Acupuncture May Reduce Severity Of Hot Flashes

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Acupuncture May Reduce Severity Of Hot Flashes

Are you seeking an alternative therapy for your hot flashes? North American Menopause Society’s medical journal, Menopause, says that acupuncture may offer some relief. Acupuncture is a 2,500 year old complementary medicine that requires the use of small needles to prick the skin to treat. Researchers now have evidence that acupuncture may reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes for as long as 3 months.

Eating Lean Beef Daily May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Contrary to conventional wisdom, new research from Penn State, suggests that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease. The DASH eating plan — Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension — is currently recommended by the American Heart Association to lower blood pressure and reduce risk of heart disease. People following the DASH diet are encouraged to eat fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and protein predominantly from plant sources. Lean beef can be enjoyed as the predominant protein source in a DASH-like diet, along with fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy, to effectively help lower blood pressure in healthy individuals, new research suggests.

Antioxidants Supplements May Accelerate Cancers Rather Than Reduce Development

Appearing in The New England Journal of Medicine, David Tuveson, M.D. Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor and Director of Research for the Lustgarten Foundation, and Navdeep S. Chandel, Ph.D., of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, propose why antioxidant supplements might not be working to reduce cancer development, and why they may actually do more harm than good.

Try Eating Your Water For Optimal Health

How many glasses of water did you drink today? Not nearly enough? Staying hydrated is essential to helping us remove waste from our bodies, regulating our weight, as well as making sure that our organs are functioning properly. Doctors now recommend drinking half your weight in ounces in order to take full advantage of these benefits. Here are some helpful tips.

Digital Health Tools For Baby Boomers

Digital entrepreneurs are finding that baby boomers are open to using digital health tools to monitor their weight, track physical activity, as well as keep tabs on their blood pressure.  76 million members of the baby boomer generation are said to be less healthy than generations prior due to poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle. Chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart failure, and stroke have become a common struggle for many baby boomers. However, digital technology vows to support those that want to finally take control of their own health.

After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.