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.
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.
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.
Enjoy your water cold, lukewarm, or flammable? In The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century, author Alex Prud’homme reports on cases where hydrofracking contaminated drinking water, causing people to develop tumors, headaches, sores, and other disturbing health issues.
Drinking more than one caffeinated beverage a day can have a negative impact on women who are trying to increase their fertility. Learn more from Jessica Porter of The MILF Diet: Let the Power of Whole Foods Transform Your Body, Mind, and Spirit, Deliciously.
Not only is bottled water more expensive, costing more per gallon than gasoline, it’s loosely regulated by the FDA, and bottlers are virtually free to mislead consumers on the origins of their water. Get the facts from The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century by Alex Prud’homme.
If you’re bothered by heartburn or occasional acid reflux, it’s far more effective and safe to make some lifestyle changes than to rely on medications—some of which don’t even work! Start with this to-do list from Are Your Prescriptions Killing You? by Armon B. Neel, Jr., PharmD, CGP and Bill Hogan.
Learn how forgiveness and letting go of negative emotions can literally reduce your blood pressure, improve sleep, and even relieve sinus infections. From Unconditional Forgiveness: A Simple and Proven Method to Forgive Everyone and Everything by Mary Hayes Grieco.
Officials once recommended steering clear of allergens like peanuts and shellfish, but studies found that food avoidance didn’t prevent an increase in food allergies. So if early oral exposure doesn’t cause food allergies, then what does? Gideon Lack, a British allergy researcher, explored one theory. From An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases by Moises Velasquez-Manoff