According to a recent article published in the online version of JAMA Internal Medicine, the vasomotor symptoms of menopause (including hot flashes and night sweats) lasted more than seven years in a large study of women of mixed race. The average onset of menopause occurs about age 51. African American women had the longest duration, with an average of 10.1 years. Asian women had the shortest duration averaging 5 years. Duration was an average of 7 years for non-Hispanic white women and 9 years for Hispanic women.
Tina Miller 2011It’s fitting that February is the month of love and is also National Heart Month. Did you know that many canned foods get high scores for keeping your heart healthy? Plus, you’ll love the fact that canned foods simplify meal preparation! Load these essential canned foods into your Meijer cart, and pantry (cantry), and your heart will love you for it!
The first heart month was declared in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson and that 10 Million American had heart disease at that time. Today, cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death each year. Use these “lucky 7” tips to greatly reduce your risk for heart disease.
What’s for dinner? If that question stresses you out, reach for the tools that can simplify evening meals. On hectic weeknights your crockpot or slow cooker can be your best friend! Preparing dinner with a slow cooker is an easy way to get all the nutrients of a home-cooked meal without slaving over a hot stove for hours.
Sniff, hack, wheeze and cough; we’re riding out the cold and flu season with allergy season just around corner! Boost your immune system and ease that stuffy nose and cough naturally with healing foods and herbs.
Do these three things this year and you’ll be on the path to better health.
December isn’t necessarily the time when we think about eating “in season”, except for holiday treats. But there are many fruits and vegetables that are in peak season in the winter months that provide us a healthier way to balance out the holiday indulgences.
Representatives with Meijer, including its team of Healthy Living Advisors and registered dietitians, worked with its food bank and pantry partners to help fill a void. The result is Simply Cook, a 48-page resource that shares:In response to a need expressed by our food pantry partners for nutrition education resources, Meijer developed a cook book that features food safety and meal planning tips, as well as basic recipes using ingredients frequently found in food pantries.
Personalize your holidays by giving homemade gifts from the kitchen! Gift making doesn’t need to be time consuming or costly, just made with love and thoughtfulness. Mason jars are trendy and make the perfect container for your holiday treat, some of us enjoy more traditional treats with a healthier twist, or for those who are pressed for time take advantage of no-bake treats that everyone can enjoy!