Footner Sock BoxFrom FashionMagazine.com

“I’m spending the holiday season in a warmer climate, so what can I do now to get my feet sandal-ready when they’re already dry and cracked?”

If you’re bound for sandal-weather destinations, the obvious option is to get a pedicure. If you’ve found that you still have dry skin you’d like to remove even further, try a foot peel, such as Footner Exfoliation Socks ($20, well.ca). The plastic socks are lined with a mélange of fruit acids that essentially breakdown the dead skin on your feet as you sit in the boots for the course of an hour. Within a week or two (everyone’s shed pace varies), your feet will shed the dead skin and you’ll be left with fresh, baby-soft skin, ready for your sun-drenched holiday destination. Tip: the skin-shedding process will be snake-like, so wear socks in the meantime.

http://www.fashionmagazine.com/beauty/2014/11/25/beauty-fix-winter-skin/

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Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 23, 2014

Pumpkin Seeds Do a Body Good

topbannerGuards against disease, improves male fertility

By Conan Milner, Epoch Times | November 23, 2014

The pumpkin interior is filled with large white seeds high in zinc—a mineral which supports prostate, bladder, and sperm health. Pumpkin seeds also provide phytosterols to balance testosterone levels, and essential fatty acids which can help increase fertility.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1097478-pumpkin-seeds-do-a-body-good/

Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 22, 2014

Why fertility should no longer be a closed subject

Irish Independent logoFrom an article in the Irish Independent Newspaper

Top tips for coping with fertility problems

• Don’t blame yourself – Fertility is a medical condition and should be treated as one.

• Confide in your partner – It’s not only women who feel the pain of infertility, so it’s important to lean on and support each other.

• Educate yourself – Find out as much as you can about the treatments available and ask your doctor plenty of questions. This will help you to make informed decisions with regard to your treatment.

• Get support from professionals and others with fertility problems – It’s important to realise that you are not alone

 

Read the full article here.

 

Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 22, 2014

Testosterone may play modest role in menopausal women’s sex drive

logo-umhsStudy suggests relationships, emotional health have greater influence than hormones

Nov 20 2014 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Levels of testosterone and other naturally-occurring reproductive hormones play a limited role in driving menopausal women’s sexual function, according to a new study conducted in Michigan and six other clinical sites across the country.

The findings, which appear in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, suggest that a woman’s relationship satisfaction and other psychosocial factors may outweigh any hormonal effects.

http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201411/testosterone-may-play-modest-role-menopausal-women’s-sex

Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 21, 2014

Fertility Foods: How your diet affects your baby’s genes.

fertile soulWhen we are preparing to get pregnant, we can think of it as switching our diet from an adult appropriate diet to one that will properly nourish a developing egg or sperm.

Great article by Tanya Smith R.TCMP, R.Ac from Alive Holistic Health Clinic.

Read the full blog here.

Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 21, 2014

Connection between Dry Eyes and Menopause

PR Newswire logoPicked up on PR Newswire:

In a study sponsored by the Society for Women’s Health Research, revealed that 62 percent of menopausal and peri-menopausal women reported that they experience dry eye symptoms. Yet, only 16 percent of the women experiencing dry eye symptoms knew that dry eye is linked to menopause. The survey, conducted in March, polled 304 women in menopause and peri-menopause, the period when the hormonal changes of menopause begin to occur.

“Dry eye isn’t just a necessary evil of growing older,” said Phyllis E.
Greenberger, MSW, President and CEO, Society for Women’s Health Research. “For many women, dry eye is related to the changing hormone levels of menopause just as much as hot flashes, depression, insomnia and vaginal dryness.”

Read full release here

Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 21, 2014

Can Yoga Improve Fertility?

video_icon   Fox News report on “Can Yoga Improve Fertility?“.

Check out this short video on the benefits Yoga can provide when trying to get pregnant.

 

Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 19, 2014

SHOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR TREADMILL WORKOUT

Get out there coverMaking the most of your time indoors on the treadmill when the temps are cold outside
When the weather outside is frightful many endurance athletes turn to treadmill workouts to maintain fitness in the comfort of their local gym or even at home.

Here are five tips from GET OUT THERE magazine to optimize your time indoors:

… And don’t forget your ReSkin!

Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 19, 2014

Soy Spells Fewer Hot Flashes for Certain Women

NAMS ImageThe key is their bodies’ ability to produce equol from soy.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (November 17, 2014)—Does soy in the diet help with hot flashes? It does, but only for women whose bodies can produce the soy metabolite equol, reports a study of American women just published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. About 20% to 50% of North American and European women have this ability.

Reported from a release from “The North American Menopause Society

 

BJOG coverAs reported on Endocrinology Update website: There could be a case to monitor women with frequent vasomotor menopausal symptoms (VMS) for coronary heart disease (CHD), according to the results of a 14-year longitudinal study of more than 11,000 Australian women.

Queensland university researchers found that women who experience frequent hot flushes or night sweat have two-fold increased odds of CHD compared with women with no symptoms.
The women in the study were aged 45–50 at baseline in 1996 and were followed up at three-year intervals, according to a study report in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Read Abstract of study here.

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