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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.

Urinary Incontinence: Natural Treatments Women Can Use

Ladies, let’s go where none of us wants to go—having to go when you can’t get to the toilet fast enough. Urinary incontinence is one of those oh no moments when your body disobeys your mind.  Sometimes the urgency comes up without warning. Other times, you just can’t stop it. It affects some 30 million […]

Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap Smear Pros & Cons

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There’s a new recommendation under consideration for cervical cancer screening. If it’s accepted, it will give many of my women readers unprecedented freedom to choose when and how to be tested. I’m all for choice, but not this time. It’s complicated, but I’ll explain. The American Cancer Society estimates that cervical cancer screening saves more […]

Saffron: natural remedy for erection problems

A big thank you to food scientist Massimo Marcone. He exhaustively reviewed more than 200 studies of “aphrodisiacs,” and found many dangerous, and nearly all useless.  One rare exception? Saffron—a real aphrodisiac. Saffron, the delicate, minute stigma of the spring-heralding crocus flower, has been used for centuries, and to this day, in spice, tea, bath […]

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 […]
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