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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.

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

Female Pelvic Pain and Symptoms Dismissed, Misdiagnosed and Ignored

How Gender Bias Medicine Is Hurting Women and Keeping Us Sick

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.

Hops Herb Fights Breast Cancer and Menopause Symptoms


Originally published on www.realnatural.org

Nature works in mysterious ways. This is surely the case of the Hops herb (Humulus lupulus) when it comes to breast cancer and menopause symptoms

Hops lessens menopausal symptoms

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.

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.

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.  

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  

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