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Many years ago, I went to my first fitness class. I didn’t know anything about boutique studios or yoga gurus. I just thought it would be a good stop on my way to McDonalds (true story). I ...

The New Fitness Apps – Can You Really Get Fit At Home?

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Recently, my sister and I spoke about our sleep patterns when we were young. I was a rock. The kind of kid who needed hours and hours of sleep. I slept so heavily that I once fell on the floor, ...

Would You Consider Biphasic Sleep?

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The debate continues. Politics is one thing, diet another. In this divisive world we all have our ideas of the correct way to eat and the healthiest things to put in our bodies. Eggs go in ...

Eggs: Are They Good Or Bad For You?

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I have seen it happen with every generation. I have seen it in moments both appropriate and inappropriate. There is a twitch. The hand slides across the screen. It is unlocked. The person zones ...

Overcoming Smartphone Addiction

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Gastrointestinal reflux may sound like a “no big deal” disease. However, living in fear of every bite you take can impact how you live your life. This digestive disorder affects the ring of muscle ...

Options For Women Suffering With GERD

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“You are only as old as you feel.” “30 is the new 20, 40 is the new 30, 70 is the new 50.” In the first 20 years of your life, aging feels like it is something that happens to other people. ...

Scientists Discover A New Biological Clock

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When my son was born, there were few things I knew how to do. So much of parenting is experiential, which is why it is so easy to judge the woman in aisle 4 parenting her tantrummy toddler and so ...

Vitamin D: What's The Truth?

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I think the advice I most give when I find a friend going through something serious is, “Find your people.” Your people are the ones who are going through exactly the same thing as you are. This ...

Follicular Lymphoma - Stories Of Women Who Have Been Affected And How They Coped

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When it comes to knowledge of the human body, most of us, doctors notwithstanding, are operating on a very elementary level. For example, take the protein amyloid. It is rare and abnormal, but ...

Amyloidosis - An Overview Of This Rare Disorder (And The Amyloid Hypothesis)

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I remembered hearing about my grandmother and her history with manic depression. As a kid, I took this to mean that she was really, really, sad. I figured she had five kids and that was hard ...

Bipolar Disorder – The Past And Future

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Even the most fit people are fit in their own ways. For example, a yoga teacher may have horrible cardiovascular endurance. A marathon runner may lack upper body strength. A Cross Fit champion ...

What Climbing Stairs Can Tell You About Your Health

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It’s a New Year! Even if you managed to sleep through the beginning of it (I stayed awake until 9pm, okay?) the world around you will bombard you with expectations. Everything from my email ...

2019 Health And Wellness Trends

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Milk. It does a body good. It definitely does a baby good. Or does it? Milk is a hotly debated commodity. I stopped liking it as a child and in the 80s, this was a startling decision for my ...

Can You Feed A Toddler Plant Milk?

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There was a time when people did not care about their gut health. In fact, it was considered rude to talk about one’s gut. I am sure the etiquette experts of yesteryear would insist that polite ...

Probiotics, Prebiotics And Your Gut: Not As Simple As You Think

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The thing most of us love about babies is that they are unencumbered. They eat when they are hungry, even though many adults eat when they are emotional. Babies cry when they are sad, even though ...

Your Baby's Sensitive Skin

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To say that the heart of a woman and a man are different is hardly surprising. I was confronted with this reality soon after my partner and I had a baby. Our baby cried a lot in the beginning, as ...

Can There Be His And Hers Heart Health Care?

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It used to be that you went to a coffee shop to drink, well, coffee. Now golden milk lattes rule the roost and turmeric is everywhere. This used to be one of the spices in my pantry that got ...

The Lowdown on Turmeric - What To Know About This Trendy Spice

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The first time I stocked up on face sheet masks, I was in Seoul, South Korea. I spent an afternoon with a latte, people watching and marveling at the fashion. I also couldn’t help but notice that ...

The Toxic Ingredients In Sheet Masks

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When I herniated a disc, I had pretty much every bit of advice thrown at me. From special pillows to meditation, I got used to nodding and thanking people for their good intentions (even if the ...

Would You Buy Beauty Products With Hemp and CBD?

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Back in the day, I drank alcohol, ate sugary snacks, got little sleep, and I still had amazing skin. Oh, to be 20 again. Now I don’t exactly sleep well (blame the baby), but the other ...

Hyperpigmentation and Light Exposure

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I had been a vegetarian for years by the time I got pregnant. Although I had some serious morning sickness for a few months, I was able to keep my diet pretty similar to what it was before. I ate ...

How To Have A Healthy Plant-Based Pregnancy

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If you have ever seen the show Scandal, you have known that the title character Olivia Pope had a great deal of stress. How she dealt with that stress certainly wasn’t novel: a giant glass of nice ...

There Is No Amount Of Safe Drinking, Study Says

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Lately every time I log into Facebook I am reminded of climate change. What a far way the website has come in the 12 years I have been using it. Originally Facebook was my way to communicate ...

The Truth About Climate Change (And What To Start Doing Now)

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I am a woman who was lucky enough to grow up with a father who made me believe that I am just as valuable and just as intelligent as any man. When I was little, I thought that there was very ...

The Healthcare Bias In America

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Almost everyone has an experience of the most pain they have ever felt. It becomes a part of our narrative. Some people will even try to measure immeasurable pain, declaring for example, that ...

Why Do People Experience Pain Differently?

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When you bring your baby home for the first time, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. I, for one, had no clue what a Wubanub or a Comotomo were, and months later wondered how I could parent ...

Taking Care Of Your Baby's Skin

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There were generations of people who ate the same thing for breakfast every day. They just got on with their lives without even a single snap of what they ate that day. The times, they have a ...

The Mermaid Food Trend (And How To Get On It)

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Before I had kids, I swore to high heaven that I would never EVER become one of those people who talked about poop in social circles. I feel I have mostly kept my promise – but does writing ...

Curing Constipation In Your Baby Over Six Months

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There are many things that divide people, particularly in this time. That sentence probably evoked images of politics or religion, but not necessarily food. Yet food is a polarizing subject. ...

The Continuing Controversy of Coconut Oil - Here Are The Two Sides

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Turns out you should be wearing sunscreen in the summer. Shocker. I realize that this is not news in anyone’s life. However, basic knowledge doesn’t mean that we listen to it, in the same ...

Summer Sun Habits And The Science Of Skin Care

“I think this diagnosis has helped me to focus on what is most important.” Brandi is one of those women who is pleasant to speak with from the get-go. Friendly, personable and interesting, she ...

I’m Diagnosed With PBC. Now what?

Bel Kambach – one of the LiveHer women – happy to be home in the Dominican Republic “It is health that is real wealth. And not pieces of gold and silver.” – Gandhi Many people have heard the ...

Living Life to the Fullest with PBC

Liver health may not be top of mind, but it is worth learning more about how this important organ plays a central role in all metabolic processes of your body. Learn more about PBC with our ...

Infographic: Primary Biliary Cholangitis

There are many paradoxes within the human condition; one that we can all probably relate to is how it’s usually easier to offer help than to ask for it. However, life has a way of making us tackle ...

Asking for and Giving Help when Living with MS

Stuart Schlossman has an impressive resume – he is the founder and president of MS Views and News (MSVN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to provide information about multiple sclerosis ...

How an MS Advocate Finds Inspiration Through Giving Back to the Community

Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (Can Do MS) transforms lives by delivering health and wellness education programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management and motivation to help families with MS ...

Living the “Can Do” Spirit

When you speak to Carrie Sammarco, DrNP, FNP-C, MSCN, about mindfulness, her excitement about the topic is evident. Carrie is a nurse practitioner who has been working with people who have ...

Mindfulness: A Helpful Coping Technique

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTC We don't want this to be another doom-and-gloom fertility article, because goodness knows, the Internet is already teeming with them. This infographic is about ...

Infographic: Infertility Facts

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When you decide that you want to have a baby, it is typical to want to start immediately. You have likely been practicing how to have a baby for quite a while, and now it is time to move from ...

Your Pre-Conception Checklist: 20s, 30s and 40s

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTC When you were in health class, the process of making a baby seemed pretty simple (and also amusing to watch your teacher fumble through the explanation). In short: ...

Infographic: Fertility and Your Man

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How we have changed in the past couple of decades when it comes to pregnancy and exercise! We have moved from “light walks only” to Crossfit and marathons, to a whole lot of discussion board ...

Trying For A Baby? It May Be Time To Hit The Gym

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Early on in our relationship, I fed my partner a nutrient-dense dinner. As an avid cook, I loved the nuances of food. “What was in it?” I asked him. “Can you tell?”His mouth full, he ...

5 Foods To Boost Your Man’s Fertility

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I once listened to a podcast where the host wondered whether talking about money was more taboo than talking about sex. That rang true. However, I realized there is a caveat. People like to talk ...

How To Talk To Your Partner About Infertility (Even If They Don’t Want To Talk At All)

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Even the most low maintenance women have some sort of a beauty routine. I should know, as I was one of them. My beauty routine used to consist of letting my hair air-dry and applying sunscreen. ...

Infographic: Your Ultimate Guide to Dental Care and Hygiene

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I’m going to give you an easy exercise that you can add onto your multitasking life. Take a minute to smile right now. How do you feel? Even if you felt ridiculous, chances are that there ...

How Does Smiling Affect Your Confidence?

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTCIn this period of great national stress, it is time for a love story.Amy and Elizabeth Rafieyan met at a mutual friend’s Super Bowl party. Elizabeth came to the party ...

Q&A: Our Fertility Journey With The Stork® OTC

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Sponsored by: UVee Imagine that you have over 30 years of advertising, marketing and branding experience. Life is going well. The next obvious step is to sell everything and go into business ...

Let’s Talk Dirty With UVee Founder Carrie Martz

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The word caregiving seems to say it all, indicating altruism, selflessness and maybe a lack of reciprocity. After all, it’s not called caregetting. The National Alliance For Caregiving ...

4 Unexpected Ways To Stay Healthy While Caregiving

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My friend Monica Angelucci trained me to become a yoga teacher. We sat in her studio in Prague in the Czech Republic, one December. It was as cold as you would imagine. Monica brought in a St. ...

8 Things You Should Bring With You to Chemotherapy

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTC Ovulation is one of those things in life that "just happens," or doesn't happen, until a woman wants to get pregnant. Then it is all ovulation all the time. Or at ...

Infographic: Ovulation 101