Women's Health Articles

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

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Menopause: Signs, Symptoms, Solutions

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 | Read More…

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Yoga Ended Menopause Misery for My Patient Yvonne

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 | Read More…

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Inflammation, Memory, and Hormone Balance: Three Supplements

Every month, thousands of new clinical trials are published in scientific journals. Unfortunately, due to the sheer volume of studies, few physicians have the time to explore new research. But years ago, I discovered that combing through these publications is | Read More…

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12 Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

It’s a rare day that goes by for me without seeing a female patient who is concerned about breast cancer. And who can blame them? Nearly 300,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and the disease was fatal | Read More…

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Easy Breakfast Options to Improve Your Health and Memory

Are you a regular breakfast eater? Or, like many of my patients, do you skip the first meal of the day because you’re too busy, not hungry, or trying to lose weight? Here’s a word to the wise — if | Read More…

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Medical Emergency Preparedness 101

During the past few years, we’ve seen how circumstances beyond anyone’s control can change everything in the blink of an eye. Just ask residents of New York or New Jersey, for example, many of whom are still reeling from the | Read More…

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10 Tips for Healthy Skin All Winter

If cold weather and artificial heat leave you with dry, cracked skin, here’s some good news. You can fix that problem and improve your overall health by following a few simple guidelines. We tend to think of skin — the | Read More…

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Heart Attack Symptoms: Know these Signs

With the holidays at hand, many people are focusing on the joys of the season. But as I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the pressures of shopping and party-going need to be balanced with plenty of self-care and stress relief. | Read More…

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When Your Headache Won’t Go Away

If someone knocked on your door, saying your house was on fire, would you tell that person to go away? Of course not! But every time you pop a painkiller for a headache, that’s what you’re doing — telling the | Read More…

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How to Win the Blood Sugar Battle

The holiday season may be weeks away, but now is a good time to plan a way around the typical overindulgence, bad choices, and weight gain. The holidays are a great excuse for going overboard, especially when it comes to | Read More…

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How to Buy Dietary Supplements

As a practicing physician, my patients frequently ask about dietary supplements, including vitamins and related substances. Here are the top two questions: Do I need to take vitamins? Which vitamins should I take? Since these topics come up so often, | Read More…

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Is it a good idea to get a hormone test?

Yes, it is. Hormones are the natural drugs of your body. If you’re over 40, you should probably have these tests done: DHEA-sulfate Testosterone, total and free Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Estrodi0l level Thyroid panel Hemoglobin A1c, which reflects your sugar | Read More…

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How Estrogen Affects You (No Matter Your Gender)

Looking for a simple way to improve your health? Balance your hormones! Every single day, I see patients of all ages and both sexes with health problems related to hormones. One of the most misunderstood topics in the health arena, | Read More…

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How to Age Well and Add 10 Years to Your Life

If you’ve ever dreamed of stopping Father Time, I have good news. The old guy may not be stoppable quite yet, but we do know how to slow him down — a lot! The average American already has a very | Read More…

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Stop UTIs Without Antibiotics

As many of you know from firsthand experience, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are high on most people’s list of things to avoid. And yet, as I explained to my patient, Sarah, the standard “antibiotics for everyone” treatment only makes matters | Read More…

Sarah’s Bladder Battle

Sarah, 47, had suffered from bladder problems for years. Doctors repeatedly prescribed antibiotics, which Sarah took without question. But the UTIs kept coming back, and they were often followed by antibiotic-induced yeast infections. “The year before I went to see | Read More…

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How to Make Bones Strong: Foods, Tips & Supplements that Work

Strong bones are our best friends, allowing us to stay mobile and active. But, like so many other health conditions, accurate information about what makes and keeps bones strong and healthy is hard to find. Calcium is a good example. | Read More…

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Exercise to Extend Your Healthy Years

Today, I’d like to ask you to do me a favor. As tempting as it may be to avoid any discussion of exercise, I’m asking that you hang in there and read the rest of this newsletter. One of my | Read More…

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Prevent Migraine Misery

One of the most exciting aspects of being a physician is seeing how patients who don’t believe in integrative medicine change once they find relief. Grace is a good example. Grace’s husband, Hal, brought her to see me. He had | Read More…