Author Archives: Deon Hall-Garriques

Menopausal Weight Gain

Effective weight management is more than just eating well and exercising, especially for women in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s which are usually the perimenopause and menopause years. During the perimenopause and menopause years, a woman’s body undergoes many hormonal changes. Certain hormones are responsible for weight gain, particularly around the midsection, where there […]

American vs European Food

How the Food in the United States Differs from Europe and the Impact on your Health This summer, my family and I vacationed in Portugal, and our palettes were pleasantly surprised by how different the foods we love tasted there compared to back in the US. I had read about the differences between the food […]

Skincare Products: How They Affect Your Hormones

According to Statista Research, the average American spends $322.88 on skincare per year. In 2020, the global skincare market generated approximately 136.4 billion U.S. dollars. But what is in most skin care products? Are all the ingredients safe? The answers may cause you to look closely at yours and switch toward cleaner skincare products.
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Eating for Hormonal Balance

The food we eat impacts our cells, tissues, and hormones. Ultimately, our entire bodies become the result of what we eat. Nutrient-dense foods contain information from vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, protein, and fiber transmitted throughout our bodies to keep us healthy.  Hormonal imbalances affect women in different ways and the types of symptoms that they […]

Understanding Peri-menopause and Menopause 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. It is a time to raise awareness and educate the public about mental health and illness and the importance of early treatment. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illnesses are common in the United States, with nearly one in five U.S. adults […]