Collier and Lee Counties Edition
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The “It” Nutrient

The “It” Nutrient

Vitamin D is quickly becoming the “It” nutrient of our time, promising health benefits for chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer and now, diabetes.

June 2009
Colorful Diet

Colorful Diet

Mounting evidence increasingly suggests that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help keep bones strong, especially as people age.

June 2009
Lose Anger, Lose Weight

Lose Anger, Lose Weight

A study suggests men who are angry and hostile pack on more pounds over time than women or their less angry, more laid-back peers.

June 2009
Black Raspberries Fight Cancer

Black Raspberries Fight Cancer

Freeze-dry black raspberries to increase their cancer-fighting properties tenfold.

June 2009
Bonding with Baby

Bonding with Baby

According to researchers, the bonds that tie a mother to her new-born may be stronger in women who deliver naturally than in those who deliver by C-section.

May 2009
Menopause & Depression

Menopause & Depression

A study indicates that consuming certain fatty acids may offer natural relief for symptoms of depression experienced by many premenopausal and menopausal women.

May 2009
Do Hormones Shrink the Brain?

Do Hormones Shrink the Brain?

Two studies report that there may be a link between hormone therapy and a slightly accelerated loss of brain tissue in women 65 and older.

May 2009
Plants Help Heal

Plants Help Heal

A study shows that flowers, especially potted plants, in hospital rooms, can speed the recovery of patients who have undergone surgery.

May 2009
Friendship Among Women Benefits Health

Friendship Among Women Benefits Health

A study suggests that when women are faced with stress, they respond by engaging with their friends, which causes the release of a hormone that produces a calming effect.

May 2009
Soda Study

Soda Study

A study shows a link between women who drink soda on a daily basis and the early signs of kidney disease.

May 2009
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