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The Wonder of Women Series

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:46
Women of West Michigan, you asked ... and the Center for Women's Sexual Health has answered! Read more...
It's that time of the year ... That is, the end of the year, when we're thinking of fresh starts and New Year's resolutions. Read more...
Facials are the portrait of serenity—but do you know that they come with a number of health benefits? Read more...

Make Your Metabolism Merry

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 04:52
Skip the elevator, take the stairs. Ditch the computer, head to the mall. Some simple steps will boost your metabolism this holiday season. Read more...

Heal the Gut, Heal the Body

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:07
Our gastrointestinal tract is a sophisticated organ system in our body. While we know its primary role of digesting and breaking down food, this is just a small role. Our GI tract is a snapshot to the rest of the body. If digestive function is compromised, it compromises the entire body. We often look at the GI tract as having four core pillars. If one or all of them gets cracked, it throws off the rest of the body. This is why we should being with the gut as the starting place to achieving optimal health. Read more...
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer. In the spirit of this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, West Michigan Woman's Wine & Wig raised $46,000 to support Susan G. Komen Michigan, American Cancer Society, Gilda's Club Grand Rapids and Van Andel Institute in their fight against breast cancer. Read more...

Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 06:24
When are carbs a woman's best friend? Before a workout, and especially when paired with protein. Myths abound that eating before a workout "undoes" all the physical activity. In reality, eating on an empty stomach could lead to a breakdown of muscle tissue that negatively impacts metabolism. Read more...
Karen Smoots—founder, president, CEO and inventor of TheGreenGloveDryer—is on a mission to keep kids healthy. By drying gloves. Read more...

The Best Times To Give Natural Remedies a Try

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:49
Natural remedies and a natural way of life are still new concepts here in the United States. When natural alternatives to medication are mentioned, many still think of witch doctors and brush off the concept as taboo. Yet according to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of the population in some Asian and African countries depend on traditional herbal medicine for primary health care. For many countries, natural solutions are a way of life—and this idea is catching on in the U.S. Read more...

What is Detox, Anyway?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:46
It can be easily argued that our world is becoming more toxic. We are bombarded with pesticide, herbicide and exhaust from our environment. We take prescription medications and other over-the-counter medications, often filled with unnecessary chemicals. We eat food with hormones, artificial additives, colors and other preservatives. A stressful lifestyle can become toxic to us. By the time we get to work, we have been exposed to more than 100 different toxins! Read more...
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