Hold onto your hearts! This fact may make it skip a beat; most women who die suddenly of heart disease have had no previous symptoms. How is that possible? Heart disease can occur without any symptoms. Take high blood pressure for instance; it has no obvious symptoms. Why is heart disease in women often misdiagnosed?…
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When the actress Angelina Jolie was in the news recently describing her genetic susceptibility to breast cancer, many women got nervous. They’re wondered, “What’s in my DNA?” Ms. Jolie’s family history certainly gave her reason for concern. But for most women, genes play a small role. What’s far more important, science is finding, is how we live. Here are 6 key tips on breast cancer prevention, diet, and healthy lifestyle change from the physicians and other faculty at the Pritikin Longevity Center.
What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis, also known as brittle bones, is deterioration of bone tissue that leads to bone fragility and increased risk of fracture. To understand how osteoporosis develops, it’s important to understand how our bones work. Constantly, our bones are being remodeled. This is a natural, healthy cycle in which calcium is taken out…
Recently the Pritikin Scientific Advisory Board met to review the latest research on this very important issue. The good news: Soy foods appear harmless. But steer clear of soy extracts (those expensive pills, powders, and other potions on supplement shelves).
Though a drink or two a day appears beneficial for heart disease prevention, this is not true for breast cancer prevention. Find out the powerful role that lifestyle choices play in keeping your breasts healthy.
The first step in managing your health is knowing who your enemy is. The disease many women fear most is cancer, but the disease that kills more U.S. women than any other is heart disease.
Want a leaner, more youthful-looking body well into your 40s and beyond? Strength training, in addition to healthy eating and aerobic exercise, can be tremendously beneficial, thousands of Pritikin grads have discovered over the decades.
Below are 17 lifestyle changes proven healthful for the menopausal and postmenopausal years, from Pritikin physician Danine Fruge, MD, part of her Women’s Health seminar at the Pritikin Longevity Center.