious Condition Gynecomastia & Psuedogynecomastia These are the formal, diagnostic names for the tongue-and-cheek term known as man-boobs. And despite the not-so-serious, urban-dictionary-style colloquialism, one of these can be a weighty medical condition, and both can cause emotional distress and/or psychological trauma. First, Gynecomastia is not caused by being overweight; it is caused by [...]

By | October 8, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Man-Boobs, Man-Cans, Moobs…

Not Created Equal: Mineral Make-Up

In 1976, cosmetics firms were required to list ingredients on their products. This created a domino-style demand for more organic and natural products. Diane Ranger, the pioneer of mineral makeup, tapped into women’s concerns, into our worries about what we were slathering on our faces, and created what would become one of the first mineral makeup brands: Bare Essentials. Now [...]

By | October 8, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Not Created Equal: Mineral Make-Up