Thursday, October 22, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm Explains Peptides

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Women’s healthcare expert Marla Ahlgrimm explains that peptides are like tiny proteins. These mini miracles offer many health benefits, including muscle building. They are also potent beauty aids, and may help our anti-aging efforts. 
Q: Where are peptides found? 
Marla Ahlgrimm: Peptides, which are strings of approximately 2 to 50 amino acids, are naturally found in food. The most common sources include hemp seed, beans, eggs, milk, meat, and wheat. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm on The Menstrual Cycle

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Most healthy, childbearing-aged women have a menstrual cycle, says Marla Ahlgrimm. Unfortunately, many don’t understand this important rhythm. Read on for a few questions and answers from the retired pharmacist, author, and women’s healthcare entrepreneur. 
Q: What is the menstrual cycle? 
Marla Ahlgrimm: The menstrual cycle is part of a woman’s reproductive balance. It typically is a monthly cycle but can last anywhere between three and five weeks as the body prepares for pregnancy. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm | Mammogram Q&A

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According to retired women’s healthcare advocate, author, and pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimm, a mammogram remains a woman’s first and best line of defense against breast cancer. Keep reading for a quick Q&A session about this often misunderstood process.

Q: What is a mammogram?

Marla Ahlgrimm: A mammogram is a test that doctors use to find breast cancer. Although it cannot treat the condition if found, it is the best way for a woman to find out if she has breast cancer. And the sooner the cancer is detected, the more effectively it may be treated.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm on The Benefits Of Therapeutic Massage

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According to Marla Ahlgrimm, men and women alike sit more than ever, both at home and at work. And, this means that we carry lots of stress in our bodies, and don’t work on our muscles nearly enough. But, the retired women’s healthcare expert says that something as simple as a therapeutic massage can help.

Marla Ahlgrimm explains that massage can ease out postural stress. This is the physical toll that sitting for eight or more hours each day takes on the body. A regular massage can ease lower back pain or weakness by restoring the body’s natural balance. Further, many studies have shown that massage can actually increase circulation, which can go a long way toward easing muscle pain.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Marla Ahlgrim: Tips For Choosing A Primary Care Doctor

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When you’re looking for a new doctor, the choices can be overwhelming. But they do not have to be. Keep reading as self-help author and healthcare professional Marla Ahlgrimm answers a few questions about how to choose a primary care physician for you.

Q: What’s the first step when looking for a new healthcare provider for me or my family?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Ask your friends and family. Talk to your neighbors. Ask your son’s teacher. Referrals are one of the best ways to get an idea of who to consider and also who to avoid. Keep in mind, however, that, because no two people are alike, it’s best to get opinions from several different individuals.

Q: Do all doctors accept all insurance plans?

Marla Ahlgrimm: No, and they do not have to. Most insurance plans run off what’s called a network. This is a stream of physicians that have chosen to offer services to the insurance provider’s clients. Once you decide on a healthcare provider, contact their billing office to determine if they accept your plan.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm: Women And Emotional Labor

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There are obvious differences between men and women, says Marla Ahlgrimm. Some, such as breasts and facial hair, you can see. Others, including a nurturing nature in different hormones, are not as apparent from the outside. All of these differences contribute to gender stereotypes and the current roles we serve, even in an enlightened society.

According to Marla Ahlgrimm, one place where a gender disparity remains is in the weight of emotional labor in relationships. She explains that emotional labor is the mental burden that one person takes over another or within a family/friendship. It might be anything from reminding a spouse or partner about doctors appointments to managing all of the household chores and paying all of the bills.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm | Women And Smoking

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50 years ago, men and women had very different risk levels when it came to smoking, says Marla Ahlgrimm. However, today, a man and a woman share the same risk as many women have begun smoking.

Q: Which demographic of women consumes the most tobacco products?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Unfortunately, low income, those with mental health disorders, and women of color tend to be the most active smokers. These are also those at a higher risk of other issues, such as obesity and heart disease. They are also the group least likely to understand the full scope of health effects associated with tobacco, and especially that of cigarettes.