Women's Health

Address the unique health issues women face.

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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