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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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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

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I remember the first time I realized that my grandmother wasn’t thinking as she used to. I was only 11, so my recognition of dementia was a little later than it might have been for an adult. It ...

Can Alzheimer's Be Prevented?

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I was just in Seoul last month. The day after my insanely long flight, I decided my first order of business was to get a cup of coffee in my body — stat. I sat at one of their modern, spacious ...

Why Is Everyone Obsessed With Korean Beauty Products?

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I had to laugh when I read Thanksgiving Cooking advice from Sam Sifton, The New York Times Food editor. The answer to "How does one cook a tofurkey?" was this: "One does not. The point of ...

6 Delicious Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes You'll Want to Make This Year

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Sponsored by: AbbVie Inc. Few people have a first name that describes them so well. Joy Bauer has genuine joy in her voice and passion for her work, which has helped her to become a ...

Q&A: Joy Bauer Shares Nutrition Tips for EPI Patients

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One of the most divisive elections in U.S. history is over. The day after Donald Trump was elected to be the next president of the United States, the most popular Google search was“How did Trump ...

Why Women Are Scrambling to Get IUDs After the Election

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Even the word nausea is, well, nauseating. Two-thirds of mamas-to-be suffer through a stomach-churning first trimester.(1) One can only use the excuse “I have the flu” so many times before ...

Morning Sickness Remedies That May Work for You

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The interesting thing about labor stories is that they are all unique. While contractions may be a universal birth experience, a woman’s early reactions are all hers. Some of my friends used ...

14 Things to Pack for Your Hospital Stay Before You Go Into Labor

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTC You know your man isn’t perfect. He may be your main man, but he also forgets to clean the grinds out of the coffee maker. He may be your moon and stars, but he ...

How Your Man May Be Impacting Your Chances of Pregnancy

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I loved that the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding used Windex to cure everything that ailed him (and everyone in his big fat family). Most of us have a version of this, even though we laugh at ...

5 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda That May Surprise You

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I am about to turn 36 years old. And I am childless. There, I said it. I haven’t even tried to have a baby. I am planning to try at some point, but I have bought plane tickets rather than ...

Pregnancy After 35: Safer Than We Thought?

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I dabbled in vegetarianism for years. I picked it up when it was convenient but threw in the towel when I smelled bacon. This is not surprising behavior, considering I did not reflect on my ...

How We Made Our Diet More Plant-Based (And How You Can Too)

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTC When you were young, you may have imagined that making a baby was as simple as finding the right partner and choosing the right time. However, millions of couples ...

Want to Know Your Reproductive Potential? Try Ovarian Reserve Testing

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Sponsored by: The Stork® OTC Egg, meet sperm. Sperm, meet egg. Any questions? Although from the outside, reproducing may look easier than finding a Tinder match, in reality it can be much ...

8 Reasons You May Be Experiencing Infertility

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Some of my well-intentioned female friends have considered having children with men that clearly did not want children. “He’ll change his mind once he sees the baby,” they croon. That ...

The Baby-Making Health Plan

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For every exuberant mommy Facebook post, there is a silent Internet reader who wonders, “Why can’t I get pregnant?”(There are also many people thinking, “Thank goodness that isn’t me.” But that is ...

Yoga: Relieving Stress on the Baby-making Train

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“I could never do it.” That is what many people say to freelancers like myself. They might like some of the details, such as being able to work in pajamas (which certainly is not recommended, as ...

5 Quick and Simple Tips to Improve Your Productivity

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When it comes to our hormones, we want to be just like Goldilocks. We don't want too much or too little. We want it just right. Unfortunately, many of us women are out of whack and it is showing ...

Natural Ways You Can Reduce Your Risk of Hormone Imbalance

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Let me preface this list by saying that I understand that reading is an entirely subjective experience. (One of the difficult things about being a writer is understanding that.) Still, I get ...

10 Best Self-Improvement Books for You to Read

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My mother is one of those women who walks into a room and easily commands attention. This has always been the case — so much so that by now she almost anticipates crowd reaction. She has ...

The 5 Biggest Lessons I Learned From My Mom About Beauty

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Many of us grew up being told that drinking milk was a pathway to health. We drank cartons of milk, even if the rest of our meal consisted of pizza or chicken fingers. We believed that milk ...

4 Ways You Can Strengthen Your Bones Besides Drinking Milk