Winter truly is a beautiful season! White fresh snow covers the ground and the sun glistens on icicles hanging on tree branches and windows. And there is nothing quite like curling up with a cup of tea and a warm blanket to peer out at the wintry scene.
When I begin a conversation about the benefits of herbs and herb oils for the body, people unfamiliar with my work assume I am talking about a culinary approach.
They are partly correct. Herbs do offer texture to dishes and add flavor, but they also have a myriad of benefits for the human body.
Many women, myself included, are worriers. For our entire lives, we worry about the people close to us – our children, friends, spouse and parents.
Then, as we reach our 60s and 70s, our worries seem to multiply. All of a sudden, we start to worry about how we are going to live on a pension. Many of us become concerned about our health. Then, there are less tangible worries, such as how we are going to find meaning in our lives after 60.
Recently I hosted a 6-day online summit for women in the menopause. This summit explored how 15 women found relief by making simple diet and lifestyle changes.
In the last two weeks, I have had multiple encounters with the health care system and conversations with colleagues that shook my core, even as a grizzled 30-year health professional.
What I am about to write certainly does not apply to the whole industry. Generalizations never do. But their tone should be a warning.
If you are on Original Medicare, it pays only 80% of covered services. A Medicare Supplement Policy, Medigap, helps pay some of the costs Original Medicare doesn’t cover, such as deductibles, copayments and coinsurance.
Most Medicare Advantage Plans include prescription drug coverage. With Original Medicare, you need to enroll in a Part D plan to obtain drug coverage.
Menopause is a natural stage of life, albeit sometimes one that shocks women when they reach it.
This can be due to the fact that menopause is rarely discussed and we tend to forget it exists until it actually affects us. Also, many women think that they are still too young to be entering the menopause phase, when in reality they are not.
It’s that time again for Medicare recipients who want to make changes in your Medicare health and drug plans for 2017. You can make changes only between October 15 and December 7.
Over the last century, we have seen life expectancy rise dramatically. According to the CDC, if you were 60 years old in 1911, you could expect to live about 15 years longer. Now, the average 60-year-old woman will, on average, live 24 years.