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The Ins and Outs of Insulin Resistance

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on October 24th, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

You’ve probably heard many reasons why you should avoid sugary foods: tooth decay, lack of any nutritional value, and weight gain among them. But did you know that a diet high in sugar also may lead to a serious condition called insulin resistance?

Insulin is hormone that’s made in the pancreas and works throughout the body. Its job is to regulate your blood sugar levels…

Should You Worry About Your Tampons and Pads?

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on September 6th, 2012 Tags: ,

Have you recently checked out the feminine hygiene aisle in the drugstore? It’s as varied as a bookstore! What a huge change in feminine products. Pads that were once bulky and held in by pins and straps are now thin and self-stick. Old fashioned powder-pink-and-blue packaging is now hot pink and lime green. Some manufacturers have abandoned classic ads featuring happy-go-lucky women dancing in tight…

Shiny, Colorful Nails — Safely

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on June 27th, 2012 Tags: , ,

Getting a manicure or pedicure is one of the only times that I get to sit still and enjoy a little time to myself. Plus, that nice pampered feeling that comes with freshly shaped and polished nails is ahhh so nice.

But I do have concerns about the possible dangers of the fumes that hit you as soon as you walk into a salon. As…

Fish Benefits Made Easy

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on June 7th, 2012 Tags: , , , ,

I’ve written two Think Pink, Live Green columns on fish: Fish: Landing the Healthiest Choices
and Salmon and Tuna: How to Make the Healthiest Choices of These Popular Fish.

To recap, you might have heard mixed messages about fish. One news report says that fish is good for you because it can reduce the risk of heart disease and promote brain development. But…

Keeping Medicine Out of the Water

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on April 4th, 2012 Tags: , ,

Researchers have found traces of medicines, from both people and animals, in surface water and drinking water supplies.

The medicines can get in the water supply in many ways. Old medicine is often flushed down toilets (for years we were told to do this; now we know it’s not a good idea). A second source is our own bodies: People who take medicines end up…

Where to Go From Here on the Path of Wellness and Healing

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on March 21st, 2012 Tags: , ,

Ask anyone who’s been through it — breast cancer is like a tornado in your life. From the moment you get the news to the ongoing tests and treatments, it’s a whirlwind through the medical system. Instead of just one doctor treating you, there’s a whole team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists to help you deal with all the complex diagnostic and treatment decisions.…

Avoiding Bisphenol A (BPA)

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on March 8th, 2012 Tags: , , , ,

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in many rigid plastics, the lining of food cans, and certain other products. It’s also a hormone disruptor. Hormone disruptors can affect how estrogen and other hormones act in the body, by blocking them or mimicking them. Because estrogen can make hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer develop and grow, many women choose to limit their exposure to these chemicals. Everyone…

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