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Flaxseed Benefits and Risks

For many people, flaxseed is a powerful "superfood." But some experts have suggested that certain people, particularly women who have a history of certain cancers or are considered high risk for developing hormone-related tumors, should avoid them. Phytoestrogens in Flaxseeds Flaxseeds contain phytoestrogens, plant chemicals that actually mimic estrogen in … Read More

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Each year, some 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in American women, and about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point. Breast cancer represents the second-most common cancer in women after skin cancer, and it’s the second-leading cause of death in women … Read More

SCAD Symptoms Are Like Those of a Heart Attack

While most heart conditions are of higher risk to older adults, a rare but especially sudden and severe heart problem is one that affects those in their 40s and 50s and even younger. It’s called spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), and it can cause a heart attack. This injury to … Read More

Menopause Isn’t for Sissies

The word “menopause” often is used inappropriately. A woman doesn’t “go through menopause.” She ends up in menopause. Menopause is the state a woman enters once she has gone 12 months without a period, at which point her ovaries are no longer producing the hormone estrogen. What she experiences leading … Read More

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Red Wine

Moderate alcohol consumption, especially in the form of red wine, is a well-researched way to lower cholesterol naturally. If consumed regularly in light to moderate amounts, red wine is well known to decrease the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other dire consequences of cardiovascular disease. One of the primary … Read More

Remedies for Constipation—Without Drugs 

No one wants to talk about constipation, but just about everyone has to deal with it at some point. Remedies for constipation vary, but most of us would rather resolve it without the use of medications. Constipation, usually defined as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week, may … Read More

Should You Be Concerned About Flax Seed Dangers?

For many people, flax seed is a powerful superfood. But some experts suggest that certain people, particularly women who have a history of certain cancers or are considered high risk for developing hormone-related tumors, should avoid them. Phytoestrogens Flax seeds contain phytoestrogens, plant chemicals that actually mimic estrogen in the … Read More

Vitamins for Energy? Yes!

Can taking vitamins really give you more energy?  Based on the results of numerous research studies, the answer is, “Yes!” Taking vitamins for energy has been shown in a number of randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled-clinical studies (the gold standard for evaluating a treatment) to increase energy and decrease fatigue. Studies … Read More

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