Sex may be the last thing on your mind after a breast cancer diagnosis, but it can make you feel loved and supported as you endure cancer treatments and live life beyond being a breast cancer patient, says Dede Bonner, Ph.D., author of The 10 Best Questions for Surviving Breast Cancer: The Script You Need to Take Control of Your Health.READ MORE
Author Sarah Elizabeth Richards decided to freeze her eggs in her mid-30s while dating Paul, who wasn’t interested in starting a family. She saw it as her future family insurance policy, but as time passed, Paul’s opinion on babies didn’t change. From her book Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It.READ MORE
By Kristy Ojala
In her new book The Immune System Recovery Plan, Dr. Susan Blum, one of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine, shares the four-step program she used to treat her own serious autoimmune condition and help countless patients reverse their symptoms, heal their immune systems, and prevent future illness. I wanted to find out more about how we can live better—and be nicer to our poor, poor guts.
Hate on, those of us who are too “curvy” to wear them! Here’s why you’re really better off without this trend that refuses to die, from the hilarious Encyclopedia Paranoiaca: The Indispensable Guide to Everyone and Everything You Should Be Afraid of or Worried About by Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf.
“Paleoistas” eat a balance of lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and raw nuts (like our ancestors). Here’s how to order a Paleo-friendly meal when dining out, whether you’re at a fine restaurant or a diner. From Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat by Nell Stephenson.
Your androgens—a group of sex hormones that affect your energy, libido, mood, and self-confidence—might be sabotaging your fertility. Sara Gottfried, M.D. explains in her book, The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive, and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol.
How often do you use that panini maker, waffle iron, or fondue set? Reduce clutter for a more efficient kitchen. Take everything out of your cupboards, including food, and put back only what survives the following questions from Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson.
By Bea Johnson
Author of Zero Waste Home
Earth Day is a great opportunity to take a moment out of our busy schedules to pay attention to nature (and our impact upon it). But why celebrate Earth only once a year when our daily survival depends on it? Earth Day should be every day and it can be with a Zero Waste lifestyle. Waste-free living is not only better for the environment—it improves health, and saves time and money.
By Gabrielle Reece
Author of My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper
Like most other women in the first world, I’m aware of my weight. I also love food. And I’m not one of those people for whom kale chips are a genuine substitute for barbecue potato chips. Still, I like feeling better in my body more than I like pigging out. This has lead me to employ (most of the time) a set of attitudes that allow me to eat well without feeling like I’m depriving myself.
Concussions and football are a hot topic these days, but unfortunately head injuries can also occur in other sports. Here’s what to look for if your child suffers a blow during a game or practice, from Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them, for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches – Based on My Life in Sports Medicine by Dr. James R. Andrews with Don Yaeger.