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My Nutrition Mission

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My Nutrition Mission

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The idea for my nutrition mission really began with just my own health and weight loss goals in mind.  However, after seeing my progress and what I’ve been been able to accomplish over the the last 18 mos, my friends and family…and even strangers…have been asking me what my secret is.  Mostly, they mean my weight loss and some have asked about my youthful skin and over all younger than-my-age appearance.  Their words, not mine.

Jokingly, while a friend and I were chatting about her weight loss goals, we came up with the slogan “nutrition mission” and how it should be my motto.  After we both laughed about it, we thought, “hey, that’s not a bad idea, really!”

So, with a little nudging from my friend, I started working on this article.  It’s nothing special, mostly common sense.  But, sometimes it takes hearing about, and seeing what someone else has done in order to get the motivational ball rolling.  My hope is that something, even one thing, that I share will resonate and work for you, too!  That is my real nutrition mission!

Weight loss can be a struggle for many people; however, during the time (2-5 yrs) before full blown menopause it can seem almost impossible.  First, you need to establish some ground rules to follow and live by.  It’s time to change your entire lifestyle and the view you have of yourself.  Here are some of the ways I altered my lifestyle in order to lose weight and become healthier than I’ve been in years…and, things for you to consider so that you can become your healthiest you, yet! Continue reading

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How To Improve Your Health And Wellness

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How To Improve Your Health And Wellness

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Over the last couple months I’ve had a surprisingly large number of people ask me what my secret is.  Asking me things like…are you a vampire?  Have you discovered the fountain of youth?  Are you lying about your age? …and the biggy…how did you lose weight?  So now, I’m going to share what I’ve learned and what works for me in how to improve your health and wellness!

Obviously, those people have not been following my website!  Ha!  Ha!  But, seriously, I am flattered and a little embarrassed, but I guess this is the whole reason I started this website in the first place.  That is to help others realize their full potential by honoring their minds, bodies and spirits by living full and healthy lives. Continue reading

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Menopause Brain Fog Treatment: Free E-Book Brain Health Protocol

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Menopause Brain Fog Treatment:  Free E-book Brain Health Protocol

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Ever have a day (or a week or even a month)  where you just didn’t feel fully awake and a little fuzzy?  Maybe you’ve  had trouble remembering simple daily tasks like putting the clothes in the dryer or forgot essential items at the market and had to make a second (or third) trip.  Or, maybe you’ve had difficulty with concentration and unable to form a clear thought to put into words.   If you’re going through menopause or already through it, chances are you’ve experienced one or all of these symptoms.

Did you know that there’s actually a thing called “menopause brain fog”?  Some researchers suggest that the fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels, which are the primary cause of most menopause symptoms, can be linked to menopause brain fog.  Most common signs include poorer memory and cognitive decline (problems with thinking).  Now, you’re wondering about a menopause brain fog treatment right?

First, let’s take a look at what exactly menopause brain fog is all about…

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Let’s Talk About Sex: Sex During Menopause

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Let’s Talk About Sex:  Sex During Menopause

Sex is a natural and, usually, an enjoyable part of life.  It starts at puberty and never really totally becomes a nonexistent subject of interest until you die.  And, whether you are through menopause, in the thick of it, or just experiencing some signs that you’re approaching perimenopause, I’m sure you’ve wondered a time or two what will happen to your sex life during “The Change”.  So, let’s get into it, let’s talk about sex during menopause. Continue reading

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Crashing Fatigue During Menopause

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Crashing Fatigue During Menopause

Many women experience crashing fatigue during menopause and spend wasted time in trying to battle it, before they know the cause behind it.  When you know what’s causing your fatigue, you have a better understanding in how to address it.  We’re going to break it up into 2 categories for easier focus and understanding in the cause (s) of your fatigue before, during and after menopause:  that being the  physical and psychological origins of fatigue.

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Sexy Over 50: How To Naturally Look And Feel Your Best

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Sexy Over 50:  How To Naturally Look And Feel Your Best

This being Valentine’s Day, I really wanted to talk about being sexy over 50 and loving yourself.  First thing’s first, if you want to feel and be sexy over 50 (or any age), you should do it for YOU and nobody else.  Whether you’re married or single, looking your best should be something you work to achieve for your own gratification and well being.  Nothing makes you feel better than seeing a healthy and attractive reflection in the mirror.  But the truth is actually the opposite, because when you feel good you look good.  Nutrition and exercise are the key.  So, the first things we’re going to take a look at is healthy eating and proper amount of exercise so you can naturally look and feel your best. Continue reading

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Being Ok With Being 50

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Being Ok With Being 50

For me, turning 30 was much more traumatic than turning 50.  There’s truth to the saying, “with age comes wisdom”.  Don’t you feel so much “smarter” at 50?  I know I do and wouldn’t go back for anything!  Turning 50 doesn’t mean your life is over, or soon to be.  With new research in medicine and more social awareness on how to live healthier, people are living longer than they did back in the mid 20th century.  So, 50 really is the new 30. Continue reading

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Loss Of Libido In Women Over 50

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Loss Of Libido In Women Over 50

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Women go through a major hormonal imbalance during peri and post menopause.  This imbalance can cause just a “few” <insert sarcasm here> life altering symptoms (like hot flashes, depression, night sweats and insomnia), including loss of libido (sex drive).  However, there is no one thing that can be blamed for a decrease in libido; it is an alchemy of hormones, psychology and circumstance. Continue reading

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How to Prevent Osteoporosis Naturally

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How to Prevent Osteoporosis Naturally

I’ve been 5’9″ my whole adult life, since age 18, at least.  It says so on my drivers license.  When asked, “how tall are you?”, my response is always, “5’9″”.  So, needless to say I was shocked a few years ago when the MA at my doctor’s office told me I measured at 5’7″.  I, naturally, assumed she didn’t know what she was doing and took my measurement incorrectly.  I continued on with the notion that I was 5’9″; I’d always been 5’9″.  Well, when I returned to the doctor’s office for a follow up visit, I was escorted back by a different MA who also measured me at 5’7″.  What the…!  Was it possible that two different MA’s from the same office didn’t know how to measure a human being?  Doubtful.  Two inches!   Somewhere, somehow, I had lost two whole inches!  This was an early sign of bone loss, or osteopenia, which is can lead to osteoporosis.  I knew I needed to take action immediately, and I needed to find out HOW TO PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS NATURALLY. Continue reading

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Heavy Bleeding During Perimenopause: Alternative Treatments

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Chances are if you are reading this blog post, you are either in menopause or in the perimenopausal stage.  Perimenopause is the 10-15 years before full blown menopause.  You are considered to be in menopause when you haven’t had a period for a full year.  Periomenopause can be brutal with heavy and irregular bleeding every month or, sometimes, every other month. Continue reading

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Do These Genes Make Me Look Old? The Role Genetics Play In Aging

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Do These Genes Make Me Look Old?

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And, we’re not referring to your favorite pair of Levis, here, we’re talking about the genes your parents gave you.   Truth is, your genes definitely play a role in how susceptible you are to developing the typical signs of aging:  wrinkles, grey hair and some illnesses and conditions (osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc).  However, there are lots of environmental factors in there that can really speed things up with the aging process, like smoking, poor diet, excess sun exposure, bad sleep habits, and so on. Continue reading

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How to Have Younger Looking Skin: Even After Age 50

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If you’ve already started following the guidelines laid out in my food plan in the Nutrition section, you’re already on the right path to having younger looking skin…even if you’re over age 50 .  There’s nothing too complicated about it, but it does require some dedication and effort to restore that healthy glow you once had.  The good news is, it IS possible and it doesn’t have to cost you the price of going under the knife.  We’re going to have a brief anatomy lesson and then, we’ll take a look at some natural remedies and things to avoid to HAVE YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN.  You should know that even if you feel like your skin has too much damage, it can be stopped and even reversed, if you know how and are willing to put forth some effort.  First, lets take a look at the anatomy of our skin: Continue reading

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Best Natural Cures for Insomnia

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Insomnia ranks pretty high up on the list of complaints from women over 50.  I’ve compiled a list of some of the best natural cures for insomnia that I’ve found; however, you may need to experiment to find one or a combo that works for you.insomnia over 50 Continue reading

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