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The Skinny on Hormone Therapy

 Dealing with the symptoms of menopause is never easy. It may feel like you are plugging holes: treating symptoms that can include hot flashes or itching and staying on top of your emotional well-being."Literally one moment you’re fine, and then another, you feel like...

Depression Is Not A Natural Part of Aging

  While depression can affect anyone regardless of age, the likelihood of suffering from depression increases with age, life experience, and gender. Recent studies have found that in adults, women experience depression at twice the rate of men because of the...

Endometriosis’ role in infertility: What you need to know

 Endometriosis is a common, estrogen-based debilitating gynecological disease. It affects an estimated 10–15% of women during their reproductive years, mostly from the ages of 15 (or as early as a girl’s first period) to 49.The disease is defined as the presence of...

How Cancer and Cancer Treatments May Affect Your Hormones

 Hormones are chemical messengers that tell other parts of your body what to do. Examples of hormones are insulin produced in the pancreas which regulates sugar levels, and sexual and reproductive hormones like estrogen and progesterone which are produced in the...

Managing Anxiety

No one enjoys feeling anxious. However, it is a natural response to stress that almost everyone feels at one time or another – but that doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do about it. Next time you are feeling uneasy or worried, follow one or more of these...

Five Things You Should Know About Sex After Babies

Whether you are thinking about having kids, are about to have a baby, or just gave birth to one, you may be wondering about sex after delivery. After having a baby, how long should you wait before having sex? Will it feel different? Does it affect a couple’s desire to...

Hypo vs Hyper Thyroidism

 Are you not feeling like yourself lately? Do you seem more tired than normal or have you noticed a change in your skin and hair? Is your scale displaying a number you have never seen before? There could be many different reasons for each of these symptoms on their...

No Fear: Preventing, Treating, and Managing Pelvic Organ Prolapse

 The idea of your organs protruding out of your body might sound like a scene from a bad horror movie but the truth of the matter is that it can happen to women as we age, and it doesn’t come with a lot of blood or gore. In fact, pelvic organ prolapse can sneak up on...

Can You Really Eat Happiness? 10 Nutrients to Boost Your Mood

 Our brains have chemicals called neurotransmitters that send messages to other parts of our bodies and, work along with our hormones, regulate many bodily functions including mood and emotions.The neurotransmitters serotonin and gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)...

Can Bladder Leaks Happen to Me?

 Are you always running to the bathroom, or do you leak urine when you run, cough or sneeze? Bladder leaks affect 1 in 3 women over the age of 18. In the United States alone, approximately 18-20 million women have some form of bladder leaking at some time in their...

The Link Between Dehydration and Heart Disease

 Water is the most important nutrient we can give our bodies. As adults, we’re made up of around 60-70% water, more for babies and less for older adults. Water is essential for the health of our cells, organs, and muscles to function properly. We literally can’t live...

Don’t Make Me Laugh or I Might Pee

  35 million women in the US suffer from urinary incontinence most of whom experience stress or mixed incontinence. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the accidental urine leakage during extraneous action or movement. The risk of having incontinence increases...

Bathroom Confidential: The Skinny on Pelvic Floor Bowel Dysfunction

 We rely on our bodies to automatically work for us; to breathe, to pump our blood, to fight infection, to process our food.  And if there is one process that we prefer to have handled subconsciously, it is our bowel function. But when there is problem with our...

Vaginal Health

 Vaginal health isn’t a topic that needs to be relegated to whispers in backrooms or only discussed when there is a problem with dryness, itching, soreness, smelliness…you get the point! Our vaginas define our femininity and deserve thoughtful consideration.It’s time...

Strengthening your Pelvic Floor

 Have you noticed an increase in little “leaks” before reaching the bathroom? Do you feel an urgent need to visit the restroom several times a day? Is sex not as enjoyable as it once was?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to tone your...

Taking Back Your Bladder Control

  How familiar does this sound? Laughing with friends: leak. Out to lunch: fifth trip to the bathroom. Coughing from a cold: leak. Stopping off somewhere new: first task scouting out the bathroom situation. If your little leaks and frequent bathroom trips are...

Keto vs Paleo – Crazy Fad Diets? Or a Way to Better Health?

Two very popular diets today are the Keto, or Ketogenic Diet, and Paleo, aka The Stone Age Diet.Neither of these diets are new, although their popularity has risen in the past few years. The Keto diet originated in the 1920s by researchers to treat children with...

New Blood Test on the Horizon for Difficult to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

  If you suffer from fibromyalgia or think you may have this painful condition, there’s groundbreaking news from medical researchers: a blood test to detect it. Scientists at The Ohio State University have reported that they’ve found strong evidence that...

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