Summer just goes too fast. It never seems
like I get to the beach enough, which is my favorite place
to be on the weekends. I can't complain though, this summer
I finally made it to the Grand Canyon, which was on my list
of "The places I want to see during my lifetime"
along with the Zion and Bryce canyons. Spectacular, and surprisingly
Zion was our favorite. I certainly hope that you are enjoying
our beautiful country as much as you possibly can, or at least
some of the fun summer activities like baseball games, softball
or backyard cookouts.
WORTHWHILE NOTES AND RESEARCH
The University of Illinois at Chicago is launching a study
to test whether two herbal products - black cohosh and red
clover - are effective in relieving symptoms of menopause.
Over a period of one year 112 healthy menopausal women will
be randomly assigned to one of four groups taking black cohosh,
red clover or Prempro. The researchers will be looking at
the frequency and intensity of hot flashes as well as other
symptoms such as insomnia, joint pain and fatigue. The study
is funded by the National Center for Complementary which is
part of the National Institutes of Health. For more info For
more information about the study, call 312-413-5819. or about
UIC, visit www.uic.edu.
FREE NEWSLETTER ABOUT WOMEN AND STRESS
To me, stress is one of those things I know all too well,
yet I'm not sure I really understand that much about it. So
I was really happy to see the experts from the National Women's
Health Resource center explain the issue in some detail. They
include some different definitions, managing techniques as
well as some resources. For a free issue go to
THE MAGICAL MANGO
If you can't get to the tropics, why not let the tropics come
to you ? Known as the "king of fruit" I can't think
of a better way to indulge guilt free!. This is a snack or
dessert you don't need to think twice about and wait to you
see the nutritious punch this fruit has.
At just 100-130 calories. Mangos can provide up to 40%
of daily fiber (3-4 grams!), and they are low sodium.
Mango's contains enzymes that help with digestion, purifying
the digestive tract and even aiding in metabolism.
The mango's bright orange hue should be a hint that this
fruit is loaded with carotenoids, antioxidant flavonoid
compounds that can help protect the body from disease
3-1/2 oz of mango contain 3,890IU of vitamin A!
Mangos are also a good source of Vitamin C (27 mg) Vitamin
B and potassium (256 mg)
Mangos come from the same plant family as pistachios,
cashews, poison oak and poison ivy. It is native to India
and Burma and over the years it was cultivated to become
the succulent sweet treat we now enjoy. It is now grown
in warm weather climates around the world; most of the
American mangos eaten come from Mexico, South America
or the Caribbean.
Every part of the mango has been utilized in folk remedies
in some form or another. Whether the bark, leaves, skin
or pit; all have been used for various types of treatments
or preventatives down through the centuries.
For help on how to eat a mango, go to:
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That's it for this month! As always,
check out our website for lots more information at www.oonahealth.com.
In Good Health,
The Oöna Team
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