July 2007
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Hummus : A Delicious Healthy Snack

Hummus is a delicious blend of chickpeas and tahini that can be made with garlic, peppers or many other variations.  It can be eaten like a dip using pita bread, pita chips or pretzels, or hummus can be added to a sandwich to give you a creamy moist taste without the need for mayonnaise [...]

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is a product seen commonly in health food stores and it’s use has become popular enough to see this item frequently on drugstore or grocery store shelves and ads.  Having no knowledge of what this natural product is and why it is so prevalent led me to look into Coenzyme Q10 a [...]

Women, Aging, and Hair Loss

Propecia, also known by it’s chemical or generic name of finasteride, has been used and has been effective  for the treatment of male pattern baldness in men.  What about Propecia’s usefulness for women who suffer from hair loss?  The first research I looked up about Propecia as it relates to use by women was [...]

Causes of Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness is also called androgenic alopecia and it starts usually with a receding hairline.  The male pattern balding is related to androgens and DHT and their interaction.  Most of the time, the typical androgenic alopecia ia caused by a combination of genetics, hormones and the aging process. Other factors, besides androgens and [...]

Antidepressant and Birth Defect Link Debunked?

It appears that women who have or are taking antidepressants in the early stages of their pregnancies can rest a little more assured that being on antidepressants will not harm their infant – with exceptions of course.  While I would not think it wise to be on any type of heavy pharmaceutical with possible [...]