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DR ‘V’ EXPLAINS HOW TO KICK START YOUR WOMEN’S HEALTH THIS SUMMER

Famous TV Host Dr. Yael Varnado-Rhodes, MD, Shares Her Amazing Strategy for Improving Your Health & Wellness

As a trusted health and lifestyle expert, Dr. Yael Varnado, affectionately called Dr. V, has garnered the respect of her peers, patients, and the public with her blend of passion-driven clinical knowledge and compassion. She has a passion for PREVENTION especially for young adults and a focus on women’s health and is known for her ability to deliver relatable, usable and relevant information. She is committed to educating the masses about how important it is to live healthy early on in life, so you can enjoy great health in the golden years. Dr. V will explained why Women’s Health Week (May 14-20) and other celebrations during the month of May can be a spring board for inspire women to make health changes.

FOOD CHOICES THAT PROMOTE WOMEN’S HEALTH 

Women’s Health Week is the perfect time for you to make your health a priority, and a big part of an overall healthy diet is something most women don’t expect – color!  I tell my patients that simply adding purple fruit to your diet is a great way to help support a healthy heart and paint your plate with the power of colorful produce. One suggestion is drinking Welch’s 100% Grape Juice — a tasty and easy way to help support a healthy heart. In truth, it’s the best way to enjoy the delicious taste and heart-health benefits of the dark purple Concord grape. Each glass of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice contains no added sugar and is made with more than 40 whole Concord grapes to deliver their big taste, beautiful purple color and heart-health benefits. Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is also an easy way to add color, flavor and a boost of nutrition to any recipe — including this delicious chunky grape salsa and purple sunshine smoothie, which are both certified as heart-healthy by the American Heart Association. For more heart-healthy recipes, visit Welchs.com/recipes.

A SERIOUS PROBLEM THAT YOU SEE THAT AFFECTS MOST WOMEN

When we think about women’s health we think about fatigue and stress management but what about pelvic health? It’s alarming that 1 in 3 women experience light bladder leakage but no one talks about it. Poise is a product that can handle these symptoms, empowering women to live confident, active lives. They have a variety of products like pads and liners that will keep you dry – day or night. And Poise Impressa lets you live comfortably, pad-free! For more information about pelvic health and to get a free product sample visit Poise.com.  

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES FACING WOMEN

One important issue facing women is that our bodies are constantly changing no matter what our age…and we need to promote beauty from the inside out. One of those components is collagen, which I like to think of as the scaffolding for the body. As we age our skin ages, which results in our collagen breaking down and causing our skin to sag and wrinkle. Vitanova Collagen Renewal Beauty helps to support skin elasticity and firmness as well as my overall daily living. They have a unique combination of all 3 types of collagen, a powerful antioxidant – grape extract and vitamin c that helps to promote the bodies own collagen production. They also give back 10% to support the preservation of botanical wisdom that comes from the indigenous communities that maintain the botanical knowledge and sourcing of the whole ingredients used in Vitanova’s supplements. For their full range of supplements you can visit Vitanova.com.