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Entries in health myths (2)

Tuesday
Jun022015

The 5 Most Unproductive Health Messages We Inherit

The health and fitness field certainly has no shortage of conflicting opinions.

Published studies with various (and sometimes questionable) funding sources, research and development in the food and pharmaceutical industries, not to mention the endless number of bloggers, commercials, and gimmicks all play a role in the whirlwind of wellness confusion.

While it might feel more comfortable to ignore it all and resort back to long-held viewpoints, the longevity of a health message doesn’t necessarily determine its accuracy.

The power of repetition is mighty - whether it's in the media culture or around our kitchen tables. We all have familiar, standard messages that we either grew up with or we've heard so often that we've accepted them as truth.

Here are five common concepts that are surprisingly unproductive for your health. 

 

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Monday
Jun162014

Top 6 Menopause Myths

Women today are living longer, healthier lives, yet negative myths abound when it comes to the menopause transition. Given that women spend at least one-third of their lives post-menopause, it’s critical to embrace the stage as a time for growth and vitality. Although challenges often come with this hormonal shift, menopause doesn’t need to be the downgrade in health it’s often made out to be. Many symptoms, in fact, can be managed through lifestyle changes or, in some cases, natural supplementation. When we fully understand our bodies and how our hormones are impacted during menopause, we have the power to shape our future health and wellbeing. Read on for 6 common menopause myths and the corresponding health realities.

 

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