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The Secret Ingredients for a Sexier You May Be in Your Kitchen

If your love life has fizzled you might need to rethink your kitchen prowess to cook up more sizzle in the boudoir. And learn to bake a wickedly good pumpkin pie or cinnamon-pumpkin muffins. Around the world many foods we eat have been heralded as aphrodisiacs to enhance your libido. Thanks to Dr. Diana Hoppe, a recent guest on my radio show, Fearless Fabulous You!, her fabulous book “Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You” offers a list of “get you in the mood” foods. Here’s a link to the show on iHeart.com and free iHeart App. But, first….why pumpkin pie? According to a study […]

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Fab Books: The Planet Friendly Diet- Steps You Can Take Today for Optimal Health

Cat Smiley runs a successful weight loss retreat in Whistler, Canada. (Whistler Fitness Vacations) where women undergo a healthy boot camp for 1-12 weeks. But for anyone who can’t make it to Canada, Cat has just released “The Planet Friendly Diet: Your 21 Day Guide to Sustainable Weight Loss and Optimal Health” (New Society Publishers). I like this book’s practical approach, easy recipes and no nonsense approach. Here are a few of Cat’s tips that I am taking to heart:

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Heart Stopping Statistics on Heart Disease Among African American and Hispanic Women

Many women assume that heart disease affects only older women, but that is not true according to the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women Campaign.” Heart disease can affect women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, and often with more lethal results because many women ignore the signs of a heart attack or stroke. Here are some heart stopping statistics:

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It Takes a Strong Head To Have a Healthy Heart

February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among women.  The American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women”campaign stresses the importance of a healthy diet, weight management and regular exercise to maintain heart health. I agree heart health starts with taking care of your body, but I also believe it means fixing what may be going on in your head.  Anxiety and anger also stress the heart. Many of us have experienced a broken heart due to a failed romance, loss of a loved one or an emotional setback. Time is the best healer. But a bitter heart can be harder to […]

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Are You Losing Your Hair? You’re Not Alone

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 1 in 4 women experience thinning hair. While 40% of women experience thinning hair at time of menopause due to lower estrogen, it’s common for women to start losing their hair in their 20s and 30s. On the average we lose 50 to 100 hairs a day. If you notice your hair is thinning more or falling out in larger quantities you may be experiencing “alopecia,” which is the term for hair loss. There are many types of hair loss and causes. Sometimes it’s reversible; sometimes it’s not. However, it is manageable, and […]

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Give Me More Lifelines. Not Deadlines.

I’ve lived most of my life under deadlines.  Many I set for myself. Others are just part of life: work projects, taxes, paying bills.  Some are healthy because they keep you on track. Others are not because they make you feel stressed. A writer is always under a deadline. So is a sales person who must make a quota. Students have to submit their papers by a certain deadline; teachers have to grade them by a specific date. Most of us live under some type of pressure to meet a deadline. While deadlines are beneficial for accomplishing things we set out to […]

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This Diamond Is Priceless. She Shares Her Sparkle To Make a Difference

Some women want diamonds. But this Diamond shares her sparkle to help women….and animals…and veterans. This Diamond shares her brilliant energy from a life driven by purpose and commitment to making a difference. She’s beautiful, bright and funny. I am proud to call her my friend, When I first met Wendy Diamond in the mid 1990s we connected instantly. I was running my eponymous public relations firm, and she was launching a cookbook entitled “A Musical Feast.” This brunette bundle of energy with the blue-green magnetic eyes had managed to secure recipes from everyone who mattered in the music business, from Aerosmith to Madonna […]

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Antidepressants and Pregnancy- What Women Should Know. Fearless Fabulous You! Feb. 1

Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant and who experience symptoms of anxiety or depression should think twice about taking prescription antidepressants due to ongoing concerns about potential birth defects associated with these medications. An estimated 15% of women in their reproductive years take antidepressants. Depression, a debilitating condition, affects 30% of women between 18 and 44 years.  Left untreated, depression can lead to additional mental and physical health risks such as heart disease. The Centers for Diseases Control (CDC)  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report stated January 28th “Antidepressant use is common among women of reproductive age, and research […]

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Redefining Abundance and Prosperity with Lisa Nichols-Fearless Fabulous You! Jan 25

With seven best selling books to her name and as Founder/CEO of Motivating the Masses, one of the nation’s only publicly traded personal and business development training companies, Lisa Nichols travels the world to share her wealth of knowledge to teach people how to find their passion and purpose, achieve prosperity and live an abundant life. But there was a time when Lisa had to face the hard reality that she needed to make changes in order to create a better life for herself and son Jelani. Twenty years ago Lisa was a struggling mom living on government assistance jumping […]

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Forget the Face Lift. Get a Libido Lift

Want to add more glow to your skin, years to your life and a bounce to your step? Have more sex. In her new book, “Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You: What Your Libido Reveals About Your Life,” nationally acclaimed Ob/GYN, Dr. Diana Hoppe, founder of  Amazing Over 40  explains why a woman’s libido is a reflection of her overall health. A few reasons why sex may be your best health and beauty boost: increases longevity; anti-aging eases stress boosts your immune system promotes heart health improves brain health preserves vaginal health helps relieve insomnia helps relieve pain, both physical and emotional The […]

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