Sheryl Kraft, freelance writer

About me

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Sheryl Kraft is a freelance journalist, essayist and writer of non-fiction based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Her writing covers all areas, with a concentration in health, wellness and fitness. With the exception of quantum physics, just about everything interests her; in fact, one of the greatest things Sheryl finds about writing is the opportunity it gives her to delve into subjects and discover something new.

Sheryl’s work has appeared in Prevention, Woman’s Day, Everyday Health, Grandparents.com, Family Circle magazine, Boomeon, Westchester (NY) Magazine, WebMD, Senior Planet, Brain Child, MoreTimeToTravel, JAMA, AARP, Weight Watchers, Bottom Line/Health, Bottom Line/Women’s Health, Caring Today and assorted Connecticut regional publications.

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Recent Articles

How to Tame Your Tummy Ache

A some point, we’ve all been there. Often, indigestion is caused by foods and drinks that irritate your digestive tract. Alcohol, caffeine and greasy, spicy or refined foods are all common offenders. Foods high in complex carbohydrates – like grains and legumes – are difficult to digest, and can lead to indigestion too. Even certain medicines, including aspirin, antibiotics and pain medications can send your stomach into distress.

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Five Ways To Boost Your Energy

Whatever you call it: tired, exhausted, lethargic, listless, it’s enough to get you down, both physically and emotionally. Low energy saps your body of any forward motion. And at the same time, it can impair your performance by making you feel depressed, apathetic, unmotivated and just plain… hopeless.

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Detox Rx

Could you improve your health in three days? Some experts say yes, thanks to cleanses promising everything from increased energy to weight loss. But others say no, citing that your liver, kidneys and colon already do a fine job of cleaning out your system and there are no proven scientific benefits to downing only cold-pressed juices. So we formed a Cleanse Committee of staffers who swore off booze, caffeine and cooked foods to drink pounds of fruits and veggies. To find out if detoxes are worth the dollars, read on for the juicy details.

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7 Surprising Causes of High Blood Pressure

Quick – what causes high blood pressure? The first culprits that pop into your mind are likely to be: eating too much salt, being stressed out all the time, and alcohol abuse. And you would be right. But there are also less obvious causes of high blood pressure, a condition that affects about one in three, or 78 million, adults in the U.S.

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8 Surprising Sleep Stealers

As if there weren’t enough things keeping you tossing and turning each night, here’s a new one: Using short-wave, blue light-emitting e-readers, like the iPad, iPhone, Nook Color, Kindle and Kindle Fire, before bedtime can make it harder to fall asleep, according to a December 2014 study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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