Women’s Health

Read articles about Women’s Health by Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. on Newport Natural Health.

PTSD Increases Women’s Heart Risk

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Once again, what we’ve known intuitively forever has just earned science’s seal of approval. In the first major women-only study looking at the connection between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the onset of cardiovascular disease, researchers followed some 50,000 women over 20 years. Their key findings: Traumatic experiences affect women—and their cardiovascular health—more seriously than […]

Diabetes Increases Heart Risks

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Diabetes is one of the scariest epidemics of our time. I’ve personally treated thousands of diabetic patients over the years. They make up just a small fraction of the 29 million Americans—and 387 million worldwide—who live with this disease. Diabetes affects every inch of your body in some way. It puts your kidneys, nerves, eyes, […]

Natural Migraine Management

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Grace’s husband, Hal, brought her to see me. He had been a patient of mine for years, but Grace was seeing a different doctor. Grace had debilitating migraines, and Hal couldn’t watch her suffer any longer. Based on her history, I suspected Grace was suffering from “medication overuse headaches” (MOH), sometimes called “rebound headaches.” These […]

The Woman’s Guide to Naturally Balanced Hormones

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Ladies, how are your hormone levels? If you don’t know, you’re certainly not alone. But whatever you do, please don’t ignore your hormones. When used properly, hormones are powerful forces for healing. Used correctly, they can also be a woman’s best friend. Hormones are chemical messengers, drugs made in your body, for your body to […]

12 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist Before You Take Your Prescription

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Every year, thousands of Americans are hospitalized for drug reactions and interactions. Some of those reactions are fatal, and none of them are pleasant. So while a dozen questions for a pharmacist may seem like a lot, it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry. Advising patients is part of a pharmacist’s job, so […]

Women’s Heart Health

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Heart disease takes a great toll on women, claiming some 250,000 lives each year. That’s about six times more deaths from heart disease each year than from breast cancer. Why is heart disease so lethal to women? Part of the problem is that men and women have different heart disease symptoms. Men, for instance, tend […]

Cure Urinary Tract Infections Without Antibiotics

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Few things are as annoying as a urinary tract infection (UTI). These infections cause serious discomfort. Constantly feeling like you need to urinate, burning sensations, pain, blood in the urine – no wonder UTIs send some nine million people to the doctor each year. Common intestinal bacteria, known as E. coli (Escherichia coli), cause all […]

Breast cancer update: leave that lump alone!

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If you or someone you know is dealing with breast cancer – or if you simply want to stay current with new developments on that front – I have some good news. Hundreds of thousands of women (and even some men) who will be diagnosed with the disease don’t need to suffer through harmful, costly, […]

Menopause: Signs, Symptoms, Solutions

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “menopause”? If you immediately think of hot flashes, sleepless nights, emotional upheavals, and other miseries, it’s time to set the record straight. Once again, conventional medicine and Big Pharma have taken a perfectly normal experience and created a profit center, so they can sell prescription medication. […]

Yoga Ended Menopause Misery for My Patient Yvonne

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Yvonne had taken early retirement from a safe, secure job as a dental hygienist so she could start a jewelry-making business and work from home. “Being my own boss had been my dream for so many years,” she explained in my office one day. “And now I can’t even enjoy what I’m doing. Ever since […]

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