Studies show chronic back pain is often caused by constricted blood vessels that reduce blood flow. This prevents muscles and nerves from getting enough oxygen-rich blood, triggering pain. But vitamin B-12 allows blood cells to carry more oxygen to muscles and nerves. Plus, it boosts insulation around nerve cells so they’re less likely to send pain signals. I suggest 1,500 mcg. of Methyl B-12 per day. One to try: Life Extension Vitamin B-12 Methylcobalamin, LifeExtension.com/ww. (Check with a doctor before supplementing.)
A little-known symptom of menopause, heart palpitations take many women by surprise. While they are often harmless, palpitations can overstimulate the heart, causing it to work harder.