Women's Health

Address the unique health issues women face.

  1. Does Red Meat Cause High Cholesterol?

    Does Red Meat Cause High Cholesterol?
    You’re probably aware that dietary cholesterol is a hot topic in the nutrition world. There are new studies frequently coming out about the connections between food, cholesterol, and health conditions like heart disease. Over the years, studies have found some associations between eating red meat - like beef, pork, and lamb - and an increased risk for developing high cholesterol...
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  2. Best Vitamins for Vision and Eyesight

    Best Vitamins for Vision and Eyesight
    Good nutrition is important for overall health, but also for your eyes to perform at their best. Certain vitamins can help improve your vision as well as prevent eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Here are some of the most important vitamins for your eyes and why you need them. Vitamin A Vitamin A...
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  3. Collagen and Joint Pain

    Collagen and Joint Pain
    A 2018 study found that arthritis impacts 91.2 million adults in the United States.1 Over 100 different conditions cause joint pain, but the most common conditions include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are many lifestyle triggers for these conditions, but they all boil down to a loss of cartilage between bones. Because cartilage is primarily made up of a protein...
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  4. Managing Joint Pain with Omega 3s

    Managing Joint Pain with Omega 3s
    As with many health-related concerns, optimal nutrition is one of the best ways to help manage joint pain. Some of the most effective nutrients for painful joints are omega 3 fatty acids. What Are Omega 3s? Omega 3s are a group of fatty acids that play important roles in the functioning of your body. They’re essential, meaning that the body...
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  5. Skin Health & Probiotics

    Skin Health & Probiotics
    Probiotics aren’t just for healthy digestion. They may also play a role in skin health, particularly when it comes to anti-aging and acne. Typically, skin conditions are treated topically with creams or lotions applied directly to the skin. But, probiotics help skin by addressing the root cause of many conditions- gut health. Probiotics are good-for-you bacteria available in dietary supplements...
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  6. Why You Don’t Need a Vegan Cleanse (Or Any Cleanse)

    Why You Don’t Need a Vegan Cleanse (Or Any Cleanse)
    Juice cleanses, vegan cleanses, detox cleanses. Various types of cleanses are extremely popular right now, as are the myriad of products you need to purchase to help your body detoxify. As a Registered Dietitian, it's hard not to just brush cleanses off as another unfounded nutrition trend. But, every year I see a new “detox” method popping up, so clearly...
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  7. The Many Benefits of Collagen

    The Many Benefits of Collagen
    Collagen supplements are a pretty popular protein right now. It seems like everyone is adding it to their smoothies, shakes, and even coffee. The claims about it range from the ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles to strengthening hair to helping keep joints healthy. So, does collagen live up to all the hype around it? The answer, especially for...
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  8. Natural Treatments For Promoting Hair Growth

    Natural Treatments For Promoting Hair Growth
    One of the most widely accepted natural treatments for promoting hair growth and healthy scalp circulation is lavender. A study in Archives of Dermatology indicated that 3 drops of lavender (along with 2 drops each of thyme and cedar wood and 3 drops of rosemary in a carrier-oil blend of 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba oil and 4 teaspoons of grapeseed...
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  9. Does Hypothyroidism Cause Hair Loss?

    Does Hypothyroidism Cause Hair Loss?
    Hair is an important part of who we are and how we present ourselves to society. It can be an accurate indicator of our overall health and quickly loses its healthy shine if we are suffering from ill health or a medical condition. The Normal Rate of Hair Growth A healthy head of hair normally grows about one inch every...
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  10. 5 Little-Known Stroke Risk Factors for Women

    5 Little-Known Stroke Risk Factors for Women
    Several links to increased stroke risk are specifically female-related, and strokes are on the rise even in younger women. Recognizing these stroke risk factors may enable you to make a change of lifestyle to limit your exposure to this deadly disease. Migraines Women typically suffer more mig
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