It's spring here at Oöna Health and
we are happy to report that in the northeast, we do have May
flowers!! Your writer personally loves lilacs, which are in
season right now. I run to the farmers market and load up,
just to have the scent permeate my apartment for 3 to 5 days.
It's such a treat. In this issue, lots of resources for you
to rejuvenate your health some insights on dieting.
IMPORTANT OÖNA NEWS
We have updated our formula by adding more chaste tree berry
to Oöna. Please note that each tablet now has 30mg. of
chaste tree per tablet instead of 10mg. The black cohosh is
the same at 60 mg. We felt that 10mg. was on the lower side
and the increase will provide better and more consistent relief.*
MARK THE DATES
From May 12th to May 17th the government (U.S. Deparment of
Health and human Services) is sponsoring events around the
country that include FREE exams such as pap smears and other
health screenings. "National Women's Check-up Day"
is May 12th. For more information about events in your area
The www.4woman.gov website
also has some interesting basic information about women's
health including how to prevent cardiovascular disease and
diabetes. The increase in diabetes in this country has got
the governments attention. As part of this event, they will
broadcast a live webcast, May 20th from 10am to 1pm EST at
www.mchcom.com with experts
from research to public policy.
A GOOD REVIEW ON THE SCIENCE OF DIETS
It seems everywhere you turn, there is talk about what, when
and how to eat to promote weight loss. It often seems like
the information is contradictory. My philosophy has always
been: if I want to be a smaller person, I have to eat like
a smaller person. Translation: less calories. (I don't always
follow my own philosophies) It's not what any one wants to
hear and I don't even like saying it to myself but last month
in the Wall St. Journal, Tara Parker-Pope wrote about some
of the things that we do know about the science of loosing
weight. Some highlights are:
- Calories count.
That's what your body really knows. Some quick easy things
you can do is cut out soda, eat whole fruits instead of
juices and lots of low calorie volume food like salads.
- Write down what you eat. We all do a
lot of eating that we don't remember, like that handful
of m&m's when you pass someone's desk.
- Portions are key. Movie stars do this.
I think it was John Travolta who lost 20 lbs in month or
two by having whatever he wanted but ate half.
- Weigh yourself. I hate this one but
it is true that you'll catch yourself sooner and watch it
before the 5 lbs turns into 15.
- Cut out the white stuff. Like white
bread and white rice and potatoes. Your body will burn it
quicker and make you hungry sooner. This is where there
is something to the Atkins diet and many nutritionist encourage
this rule this rule
protein in the size of a fist
with every meal.
For more information go to www.wsj.com
and search "the diet that works". It's a paid subscription
but you can try it for free for two weeks.
NEW UPDATED WEBSITE AT MENOPAUSE RX
Our friends at menopauserx.com have just updated their website
with some great information that includes a new tool for a
"perimenopausal assessment" and also one for osteoporosis.
To check out these features, go to http://www.menopauserx.com/health_center/assessment.htm.
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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