April 24, 2014
Osteoporosis is a predominantly female epidemic: of the estimated 10 million Americans who have it, a whopping 80% are women. Women of all ages can take steps to protect against arthritis by keeping their bones and joints healthy. From warning signs to treatment options, here's what women need to know about osteoporosis.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis means “porous bone” in Greek—it's a disease that causes the pores already found in healthy bones to be much larger than usual. It is a result of losing too much bone or making too little, both of which can happen as we age. An individual with osteoporosis has...March 27, 2014
In celebration of Women’s History Month and Red Cross Month, The Healthy Protocol, LLC focuses on how the two most important essentials to healthy living—nutrition and exercise—have developed over the years with the help of brilliant female scientists and activists.
We take a look at women's health in the US and how breakthrough developments by women allow us to live, thrive, and avoid diseases such as...January 3, 2014
Happy New Year! We're three days in. and you may still be scribbling "4"s over the accidental "3"s on your checkbook dates. It's true – old habits die hard. But how about your new year’s resolutions? January is an ideal time to make up for all the sugar-laden treats you consumed over the holidays. We like to take it as an opportunity to focus on a disease that affects more than 300 million people worldwide: diabetes. For women in particular, this ailment requires knowledge, prevention, and maintenance.
Type 1 Vs. Type 2...November 7, 2013
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a disease that impacts nearly all our lives. If you are living with diabetes or know someone who has this disease, you’re aware of the many risks and complications associated with it. But did you know that we’re currently in the midst of a global diabetic epidemic? The WHO (World Health Organization) estimates that currently 347 million people worldwide have diabetes. And within 15 years, it is predicted to be the seventh leading cause of death across the planet.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that can occur when the pancreas produces inadequate levels of insulin. It can also result when the body is...October 9, 2013
Trying to get pregnant and having no luck can be one of the most frustrating experiences for couples. Especially when it seems like everyone around you is having success without even trying. It was “unplanned” you hear people say, or a “total accident.” You try to smile on the outside and offer kind words of congratulations, but inside, you’re crushed. Meanwhile you’ve seen specialists, including nutritionists and subspecialists, taken medicines, been scanned, poked and prodded, and perhaps even undergone surgery to get pregnant. And still….nothing.
You haven’t Tried Everything.
You have forgotten about one thing, the...October 4, 2013
Football season is well underway, and if you’re a fan, the good times have already begun! You’ve put on your favorite team jersey and have settled down to watch the game on your new high definition television. Or maybe you’re more hardcore. You enjoy weekend tailgating parties and hold season tickets so you can hoot and holler in the stands.
It’s about the love of the game, but part of the fun is the admiration you have for the team members—their athleticism, agility and powerful strength. You think that you could never train to be that fit. Imagine their routine, all the weights they bench press, the...