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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Three Herbs for Testosterone Support

    Three Herbs for Testosterone Support
    A hormone produced by the testes, ovaries, and adrenal glands, testosterone is essential for proper functioning of the reproductive system.  While the male body produces much more testosterone, females bodies need testosterone too.  It helps maintain bone density, muscle mass, red blood cells, sexual function, and a sense of wellbeing in both men and women.  As people age and testosterone...
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  6. 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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  7. Defining Perimenopause

    Defining Perimenopause
    As women age, their bodies begin to change and transition toward menopause. Dubbed 'perimenopause,' this phase typically occurs in the 40s, but sometimes earlier.  Although the average duration of perimenopause is four years, it can last from a few months up to 10 years.  This chapter of a woman's life officially ends when she has gone 12 months without menstruating...
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  8. 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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  9. How Wine Can Improve Bone Density

    How Wine Can Improve Bone Density
    A study looking at the relationship between bone density and drinking wine found a surprising correlation. Scientists analyzing how to increase bone density found that menopausal women who drank moderate amounts of alcohol had a higher bone mass than those who abstained from drinking wine. Loss of bone mass is common as we age. However, post-menopausal women are particularly likely...
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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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