Happy Middle of Winter!
There has always been wide spread speculation that the pharmaceutical
industry has sponsored the creation of new "diseases"
- arguably menopause being one of them. The British Medical
Journal has published an article using sexual dysfunction
in women as a clear example about how drug companies look
to build markets and race to create medicines. For some interesting
fireside reading, go to
DOCTORS USING GRANDMA'S ORDERS
For common ailments, the Wall Street Journal reported that
more and more doctors are recommending that fewer drugs be
taken, not more. According to the article, there is growing
medical evidence that question the benefits of over the counter
remedies. Some arguments doctors are using are ones we've
all heard, suggesting that our grandmothers weren't so far
off. They are now saying things like it is better for the
body to run its course by allowing its own defenses along
with a lot of fluids to fight a [low grade] fever and that
a cold lasts exactly the same length of time whether you take
medicines or not. For common sense alternatives from decongestants
to laxatives, see the Personal Journal front page, February
5th edition or
(this is a pay service)
A KEY TO FITNESS SUCCESS
If you consider how much you shell out for the sneakers and
the gear not to mention the investment of time, you may want
to insure that investment by buying a heart monitor. They
usually run about $70. It's really the best way to make sure
that you are "in the zone". The problem is that
most people believe they are working out harder than they
do. Even if you are training hard, you may not be training
smart - training smart means that you'll have less chance
of injury, burn more body fat, and ultimately better results.
One word of caution, if you take a class, make sure you're
far away from the next monitor - if they are the same brand
and model, it may read the person next to you!
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
I started taking EVISTA on Sept. 1 and immediately started
getting hot flashes that went on all day and night. I have
tried PROMENSIL but that did nothing. A friend suggested OONA.
I just finished my first box of OONA and have ordered more.
My hot flashes have diminished significantly in this short
time. I know that EVISTA-related flashes sometimes subside
over time, but I believe my relief is due to OONA. I am delighted
-Vicki, Beverly Hills, CA
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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