How the Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

By Nicholas Dragon
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 deaths in the United States is attributed to heart disease. This makes it the most deadly disease in our country for both men and women. While family history and genetics play a major role in whether or not you will get heart disease, other manageable lifestyle factors should also be considered. If you are obese, have high cholesterol, or other underlying risk factors of heart disease, you should consider making some lifestyle changes starting with your diet. One of the most well-known diets for people at risk for heart disease is the Mediterranean diet.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

By Ali Spencer, RD
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Experience a little fall right now and fall in love with this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe. Adding pureed pumpkin to your smoothie is not only easy; it’s nutritious! Pumpkin’s bright orange color results from the high levels of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, an antioxidant, reduces your risk for many cancers, heart disease and macular degeneration.

10 Common Signs of Menopause

By Lupe Cruz
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Menopause is a natural decline of hormones and reproductive hormones in women. It is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of menstrual cycles. Most women begin to experience symptoms of menopause when they are between 40 and 50 years old, with the average age in the United States being 51 years old. Only about one percent of women start going through menopause before the age of 40.