Women’s Health

There are many health conditions that affect women, like breast cancer and anything having to do with pregnancy and menopause. get the latest information on the most common health issues that women face.

Mammograms don’t prevent cancer deaths

Everyone’s heard that, after 40, women should be getting periodic mammograms. However, new research suggests that mammograms aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. As a diagnostic tool, it turns out that mammograms may not change the odds you will develop late-stage breast cancer, compared to having no mammogram at all. Considering the entire point […]

Prevent Osteoporosis Naturally

Osteoporosis—weakening of the bones—comes with some unhappy lose-lose scenarios. The disease can cripple you—but so can the conventional treatments. Fortunately, you can safely reduce your risk of osteoporosis and its severity and symptoms, with simple yet powerful lifestyle and diet changes. Breaking down osteoporosis Big Pharma has a LOT of people to sell drugs to. […]

Makeup Dangers

A surprising number of people think their skin is like an envelope with organs inside. But the truth is, your skin is an organ. Like your heart, lungs, brain, liver. Yes, your skin, all eight or so stretchy, springy pounds of it, is a beautifully capable single organ—that’s subject every day to constant bombardment by […]

Hormones: Estrogen

Free Book Excerpt: Your Blood Never Lies by James LaValle
An excerpt from the book, “Your Blood Never Lies: How to Read a Blood Test for a Longer, Healthier Life” by James B. LaValle, RPh, CCN, ND. Read additional excerpts or buy the whole book. Although it has a number of functions, estrogen is a class of steroid hormones known primarily for its role in […]

Hormones: Progesterone

Free Book Excerpt: Your Blood Never Lies by James LaValle
An excerpt from the book, “Your Blood Never Lies: How to Read a Blood Test for a Longer, Healthier Life” by James B. LaValle, RPh, CCN, ND. Read additional excerpts or buy the whole book. Although progesterone is found in both males and females, it is primarily known for its role in conception, pregnancy, and […]

Control the End of Your Life

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In these letters, I spend most of my effort helping you be the healthiest version of yourself possible. But there is a slightly different issue I want to deal with today. It’s a crucial one—one that each of us will face at some point. But one that most people avoid at all costs. I’m talking […]

Romantic partners’ health is related

It’s well established that an active social life can prolong your life and protect your health. “Social life” usually means activities with others outside of the home, or with people other than your spouse in the home. But recent research adds a new dimension—and new importance—to the “social” dynamic that plays out between just you […]

Women’s Serious Heart Problems

Do you know the biggest killer of women? You’d be forgiven if you answered breast cancer, or one of the other commonly-discussed diseases. But you’d be wrong. No—the true culprit is something rarely discussed. Nearly one out of every four women dies of heart disease—or about ten times as many as succumb to breast cancer. […]

Avoid Unnecessary Mastectomies

breast cancer awareness volunteers in a park
For women with early stage breast cancer, it’s a very difficult choice. There’s mastectomy—entire removal of one or both breasts—or there’s less invasive “breast-conserving surgery” (BCS), which aims to remove only the cancerous cells. A recent survey found that mastectomies increased by 36 percent from 2005 to 2013—from 66 per 100,000 women to 90 per […]

How to Have Great Sex

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Send the kids or grandkids out of the room. Put away all your work for a moment. If you have a delicate constitution, you might want to avert your eyes. Because today, we’re going to talk about sex. In our puritanical society, sex is often treated as a dirty secret. And, ironically, as we age, […]
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