Nov 11 2010

Give me five: C’mon, Superwoman, take a break

Don't be super!

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, Hers, November 11, 2010

For the woman of the house, the holidays may not actually be the most wonderful time of the year. Superwoman may try to take over your body and life. This year, let your mild-mannered side delegate some of the work.

Aug 10 2010

Are you prepared for another pregnancy?

Are you ready to have another baby?

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, Hers, August 10, 2010

According to the Utah Department of Health, experts recommend waiting at least 18 to 24 months before becoming pregnant again.

That’s because your body needs to renew itself so it can provide the proper nourishment for another pregnancy.

Jul 13 2010

Oh, those pesky plateaus

jumping off

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, Hers, July 13, 2010

“The reason you plateau with diets is that your body becomes smaller and burns fewer calories. Your metabolism goes down a bit. You don’t have as much mass to burn,”

Mar 22 2010

Insufficient D

Insufficient D

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, March 22, 2010

For years, we’ve dutifully obeyed doctors’ orders to stay out of the sun. We’ve lived almost like vampires, venturing outdoors only in the early morning or evening hours to avoid dangerous rays. When sunlight couldn’t be avoided, we’ve slathered our skin with sunscreen — the higher the sun protection factor, the better.

Doctors say efforts to reduce our risk of skin cancer are well worth it.

However, there is a not-so-little problem. The human body needs vitamin D, which it produces when skin is exposed to sunlight.

Feb 22 2010

High fructose corn syrup, oh my!

high fructose corn syrup, oh my!

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, February 22, 2010

Does HFCS spell trouble? some studies link high fructose corn syrup with heart disease, diabetes.