Women’s Health

Nutrition and Detoxification for Everyday Wellness

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The Standard American diet, or SAD, is something that probably affects you whether you realize it or not. The problem is, it may be affecting you negatively. If you are eating the SAD regularly, you may be consuming unhealthy amounts of sugar, gluten and toxic chemicals that are often found in food preservatives. Eating this kind of unhealthy food can cause many health problems, not the least of which are diabetes, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions and unhealthy weight gain. Eating a standard American diet can cause your inner beauty to suffer because it may cause an imbalance in your body....

The Hormone Connection for Mental Health

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Whether you realize it or not, your body is constantly going through various processes. Your endocrine glands produce materials called hormones that greatly affect you in many different ways. These glands play a role in influencing the growth and development of your body, including reproduction, sexual functions and your metabolism. Hormones are not just important for your physical health, they can also play a role in your mental health. They can affect your mood and certain hormones are factors in depression. When did you first begin experiencing the effects of hormonal imbalances? How do these issues affect your overall health...

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Hormones, Weight, and Heart Disease

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If you’re considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it’s vital to understand that while there are many benefits, there also exists certain risks, including an increased risk of developing cardiovascular problems and heart disease. HRT may reduce your occurences of hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal issues, such as dryness, itching and burning, and discomfort during intercourse. But the risks of HRT can include heart disease, stroke, breast cancer and the formation of blood clots. Know the risks before you commit to hormone replacement therapy and understand your options. There are four key hormones that influence weight loss. If theses four hormones...

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A Cancer Survivor’s Story

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Have you ever thought about approaching your health care from a purely natural perspective? It’s becoming more and more evident these days that natural alternatives to traditional western medicine can be effective ways to get and stay healthy. A great deal of medical evidence is now pointing to the power of nutrition for good health. Not only does getting the proper nutrition from a healthy diet make you healthy, it has the power to cure what ails you, be it disease, obesity or any myriad of health problems. Have you ever considered seeking the advice and direction of a registered dietician...

Using Essential Oils for the Ultimate Birth Experience

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Midwifery and homebirth have become very popular when it comes time for delivery. There are many reasons people are opting to birth their children at home as opposed to at a hospital. People are looking for more natural alternatives to the big business of hospital births. There’s a chance hospital born babies can be exposed to dangerous bacteria during the birthing process, as well as during their stay. One in ten hospital births faces complications due to infections acquired from the hospital. Even with lots of precautions and rigorous protocols, hospitals are not completely sterile environments, not even in operating...

Use Diet to Balance Your Hormones & Enjoy More Glowing Skin

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Your hormones can get out of balance for all kinds of reasons. When they do become imbalanced, you can suffer from all manner of health problems. Your skin can suffer many ravages due to your hormonal imbalance. Plus, you can develop serious skin conditions. There are several skin conditions you may develop as a result of an imbalance in your hormones. You may develop acne, eczema and sagging skin, just to name a few. Adult acne is caused from overproduction of androgens, and eczema can be caused by low thyroid function. Sagging skin, especially under your eyes, can be a...

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Women’s Health Issues & Skin

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Did you know that hormones play a significant role in the development of acne? If your skin is suddenly oily and broken out, you may be suffering from a hormone imbalance. Hormonal acne tends to flare up on the jawline and around the mouth. What’s more, it affects about a third of adult women. If you think you are experiencing signs of hormonal acne, it’s best to go to your doctor and dermatologist for professional treatment. The problem needs to be treated internally because topical creams and applications will not eliminate acne caused by hormonal imbalance. Treatments for hormonal acne...

Better than Perfect Skin

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Stress affects every single organ in your body, and that includes your skin. It can cause your skin to break out in splotches, rashes, and bumps. It can also cause dry skin and even be responsible for dark circles under your eyes. Stress can cause premature aging in the form of wrinkles. It can also cause you to break out in pimples, even if you don’t normally have them. When you are under stress, your body releases cortisol, which causes your skin to produce more oil. Stress can also have negative impacts on your immune system. When your immune system...

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