Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that so many TV commercials seem to be about bloating, gas, and cramping? Perhaps, because April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) awareness month. A perfect time to remind you about a gut check.
First of all, let’s look at the facts: IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder of unknown cause, meaning it’s idiopathic. This syndrome affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States— so, that’s about 10 to 15% of the population.
I hope you agree that the more we learn about nutrition and health the better decisions we will make regarding aging gracefully. Everyone knows that exercise, a healthy diet, complete with essential vitamins and minerals, is a key part of living a long healthy life. Today, let’s get the lowdown on the impact of what I am seeing with Vitamin C.
Here I go again sharing my personal health information. It’s that time of the year again for my annual physical with my internist. Once again my blood work detected a deficiency in my Vitamin D level.
I’ve talked about my levels of Vitamin D in my Mighty D post. Also known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D is a water soluble mineral which is formed in the skin when the skin is exposed to UVB rays in direct sunlight. The downside of this vitamin is that is not found in many that I foods that I like and enjoy.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness and I have a simple suggestion for your health awareness: Follow your gut! Stick with me as I share important information about colorectal cancer, commonly called colon cancer.
The American Cancer Society introduced a great way to create awareness for colon cancer every spring. The American Cancer Society selected Daffofils, lovely spring perennial, for their Hope by the Bunch campaign. This lovey delicate yellow bud represent a universal symbol of hope and life.
Wearing: Teri Jon Black lace cocktail dress and Stuart Weitzman evening pumps
The American Heart Association (not surprisingly) has chosen February as Heart Heath month. Perhaps, it’s easier to have a heart to heart chat about health with Valentine’s Day and all of its trappings.
Lately, when I look in the mirror, I feel like I’m looking at a mole hill. The amount of moles on my face and body have exponentially exploded since I’ve gotten older.
When I was in my teens, a dark regular mole on your cheek was considered to be very attractive. Who didn’t want a beauty mole like Elizabeth Taylor had on her lower right cheek? So I relished mine, thinking it was the mark of beauty.
Wearing: Lafayette 148 NY double-faced wool jacket, J. Crew fit and flare glen plaid dress, Cole Haan Bernard StormCloud Suede boots with Portolano classic long black leather gloves from Gilt and J. Crew Factory muiltistrand pearl necklace.
Moles are one of the most common skin conditions in the world. However, I notice more moles on darker complexions especially elderly African Americans. Anyone seen actor Morgan Freeman lately? Sorry Morgan, but you definitely have a mole hill.
Having fun at Bite Beauty Lip Lab in Soho, creating my custom made lip color.
February is American Heart Month to bring awareness to the disease that causes one in three deaths each year. In honor of this, I am going to introduce a new series on the blog, Lady in Red, focusing on women’s heart heath. Meet Nina Forrest, an artisan jeweler living in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband. Unfortunately, she suffered a heart attack a few years ago and will share her story with us today.
Lady in Red, Nina Forrest wearing her original jewelry design, From the Heart Collection.
Thursday, November 19 is the Great American Smokeout. It’s a prefect opportunity to leave the pack behind. A cigarette pack that is. I recently read that for the first time in years, American smoke more.
As you know by now, I am committed to educate more women about the need to take control of their health, this time specifically as it pertains to lung health.
Standing in front of Pennsylvania Railroad caboose at the Adams Ricci Community Park in Enola. Wearing: DVF wool cape sweater, J.Crew Factory dress, Cole Haan brown suede boots with J. Crew Factory pearl necklace.
Today at the Age of Grace, Diabetes is in the spotlight for health awareness and prevention! My post is perfect timing, since Saturday, November 14 is World Diabetes Day. Are you in the know regarding your blood sugar glucose level? Are you aware that an uncontrolled blood glucose level can lead to type 2 diabetes?