Women's Health

Address the unique health issues women face.

  1. Top Foods for Healthy Hair

    Top Foods for Healthy Hair
    In order for hair to grow thick and healthy, it needs a constant, nutrient-rich supply of blood to its follicles.   The best healthy hair diet includes adequate amounts of: 1. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) 2. Zinc 3. B vitamins   Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) To ensure that you are getting enough EFAs in your diet, eat foods rich in...
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  2. 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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  3. Breast Cancer and The Estrogen Connection

    Breast Cancer and The Estrogen Connection
    Many of today's female cancers breast in particular are estrogen dependent. If your body has too much estrogen, the normally supportive hormone can become toxic, leading to cancer. Most medical professionals refer to excess estrogen as estrogen dominance. To thoroughly understand why estrogen dominance is a major risk factor for female cancers, let's take a quick look at the way...
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  4. Breast Cancer: The Benefits of DIM

    Breast Cancer: The Benefits of DIM
    The one of the keys to healthy estrogen metabolism is to ensure that the estrogen metabolites head down the right path. Enter DIM. Diindolylmethane, or DIM, is a plant-compound found in Brassica veggies such as broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Researchers have found that this interesting little compound is quite beneficial in promoting estrogen metabolism. Studies show...
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  5. Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer

    Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer
    To help reduce your risk of breast cancer, be sure to load up on Brassica-rich veggies such as broccoli, bok choy, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Below are easy ways to prepare a few of these vegetables and help offset your estrogen dominance, and hopefully decrease your risk for breast cancer. Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer:   Baked Brussels...
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  6. Thyroid Disease Basics

    Thyroid Disease Basics
    When the thyroid gland is functioning properly, it produces hormones that regulate metabolism and convert food into energy. Women with healthy thyroid function burn calories efficiently; women who are not producing enough thyroid hormones develop hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism symptoms include: Fatigue Weakness Cold hands and feet Depression Weight gain High cholesterol levels Hair loss Constipation Dry skin and brittle nails  ...
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  7. The Thyroid - Serotonin Connection

    The Thyroid - Serotonin Connection
    Serotonin is intimately bound with thyroid hormone. Healthy thyroid function plays an important role in supporting healthy serotonin production and concentration, as well as preventing serotonin re-uptake. As a result, strong, healthy thyroid levels result in an increased level of serotonin in the brain.   If you exhibit symptoms of low thyroid, you can work to increase your serotonin levels...
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  8. Birth Defects Tied to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

    Birth Defects Tied to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy
    Get a better understanding about taking antidepressants during pregnancy. Do antidepressants pose health risks to your baby and how stopping might be dangerous to you? Get the latest information about antidepressants and pregnancy. A Closer Look at Antidepressants and the Tie to Birth Defects: What is of particular concern and worry is the use of serotonin re-uptake inhibitor or SSRI. ...
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  9. Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Breast Cancer Risks

    Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Breast Cancer Risks
    Postmenopausal women who take prescription medications called calcium channel blockers to lower blood pressure may have increased odds of developing breast cancer, according to recent studies. Research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association said in some cases the breast cancer risk may be more than doubled. The reason for the link is still...
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  10. Are Tall Women At Increased Risk For Cancer?

    Are Tall Women At Increased Risk For Cancer?
    Researchers have released the results of an intriguing study that suggests a woman's height may be a factor in her risk for developing cancer after menopause. The study, which was supported by the Women's Health Initiative, was highlighted in the latest issue of Cancer Epidemiology, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.   Among 145,000 women between the...
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