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: Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) Zinc B vitamins Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) To ensure that you are getting enough EFAs in your diet, eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like flaxseeds...
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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 estrone 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...
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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 Sprouts...
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  6. Brain-Boosting Supplements

    Brain-Boosting Supplements
    There are a number of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements that can boost your mental acuity and keep your brain healthy. Below are just a few of the main supplements for general brain health. Vitamins C and E. In a Johns Hopkins University study that examined the use of vitamins C and E in 4,740 patients ages 65 and...
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  7. Best Brain Foods for Brain Function

    Best Brain Foods for Brain Function
    Food and certain supplements literally fuel your brain. Without good nutrition, your brain cannot function properly. Eating a steady diet of steak, potato chips, and ice cream would not give you nearly the mental boost that organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains would. So, when at the grocery or health food store, try to select foods that would have a...
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  8. 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 If...
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  9. Iodine and Thyroid

    Iodine and Thyroid
    Iodine is particularly important. This nutrient is essential for the production of the hormone thyroxin, which your thyroid uses to regulate many bodily functions, including metabolism. If you don’t have enough iodine, your body cannot produce adequate levels of thyroxin.   This leads to the symptoms commonly associated with hypothyroidism.  In fact, even small iodine deficiencies can have profound effects...
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  10. 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 reuptake. 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 in...
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