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4 Ways Pomegranate Extends Women's Lives

Modern women at midlife have many options when it comes to dealing with those nasty menopausal symptoms like mood swings, depression, bone loss, and fluctuating estrogen levels. But their most surprising source of natural relief may come from an ancient food: the juicy pomegranate

At-Home Pelvic Floor Therapy: How to Do Pelvic Floor Exercises

If you have symptoms of pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, painful sexual intercourse or pelvic pain, learning how to do pelvic floor exercises in the comfort of your home could help you avoid surgery, relieve symptoms and regain your quality of life.

Birth Control Pills May Shrink Brain, Increase Anger and Depression

Are you taking or considering taking hormonal birth control? Contraceptive pills and shots, prescribed with casual frequency, have known side effects that are little-discussed. Shocking research has uncovered other potential consequences that aren't yet official, but do you want to take the risks? Read on

Black Cohosh Better Than Prozac for Menopause

Do you feel fear or worry regarding the onset of menopause, either for yourself or someone you love? Antidepressants and hormone treatments may be the popular prescriptions, but before you take medications with serious risks, learn about the incredible results of black cohosh for those pesky, sweaty, hot flashy nights

Black Mulberry Leaf May Improve Menopausal Symptoms

For middle-aged women, the onset of menopause can arrive in the form of hot flashes, insomnia, mood changes, muscle pain and memory fog. Researchers have investigated the effects of black mulberry leaf on sufferers of these symptoms and found favorable effects

Bras Cause More than Breast Cancer: Preliminary Results of the International Bra-Free Study

Introduction

If you are a woman, then there is important information you need to know to keep healthy and avoid disease. This is information that you should be told by your doctor and other health professionals, but many of these professionals simply don't have this information.

The issue pertains to the wearing of tight clothing. Studies, and common sense, tell us that wearing anything tight is bad for health. Tight clothing compresses our soft body tissues, impairing the function of blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, nerves, and more. Research shows tight neckties, tight pants, girdles, corsets, bras, and other compression garments can cause serious harm.

Childbirth Choices Matter: Why an Elective C-section May Not Be the Best Decision for Mom or Baby


Originally published on www.focusforhealth.org

It may be shocking to learn that thirty percent of American babies are born via Cesarean delivery (CD). This statistic doesn’t mean that one-third of all pregnant women are having complications that lead them to require an emergency cesarean. Many women are opting to have an elective CD

Confirmed: Breast Screenings Cause More Harm Than Good

Confirmed: Breast Screenings Cause More Harm Than Good

A study published in the British Medical Journal confirms an earlier, highly controversial finding by the Cochrane Database Review (2009), which concluded that breast screenings are likely causing more harm than good.1

Published last month (Dec. 2011) and titled "Possible net harms of breast cancer screening: updated modeling of Forrest report," its authors concluded:  "This analysis supports the claim that the introduction of breast cancer screening might have caused net harm for up to 10 years after the start of screening."

Female Pelvic Pain and Symptoms Dismissed, Misdiagnosed and Ignored

How Gender Bias Medicine Is Hurting Women and Keeping Us Sick

Four Natural Remedies for Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is common among women, and not only during menopause. Natural remedies, including dietary changes, natural lubricants and more, can offer safe and effective relief

Many women experience vaginal dryness, and it can happen at any age, not just around menopause. Vaginal dryness can result from aging, changing hormones, medication, infection, stress and Sjogren's syndrome. Vaginal dryness can cause pain and reduce a woman's quality of life.

Health Benefits of Peruvian Maca

Health Benefits of Peruvian Maca
Originally published on JeffreyDachMD.com

Peruvian Maca boasts countless health benefits, including boosting testosterone, increasing energy and libido, improving mental health, relieving symptoms of PMS and much more

Richard is a 53 year old tattoo artist who works out every day. His testosterone buddies at the gym advised Richard to "go see a testosterone doctor" and get taken care of. So, Richard found himself sitting in my office telling me his story.

Herbal Research Update for Women's Health

What's New in Women's Health?
Originally published in The Natural Path Newsletter

What does nature have to offer that’s new for women? Quite a lot! 

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Highly-Fit Women 90% Less Likely to Develop Dementia Later

As we age, it can be tempting to “take it easy” on ourselves physically, and even let our fitness slide. A new long-term study on dementia has highlighted the importance of staying as fit as possible, for as long as possible, to ensure not just a healthy body, but also a healthy mind.

Honey for the Heart: Cardiovascular Benefits for Postmenopausal Women

Honey has long been celebrated for its beneficial effects on cardiovascular symptoms. A study from 2018 takes the sweet benefit up a notch by looking at the 12-month effects of tualang honey and honey cocktail on cardiovascular risk factors of postmenopausal women

How to Eliminate Postpartum Hemorrhage

How To Eliminate Postpartum Hemorrhage

It's hard to compete with 20 billion years of evolutionary selection, but the current medical management of the birth of the fetus and the placenta attempts to do just that, albeit rather unsuccessfully. For eons, all animals including humans passed on genes and habits that ensured delivering a live healthy newborn without bleeding excessively or dying of postpartum hemorrhage at birth. Among mammals, bleeding to death would not result in successful reproduction, until recently, because a live mother was required to nurse the newborn. 

Magnesium Supplementation for Healthier Pregnancies and Babies

You may know that magnesium is in your multivitamin, but did you know that getting adequate magnesium in your diet can help you guard against heart disease, cancer and diabetes? Read on: this super-nutrient is more important than you think, especially for pregnant women and their babies

Milk a Cure for PMS? A Giant Leap in Logic


Originally published on www.bubbleandbee.com

The California Milk Processor Board's new ad campaign promoting milk as a cure for PMS has recently caused a stir among the media--so much so that the campaign has been pulled and apologies issued. Many people were offended at its portrayal of women as irrational, PMS-stricken creatures, and that men were the real sufferers of PMS. (See the campaign and resulting fallout here.) Borderline misogynistic undertones and marketing impact of the controversy aside, I wanted to address the actual health claims the campaign promotes

The campaign states:

Millions of Women are Suffering from Leaking, Painful Intimacy and Pelvic Discomfort: Here’s What You Need to Know

30 million women in the United States are suffering from pelvic floor disorders. Which means that 30 million women are suffering from debilitating and embarrassing symptoms such as urine leaking, painful sex, weak or non-existent orgasms and pelvic organ prolapse.(1-3) This is the female health epidemic that no one is talking about and many women are suffering alone and in silence. It doesn't have to be this way! There are things you can do to help yourself heal.

Millions of Unnecessary Pelvic Exams Performed in Teens

Millions of unnecessary pelvic exams and Pap tests have been performed in women prior to the U.S. recommended screening age of 21, despite concerns of adverse effects

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 54.4% of pelvic exams and 71.9% of Pap smears conducted in teen girls in the U.S. are potentially unnecessary and may expose women to preventable harm.[i]

Probiotics and Pomegranate Juice Improve Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

If you are one of the millions of women who suffer from polycystic ovaries, there is new evidence supporting a simple, natural and delicious remedy: a glass of sweetly tart pomegranate juice, infused with a live probiotic. It’s simple, effective and yielding serious results

Recipe to Annihilate VBAC Uterine Rupture

Uterine rupture at full term VBA1C labor rate is 1/500 in a population with average birth weight 3700 gm, in the absence of Prostaglandins, Misoprostol, and/or Pitocin

Rethink Pink and Screening Mammography

Rethink Pink and Screening Mammography

Republished with permission from JeffreyDachMD.com

Rethink Pink and Screening Mammography

“Mammography screening for breast cancer has significant drawbacks, and expected survival benefits have not materialized." --Dr Laura Esserman.

The Attack on Pregnant Mothers Escalates

The Attack On Pregnant Mothers Escalates

The Real Reason Downward-Facing Dog is so Good for You

The Reason Downward-Facing Dog In Yoga Is So Good For You

Downward-facing dog is the most ubiquitous pose in yoga. Interestingly, the ancient Chinese art and science of acupuncture can help explain why

This popular yoga pose is the one we see in advertisements and movies, on yoga DVDs, and the covers of health and fitness magazines. Downward-facing dog is taught in beginner yoga classes and returned to again and again by the most advanced yoga practitioners.

What is the Pelvic Floor? Why Should We Be Talking About It?

Over 30 million women have pelvic floor problems like urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pain during intercourse. If you're among them, you're not alone. Here's what you can do to find relief

Maybe you've heard the term "pelvic floor" and thought it was a bit confusing. Or maybe you're very familiar with the term because you're struggling with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or pain and discomfort during sex.

What’s Going on with Perimenopause?

What's Going on with Perimenopause?

Peri-menopause can be a stressful time of life, but certain practices can help keep symptoms manageable.

Menopause is, in our cultural vocabulary, described as the symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats.  But menopause is actually the cessation of your menstrual cycle. You know it’s ceased when you haven’t had a cycle for a year. Peri-menopause is a period that extends for a long time before menopause.  

Why Homebirth is 1,000 Times Safer Than Hospital Birth for Low Risk US Women

Why Homebirth is 1,000 Times Safer Than Hospital Birth for Low Risk US Women

Why Homebirth is 1,000 Times Safer Than Hospital Birth for Low Risk US Women

Oft quoted research studies state 3X to 10X more babies die in the first week after low risk homebirth than hospital birth. In order for low risk homebirth to have higher perinatal mortality rates there would have to be a theory to explain this. There would have to be one or more complications of low risk homebirths that result in death in the first week that can be prevented by being in hospital, and death from these complications would have to occur more often than low risk deaths at planned hospital births.

Wine, Women and Health

Wine, Women and Health

Women face a dilemma when it comes to alcohol. Some studies find benefits, some find risks

One study from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that women in midlife who drink one alcoholic beverage per day of any kind may be healthier as they get older than women who do not drink at all.

But more is not better because those drinking one a day are also healthier than those who consume more than two drinks a day, or those who consume four drinks or more at one time.

Women's Sexual Freedom and Enjoyment is Being Hijacked: 30 Million Women Want to Know Why

30 million women in the United States are suffering from chronic pelvic pain. Which means that 30 million women are suffering from debilitating and embarrassing symptoms such as urine leaking, painful sex, weak or non-existent orgasms and pelvic organ prolapse. (1-3) This is the silent female health epidemic that no one is talking about

I often wonder why is it that women are continuously relegated to the sidelines and many times ignored and mistreated by doctors. Is it gender bias stereotypes? Is it ignorance? Is it the "not in my back yard syndrome" or is it simply conditioning that needs to be shattered?

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