Women Over 40: Don't Make these Fatal Mistakes

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: There are common mistakes -- some of them fatal -- that women 40 and older are making.
Air Date: 10/31/17
Duration: 25:05
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Christine Horner, MD
Christine-Horner1Christine Horner, MD, is a nationally known surgeon, author, and natural health expert residing in San Diego, CA. She holds two board certifications: the National Board of Surgery and the National Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Horner was recognized as a leader in her field shortly after starting her plastic and reconstructive surgery practice because she successfully ran a national campaign to pass laws requiring insurance companies to pay for breast reconstruction following mastectomy.

Dr. Horner's five year crusade -- the Breast Reconstruction Advocacy Project or BRA Project -- led to the passage of laws in 35 states and a federal law. The federal bill -- The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act -- was signed into law by President Clinton on October 21, 1998. The law was unprecedented because it was the first law Congress had ever passed requiring insurance companies to pay for a specific surgical procedure. Her campaign involved several meetings with President Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

Dr. Horner has been featured in dozens of national magazines including Glamour, Ms. Magazine, Elle, Allure, Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal and Women's Health Weekly. She has been a regular contributor to magazines including Low Carb Energy, Let's Live, Doctors' Prescription for Healthy Living, the American Cancer Society's tlc Magazine, and currently writes columns for the Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine and Wellbella.

Dr. Horner is a popular radio and television program guest and has appeared on numerous national television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, FOX and Friends, CNN, and a Healthy You and Carol Alt. She has also been interviewed by Dr. Oz and Dr. Mercola. In February 1999 Glamour magazine honored her as their "WOW--Woman of the Month." In 2000 Oprah recognized her as part of her "Angel Network" on her television program.
  • Book Title: Radiant Health, Ageless Beauty
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/drchristinehorner
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrHornerMD
Women Over 40: Don't Make these Fatal Mistakes
Turning 40 is a milestone women used to fear because it meant they'd turned the corner to being "over the hill."

These days, women in their 40s (and beyond) are living fast-paced, fulfilling lives. However, there are common mistakes -- some of them fatal -- that women in this age group are making.

Christine Horner, MD, joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to discuss four of these fatal mistakes and solutions to each.

Mistake No. 1: Neglecting Heart Health
Mistake No. 2: Mismanagement of Menopause
Mistake No. 3: Weight Gain Acceptance
Mistake No. 4: Not Loving Yourself