Monthly Archives: February 2013

Selenium in a [Brazil Nut] Shell

“Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts…. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from … Continue reading

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Nutrition NO-NOs Working Women Often Make, and How to Avoid Them

It may be hip to sip a frappuccino on the go (“Beverly Hills Breakfast”), but skipping the most important meal of the day is a poor idea. Having breakfast increases your metabolism by as much as eight percent, and gets … Continue reading

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Expiration Dates, Proper Handling

Here’s a helpful website — it’s a guide for determining how long it is safe to use cosmetics. http://www.typef.com/article/shelf-life-opened-cosmetics/  

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Type 2 Diabetes Basics

The most common form of diabetes, affecting more than 18 million Americans, is called Type 2 Diabetes. It is often called noninsulin dependent diabetes, as opposed to Type 1 Diabetes, which is due to a lack of insulin.  As people … Continue reading

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Quote of the Month

“Once upon a time a man whose ax was missing suspected his neighbor’s son. The boy walked like a thief, looked like a thief, and spoke like a thief. But the man found his ax while digging in the valley, … Continue reading

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What Are the Symptoms?

Women’s heart attack symptoms differ from men’s. Here they are (courtesy of the Cardiovascular Institute at Washington Adventist Hospital): Chest pain, which may be vague and at other sites than the heart (such as the jaw, the neck, the back, … Continue reading

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February Is American Heart Month

Why should women be concerned about heart disease? It’s the number one killer of women in the United States today. What can women do to prevent heart disease? The American Heart Association says they should monitor their blood pressure, cholesterol, and … Continue reading

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