Wellness

Dry Mouth, Osteoporosis – 10 “Gotta See” Questions

Ever have a dry mouth? It could be a sign of osteoporosis. The journal Menopause published a study showing that women in menopause who have a dry mouth are at increased risk of low calcium and osteoporosis (brittle bones). First, doctors eliminated medical reasons for a dry mouth, such as: Medication (an antihistamine, diuretic or medicine for urin...Read More

8 Risk Factors for Bone Fracture

Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. Right now may be the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk. If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate a person’s risk of bone fractu...Read More

Is Marriage Good For Your Health?

A 2006 article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that people who have never married have the highest risk of death in the United States. The study also found that compared with married people, people divorced or separated are 27% more likely to die, and people who have never married 58% more likely to die.

4 Foods You Should Be Avoiding and A Few To Eat More Of

Our health and metabolism change after 50. You may find that you’re sleeping fewer hours at a time, taking more naps, eating smaller meals, hanging out with different friends, or enjoying different activities. You may have been the type to eat whatever you liked, without noticing any change in belly fat, digestion and weight gain, but you may not b...Read More

7 Foods That Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol. It's part of that annoying little phrase you may hear every time you go in for a visit to your doctor. Nearly 31 million adult Americans have a total cholesterol level greater than 240 mg/dL. Although you can’t control all of your risk factors for high cholesterol, you can take steps to prevent high cholesterol and its complications, p...Read More

Menopause: How and When It Can Impact Sex Drive

It’s not surprising that both menopause and age can cause changes in sex drive. Have you noticed a change in yours? Worry and confusion about how menopause might impact sex is a pretty common concern for women, especially in midlife. A groundbreaking study in the April 2017, journal Menopause sheds some light on this important issue. Nearly 1400 wo...Read More

Working Longer? GREAT! Here’s Why….

WELCOME to our 3-Part series on the benefits of working longer! Benefits, you say? You betcha! Here, (Part 1), are some of the physical and mental health benefits… When you first start your career it feels like you’re opening up a book, knowing that when you get to the end of that book there will be a happy ending: retirement!  While many peo...Read More

Personal Capital – Lessons from Living the “Village Life”

Over the last three decades of financial independence, Billy and I have done some extensive world travel. While we have seen the large cities, the amazing architecture, eaten in some of the finest restaurants and enjoyed museums, plays, and concerts, generally, we are attracted to Village Life. It might not be that different from the neighborhoods ...Read More

How Big Is YOUR Heart?

Everyone claims they have a big heart. As our President contends, there’s a lot of fake news out there. Consider the real thing – a blue whale. A blue whale’s heart is the size of a small golf cart – unlike The Donald’s supersized vehicles. The whale’s heart weighs about 400 pounds – big enough to squeeze your head in its aorta – although it’...Read More

When Does Early Menopause Happen? Sooner Than You Think!

When do you think menopause happens? One common myth that I hear all the time is that menopause happens when you’re older. If you think that menopause happens when you’re older you may may be surprised that the mean age of menopause is 51 years, and the range is 46 to 55. But five to ten percent of women go into menopause at age 45 or under. Five t...Read More

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