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First for Women

First for Women

August 9, 2021

First for Women is a women's interest magazine that gives its readers the tools and inspiration they need to feel great, look beautiful and love every dimension of their life. Published every three weeks, First delivers positive information on everything from health and nutrition, to beauty and fitness, to home and family.

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United States
Bauer Publishing
17 Issues

in this issue

1 min
3 easy ways to get exo k shortcut keto etones

GREEK YOGURT “I make my own exogenous ketone supplement by mixing 16 oz. of MCT oil with 12 oz. of liquid coconut oil,” notes Mary Newport, M.D. “I’ll use about 4 to 5 Tbs. of this mixture throughout the day by drizzling it over salad or vegetables, or simply mixing it into soup, chili or Greek yogurt.” ICED COFFEE Exogenous ketone researcher Eric Plaisance, Ph.D., adds 1 Tbs. of MCT oil and 2 to 3 Tbs. of heavy whipping cream to his coffee each morning instead of creamer. He explains, “The MCT combined with the fat in the heavy whipping cream helps me sustain ketosis.” JELL-O Dr. Newport likes this cool exogenous ketone treat in the summer. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 package of sugar-free Jell-O with 12 to 15 grams of ketone salts,…

1 min
“i got off 7 medications!”

Kristi Ross took a single step and felt a searing pain in her knee that made her collapse to the ground. A nurse practitioner, she knew she’d torn her meniscus. Filled with fear, she thought about her family members who suffered mobility issues and she knew: The best thing I can do is get my weight under control! After knee surgery, Kristi started a keto diet on the advice of a doctor friend and shed 10 pounds the first week. “It felt like somebody turned a light switch inside my brain and I had energy for the first time in my life,” she says. To speed results, she started supplementing with exogenous ketones, mixing Pruvit brand flavored salts into water each morning. “Keto was working, but it got that much better.”…

1 min
fran’s latest heart-happy mission!

After her own cancer diagnosis in 2000, Fran decided to turn lemons into lemonade by helping people just like her heal. “I got cancer, and I lived to talk about it,” Fran says. “And I’ve made it my life’s business to do everything I can to make sure those who got it get all the help and support they need.” How? First, by educating cancer patients. “At Cancer Schmancer, we always say how you live equals how you feel,” Fran explains. “We try to share the importance of everything in your home, from the food you eat to the personal care items you use, being organic and nontoxic.” With a mission to educate people about taking care of their immune system, Fran has also used what she’s learned to enlighten Congress about toxic…

3 min
good-for-you treats

Grapefruit-Ginger Granita ACTIVE TIME: 20 min. TOTAL TIME: 81⁄2 hrs. SERVES: 6 11⁄2 cups grapefruit juice1⁄2 cup sugar1 tsp. grated, peeled fresh gingerGrapefruit and orange segments (optional) In microwave-safe bowl, stir together grapefruit juice and sugar; microwave in 15-sec. intervals, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 min. Stir in 1⁄2 cup water and grated ginger; let cool. Pour into freezeproof 8" square pan. Cover and freeze until solid, about 8 hrs. Using fork, scrape frozen mixture into flakes. If desired, serve garnished with grapefruit and orange segments. Per serving: Cal. 89 Pro. 0g Carb. 23g Fiber 0g Sug. 17g Chol. 0mg Sod. 1mg Total fat: 0g HEALTH BONUS Feel sunnier with grapefruit. A unique blend of nutrients in the fruit increases levels of mood-boosting serotonin, so you feel 55% more upbeat in 10 minutes. Cocoa Avocado…

1 min
spark summer joy with a sunset supper!

Pretty up plates with a fresh-picked posy Adding a from-the-garden nosegay to each plate makes settings extra sweet. To do: Stack a lunch plate atop a dinner plate, then place a folded napkin on top. Snip a pink geranium stem to 6" and bundle in your hand with cutlery. Wrap 12" lengths of orange and pink ribbon around the bundle and knot to secure. Rest the nosegay atop the folded napkin. Collect compliments with a fruity-cute centerpiece Put past-their-prime peaches to pretty use with a fruity floral centerpiece. To do: Remove peach skin and pit, cut into 1" cubes and add to a water-filled bowl. Insert lilies into bowl. SUCCESS SECRET: For easy peeling, drop peaches in simmering water for 30 seconds, then pop them into ice water until cool; peel off skins. Set the…

2 min
brighten up your space with pretty, healing plants!

Soothe a rash or scrape with calming calendula “Certain plants can be beneficial in so many aspects of our lives, serving as healing ingredients in herbal medicine and even skincare products,” says Tanya Anderson, author of A Woman’s Garden and founder of LovelyGreens.com. One such plant: Calendula officinalis. Its flowers contain compounds that speed up the skin-healing process. To grow them, plant calendula in a container filled with well-draining soil; water often and give full sun. To make a healing salve: Lay calendula flowers on a baking rack; let air-dry for a few days. Next, fill a clean 16-oz. jar halfway with dried calendula; add a carrier oil (like coconut) until the jar is nearly full; cover. Let oil infuse for 2 weeks, shaking regularly, then strain flowers from oil. Melt 1…