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Electrolytes – We Need Them

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What the devil is an electrolyte, and why do we need them? The main electrolytes in our body are calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, phosphate, and sodium. These nutrients, or chemicals, conduct electricity when dissolved in a liquid, like water. Our body is 70% water, and electrolytes are important in so many of our internal functions, […]

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Fourth Quarter Blog Recap

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October 7, 2019—Straight Answers on Breast Cancer Claudia Harsh, MD, an expert in the field of women’s medicine, answers questions about the connection between menopause and breast cancer. October 14, 2019—Great Answers on Breast Cancer Prevention Once again Dr. Harsh offers thoughtful answers to some of the most pressing questions women have regarding breast cancer. […]

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A Plan for 2020

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We postmenopausal women gain doubly from making regular exercise part of our lives. Regular exercise keeps our muscles strong and boosts our production of testosterone, which we lose at menopause. Testosterone is the hormone that builds and maintains muscle, as well as stoking the fire of romance and intimacy. Exercise also gives our adrenal glands […]

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Some Ideas for Bringing in 2020

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Recently, I heard a great idea for starting out the New Year and the new decade. It got me thinking about how I could mark this milestone in our evolution. I love, as do many of us, to clearly designate a beginning (and sometimes an ending) to a phase of our life journey, or the […]