Nutrition

What Is the Relationship Between Plant-Based Dieting and Disease Prevention?

By Evita Almassi | Sep 5, 2019 | Comments Off on What Is the Relationship Between Plant-Based Dieting and Disease Prevention?

In recent years, plant-based, vegan and vegetarian diets have grown in popularity. Celebrities such as Beyonce and Ariana Grande have praised their trendy plant-based diets on social media. But beyond public perceptions of the diets, there are some real health benefits associated with eating plant-based foods, especially for women. However, there are also a few dangers to be aware of, too. 

What is AlgaeCal?

By NWHN Staff | Dec 19, 2018 | Comments Off on What is AlgaeCal?

Does AlgaeCal help your body absorb more calcium than traditional supplements?

What Are the Best Daily Vitamins and Mineral Supplements for Women?

By NWHN Staff | Jan 26, 2018 | Comments Off on What Are the Best Daily Vitamins and Mineral Supplements for Women?

Taking vitamins and mineral supplements are a part of many women’s daily routine. A number of brands now create vitamins specifically for women, creating a sort of all-encompassing multivitamin that checks all the boxes of essential nutrients.

Making Healthy Choices About Nutrition

By NWHN Staff | Nov 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Making Healthy Choices About Nutrition

Like the old saying about the weather, everyone talks about nutrition but not much gets done about it. What we eat is tied so deeply to our cultures, our upbringing, our current lifestyles, and the political system we live under that changes seem daunting.

What Herbal Therapies Are Safe and Beneficial for Menopausal Symptoms?

By Shaniqua Seth | Nov 10, 2016 | Comments Off on What Herbal Therapies Are Safe and Beneficial for Menopausal Symptoms?

Certain herbal remedies claim to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, and mood changes. There is, however, a lack of quality scientific studies and evidence that herbal remedies are effective in relieving menopause symptoms, and a lack of knowledge about their long-term safety.

Trans Fat: A Bittersweet Enemy

By NWHN Staff | Jul 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Trans Fat: A Bittersweet Enemy

It’s no secret that Americans have a reputation for indulging in sugary and fatty foods. At our local county fairs, we are able to find anything and everything deep fried. We are taught that it’s okay to satisfy these cravings every now and then; however, even the smallest amounts of some of our favorite foods are now considered unsafe. Why the sudden change?

Rx for Change: Forget Fat!

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | May 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Forget Fat!

We constantly hear that obesity is a killer and that the obesity epidemic will surely sink our health care system — but are a few extra pounds really bad for your health? A recent study suggests that being a little overweight may actually reduce your chance of dying.  Hear us out, though, before scarfing some cookies in celebration!

What Can the Women’s Health Initiative Tell Us About How to Age Healthfully? (Part I)

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2006 | Comments Off on What Can the Women’s Health Initiative Tell Us About How to Age Healthfully? (Part I)

Low Fat Diet vs. Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know