About 176 million women worldwide (10 percent of women in the United States) are believed to suffer from endometriosis, which typically strikes during a woman’s reproductive years. But despite the fact endometriosis can cause severe physical pain, depression, and infertility, statistics on endometriosis from the National Institutes of Health suggest
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Some of our most vulnerable include the very young and the very old. While we typically think of depression as affecting working-age adults with many life stresses, depression is common in both children and the elderly. But among these particular populations, it may manifest differently, and the approach to treatment
Ginger is commonly produced in India, Jamaica, Fiji, Indonesia, and Australia. The root or underground stem (rhizomes) of Zingiber officinale (from the Zingiberaceae family) can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice. Any of those forms will help you enjoy the health benefits
Depression is so much more than just feeling down in the dumps. It is a complex condition that has an impact on your mind and body. It has many causes, several of which may work together to produce a constellation of emotional, mental, and physical symptoms. This chapter outlines the
The symptoms of perimenopause can range from acne and carb cravings to hot flashes. Find out more here, then read part 2 to learn about natural perimenopause treatment.
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.
Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive system. Endometrial and other cancers of the uterine body (the upper part of the uterus) are newly diagnosed in more than 54,000 women each year, according to The American Cancer Society. Almost all uterine cancers originate in the inner
Stress is clearly a major contributor for most people who experience depression. And guess which system in your body controls how you react to stress? Your adrenal glands and the stress hormone it releases—cortisol.
But there is much more to the depression/hormone connection than just that. Other hormones, such as thyroid,
All children get sad from time to time. Often, they seem to respond dramatically to the slightest frustration, like losing a toy or not getting their favorite dessert. Yet for some children, low or disrupted mood is an everyday occurrence. About five percent of children and adolescents are depressed at
Depression is a complex condition that affects both your mind and body. It is therefore no surprise that its causes are complex as well. This chapter outlines the multiple factors that are believed to play a role in the development of depression.
How the Brain Works
To better understand what causes depression,