Showing posts from May, 2015

Top Ten Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet Plus a 'Must' to Include in your Dinner Recipe Collection.

Last year, the Doris A. Howell Foundation hosted Dr. Robert Bonakdar, who gave an in-depth presentation on what constituted an anti-inflammatory diet to manage pain. "Think mediterranean diet", he advised.   You can read about all the ingredients here.

Research shows that following a Mediterranean diet reflects on our health; anywhere from improving our cognitive function and keeping our brain in top shape, preventing heart disease and Alzheimer's disease, to anti-aging properties and the pains of "growing up".  

The top ten health benefits of a Mediterranean diet are:   

In an older population, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil or nuts is associated with improved cognitive function. (1)Following a Mediterranean diet promotes cell health, which ultimately results in healthy aging.(2) Following a Mediterranean diet is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of diabetes. (3)Following a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, oily fish an…

If you want bread, you NEED the dough.. pun intended!

Meet Betty Braysahy, fundraiser for the Doris A. Howell Foundation.   Her business is in the dough... not the one to bake with (although she is a very good cook), but that one required to fund perhaps the single most important aspect in women's health: education.

If you know Betty, you also know she has been in the business of education pretty much all her life.  A pioneer of her time, Betty started her career in radio and TV as a programmer and advertising copy writer at KCBQ Radio, and KFMB TV.   But rather than becoming a media star, she chose to follow a career as an unofficial philanthropist until she became the stellar fundraiser at the Doris A. Howell Foundation.

It is only natural that she would take the fundamental role of fundraising for the Foundation as education has always been a top priority for her.   With studies at UCLA and SDSU, and a pioneer in conceptualizing new methods of education, Betty led an initiative focused on putting TVs in classrooms to implement en…

Supporting Osteoporosis Awareness in May.

There are many factors that cause Osteoporosis-- a poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol, being over the age of 50, not getting enough vitamin D and Calcium being some of the causes.  Osteoporosis however affects women more than men due to two main causes: 1.- Women tend to be smaller than men, having smaller bone structures; and 2.- Estrogen production, which makes our bones stronger, diminishes in women going through menopause.   As a matter of fact, it is estimated that women will lose 20% of their bone mass 5 to 7 years after going through menopause. 

Osteoporosis is a serious illness yet simple and healthy habits can change our risks for this silent illness. Take preventive measures and talk to your doctor bout the best ways to prevent it! 

About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing…

Bone up! Do you know the latest about Osteoporosis?

Did you know that as many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than fifty will break a bone because of Osteoporosis?

The Howell Foundation will be holding its second Luncheon Seminar with the presentation “Bone Up: What you need to know about Osteoporosis in 2015" with featured speaker Heather Hofflich, DO, FACE, Osteoporosis expert and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine.   She will be talking about new concepts in diagnosis, treatments, and fracture prevention strategies.

About our Guest Speaker

Dr. Hofflich is an associate clinical professor of medicine practicing endocrinology and internal medicine at UC San Diego Health System.

Dr. Hofflich is a leading expert in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Her research interests include new therapies for the treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. She has participated in two national clinical trials for osteoporosis.
She currently ser…