I’m taking valentine’ Day 2019 fashion trends and making them wearable for you! Some are new purchases, but most are pieces I’ve already had in my closet. I hope you enjoy the video and the have some feedback on these looks. Let me know in the comments what you think of this collection!!!

9 Ways Your Relationship Can Be Toxic to Your Health


The Hollywood rom-com fairytale does not exist. Every relationship has its ups and downs, as anyone in a healthy, committed partnership will admit. However, there is a definite line between a bumpy patch and a relationship wrought with pain and negativity. While numerous studies show that a supportive relationship can be good for your health — from adopting healthier behaviors to just living longer in general — the constant stress from a toxic entanglement can attack your health in ways you may not have realized. Read on to see how an unhealthy relationship can impact your overall well-being.


1 Suppressed Immune System

The negative effects of a long-term toxic relationship on the immune system. I’ve looked at the way couples talked about disagreements. “Couples who are more hostile, more negative or more critical of one another or [are in] situations where one partner tends to withdraw from the other show signs of having weaker immune function.” Regarding people stuck in toxic relationships, think over and over “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?,” I have also noticed changes in the body when we are in these situations. “It happens biologically.” People in toxic relationships “get sick more than people who are in healthier relationships.”

2 Heart Health

Stress and negative emotions play a part in a person’s overall decline in heart health. A study found in a 34 percent increase of heart problems for people involved in a toxic relationship, and a another study found two-thirds of people in constant conflict died 11 years sooner than those that didn’t have conflictual relationships. These findings were backed up in another recent study on coronary artery disease or stroke in women they found that women who were ranked high in social stress had poor heart health in many instances, being 12 times more likely to develop coronary artery disease, 14 times more likely to experience a stroke and five times more likely to develop coronary artery disease.

3 Increased Risk for Depression and Anxiety

People in stressful relationships have more anxiety and depression than people in loving and supportive relationships. Indeed, I have noticed that the fallout of an unhealthy relationship can include diminished self-esteem, which often results in depression and anxiety. “If we’re in a relationship that’s not working well, we tend to devalue ourselves — and when we devalue ourselves, we don’t take care of ourselves.”. Depression and anxiety can then lead to a host of physical conditions, making us prone to disease and chronic inflammation.

4 Avoidance of Preventive Health Care

It has also been noticed patients that are so distracted and anxious by their relationship problems that they stop taking care of their own health. That can mean not going to the doctor regularly, not taking their medications or even exercising regularly. “People will delay doctor appointments because they may always be fighting.”. “When you have relationship problems, you tend to be living in chaos. And that chaos has people putting off appointments that keep you healthy.”

5 Emotional Eating

Many people turn their turbulent relationships into emotional eating, often looking to high-carb, high-calorie foods that have low nutritional value, even when they’re not hungry. “What I’ve found is that when people let go of their health or gain weight, it’s a sign of conflict in a relationship. People start eating because it’s a passive-aggressive way to deal with a problematic mate.” If things progress and emotional eating goes undiagnosed or untreated, it can lead to obesity and even food addictions.

6 Adrenal Fatigue

“Fighting with your partner isn’t just bad for your relationship, it also takes a toll on your mind.”. “There are lots of studies that show chronic health issues over time if you’re in a relationship that has conflict.” One of those chronic issues is a hormonal imbalance called adrenal fatigue, which can occur when the stress hormone cortisol consistently floods your system. Living in a combative atmosphere can trigger an adrenaline-producing, fight-or-flight response, and behind that response are overworked adrenals that aren’t able to properly regulate the release of other hormones. “Excess cortisol has been shown in studies to suppress the immune system, increase blood sugar and create inflammation.”

7 Sleep Disruption

I have also noticed that people who go to therapy often mention sleep problems. “What I have even experienced is the more conflict in the daytime, the more stress they have. Your mind is working a mile a minute.”. “What I call relationship insecurity, or worry, is associated with poor sleep patterns. Sleep problems are a trigger from worry as well as anxiety.” People who get less than six hours of sleep per night increases the risk of early death, not to mention a higher risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes and heart disease.

8 Toxic Enabling Pattern

When people don’t feel good about themselves they tend to choose partners that keep them in an unhealthy, enabling pattern. This can mean choosing a verbally abusive partner or one that drinks heavily or uses drugs. These types of relationships create patterns that make it harder for the healthier partner to break free. “Heavy-drinking spouses may be more tolerant of negative experiences related to alcohol due to their own drinking habits.” Which means that two people with a drinking habit are more likely to fall into a downward spiral together as they both enable those unhealthy patterns.

9 Systemic Inflammation

 The correlation between cancer and negative mindsets, cautions that it does not mean a toxic relationship can be the cause of cancer, which is often linked to systemic inflammation. “Correlation [show that] people with emotional states such as being negative and pessimistic and down in the dumps all the time tend to have increased chances for heart disease and cancer.”  While a person could have that type of disposition regardless of their relationships, the events in a person’s life can also influence his or her outlook. Negative social interactions are associated with pro-inflammatory cytokine activity, which impacts the immune system’s response to things like infection, cancer and sepsis.

What Do YOU Think?

Do any of these health effects surprise you? Have you ever been in a toxic relationship? What is your advice for lessening the health impacts? Tell me in the comments.

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Wondering What Happens to Your Resume? An Inside Look into the Hiring Process

Sitting idly by your phone? Constantly refreshing your inbox in hopes of a response to your job application? Weeks pass by and you still haven’t received word on how you faired in a recent interview. As a job seeker, it’s hard not to wonder if there’s any method to the madness behind the hiring process. While frustrations may begin to fester as days go by with no communication from an employer, rest assured, there is plenty going on behind the scenes. Just like watching a Broadway show, the visual production doesn’t always accurately depict all of the moving pieces behind the curtains, which ultimately create an entertaining show. The same goes for the hiring process. Below, we’ve shed some light on what happens inside the HR department once an application has been submitted.
Once You’ve Applied
While you may picture your resume being swallowed up by some kind of World Wide Web black hole, it does have a destination after you hit apply. Once submitted, your resume will appear in an employer’s applicant tracking system (ATS) – a.k.a. software used to process and manage a company’s recruitment needs. Many ATS’s have customizable technology, designed to scan resumes and weed out unqualified applicants based on a list of keywords the employer enters into the system. There are many companies that still personally review each resume that comes into their ATS. However, it’s important to note that on average, a recruiter spends a mere 6 seconds scanning a resume. That’s why it’s important to invest time towards crafting a professional resume that adequately highlights your key accomplishments. Once reviewed by a hiring manager or recruiter, they will determine whether or not you qualify to move on to the next stage of the hiring process.
Once You’ve Completed the Phone Screening
Initial phone interviews have become widely used among recruiters as a preliminary method for creating a dialog with a candidate around their skills and wants in an ideal role. The phone screen is your first opportunity to introduce your personality and animate the otherwise lifeless text on your resume. If the recruiter or hiring manager cannot immediately schedule an in-person interview during the screening call, they will connect with the appropriate person following the call to discuss the appropriate next steps.
Once You’ve Completed a Face-to-Face Interview
Have you ever arrived at the airport with an electric current of excitement coursing through your body as you prepare to jet-set to the Caribbean? As you arrive at your gate, however, you resentfully discover that your flight has been delayed thanks to Mother Nature. Your irritation and anxiety intensify each time your flight is pushed back another hour, until you’re no longer certain when, or if, you’ll ever depart for paradise.
After your in-person interview, you’ll experience a similar mixture of emotions as you wait to hear word from the employer. The company isn’t purposely looking to torture you – there are plenty of reasons there may be a delay, including budget approvals and interviews scheduled with other viable candidates. Most likely, your interviewer(s) will need to consult with their team and the key decision makers involved in making the final call on who to hire. In addition, the employer will conduct a background check and connect with your professional references to verify your employment history and gain insight on why you’d make a great addition to the team.
Another way recruiters and hiring managers validate your qualifications is by perusing social media sites and using search engines like Google. According to a CareerBuilder study, 70% of employers are using social platforms to screen candidates before extending an offer. With this in mind, be sure to clean up your social profiles (yes, the keg stand profile picture must go) to ensure your forthcoming offer isn’t revoked.
Once You’ve Received an Official Offer
The employer has extended an official offer and you’re now swimming in an ocean of pure joy. The company will provide a written letter outlining all the particulars surrounding your position, salary, who you’ll be reporting to, and any benefits they may supply. Employers typically allow the candidate to take a day or two to review the offer and decide whether or not to accept the position.
Larger companies face even more intricacies when it comes to the hiring process as there are more individuals and steps involved in the decision making process. Regardless of an employer’s size, the hiring process takes time and can stem from a few days to several months. Always remember to be patient and never limit yourself in your job search. Broaden your options and consider more than just big, brand name companies that are highly competitive to get into. You never want to restrict your chances of securing a new role.

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Kick the Sugar By Replacing 5 Foods

Eating too much sugar over time has been linked to excess weight, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers – and let’s not forget cavities.
If you are looking to reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet, it’s inadvisable to go cold turkey. Instead, pay close attention to what you are currently eating. Are there any hidden sugars which you could easily get rid of? Remember that sugar takes many forms, such as syrups, honey, and agave.
For example, so-called savory sauces, such as ready-made pasta sauce, often contain sugar. You can quickly and easily make your own from olive oil, garlic, onion, tomato, and herbs.
Added sugar refers to any which has been added by whoever made the food, be it the manufacturer or yourself. The natural sugars in plain milk, yogurt, fruit and vegetables are not considered as added sugars and come naturally housed with nutrients and fiber.
Here are 5 dietary swaps you can make that will help you cut back your sugar intake:

1. Mashed Banana

Bananas contain a wealth of nutrients while also delivering a nice hit of sweetness. Combine mashed bananas with a dash of cinnamon to use instead of sugar-filled jam on your toast. Freeze pureed bananas in popsicle molds as an alternative to ice-cream.

2. Applesauce

Make your own applesauce by peeling and coring 900g of apples. Put them in a saucepan with two teaspoons of lemon juice and two tablespoons of water. On a low heat cook them until very soft, about 15 minutes. One cup of applesauce contains about 100 calories, while the same volume of sugar has over 700 calories.
You can use the applesauce in many baking recipes in a 1:1 ratio, but you’ll also need to lessen the amount of liquid used in the recipe. Typically, you can use quarter of a cup less liquid, which could save on a lot of calories from fat, too.

3. Stevia

People in South America have been using Stevia as a sweetener, a plant native to Paraguay, for many years. Stevia is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar, but almost calorie-free. Unlike many other sweeteners, it is not a chemical cocktail and was deemed safe for human consumption by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
It is available in liquid or powdered form. Read the label to see how much you need in exchange for sugar. If you can’t give up the taste of sweet tea or coffee, Stevia is a great solution.

4. Full-fat, Natural ProductsWhen the low-fat craze was at it’s all time high, 
manufacturers removed fat from food, but often 
replaced it with other things so that it still tasted 
good. Look carefully at the ingredient lists of 
low-fat yogurts and low-fat nut butters. The 
chances are there are things that you’ve never heard of. Make your own fruit yogurt by 
simply blending chopped fruit with natural yogurt. You’ll get far more taste without 
additives or sugar.

5. Cacao Nibs Instead of Chocolate

Cacao nibs are roasted slices of cocoa beans. Consider them chocolate in its purest form. A handful of nibs can curb a craving, while delivering antioxidants, magnesium, fiber and iron.
With a little creativity, it’s possible to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet and enjoy eating more real, unprocessed food. Make a plan to see which sugary foods you can substitute and enjoy healthy changes for you and your family.
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Avoid on a Diet These 13 Foods

There are many different ways to diet – some diets limit fat while others limit carbohydrates or proteins. However, no matter which diet you are on, there is one tried and true method that will always pack on the weight: Eat a lot of carbohydrates.
The reason why this happens is because the carbohydrates stimulate the excessive production of insulin in the body. This in turn then causes the body to store food eaten as fat no matter what types of food are eaten. The key to weight loss is to learn how to get the body’s biochemistry back to burning fat instead of storing fat.

Stay away from high carb foods

Most dieters continue to eat too much of the foods that are naturally high in carbohydrates. The very worst carbs you can eat are boxed and packaged foods.
Stay away from high glycemic index foods
Dieters must also always avoid high glycemic index foods. The glycemic index is a scale from 0 to 100 that rates carbohydrate foods according to how much hey raise the blood sugar levels.
If a food has a rating of 100, then the food is going to raise blood sugar levels drastically, and you’ll have to somehow bring them down quickly. If you don’t bring the blood sugar levels down again, weight gain will occur.
Why you gain weight when you’re sticking to a diet
Have you ever noticed sometimes that you eat healthy foods all day long and yet when you look down at the scale, your weight increased? This can happen for a few different reasons:
You eat one food in the last 18 hours that caused a spike in insulin. All that’s needed for a quick gain of weight is one bad spike in blood sugar; the effects don’t wear off until 18 hours, and if that one cheating episode became two or three, you’ll have to add more hours to the time.
The overall amount of carbohydrates in the meal is too high, past 35 grams.
The meal has no fat in it.
The meal has no protein or very little protein.
Here’s your list of absolute no-nos for your diet:
Flavored Yogurt  
Milkshakes and ice cream floats 
Alcoholic drinks 

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Medical Tests Every Woman Needs in Her, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond

You exercise, eat right and get plenty of sleep -— great! But if you’re only going to the doctor’s office when you think you have a cold or need a refill on your birth control, you’re missing out on a huge area of preventative health. Having regular check-ups and routine screenings and tests can help you catch health problems and help you avoid a full-blown health crisis years down the road. So to help you take control of your health, here are the tests every woman should have done in her 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond.


Medical Tests Women Need in Their 20s

Many twenty-somethings are guilty of blowing off doctor visits and skipping baseline screenings thanks to a combination of other preoccupations (dating, new job, starting motherhood) and, in some cases, less than adequate health insurance. But now is when you want to find a primary care physician you like, and trust, says Dana Simpler, M.D., primary care practitioner at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
“Your goal is to set yourself on a healthy course while it’s still relatively easy,” she says. This includes developing healthful eating habits, getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep. What you do now and how you take care of your body will help prevent health issues that can crop up as you age, such as high blood pressure and diabetes”.

Annual Physical

Most insurance companies cover routine visits and screenings, so why not take advantage and get familiar with some numbers like your blood pressure and cholesterol level. A thorough physical includes a total blood work-up (CBC), which tests for conditions such as anemia (low red blood cell count).
You might also get a cholesterol test, and/or a fasting glucose test (especially if you are overweight) to check for diabetes and pre-diabetes. Your doc will listen to your heart and lungs; examine your eyes, ears, lymph nodes and abdomen for anything out of the ordinary. He or she will also make note of your age, height and weight, and ask about your family medical history.

PAP Smear

According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a PAP smear (in which a scraping of cells from the cervix is examined to detect abnormalities that could lead to cervical cancer) should be performed starting in the 20s (or soon after becoming sexually active), and then once every three years throughout adulthood. Yes, this used to be recommended annually, says Dr. Simpler, but that’s changed if your results remain consistently negative.

STD/HIV Screen

The CDC recommends that all sexually active adults be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, and that all patients seen in any healthcare setting receive HIV testing unless the patient opts out.

Breast Self-Exam

Past emphasis on monthly self-exams at home has faded, thanks to the changed recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which found such exams ineffective in finding potential cases of cancer. That said, women in their 20s should get to know the girls as a way to know what feels normal for your body, but not as a replacement for the clinical breast exam your doc will give you at your ob/gyn check-up.

Medical Tests Women Need in Their 30s

If you’re thinking: “It’s cool — I see my OB/GYN every year,” think again. Too many women put their overall health on the back burner while focusing solely on their lady-part health, not to mention that of their family.
“Statistically, 30-something women aren’t getting heart attacks and strokes, but now is the time to be proactive about [behaviors] that will positively impact your health,” Get your weight in check, don’t smoke, exercise and try to fit in enough sleep.

Cholesterol Test

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a fasting lipoprotein test starting at age 20. Aim for just keeping your LDL (bad) cholesterol low — 100 mg/dl is optimal — and inching your HDL (good) cholesterol higher. Optimal is over 60mg/dl, according to the AHA. The total number to aim for is 200 mg/dl or less, and over 240 is considered high.
Triglycerides inching over 150 mg/dl should send up a red flag also, because a high triglyceride level combined with low HDL or high LDL may speed up atherosclerosis, increasing your risk for heart attack and stroke. You’ll want to repeat this test every five years, more often if you have a family history of heart disease, if you smoke or are overweight or obese.

Skin Check

The American Academy of Dermatology outlines an ABCDE approach when assessing moles on your body that require a professional’s eye:
  • A for asymmetrical
  • B for bleeding
  • C for (changing) color
  • D for diameter (greater than 6mm)
  • E for evolving
Fair-skinned women are at higher risk for skin cancer than those with darker skin. People who’ve had blistering sunburns before age 18 and those with a close family member diagnosed with melanoma are at higher risk for skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stats, melanoma rates among women increased significantly between 1999 and 2008.

Thyroid Check

The gold-standard thyroid test is a blood screen for TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone, which detects hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid, causing insomnia and weight loss; or hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, causing sluggishness and weight gain. Thyroid tests can also reveal autoimmune conditions such as Graves’ disease. Get checked if you have symptoms such as unexplained changes in mood, weight, sleep habits or cholesterol level.

Blood Pressure

You have that familiar BP cuff check every time you go to a doctor’s office, but now’s the time to start paying closer attention, especially if you have any risk factors for heart disease or stroke — a strong family history, being overweight or smoking.
Numbers to worry about: a systolic, or top, reading over 120 and a diastolic, or bottom, reading over 80, according to the American Heart Association. Hypertension — high blood pressure — is defined as 130/80 or higher.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a fasting lipoprotein test starting at age 20. Aim for just keeping your LDL (bad) cholesterol low — 100 mg/dl is optimal — and inching your HDL (good) cholesterol higher. Optimal is over 60mg/dl, according to the AHA. The total number to aim for is 200 mg/dl or less, and over 240 is considered high.
Triglycerides inching over 150 mg/dl should send up a red flag also, because a high triglyceride level combined with low HDL or high LDL may speed up atherosclerosis, increasing your risk for heart attack and stroke. You’ll want to repeat this test every five years, more often if you have a family history of heart disease, if you smoke or are overweight or obese.
Medical Tests Women Need in Their 40s
At age 40 and beyond, a woman’s risk of developing conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and arthritis increase, and most primary care physicians encourage annual routine physicals, especially when they’re covered by most insurance plans.
This is the decade to take a hard look at family history. Take colon cancer for example: While colonoscopies are not recommended until age 50, if you have a parent or sibling who had the disease, or had precancerous or cancerous polyps removed, “You should get screened 10 years younger than that relative was when he or she was diagnosed,” says Dr. Simpler. So if your mom had colon cancer at 55, schedule a test for yourself when you’re 45.
The American Cancer Society had recommended that you begin annual breast-cancer screening at age 40, but the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force came out with a new stance in 2009 when it stated that routine screening need not begin until 50. They felt the risks of a decade of annual screenings outweighed the benefits.
That said, it should be noted that these new guidelines are based on clinical outcomes, not emotional concerns, and The American Cancer Society has not altered its recommendations. While mammography can be an imperfect tool, it’s still the best available. To figure out what’s right for you, discuss your personal risk and history with your doctor.

Eye Exam

If you already wear glasses, see your ophthalmologist to discuss whether you should have separate reading glasses or a bifocal prescription. Otherwise, just grab a pair of magnifying readers from the drug store.
Those who have never seen an eye doctor should make an appointment for a comprehensive exam, which, according to the American Academy of Opthalmology, can pick up early signs of age-related problems — cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration — that may be lurking without symptoms. The exam will also include an eye pressure test; pupil dilation so the doctor can look at your retina and optic nerve; and a test of visual acuity, reading letters on an eye chart.

Blood Sugar/Diabetes Test

If you haven’t already been screened for type 2 diabetes, starting now is a must, according to the American Diabetes Association. Most commonly, you’ll be given a fasting blood glucose test. A normal fasting blood glucose reading is below 100 mg/dl. If your results come in between 100 and 125 mg/dl, you’re considered pre-diabetic. If your FPG is 126 mg/dl or above, you have diabetes.
A more accurate screen for diabetes is the hemoglobin A1C test. Whereas a fasting blood test is a snapshot in time, the A1C give your doctor an estimate of your blood glucose level over a three- to four-month period. An A1C at 5.6 percent — that means the percentage of sugar in your blood — is normal; a pre-diabetic range is between 5.7 and 6.4 percent. Anything over that indicates diabetes.

Rectal Exam

Grin and bear it when your gynecologist inserts a gloved finger in your rectum during your regular pelvic exam. This on-the-spot test for fecal occult blood is important because blood in the stool is an early indicator of colon cancer, which can be diagnosed with further testing.

Medical Tests Women Need in Their 50s

After menopause, women lose some of the protection that estrogen offered during childbearing years, increasing the risk for health problems such as osteoporosis and heart disease. Go Red for Women, a heart-health initiative at the American Heart Association, notes that more women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including cancer.
Annual physicals should be routine, and include blood pressure checks and cholesterol testing every three years. Keeping your weight under control is especially important: Declining estrogen levels also cause fat storage to shift from the hips to the waist, and increased abdominal fat raises your risk for diabetes and heart disease.


“No matter what your family history, age 50 is recommended for a first screening’. If no polyps are found, repeat testing every 10 years. “But if your doctor finds polyps classified as adenomas, which have cancerous potential, you need repeat colonoscopies every three years.”

Heart Health Check

A thorough exam early in this decade should include screening for your overall risk of heart disease. First up, a look at waist circumference. A circumference of more than 35 inches is risk factor for diabetes and heart disease. Think about asking for a blood test called the C-Reactive Protein test, which the American Heart Association recommends to assess silent heart disease risk.
An electrocardiogram (EKG), is smart for any woman over age 50, even in the absence of symptoms. If you have a family history of heart disease, “or if you have symptoms like chest discomfort, shortness of breath, palpitations, or if you’ve been diagnosed in the past with a heart murmur,”  you’ll want to schedule an echocardiogram, a noninvasive sonogram of the heart.

Bone Density Test

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has tweaked its recommendations for bone-density testing, saying that routine screening should start at age 65, while younger women should be screened only if they are at risk for fractures. Same advice comes from the National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines. That said, “most women today have been getting screened earlier,”.
Think about getting your bone density checked if you are or were a smoker, if you were prescribed steroids such as asthma medications, are very thin — there’s an added risk for being thin and Asian — have a strong family history of osteoporosis or have lost height in the last year.

Medical Tests Women Need in Their 60s and Beyond

“After age 65, your risk of getting cervical cancer goes down, so if you’ve had three negative PAP tests in the last decade, you can skip it,”. Continue to get mammograms, however, and follow up with cholesterol screenings every three years. You might want to talk to your doctor about a cognitive or memory screen.
And keep exercising. Exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of dementia, lower blood pressure and blood sugar — and it will give you more energy to enjoy the grandkids. Studies have shown that older women who began or maintained weight-training programs improved their overall health in so many ways, including increasing bone mineral density, increasing strength and the ability to perform daily activities, which decreases the risk of falls and injuries.

Bone Density Test

According to the latest recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) all women over 65 should receive routine bone-density screenings. The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s guidelines concur.
If you haven’t gotten a bone-density test before, do so. If you are or were a smoker, or you used steroids for extended periods in the past (for example, to treat asthma), if you are very thin, have a family history of osteoporosis or have lost height in the last year, your risk for the disease increases.

Vitamin D Test

The older you get, the harder it is for your body to make vitamin D, even if you are spending some unprotected time in the sun. As a result, you may end up more vulnerable to osteoporosis. Ask your doctor to test your vitamin D level, particularly if you live in the Northeast, or are African-American.
Some recent studies have linked higher levels of Vitamin D3 (2000 IUs daily) with lower rates of colorectal cancer, and reduced risks of other cancers including breast and pancreatic, as well as protection against osteoporosis.

Depression Screening

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans who are 65 and older. Talk to your doctor if you’re feeling blue, uninterested in activities you used to enjoy or if you have significant sleep or appetite changes.
“Your doctor can administer what’s called a Geriatric Depression Scale, which will help him or her understand if you need further treatment,”. Once diagnosed the prognosis is good: According to NAMI, 80 percent of clinically depressed individuals can be effectively treated by medication, psychotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or any combination of the three.

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Avocado Toast With Beet Hummus


Heart-shaped avocado slices and a gorgeous red hummus make this the perfect snack to show yourself some love. What’s more, the chickpeas used to make this colorful toast are a great source of vegetable-based protein.



  •  2 serving Raw Red Beet (small)
  •  1 Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, canned, drained solids
  •  2 tbsp Tahini Sauce
  •  1 oz lemon juice
  •  1 tsp Sea Salt
  •  6 slice Ezekiel
  •  3 serving Large Whole Avocado


1Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2Cut the stem off the beet and peel the outer skin with peeler. Wash and dry it with paper towel.
3Place it in foil pouch and fold foil closed.

4Bake the beet for 35-40 minutes or until softened.

5Place the chickpeas in a food processor and process until a stiff paste forms, stopping every few seconds to scrape down the sides of the processor. With the food processor still running, add cooked beets, tahini, juice from half a lemon, and salt. Once that has been incorporated, add ice water if texture is too stiff and process until smooth.
6Cut three avocados in half and remove skin and pit. Next, thinly slice each avocado half lengthwise and gently fan out the slices. Shape the avocado fans into hearts.
7Spread each piece of toast with beet hummus and half of a sliced avocado.


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