When we are out having fun in the sun, we are exposing our bodies to ultraviolet (UV) rays. This exposure can cause the dreaded “C” word-cancer; in particular, skin cancer. I was diagnosed with melanoma in December 2013. One of my risk factors was multiple sunburns as a child. Skin cancer is a collective term for a variety of types of cancer that affect the skin, lips, eyelids, and nails. All types of skin cancers have very high cure rates and excellent outcomes when detected early.
Good skincare can go a long way these days. The way your skin looks and feels can make a big difference in the way you feel about yourself, and how you feel overall. But when you can’t go out to get a facial, how can you care for your skin at home? Let’s discuss!
Women are oftentimes the primary caretakers of their families. They care for their parents, partners, children, friends and thus too often their own health becomes neglected. I frequently remind my patients that if they don’t take care of themselves, no one will be there to take care of everyone else.
Stress can have a number of effects on our bodies, including suppressing the immune system, disrupting sleep, and increased mental stress. Today, I want to share with you some tips to help you cope with the additional stress you may be experiencing right now to better support your overall health.
Once I turned 40, keeping my weight in check became a little tougher, but I could do it by adding some more cardio and keeping tighter tabs on my diet. Towards my late 40’s, the minor struggle started turning into a battle…I lost track of my nutrition, literally gorging on processed food and a few too many glasses of wine, which led to more poor choices