joyce donovan (Street Articles Author)
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Hi, I'm interested in providing good information to women regarding health issues such as menopause, weight gain and other symptoms. I also love cooking, decorating and arts and crafts. I live in Coral Springs, Fl with two cats and a "support" group of friends.
What is Induction Cooking?
Induction cooking is a way of cooking that is, well, done on an induction stove or cook top. These cook tops look similar in appearance to any flat top stove, but with one large difference. The heat is transferred by an electromagnetic field directly into the cookware itself. Although the…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jan 05, 2012  
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Cookware for Glass Top Stoves - Tips for Choosing the Best!
Maybe you already own a glass top stove or maybe you're thinking of buying one. Glass top stoves, also known as ceramic top stoves, have become quite popular in the past few years. They're attractive and easy to clean. However, care must be taken to ensure that they do not…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Nov 30, 2011  
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Hard Anodized Vs Stainless Steel - Which Cookware Should You Choose?
Are you thinking of buying a new set of cookware? Or maybe your first set? Possibly you're considering purchasing a set as a gift! With all the different types and brands of cookware available, it can be very confusing. There are two types of pots and pans on the market…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Nov 14, 2011  
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Anodized Aluminum Cookware - Is it Safe?
Anodized aluminum cookware is a new and very popular alternative to the old Teflon pots and pans of the past. It is non-stick, very durable and resists scratching. However, you may want to know if it is indeed safe to use. In this article I'll discuss what you should know…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 20, 2011  
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Symptoms of Perimenopause - 5 to Watch For!
Are you concerned that you've been going through some "changes" lately, maybe don't feel like your usual self? Perimenopause (or pre menopause) can start as early as age 35 for some women. This is a time when hormones start rising and falling unpredictably. Usually, for any woman, during her monthly…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Womens Issues   Jul 20, 2011  
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Menopause Weight Gain-5 Diet Tips for Women
In addition to the other unpleasant symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness etc.), many women also experience weight gain. The diet requirements for a menopausal woman are special. So, special care must be taken when choosing a diet plan to follow. In this article I'm going to discuss…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jun 03, 2011  
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Bridal Shower Gift Ideas - Have A Kitchen Party!
There's nothing better than to start off married life with a new set of kitchenware. This would include of course the pots and pans, utensils and towels etc. In fact, there are so many kitchen related gifts that the possibilities are endless. With a little coordination, there shouldn't be any…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Wedding   May 20, 2011  
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Hot Flash Remedies - 5 Foods That Help!
You've probably heard that adding soy products to your diet will help lessen the dreaded hot flashes. That is true! However, you may not find that soy milk, tofu, tempeh etc. really appeals to you. In this article I'm going to discuss other foods that have also been proven to…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Womens Issues   Apr 25, 2011  
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Diet Plans for Women - The Top 5 Reviewed
Will all the different diet plans available today, it can be difficult to choose and can be downright confusing! It seems that each year a new, a different diet is being hailed as the next greatest thing. Some of these plans quickly fade away after all the hype and advertising…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Womens Issues   Apr 13, 2011  
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Yoga And Menopause - Some Surprising Benefits
You probably think of yoga as a way to tone the body and relax the mind. However, for women going through menopause, yoga can actually reduce the symptoms of menopause. Yoga can relieve hot flashes, night sweats, regulate mood and counteract osteoporosis by building bone density. Also, it can help…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Womens Issues   Mar 29, 2011  
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