Women's Health

Address the unique health issues women face.

  1. Is Your Job Killing You?

    Is Your Job Killing You?
    When people say "my job will be the death of me," they may be closer to the truth than they think. The effects of stress in the workplace account for over half of all work-related claims since sufferers are frequently sick.   If the causes of stress in the workplace are not addressed, research shows it can lead to an...
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  2. Best Diets for Acne: Healthy Skin Starts From Within

    Best Diets for Acne: Healthy Skin Starts From Within
    Healthy skin starts from within. The link between a nutritious diet and a glowing complexion is well-established and healthy eating habits, which are especially important for people with acne. Skin care specialists agree that the best diets for acne minimize the impact that hormones have on the complexion. Unfortunately, many modern Western diets are dominated by over-processed foods, sugary snacks...
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  3. Three Vitamins for Thinning Hair

    Three Vitamins for Thinning Hair
    There's nothing like a few extra strands in the hair brush or on the shower floor to raise anxiety levels, especially for women.  While once considered a male problem, roughly 80 percent of women experience some hair loss in their lifetime.  On average, people lose about 100 hairs each day, but more than that could be cause for concern.  While...
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  4. Vitamins for Menopause Offer Safe Alternatives To Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Vitamins for Menopause Offer Safe Alternatives To Hormone Replacement Therapy
    Millions of women experience hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, vaginal dryness, irritability and insomnia when they are menopausal. In many cases the symptoms are so severe that they ask their doctors for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which can have serious side effects including an increased risk for cancer. Recent studies have confirmed using vitamins for menopausal symptoms as a safe...
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  5. Should Women Keep Their Ovaries When They Have Hysterectomies?

    Should Women Keep Their Ovaries When They Have Hysterectomies?
    More than 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the United States each year. By age 60, one in three women will have had a hysterectomy to remove all or part of the womb and the surgery may also involve extraction of the ovaries. In recent years there has been much debate regarding what percentage of hysterectomies are medically necessary and also...
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  6. Black Cohosh Provides Safe, Natural Relief for Hot Flashes

    Black Cohosh Provides Safe, Natural Relief for Hot Flashes
    Several recent studies have confirmed that black cohosh provides safe, natural relief for menopausal symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats. Approximately 75% of menopausal women suffer hot flashes and for many the symptoms are so severe that they significantly impact quality of life.     A single hot flash can last anywhere from one to five minutes and some...
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  7. Royal Jelly: How the “Queen’s Food” Can Improve Your Health

    Royal Jelly: How the “Queen’s Food” Can Improve Your Health
    If you are experiencing a lack of sex drive, bees could help. When your libido bottoms out, a substance called Royal Jelly—produced by these remarkable bee-ings—has been shown to enhance sex drive in humans. Why Royal? Honeybees secrete this gel-like substance to feed the hive’s new larvae for three days. They produce it in copious amounts and store it in...
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  8. Menopause Natural Remedies You Didn't Know About: Saffron

    Menopause Natural Remedies You Didn't Know About: Saffron
    Saffron is a burnt-orange colored spice that comes from the stigmas of the purple saffron crocus flower.  Primarily used for coloring and cooking, saffron also offers a number of important health benefits.  One that people may not know about is its benefit for aging women in transition.  Integrated into an otherwise healthy lifestyle, saffron makes one of the better menopause...
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  9. A Guide to Bioidentical Hormones

    A Guide to Bioidentical Hormones
    Typically facing onset in the early 50s, women in menopause experience reduced hormone levels, which leads to an array of symptoms that can affect quality of life.  Ranging from mild to severe, these include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, poor concentration, and inadequate sleep.  While medicines manufactured from horse urine have been used in the past to combat symptoms...
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  10. Just the Flax for Menopause Symptoms

    Just the Flax for Menopause Symptoms
    The worrying health risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause have led many women to look for a natural treatment for menopause symptoms. Studies showed that flaxseed appeared to reduce hot flashes and improve other symptoms. A clinical study was organized on a test group of 21 menopausal women. At the end of the six-week flaxseed-based natural treatment for...
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