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.

Lowering your postmenopause health risks

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How did you get postmenopause? Some women ease through menopause with nary a hot flash, while others struggle with symptoms and distress. But regardless of whether the transition was a breeze or a challenge, all postmenopausal women end up at an increased risk of certain diseases. Even women who have had little-to-no risk of health […]

Men’s and women’s symptoms differ for the same disease

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News flash: Men and women are different. Before you roll your eyes and laugh, this really is a bit of a novel idea—at least in the medical field. You see, for centuries, men and women were treated the same when it came to disease prevention, diagnosis, and management. But today, we know this approach is […]

Urinary Incontinence: Natural Treatments Women Can Use

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30 million Americans—most of them women—suffer from urinary incontinence. Incontinence is characterized by the unintentional release of urine, but regardless of the cause, incontinence doesn’t have to mean embarrassment or disposable underwear. Read on to learn about these safe and effective ways to take control of your bladder.

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 […]
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