Stories written by Sonia Martinez- RPH

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, when considering cancers, which affect both men and women. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with advancing age. More than 90% of cases occur in people aged 50 or older. According to the Centers for Disease Control, if everyone aged […]

Not Feeling Quite Right? You Might be Low in Zinc

Zinc is a mineral that is essential for immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing and cell growth and is required by the body to make many essential hormones. Due to food processing and soil depletion and interactions with medications such as protein pump inhibitors (PPIs), zinc deficiency is now a common problem. Fitness enthusiasts are […]

Hormones — for KEEPS!

The results of the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) were released at the 23rd annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society in October 2012. The conclusion: Bio-identical hormones (estradiol and micronized progesterone) – started soon after the start of menopause – improved depression, anxiety, and cognitive function in healthy women. But, perhaps most […]

Fish Oil May Increase Muscle Strength in Elderly Women


Older women may be able to increase their muscle strength by adding fish oil supplements to their exercise program. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and may enhance the benefits of training. Researchers found that three months of training helped to increase muscle strength among 45 healthy women in their 60s. Those who […]

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