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Insulin has an especially dramatic influence on enzymes called lipases. Lipases are like little Pac Men who run around your body, releasing body fat from its cushy containers so it can be shuttled into muscle cells to get burned off … Continue reading

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Do you remember what life was like when you were 20 years old? Vaguely, huh? Well, those were the days when you had the energy to shoot hoops for three hours for nothing more than something to do. Those were … Continue reading

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Premenstrual syndrome is a real condition with real signs and symptoms just like any other health issue. When women are unhappy and suffering, their loved ones suffer too. Seventy to 90 percent of women with premenstrual syndrome experience anxiety, irritability, mood swings and tension due to hormonal shifts before their period. PMS need not be your cue to avoid the women you care about, but an opportunity for strengthening the bonds of communication and support. Continue reading

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Dr, Gray is the author of 16 books, including the relationship classic Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus. In this post, Dr. Gray presents his latest book, Venus on Fire Mars on Ice. Be sure to catch Dr. Gray on the Dr. Oz show on April 6, 2011. Continue reading

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General nutrition support for PMS can help women manage bloating, mood swings, cravings and anxiety when their hormones are getting the better of them. Key diet strategies include: choosing natural low-fat foods, cutting down on sodium, abstaining from alcohol and caffeine and eating low GI carbs when a craving for sugar hits. The latter is particularly important because changing estrogen levels alter insulin levels which in turn, make managing blood sugar tricky. Continue reading

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