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The PMS Diet

<b>Sweet Potatoes</b><br>Premenstrual mood swings and crazy cravings come down to a shortage of the brain chemical serotonin, says Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., coauthor of The Serotonin Power Diet. "The only thing that helps—and it helps instantly—is to eat carbs, because that's the only way the brain makes new …

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes | Women's Health

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes<p>Easy and tasty sweet potato recipes, each with about 300 calories or less<p>Rodale Images<p>One Sweet Veggie<p>For a humble root vegetable, the sweet potato sure does have a lot going for it. The orange tuber packs 438% of your daily value of infection-fighting vitamin A and, …

Stress Relief: 10 Ways to Relieve Stress

Squashing stress isn't just good for your sanity—it's good for your physical health. Stress has been linked to every major illness in the U. S., including heart disease, cancer, and depression.<p>Going nonstop day in and day out takes a toll on the entire body, says Dov Eden, Ph. D., one of the …

Sex Facts: Have Great Morning Sex

Have Great Morning Sex<p>Having sex first thing in the morning does more than put a smile on your face—it boosts your health, your looks, and your relationship<p>Digital Vision/Thinkstock<p>For most of the working world, the blaring of the alarm clock isn't a happy sound. So why not turn that rude awakening …

Weight Lifting While Pregnant

The ACOG guidelines don’t address strength training because it’s not a popular topic, says Artal, who notes that most women don’t ask their doctors about it. However, it’s generally safe to lift up to 30 pounds of weight (or one 15-pound dumbbell in each hand) if you’re pregnant. Limiting yourself …

How to Beat Exhaustion

Why? This particular study didn’t look into the mechanism, but researchers hypothesize that intrusions can cause the body to overproduce cortisol (a stress hormone), which can leave you feeling more tired. “You shouldn’t just worry about the time that’s lost during an intrusion,” says lead study …

The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

<b>2. Brushing the Ends Only</b><br>You’ve heard that brushing too much causes breakage, but your scalp’s natural oils are one of the best conditioners out there. Massage your scalp with a wooden-bristle brush like Widu to stimulate circulation and hair growth and brush from roots to ends to add luster …