HRT and Menopause

What ever happened to the days when women "came of age" and simply stopped menstruating... when menopause was recognized as a natural part of life - a Right of Passage - and not as a disease needing a cure? Why is it that the medical profession views menopause as something needing to be "fixed," … [Read more...]

Alternative Therapies for PMS

A woman's menstrual cycle runs its course in about twenty-eight days.  During this time, many women experience varying degrees of discomfort during or after ovulation and end with the conclusion of the menstrual flow. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) refers to the symptoms that begin prior to … [Read more...]

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Why Target All Kids?

Most states now require all children under the age of 14 to get immunized against Hepatitis B, a disease that the vast majority of kids have a very low risk of getting. Of the estimated 27,000 new cases of Hepatitis B reported each year among children, roughly 7,000 are infants who were infected by … [Read more...]

Coping with Depression

Tackling depression as early as possible may mean that you can address problems quickly and avoid symptoms becoming worse. The National Institute of Mental Health has an online publication that addresses questions such as: What Is Depression? What are the different forms of depression? What … [Read more...]

Iodine and Hypothyroidism

Constant Iodine in Our Diets Can be a Problem, Especially for Women with Hypothyroidism. If you are a woman with thyroid problems that don't seem to stay in control, look for a major suspect in your kitchen cupboard: iodinated table salt. Once thought to prevent thyroid problems, little attention … [Read more...]

Resveratrol and Weight Loss

Resveratrol Antioxidants and Weight Loss: A Good Pairing? The golden rule in weight loss is pretty simple: take in fewer calories than you expend in exercise. However, as any dieter will tell you, it’s far from easy. Americans spend billions of dollars a year on weight loss supplements, exercise … [Read more...]

Depression and Exercise

Regular exercise can be an effective way to treat some forms of depression. Physical activity alters brain chemistry and leads to feelings of well-being. Exercise can also be an effective treatment for anxiety. Some research studies indicate that regular exercise may be as effective as other … [Read more...]

The Only Weight Loss Tips You’ll Ever Need

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There will always be some new fad diet out… some Mother-of-All-Weight-Loss-Plans… some “secret ingredient” found in some fruit you’ve never heard of before. If you’ve tried one or more of the latest diet plans and the only thing you ended up losing was your “will power,” then the following weight … [Read more...]

How Much Soy is Too Much Soy?

While deep-pocketed soy marketers cook up even more ways to ingest the bean, there is, unfortunately, little data as what constitutes an appropriate level of soy intake. Soy Online Service cautions that even 30 milligrams of soy isoflavones a day can wreak havoc on the body’s hormonal balance. It … [Read more...]

A Holistic Approach to a Thyroid Problem

One of the most common forms of thyroid problem is hypothyroidism or an under active thyroid gland. The most prevalent form of hypothyroidism is Thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s Disease, an auto immune disease affecting the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism can also be caused by a thyroid gland that is … [Read more...]