women’s health

Simple Strategies for Hormone Dysfunctions

March 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Simple Strategies for Hormone Dysfunctions

If you are a woman, it’s highly likely that you’ve experienced the unpleasantries associated with an abnormal menstrual cycle. As hormones ebb and flow throughout the month, symptoms such as PMS, heavy bleeding, menstrual-related headaches, or breast tenderness can be all-too-familiar and disruptive to your life. Although these symptoms may be common, that doesn’t mean…

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A Surprising Link Between Weight Loss and Breast Health

February 20, 2020 / Comments Off on A Surprising Link Between Weight Loss and Breast Health

It’s no big secret that fat cells produce estrogen. This is, in part, why men and women who struggle to maintain an optimal weight may have greater difficulty keeping their hormones in check. As fat cells grow bigger from a high-carb diet, they produce more estrogen, which then drives more fat storage. This vicious cycle…

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5 Sleep Hacks for the Over 40 Crowd

January 23, 2020 / Comments Off on 5 Sleep Hacks for the Over 40 Crowd

A good night’s sleep is worth almost any amount of money, especially if it’s been weeks, months, or even years since you’ve slept well. Over-the-counter supplements that promise a good night’s sleep are nearly everywhere, which is clear evidence that this issue affects a significant number of us.  Research has shown that consistent quality sleep…

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Female Hormone Hacks to Keep Your Period on Track

January 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Female Hormone Hacks to Keep Your Period on Track

Let’s face it. Being a girl isn’t always easy. Especially when it comes to that monthly visitor that seems to show up at the most inopportune times. And when she brings her friends that drag down your mood and make you reach for the heating pad and a few Advil, it’s time to make some…

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New Years Resolutions!

December 26, 2019 / Comments Off on New Years Resolutions!

New Year's Resolutions.  Whether you love them or hate them, the tradition still runs strong. A simple Google search will pull up over 24-million internet pages about how to set them, keep them, and ignore them. And much of the information is snooze-worthy, to say the least. Setting a few resolutions at the beginning of…

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LED Light Therapy

October 17, 2019 / Comments Off on LED Light Therapy

LED light therapy is receiving loads of attention these days.  Retailers are now promoting travel-sized lamps, full-size lights, pens, and other handheld devices that all come with a promise of providing several health benefits.   If you aren’t familiar with LED light therapy, LED stands for light-emitting diodes. Light-emitting diodes are semiconductor light sources with flowing…

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Connect as a Couple Through Finding Fun

October 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Connect as a Couple Through Finding Fun

Did you know that partners who do things together form a much closer connection through their shared experiences as compared to couples who don’t? Time invested in shared experiences or fun hobbies helps a partnership stay strong and resilient, even during the rough patches. Finding common activities that bring fun into a relationship can help…

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Masking Menstrual Symptoms is a Bad Idea

June 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Masking Menstrual Symptoms is a Bad Idea

For a young girl, the transition from adolescence into young adulthood can be challenging. The physical indication that she’s made it through the first rite of passage is seen with the onset of her menstrual cycle, somewhere around the 12-year mark. This hormonal shift allows her brain to mature under the influence of estrogen and…

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Attention Ladies: It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Bra!

April 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Attention Ladies: It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Bra!

Although not accepted as being societally appropriate, abandoning your bra wherever and whenever possible might actually be beneficial for your health. Even more importantly, it could reduce your risk of breast cancer dramatically. For the past 30 years, researchers have been investigating the possible link between breast cancer and bras. Before you take comfort in…

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Surprising Risks of Oral Contraceptives

March 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Surprising Risks of Oral Contraceptives

Since the 1960s, many women have used birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The concept seems to be pretty ideal at its core: by preventing the ovaries from releasing an egg, there cannot be fertilization. But as you might expect, messing with the way mother nature has designed a woman’s body to work will…

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