Women's Health

  • The Art of Reading Tongues For Health | Natural Health Blog
    6/27/2017
    July 19th is Stick Out Your Tongue Day!  Let's celebrate by taking a closer look at the tongue from the standpoint of health. Learn the art of reading tongues. 
  • Seven Problems with Plastic Surgery | Natural Health Blog
    6/22/2017
    Since 2000, plastic surgery procedures has increased by at least 115%. This new era of cosmetic surgery looks very different than it did in the past. Some of the trends might surprise you.
  • Improve Relationship Communication | Health Blog
    4/18/2017
    It’s vital to know how to communicate with your partner so that you’re not always in a state of conflict, or so that you can minimize the damage when disagreements do arise. Here are two highly effective methods that might ease the stress.
  • Quick Natural Fix to Depression | Mental Health Blog
    3/21/2017
    A recent study reveals that that one out of every six people in the US has taken psychiatric drugs, and the great preponderance of those prescriptions are for antidepressants or anti-anxiety pills. What can you do naturally to get some relief?
  • Teenage Diet & Breast Cancer Risk | Natural Cancer Alternatives Blog
    3/17/2017
    According to new research, the types of foods we ate as a teenager and young adult may eventually affect our risk for breast cancer—at least for women.
  • Health Benefits of Napping | Natural Health Blog
    3/13/2017
    Maybe the parts of the world that encourage a little afternoon snoozing have the right idea, especially when looking at certain health benefits. Read on to find out what daytime slumber can do for you.
  • Ways To Give Compliments | Natural Health Blog
    2/25/2017
    March 1st is World Compliment Day, a global holiday for giving compliments and receiving them graciously. Learn all the ways you can give a compliment!
  • 10 Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day | Natural Health Blog
    2/7/2017
    Tired of always going out to eat on Valentine's Day? Try these 10 alternative ways to celebrate Valentine's Day that don't build the waistline!
  • Six Tips For Super Bowl Diet Survival | Health Blog
    2/3/2017
    You can enjoy your Super Bowl party without undoing all the healthiness of the rest of your diet routine. Just plan ahead with a few simple do’s and don’ts.
  • Heath Benefits of Weekend Warriors | Health Blog
    1/21/2017
    According to recent research, weekend warriors really do get some of the same benefits as those who exercise every day.
  • Women Need Strength Training Exercise | Health Blog
    1/14/2017
    For 2017, find out why every woman should be doing strength training as part of their daily exercise regime.
  • 8 Ways To Avoid Colds & Flu | Natural Health Blog
    1/3/2017
    We have 8 tried-and-true methods of avoiding colds! Read on for some natural ways to prevent a cold or flu virus from getting the best of you.
  • Stress Tests Less Accurate for Women | Health Blog
    12/1/2016
    A new study found that the treadmill stress test may not correctly predict a woman’s chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
  • Telehealth, Online Doctor Healthcare | Natural Health Blog
    11/26/2016
    Find out the top online apps to connect with doctors and other medical care practitioners without leaving home.
  • Health Benefits of Beer? Natural Health Blog
    11/1/2016
    New research, out of Switzerland, concluded that beer makes you cheerier all around. Other studies show some real health benefits to beer.
  • Job Stress Leads to Diabetes | Natural Health Blog
    10/24/2016
    These are tough times that we live in, financially speaking. And now, worrying over losing your job appears to be linked to diabetes.
  • 5 Signs of Internet Addiction Disorder | Natural Health Blog
    10/18/2016
    Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) has finally reached the status of a mental health disorder. Now the problem is acknowledged, and the growing prevalence is causing some alarm.
  • Health Benefits of Meditation Vacation | Natural Health Blog
    10/12/2016
    Time for a vacation? Not only can your trip do wonders for your mental health, but new research suggests it can create actual physiological changes that benefit your physical health as well.
  • No Health Benefits to Venting Anger | Natural Health Blog
    9/9/2016
    Catharsis is the release of strong or repressed emotions, whether is be crying or anger, for relief. But, is it really good for your health? Find out in this article...
  • Forgiveness Boosts Health | Natural Health Blog
    8/18/2016
    August 25 is "Kiss and Make Up Day," and August 27 is "Global Forgiveness Day." Turns out letting go of anger and forgiving your enemies may be essential to your health.
  • Flame Retardants Cause Thyroid Disease | Natural Health Blog
    6/18/2016
    Commonly used flame retardant chemicals may increase the risk of thyroid disorders in women.
  • Eat Fruit to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk | Alternative Cancer Remedies Blog
    5/24/2016
    Adolescent girls who eat greater amounts of fruit on a regular basis may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer over time.
  • Hearing Aids without Prescriptions | Natural Health Blog
    4/30/2016
    Hearing aids are expensive, but there may be an effective alternative.
  • Natural Remedies Endometriosis | Natural Health Blog
    4/12/2016
    The risk of heart disease for women diagnosed with endometriosis is especially magnified in those women who are 40 or under.
  • Height and Weight Disadvantages | Health Blog
    3/24/2016
    Shorter men and heavier women may find themselves at a small but noticeable disadvantage when it comes to both education and income levels.
  • Distracted Driving Causes Accidents | Health Blog
    3/12/2016
    The risk of crashing a car is significantly higher if the driver is performing one of a number of distracting tasks or experiencing an emotional state that produces anger, sadness, agitation, or crying.
  • 3 Top Reasons Americans Die Young | Health Blog
    2/25/2016
    Deaths due to car accidents, drug overdoses, and gun violence are significant contributors to the gap in life expectancy rates between the U.S. and similar developed nations.
  • Scheduled C-Section Health Risks & Dangers | Children's Health Blog
    1/5/2016
    All babies delivered via C-section are at higher risk of developing health problems over time, but those who are born after a "scheduled" C-section face the greatest risk.
  • People Break New Years Resolutions -- Health Blog
    1/3/2016
    A recent study found that people actually buy more high-calorie foods at the supermarket between January and March than they do during other months of the year.
  • Women Drinking More Alcohol | Natural Health Blog
    12/12/2015
    The difference in alcohol consumption between men and women has diminished in recent years, with women closing the gap in the frequency of their drinking.
  • Harmful Chemicals In Tampons | Natural Health Blog
    12/1/2015
    While tampons no longer contain the particular synthetic material that scientists believe triggered toxic shock syndrome, they still contain other worrisome components that may be harmful to health.
  • 10/31/2015
    Women who exercise regularly before they conceive may have a lower risk of experiencing pelvic girdle pain over the course of the pregnancy.
  • Long-term Effects of Pregnancy Complications | Natural Health Blog
    10/6/2015
    Women who suffer from specific complications during pregnancy faced an increased risk of dying from a heart-related condition over time.
  • Migraines & Balancing Hormones | Natural Health Blog
    9/24/2015
    New research suggests that migraine headaches might have something to do with fats in the bloodstream.
  • Mother Retains Fetal Cells & Cancer | Natural Health Blog
    9/19/2015
    A mother may carry around cells that her fetus has shed and that are genetically different from her own for the rest of her life.
  • Light Drinking Linked to Cancer | Health Blog
    9/3/2015
    Breast cancer risk is higher in women who are considered light to moderate users of alcohol than it is in their peers who abstain from drinking.
  • Why Men Have Lower Life Expectancy | Health Blog
    7/23/2015
    The fact that women have a longer life expectancy than men is a relatively new phenomenon.
  • Virus to Cure Genetic Deafness | Health Blog
    7/21/2015
    Scientists successfully restored hearing to profoundly deaf lab mice using a virus, and they're hopeful that the discovery will lead to human treatments by 2025.
  • 7/6/2015
    What happens when testosterone and the adrenal hormones go awry--which begins happening as men and women enter their early 30's?
  • Birth Month as Disease Predictor | Natural Health Blog
    6/25/2015
    According to new research, your birth month might make a big difference in your health--and there might be real scientific reasons for it.
  • Mediterranean Diet Cuts Uterine Cancer Risk
    6/9/2015
    A greater adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a significantly lower likelihood of developing uterine cancer.
  • Older Women Can Lose Bone When Losing Weight | Health Blog
    4/28/2015
    Shedding some extra pounds is almost always a good thing since being overweight is associated with an increased risk of numerous health issues. Many people who never had to battle the bulge during their younger years find that as middle age approaches they are quickly growing around the midsection and that it gets harder and harder to lose that weight. But now it appears that there might actually be some downside for women losing weight as they get older. According to new research, they may be losing bone density as well.
  • Be Active During Pregnancy | Health Blog
    4/21/2015
    According to new research, maintaining physical activity while pregnant may help decrease the risk of having a baby born with a heart defect.
  • Pregnancy Weight Gain | Natural Health Blog
    3/26/2015
    Almost half of pregnant women gain an excessive amount of weight during the nine months of their pregnancy.
  • Heart Attack Symptoms Ignored by Younger Women | Health Blog
    3/14/2015
    Younger women tend to dismiss the signs indicating that they may be having a heart attack.
  • Independents Outlive Republicans & Dems | Natural Health Blog
    2/10/2015
    According to new research, certain areas of the political spectrum may be associated with an earlier mortality.
  • Making Health Goals as a Couple | Natural Health Blog
    2/7/2015
    Long time couples who team up in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle are more likely to achieve their goals than were those who attempt to do so individually.
  • Birth Control Causes Brain Tumors | Health Blog
    2/5/2015
    Taking hormonal contraceptives is associated with a higher chance of developing a glioma, a rare type of brain tumor that can form in the supportive glial tissue of the brain
  • Older Drivers More Dangerous When Texting
    1/13/2015
    As drivers get older, the risk of making certain errors on the road due to combining texting with driving increases greatly.
  • Smartphones Change the Brain Cortex | Health Blog
    1/10/2015
    According to new research, simply texting on a smartphone changes the complexion of certain regions of the brain.
  • Women Ignore Heart Problems -- Heart Health Blog
    11/11/2014
    According to new research, women are much more likely than men to shrug off chest pain and other signs of heart disease.
  • How To Prevent Gestational Diabetes -- Prenatal Health Blog
    10/14/2014
    The risk of gestational diabetes can be cut nearly in half for women if they adopt some healthier habits before and during pregnancy.
  • Prophylactic Mastectomy | Cancer Health Blog
    7/31/2014
    Survival rates for breast cancer patients are not significantly improved when their healthy breast is removed for prophylactic purposes.
  • 3/25/2014
    aving excess weight around the midsection has been linked with serious disease, even in those with a normal body mass index.
  • 1/23/2014
    A new study out of the UK has found that mothers have a lower chance of being diagnosed with RA if they breastfeed at least one child after giving birth.
  • Hispanic Teenagers Who Identify With Their Heritage Have a Better Body Image
    12/17/2013
    According to research, Hispanic girls who express pride in their ethnicity have a much more positive attitude about their appearance than their peers who are not as strongly connected to their background.
  • 12/5/2013
    New research has found that the use of oral contraceptives may raise the risk of developing glaucoma as a woman ages.
  • 9/16/2013
    Supplementing with pomegranate makes sense if you are looking at cancer prevention, heart health, reducing bad cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and protecting against aging.
  • women's health issues
    8/29/2013
    Research has discovered a drug-free way to reduce some of the symptoms of menopause and improve the sex lives of these postmenopausal women significantly.
  • 8/24/2013
    Out the thousands and thousands of questions we've received over the last year, I've selected some that I think might be most interesting to share.
  • Coronary Artery Disease is Common and Deadly in Women | Women's Health Blog|
    8/13/2013
    Women have a higher death rate from coronary artery disease than men and receive less thorough medical care for it than men,
  • women's health issues
    7/25/2013
    According to new research, many women were found to be happier and more content with their lives all around once they were divorced.
  • Skin Health
    7/13/2013
    In our last newsletter, we explored the anatomy of the skin. In this issue, we'll discuss its physiology…and more particularly, some of the diseases and problems commonly associated with it.
  • Depression - women's health issues
    7/2/2013
    Children of depressed mothers may have a lower risk of developing an emotional disorder themselves if they are placed in daycare.
  • skin anatomy & Skin health
    6/29/2013
    Your skin is more than just a shrink wrap designed to cover your body. It is a major organ of transportation. It is your first line of defense And it serves as a canary in the coal mine. Let's first explore skin anatomy...
  • kola nut benefits (bitter kola)
    6/28/2013
    You may be surprised to learn that the kola nut (aka kolanut) is the origin of the word “cola,” and the tree on which it grows is believed among some Nigerian tribes to be the first tree on earth. This nut is how the first cola recipe received its caffeine kick -- along with real coca leaves.
  • Women In The Workplace
    5/23/2013
    According to recent research, women are frequently overly modest about their personal input, especially when working with men.
  • Aerobic training
    4/23/2013
    A new study has found that post-menopausal women who do a greater amount of physical activity have lower estrogen levels.
  • Female life expectancy
    3/21/2013
    New research has found that the lifespans of women in sections of the United States are actually lower than they were in previous years
  • Health benefits of iron from vegetables like beets.
    3/12/2013
    A study suggests that good sources of certain types of iron in the diet may be very effective in reducing the risk of developing PMS.
  • Risk Factors for Arthritis
    2/26/2013
    A new study has found an association between greater exposure to PFCs and an elevated risk of osteoarthritis in women.
  • Armpit Odor
    1/29/2013
    New research has found that not everyone produces the type of body odor that deodorant can inhibit, rendering these products useless for a segment of the population.
  • Haircuts for Black Women
    1/8/2013
    Recent research has found that a large proportion of African-American women in particular admit to not working out because they fear it will ruin the effects of their expensive hair treatments.
  • 12/20/2012
    According to a study that took place at Aarhus University in Denmark, couples who wish to have a child but can't conceive may be more likely to die at a younger age than their peers with children
  • weightism-obesity-discrimination
    11/15/2012
    Social prejudice against overweight people is so ubiquitous that it might appear to be something built into our DNA, but a new study hints at the possibility that our preference for thin isn’t inherent, after all; rather, it’s culturally induced.
  • self-hypnotism-post-menopause-symptoms
    11/10/2012
    New research has found that self hypnosis may be an effective tool for ridding women of hot flashes and night sweats.
  • 10/30/2012
    A recent study conducted at the University of Greifswald Medical School in Germany, found that alcohol addiction, as might be expected, results in a much higher death rate for both men and women when compared to people of the same gender who do not have a drinking problem but affects women even more profoundly than men.
  • 10/18/2012
    A new study conducted at the University of Helsinki in Finland has found that the effects of hypertension during pregnancy can lead to a lower IQ for the child.
  • glaucoma
    10/16/2012
    If you are a caffeine junkie who can't get through your day without cup after cup of coffee, you may want to take note.  A new study has found that a high intake of caffeinated coffee may be linked to vision loss.
  • 7/31/2012
    Check out the list of articles covering a wide variety of women's health issues: balancing hormones, the pill, progesterone creme, breast cancer, stress and women's heart health, female obesity, and much more.
  • 5/26/2012
    New research shows that obesity may be among the most important of variables when it comes to complications during pregnancy -- including a greater risk of getting a C-section, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia.
  • 3/6/2012
    New research has found that children may be more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if their mother had diabetes during pregnancy.
  • 1/26/2012
    According to the tallies, young men in a study thought about sex only 19 times a day, on average, far fewer than the 8000 times expected.
  • 1/12/2012
    New research has found that the U.K. was determined to be home to the highest number of obese women in all of Europe. But it still can't top the U.S.
  • 12/17/2011
    New research that suggests home birthing is an extremely safe option for both mother and baby. Scientists at the University of Oxford in England found that the risk of injury to the newborn was less than one percent, even in births to first time mothers.
  • 10/18/2011
    Between the ages of 20-29, testosterone levels drop for all men. Men without children have a 12 to 15 percent decrease in testosterone, while men with a baby between one month and a year old have a 30 percent decrease. Those with infants younger than one month old experience the greatest decline, with levels four to five times lower than men with no children and twice as low as fathers of older children.
  • 9/8/2011
    According to a recent study by an international team of researchers at various European institutions, the answer is that it's not especially effective. Breast cancer screening was not shown to have a major impact on the reduction of breast cancer mortality in the recent past.
  • 9/2/2011
    It is the expected norm within the medical community that women -- especially those over 40 or with a family history of breast cancer -- should get their annual mammography without fail.  But how effective of a tool is it in actually saving lives? According to a recent study by an international team of researchers at various European institutions, the answer is that it's not especially effective.  Breast cancer screening was not shown to have a major impact on the reduction of breast cancer mortality in the recent past.  While the mortality rates from breast cancer have certainly gone down in most developed countries in the last two decades, it would seem that the lower numbers might not be attributable to mammography.
  • 8/13/2011
    A new study led by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta found that stroke rates for women who are pregnant, or have just given birth, increased an immense 54 percent over the course of 13 years. Between 1994 and 2007, pregnancy-related hospitalizations for stroke rose by more than 2,200 cases across the United States.
  • 7/7/2011
    A new study has found Botox reduces the ability to empathize. The reason is that in order to interpret the emotions others express, we need to mimic those emotions in our own facial expression. The mimicry happens fast and it's quite unconscious -- just a flicker. But if you can't do it, you can't mimic others' emotions.
  • 6/14/2011
    A new study, just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, has found that even people who have no symptoms and no clue that they're carrying herpes can, nevertheless, spread the disease. People who have herpes but no symptoms shed the virus in genital secretions 10 percent of the days they are tested, meaning they can infect sexual partners on those days. In contrast, those who manifest active herpes symptoms “shed" the virus about 20 percent of the time.  Explore what immune system boosters help if you have herpes (HSV-2).
  • 6/2/2011
    A new study at the University of Colorado in Aurora has found that liposuction is not permanent. One year post-surgery, for all of the women in the study, all of the fat that had been removed -- an average of 5.8 pounds per woman -- had come back. But curiously, it did not return to its original site on the body. Instead of on the thighs or lower abdomen from where it had originally been removed, the fat was redistributed to the subjects' upper abdomens or around the shoulders and triceps.
  • 5/24/2011
    According to a study published in Pediatrics in 2010, 15 percent of American girls now reach puberty by age seven.Among black girls, the rate is at least 25 percent at that age. And the thing is, the average age of onset seems to be headed downward, at least for white and Latina girls. While the age of menstruation hasn't declined as rapidly as the age of breast development, it nevertheless has dropped steadily. Currently, the average girl starts menstruating at 12.4 years. In the middle of the 19th century, in contrast, the age of onset was typically more like 16 or 17, and it was 14.6 by 1950. Since then, it had dropped an astonishing few months every decade.
  • 5/5/2011
    A new study has shown that approximately half of all adult men are infected with HPV. The participants were residents of the United States, Brazil, and Mexico, and the mean age among them was 32 years old. The rates of HPV infection discovered were high in men of every age. The findings also showed that the immune systems of older men were typically able to clear up HPV infections faster than those in younger men. And, unsurprisingly, certain strains of HPV that can cause cancer were highest in men with more than one sexual partner at a time.
  • 4/9/2011
    The latest study on perfluorocarbons (PFCs) has found that greater exposure to them may cause women to begin menopause years earlier. Premature menopause with an onset before the age of 40 has been shown to increase the risk of developing heart disease and osteoporosis. In addition, the loss of estrogen that accompanies menopause puts women at greater risk for colon and ovarian cancer, periodontal disease, tooth loss, and cataract formation.  Continue reading for more information about women's health, unsuspecting toxins, preventing disease and premature menopause naturally with progesterone!
  • 3/21/2011
    In the early 2000s, the YAZ® birth control pill hit the American market in a huge advertising blitz claiming that YAZ® was not only the primo, number-one birth control pill in the world (backed by studies), but also offered the additional benefits of eliminating acne and reducing the effects of PMS/PMDD. Unfortunately, YAZ® comes with a host of side effects -- all blithely laughed off at the end of the ads. A few years down the road, and now many women wished they had paid more attention to those warnings.
  • 3/10/2011
    A UK study has found a 40 percent increase in men who no longer want to have sex with their partners -- and the study authors point to internet porn as a major factor. In a separate study, French researcher Serge Stoleru found that young men who overindulged in viewing porn had considerably diminished sexual responsiveness.  Has social media begun to replace our need for human contact?  Learn more with this natural health blog!
  • 3/5/2011
    Research out of the John Wayne Cancer Institute has shown that  for women who are in the early stages of breast cancer and where evidence of its spread is limited to only one or two nearby lymph nodes, having more extensive surgery does not improve survival rates or lessen the recurrence of cancer over a period of five years.  Read on for more information about alternative cancer therapies instead of breast cancer surgery recommendations with this health blog!
  • 3/1/2011
    Recent research has found that antioxidants may hinder female fertility. The researchers fed antioxidants directly to the ovaries of female mice, and to their surprise, discovered that the ovaries of the affected mice produced very few eggs, and those eggs that did get produced had little viability. Learn more about antioxidant dietary supplements and fertility with this natural health blog!
  • 1/25/2011
    Scientists in England are creating a method of STD testing that can be conducted over your cell phone and the diagnosis only takes between five and 15 minutes. Understand more about this new cellular STD testing device with this natural health blog!
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