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Managing Menopause Gracefully

Menopause can sound terrifying. Hot flashes, facial hair growth, and mood swings are certainly nothing any woman looks forward to—and those aren't even the truly dangerous effects. For starters, heart disease risk and osteoporosis risk skyrocket. It’s no wonder women were so eager to embrace hormone replacement therapy (HRT) when … Read More

Annual Physical: Still a Best Practice for Staying Healthy

It’s ironic that while many people are avoiding the doctor for fear of what it will cost, some medical experts are debating the value of the one “free” aspect of the Affordable Care Act: an annual physical (a.k.a. preventative exam) and appropriate screening tests. The annual physical and screening tests … Read More

Uterine Cancer Symptoms Can Lead to Early Diagnosis

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 … Read More

Castor Oil Uses: It Relieved My Menstrual Cramps

The castor bean plant, Ricinus communi, is used medicinally throughout the world. [1] The leaves, roots, and oil from the seeds of the plant have all been studied and found to have medicinal effects.[2] One of the primary castor oil uses today involves the topical application of castor oil in … Read More

Why Am I So Tired?

Every time she talks to her sister Lucia on the phone, Lorena hears the same refrain: “I’m so tired!” It doesn’t matter if it’s Friday, after a long workweek, or Sunday, after a relaxing weekend—Lucia is always exhausted. Sometimes, when Lorena invites her to a family gathering, she makes an … Read More

6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Gynecologic Cancers

Gynecologic cancers are those that affect the female reproductive organs. There are five main types, and each is named according to the part of the body in which it first develops: cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer (or endometrial cancer), vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Thousands of women will be … Read More

PCOS Natural Treatment with Inositol and NAC

Are you one of the up to 20% of reproductive-aged women currently suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?[1] PCOS is one of the most common hormonal diseases. It is a multifaceted disease with a complex set of metabolic and hormonal abnormalities, including high testosterone, failure to ovulate, and insulin resistance.[2] … 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

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