Finally, a Proven Solution for Leg & Foot Cramps




This is a “sponsored post.” Theraworx Relief compensated FOF with an advertising sponsorship to write it. Regardless, we only recommend products or services that we believe will be helpful for our readers. All insights and expressed opinions are our own. —Geri Brin

I never had a single warning sign.  I’d suddenly awake from a deep sleep in the middle of the night, the muscles in my right or left calf tensed up and knotted in excruciating pain. There was no telling when one of these muscle spasms would strike. After an episode, (sometimes it would last about 10 minutes), I’d often toss and turn until the morning, which would wipe me out for the rest of the day.

Nighttime leg cramps are more common as we age.

If you’re still reading, chances are you’re one of the 50 percent of American adults who get nighttime leg cramps, which are more common as we age, according to American Family Physician.  Andthese debilitating muscle spasms affect more women! An exclusive faboverfifty.com survey of 310 women in its community revealed that a whopping 98 percent of them experience leg or foot cramps! 

So, what causes these pesky muscle cramps? According to the Mayo Clinic, cramps are associated with aging, diet, dehydration, too much exercise, or not enough exercise, poor blood circulation, or simply holding a position for a prolonged period. Dr. Drew Pinsky has said that “Muscle cramps can be among the side effects from certain medications that treat issues such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, asthma and osteoporosis,” But the exact cause of most leg cramps is simply unknown! (more…)

Finally, a Proven Solution for Leg & Foot Cramps

This is a “sponsored post.” Theraworx Relief  compensated FOF with an advertising sponsorship to write it. Regardless, we only recommend products or services that we believe will be helpful for our readers. All insights and expressed opinions are our own. —Geri Brin

I never had a single warning sign.  I’d suddenly awake from a deep sleep in the middle of the night, the muscles in my right or left calf tensed up and knotted in excruciating pain. There was no telling when one of these muscle spasms would strike. After an episode, (sometimes it would last about 10 minutes), I’d often toss and turn until the morning, which would wipe me out for the rest of the day.  My muscles also continued to feel sore.

If you’re still reading, chances are you’re one of the 50 percent of American adults who get nighttime leg cramps, which are more common as we age, according to American Family Physician.  And, these debilitating muscle spasms affect more women!  An exclusive faboverfifty.com survey of 310 women in its community revealed that a whopping 98 percent of them experience leg or foot cramps; 79 percent reported that the episodes are extremely or very painful.  

Besides impacting the quality of our sleep, and our ability to function productively the next day, muscle cramps can affect our emotional well being, and may even make us feel depressed!

WHAT CAUSES LEG CRAMPS?

“Muscle cramps can be among the side effects from certain medications that treat issues such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, asthma  and osteoporosis,” said Dr. Drew Pinsky, the esteemed internist and America’s health adviser. Some say these cramps are associated with aging, diet, dehydration, too much exercise, or not enough exercise, poor blood circulation, or simply holding a position for a prolonged period, reported the Mayo Clinic.  But the exact cause of most leg cramps is simply unknown! (more…)

Fun Fast!

I and my cells are about to accomplish one the greatest feats of our lives:

Wrapping up month three of the ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD). I may have decided to embark on this valuable dietary program, but if my cells could talk they’d thank me for giving them a chance to naturally and properly regenerate and rejuvenate so they can give me more energy and stave off age-related illnesses.Face it, ladies. Our cells aren’t going to hang around forever, when we consistently feed them horrible foods until they become damaged and cause all kinds of havoc on our bodies.  Some of the bad stuff floating all around us in the air, not to mention the UV rays of the sun, also don’t help our cells breathe easier.  All these “stressors” can certainly distress our “cellular metabolism.” If you were as horrid a biology student as I, you’ll want to know that “cellular metabolism” encompasses all the biochemical reactions inside living organisms that keep us alive—and healthy

ProLon® FMD™ has been scientifically shown to positively impact biological aging and related health markers. And, just as the name indicates, this diet “imitates” fasting, but you don’t actually fast. You’ll achieve all the benefits of fasting, but in a safer and easier way that gives you more energy.  You’ll eat, too! (more…)

Win a Book That Explains How to Live Longer and Healthier!

Brought to you and sponsored by ProLon

We appreciate experts who translate complicated and important topics so we easily understand them, like the effects of the food we eat on the way our bodies function.  And, now that scientists are uncovering the powerful influence of our cells over how we age, the diseases we get, and what we weigh, we need the best teachers we can find to guide us on living longer and free from disease.

Valter Longo, PhD, Director of the Longevity Institute at USC in Los Angeles, and of the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM (Molecular Oncology FIRC Institute) in Milan, Italy,  is just such a teacher.  His new book, The Longevity Diet, Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight,  is a crisply and concisely written roadmap to “living healthy longer, and staying vibrant and youthful beyond the traditional life expectancy” by controlling what we eat.  

Dr. Longo writes in the book’s introduction that his laboratories “performed decades of cellular, animal, and human studies focused on maximizing function (learning, memory, physical fitness, etc.) and on the prevention and treatment of diseases, with a special focus on cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease as well as autoimmune and neurodegenerative disorders.” (more…)

At Long Fast!

Most of us are guilty, at one time or another, of doing something we know isn’t doing our bodies any favors. Think enjoying too many rich deserts; one too many glasses of wine, or pasta smothered in a delectable creamy sauce. On the other hand, we often don’t do things that we know are good for us, or don’t do them consistently or long enough, like exercising. Or fasting!

Yes, fasting! Although 73% of women 45+ recognize the benefits of fasting, according to a FabOverFifty poll of 100 women, the overwhelming majority (78%) don’t fast for enough time  to reap them. And, the rewards can be big, including increased longevity, health and wellness, as well as the renewal or elimination of damaged cells and tissues.  Fasting can help your cells acts like they did when you were younger, giving you more energy.

Of the 27% of poll respondents who’ve never attempted fasting, half of them think it’s “too hard,” and 40% said that they “never thought about it.” No question, fasting is hard to do, but you should be interested to know that you don’t have to starve or even deprive yourself of so many foods you enjoy to enjoy the benefits of fasting.

A Game-Changing Way To Fast (With Food)

A valuable dietary program, called the ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD™), has been scientifically proven to positively impact biological aging and related health markers. And, just as the name implies, this diet “imitates” fasting, but you don’t actually fast. You’ll achieve all the good things that fasting does, but it’s a safer and easier approach that gives you more energy.  Plus, you’ll eat!

Here’s how it works: You consume a carefully prepared, strictly controlled selection of food with high healthy fat, very low protein, a moderate amount of carbohydrates, low sugar and salt for just five days a month, for three months in a row. You eat your regular diet on the days inbetween. (more…)

Fast With Food

This post was SPONSORED by ProLon. All opinions are my own.

Wouldn’t it be sublime if you could finally get rid of the visceral fat around your belly, have more energy, and help your cells act like they did when you were younger, in only three months?

You wouldn’t have to starve, suffer on a never-ending diet where you deprive yourself of so many foods you enjoy, or exercise incessantly to ensure that all these awesome things actually do take place in your body.

Here’s what you’ll have to do: Eat a meticulously formulated, strictly controlled assortment of food with high healthy fat, very low protein, a moderate amount of carbs, low sugar and salt for only five days a month, for three consecutive months. You’ll accomplish all the really good things that fasting does, but it’ll be safer and easier, give you more energy, and, you’ll get to eat!  

This game-changing dietary program, called the ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD™), has been scientifically proven to positively impact biological aging and related health risk factors.  Those are pretty weighty claims, but considering more than $26 million of federally funded research went into creating the program, and it was in development for 20 years, I wanted to give it a try and tell you about it!

Throughout my experience (at the time of writing this it was day 4!) I’ve lost weight; my mind is clearer and brighter; my insides feel ‘cleaner’, and I have plenty of energy.  Going on the plan isn’t the easiest undertaking (I felt a bit headachy on the second and third days), but I forge on when I think of all the great things it’s doing for me.  Eating like this for five days isn’t an insurmountable goal. Over 20,000 people have already experienced the diet.

Fasting Isn’t Fun, But It Really Makes Sense

Improving our health by fasting dates back many centuries; as a matter of fact, Hippocrates and Plato were big fans of fasting. Can’t get better endorsements than theirs, even if they’re not on Yelp! And, scientists believe that ever since hunter-gatherers had erratic access to food, humans have evolved with livers and muscles that store quickly accessible carbohydrates in the form of glycogen, and fat tissue holding long-lasting energy reserves. We could sustain ourselves for weeks without food, as long as we had water!

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When Pain Relievers Can Cause More Harm Than Good

As we age, we’re naturally prone to more aches and pains. While acetaminophen and ibuprofen are available at minimal prices, and Americans consume billions of doses of the two drugs each year, they can pose major risks to your overall health.  But do you really know what effects they can have on your body?

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Adore Yourself By Treating Your Skin To The Most Luxe Product On The Market

Based on everything I’ve read coming from the beauty industry. I predict that in the next 30 years beauty scientists will invent a way to keep our skin looking healthier, younger and vibrant for a very, very long time, without plastic surgery.

After all, our skin is an organ, so if a doctor can tell a FOF woman that she “has the heart or lungs of a 35 year old,” why can’t she have the skin, too?  We won’t die from an abundance of wrinkles, crow’s feet or puffy jowls, but it sure wouldn’t hurt if we could eliminate them–or prevent them from showing up in the first place– simply by rubbing a cream on our faces every day!


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“I’m Sorry. Can You Repeat That?”

I noticed, a couple of years ago, that I couldn’t understand some of the words people said to me on the phone, when I’d be interviewing them for an article, or on a sales call.

The volume of their voices was perfectly fine. and I’d got the gist of the conversations, but often a number of key words sounded jumbled. I’d brush it off, attributing it to the cell phone connection or the fact that they were talking too fast or mumbling. But even when I played the tape back, I couldn’t make out the same words, no matter how many times I replayed the sentence.

A Short, But Crucial,
Lesson In Hearing

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{Test This} Kiss My Itch Goodbye

Kiss My Itch Goodbye ($8 for 2oz) could be your scratching savior. For those of us affected by itchy skin, we know that it’s more than just a little annoyance.

Over time, excessive scratching can lead to red, cracked skin. Everyday creams often do little to combat the problem, whether it’s caused by the weather, fabric allergies, or a mild skin condition like eczema. Prolonged scratching also can cause infections and even scarring, so we better ditch the itch completely.

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