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Using Natural Treatments for Menopause Symptoms

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Menopause can be a frustrating time. Symptoms of menopause can cause women cause emotional as well as physical problems. These symptoms may include hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, irritability, mood swings, weight gain, sleep and digestive disorders and general fatigue. According to Dr. Shoreh Ershadi, who is the director of the ANTIAGING Institute of California, it is best to use natural menopause treatments to help alleviate the sometimes bothersome symptoms of menopause.  Dr. Ershadi has spent time researching the subject and has discovered natural menopause treatments that not only alleviate symptoms but can also offer other benefits.

It is the belief of Dr. Ershadi that menopause treatments that contain all natural ingredients are a healthy way to help with the symptoms of menopause. Natural ingredients are safe and many women have benefited from a natural remedy. The natural remedies can help with weight loss for example which is one of the symptoms that women going through menopause have complaints about. Another benefit of natural treatments is that it can smooth skin and change its texture and tone. The right treatment may also help with osteoporosis and prevent a decrease in muscle mass that is often experienced.

Menopause need not be a time of suffering and simply ‘living with’ the symptoms that often follow. Many times, a more natural remedy will be more beneficial that a hormone-type drug.

For more information, visit Natural Menopause Treatment Guide.

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Eating Habits

Friday, September 24th, 2010

There is a continually rising number of elderly becoming at risk for malnourished or undernourished. Not receiving the proper nutrition can lead to health issues and thus can further lead to a loss of elderly independence. It is estimated that a third of the elderly population is at risk for malnutrition because they are not eating healthy, well-balanced diets.

These people could be your neighbors, your aunts or uncles, your grandparents or your parents. It is common for family and friends to not know how well an elderly person is eating. It is not something talked about often enough and it’s something that the elderly are not really aware of either.

There is a variety of reasons that lead to unhealthy eating for the elderly population. For some elderly, it’s a financial issue. They choose to buy medications needed over nutritious food. For others, it might be dentures that don’t fit, causing a chewing problem or that medication causes a bizarre taste, making food taste strange. Or it could possibly be that depression, loneliness, or illness has simply caused a loss of appetite.

Many times, these elderly citizens may not want to impose upon family members or care givers, so they simply ignore the problem or they might not even recognize that it’s a problem at all.

There are different agencies such as Senior Centers or Meals-on-Wheels that offer a hot meal during the week at a location or their home. These meals include protein, fruits, and vegetables. These meals can help senior citizens meet their daily nutritional requirements. Another organization, Angel Food Ministries, offers a meal plan for senior citizens. These meals are pre-packpaged and pre-measured. They are ordered monthly from a location such as church and are picked up within a few weeks from the same location. These meals are diabetic safe and are microwaveable. The meal package can be paid for a variety of ways including EBT (electronic benefits transfer).

Many organizations offer not only meals to senior citizens but also seminars on diet, nutrition, and healthy eating. These organizations also can offer many different services such as help grocery shopping, finding local resources (such as the SNAP program which is formerly known as food stamps), and other nutrition programs (such as local distribution of USDA foods.

It is important to remember that nutrition is an important part of a senior citizen’s daily life; good nutrition helps maintain health and well-being.

For information on the Angel Food Ministries food program, please visit

West Nile Confirmed in California

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
The proboscis of an Aedes albopictus mosquito ...
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The West Nile virus, a disease spread by mosquitoes, has been confirmed in Colusa County. While so far, it is only confirmed (although it is suspected to be elsewhere) in the one area, prevention and keeping an eye out for symptoms is still recommended elsewhere as well.


Could An iPad Be For Your Loved One?

Monday, September 13th, 2010
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With the aging community embracing tech more than ever before, many are looking for a solution for the aging in they care for. Apple’s latest hit, the iPad may be a solution that many may be able to use and love. It has been designed with those who aren’t as familiar with technology in mind, and the iPad has become a hit with those who haven’t used any computers at all in the past.


The Future of Health Care

Friday, September 10th, 2010

By 2050 the elderly population will grow by a huge percentage and there will be a total of 90 million Americans out of the total population that is 65 and older. There are no industries that won’t be effected by this, and many are looking into ways to make sure that the growing percentage won’t be negatively impacted by so many in their peer group.


Zinc Eases Pneumonia for the Elderly

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Spending Qaulity Time

Pneumonia, even for the healthiest individuals is a dangerous disease. While most people get stuck in bed and miserable for a while, it can post much more severe issues for those with certain risk factors. In the elderly, pneumonia can be absolutely disastrous. Even if the disease itself is treatable, it can  easily create much more serious issues very quickly.


Pertussis Outbreak Spreading in California

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

A growing outbreak of Pertussis (also commonly known as Whopping Cough) has many concerned in California.  Presently there have been 1,500 cases reported this year, and the numbers aren’t dwindling.


The Warning Signs of Elder Neglect

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
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Watching out for a senior friend or family member is something we can all do, and while a lot is said about what to do in the case of elder neglect not as much is said about the symptoms.  While one may be worried about reporting a problem and being wrong, at times it is better to be safe and wrong, than right and have done nothing.


Spinach Recalled Amid Contamination Fears

Sunday, July 11th, 2010
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Two lots of baby spinach are being recalled over a contamination that can lead to severe health issues in the young and elderly. Officials warn that if you are experiencing any symptoms to go to a doctor immediately.


Heat Safety Tips from the Red Cross

Saturday, July 10th, 2010
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There is still a while to go for the warmer months, and there have already been numerous reports of heat-related illness and deaths from the weather. Mostly the elderly and young children are most effected, but with the recent heat waves sweeping the nation, watching out for others and your own safety is increasingly important.