Tag: women’s health

Managing Menopause Gracefully

Managing Menopause Gracefully

The realization that conventional hormone replacement therapy increased cancer and heart disease risk was a devastating blow to millions of women who were desperately seeking relief from hot flashes, brittle bones, and weight gain. Fortunately, today there’s another option that is quite effective and much safer.

Can Osteoporosis Be Reversed Without Drugs?

Can osteoporosis be reversed without drugs? The answer is “yes!” But only if you use a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the underlying root causes of osteoporosis. The sooner you start treatment, the better your chances of reversing bone loss – so don’t put it off any longer!

In the News: Refined Carbs Linked to Depression in Postmenopausal Women

The news about eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates continues to get worse. According to research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (August 2015), refined carbohydrates, such as white rice, white bread and sugar, have been linked to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women.

The Lowdown on Low-Fat Diets

Low-fat diets have been around for decades, with the hope of cutting weight, as well as disease risk. Most of the research on low-fat diets (less than 30 percent of calories from fat) has not been fruitful, though some studies indicate that very low-fat diets may be an option for

Many Women Lack Information About Mammograms

Recent research has revealed that more than three-quarters (78 percent) of women surveyed said they strongly believe mammograms are important, but nearly half (46 percent) of the women had not had an annual mammogram.

These findings, released by the Society for Women’s Health Research in October 2014, are based on a

Inflammatory Level of Foods Linked with Cancer

Inflammation contributes to the development of conditions, such as metabolic syndrome and cancer, and diet plays a role in inflammation. Thus, researchers at the University of South Carolina developed a dietary inflammatory index (DII) of 45 foods, nutrients and phytochemicals to help gauge a food’s ability to increase or decrease

Plant-Based Hormone Therapy in Menopause

Hot flashes, disrupted sleep, vaginal dryness, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, bone loss: These issues are all too common when women’s estrogen levels drop and hormones become imbalanced during the transition to menopause. However, for women who desire natural solutions, there are good alternatives.

Use of conventional combination estrogen and progestin hormone

Cognitive Aging: A Growing Public Health Issue

Cognitive aging—a process that involves physical changes in the brain and its ability to carry out various functions—affects every segment of society, but has received little national attention, according to a report sponsored by multiple agencies and issued by the Institute of Medicine.

The report was based on two years of

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