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5 Simple Steps to Calm Menopause Symptoms

No Comments 16 April 2015

Menopause is defined as 12 consecutive months without a period. What that term does not tell us is anything about the 10 to 15 years surrounding that inauspicious date and how it can hijack the quality of our life.

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Autism Awareness Month: 10 Books on Acceptance and Inclusion

No Comments 15 April 2015

April is Autism Awareness Month, a time when we recognize efforts for awareness, inclusion and self-determination for every person living with autism. This year, the Autism Society is going one step further to promote true acceptance and inclusion. Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with autism this year; it's time for everyone to appreciate the individual talents and gifts that all people regardless of abilities have to offer.

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How to Use Dietary Intervention for Autism Treatment

No Comments 07 April 2015

In Part Two of Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, I have tried to include all of the helpful tips that took me years to discover, through trial and error and endless research. Here is a selection of them.

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Are Double Chins Going to Become Extinct?

2 Comments 18 March 2015

Gobble, gobble: Your double chin days may soon be history. A new injectable drug promises to melt the fat from your neck, taking away that extra flap once and for all.

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Can Testosterone Help You Get Pregnant?

1 Comment 10 March 2015

It is well known that hormones affect a woman's ability to get pregnant. As we age, the hormones produced by the ovaries decline, and our chances of getting pregnant decrease. This decrease in ovarian function starts in our 30s, and by the time we are in our 40s it has decreased over 50%.

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21 Questions to Ask Your Doctor after Breast Cancer Diagnosis

No Comments 05 March 2015

After being tested for breast cancer, you'll want to ask these 21 questions from The Silver Lining: A Supportive & Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer at the time of your diagnosis.

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A 13-Step Plan for Quitting Smoking

No Comments 03 March 2015

You can beat one of the most powerful addictions out there (or help a loved one do so). Try my smoking cessation plan, shared in This Is Your Do-Over. It starts with finding a “buddy”–a spouse, friend, virtual friend, family member, even a coach that you pay–who will check in with you daily and help you stay the course.

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A Fibromyalgia Treatment That Actually Works

No Comments 11 February 2015

My pain and fatigue worse than ever, I decided to talk to my new doctor. Sure enough, my symptoms matched those of fibromyalgia. From Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

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Food Fighters: 9 Immunity-Boosting Diet Plans

1 Comment 09 February 2015

With snow and winter winds blowing through many parts of the country, people are reaching for parkas, knit hats, and scarves for protection against the flu and chronic colds. However, your best bet to keep the pharmacist at bay is to bolster your immune system.

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The Dangers of Drinking Milk and Eating Dairy

No Comments 02 February 2015

I was lactose intolerant, but took enzymes so that I could continue to eat dairy. A book called Don't Drink Your Milk by Frank Oski, the former director of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School, convinced me to do a trial period without any dairy at all. In the book, he cited numerous reasons why dairy products were unsuitable for both children and adults.

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Take Charge of Your Wellness with Online Healing

No Comments 26 January 2015

If you'd like to make over your life, the best way to start is by taking better care of yourself. We don't just mean eating more greens, or getting eight hours of sleep a night (though that's a great start). For years, our favorite, most respected health expert has been Dr. David B. Agus, author of A Short Guide to a Long Life, professor of medicine and engineering at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, and CBS News medical contributor.

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How to Come to Terms with an Autism Diagnosis

2 Comments 15 January 2015

When my 19-month-old son Miles was diagnosed with autistic disorder, I put together a course of action to help him, including a behavioral program developed by expert O. Ivar Lovass from a book called Let Me Hear Your Voice. In Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, I describe the emotional first weeks after the diagnosis.

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New Year, New You: 5 Books for Breaking Bad Habits

3 Comments 06 January 2015

These authors are taking the fight against obesity, chronic illness, and depression where it resides—in our own cycle of stagnant routines. Take the first step by absorbing tips from these guides and developing a lifestyle that will see you through to next December—and beyond.

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How Acupuncture Boosts Fertility

1 Comment 02 December 2014

Here's the scientific proof that explains why acupuncture, when given at the right times, aids in conception and combats infertility. From Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child.

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