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Archive Category: Women’s Health

Clean Up Your Make-Up

April 3rd, 2015

OK, so, yes, I could rant for hours on the many dangers of cosmetics and toiletries. I love that this author breaks it down to the top three things to avoid. You might be surprise . . .  check it out!

Pregnant? Check Your Vitamin D Levels

October 27th, 2014

Researchers have found that women with lower Vit. D levels required more pain medication than those with higher Vit. D levels. We can’t be sure that it is a “cause and effect” situation, but certainly having adequate Vit. D is good for your overall health. Just be sure to have it checked–too much Vit. D can be harmful to your baby, and you, too!

Hormone Imbalance??

October 6th, 2014

While we tend to think of menopause as the time for hormone imbalance (and it IS as the ovaries retire), there are other hormone imbalances that can adversely impact our overall health and mood. Excessive fatigue may be due to thyroid or adrenal imbalances. Excessive hair growth or loss may be a testosterone problem. Sleep problems may be due to blood sugar crashes and adrenal stress. And please note that blood testing is not always the best for determining these imbalances. Please call for an appointment to discuss options for you and a treatment plan customized for you!!

BRCA Negative? You May Want to Re-test

September 30th, 2014

If you have genetic risk factors for breast cancer and have tested negative for the BRCA genetic marker, you may want to re-test. Read this article and check with your gynecologist or primary care provider.

Pregnant? Avoid Tuna . . .

September 2nd, 2014

In the new guidelines, pregnant and nursing women are advised to consume only low-mercury fish. But depending upon the tuna, this may also limit consumption of ANY tuna. Read more here.

Exercise–To Reduce Physical and Mental Decline After Menopause

August 11th, 2014

Or, maybe the title should simply read “Exercise”! Over and over research results are confirming the benefits of exercise. There is simply no substitute. So, I’ll keep posting the latest “news” about exercise, hoping that it keeps you motivated or gets you motivated! 🙂 Let’s face it, exercise is often the last things on our minds after a long day; or difficult to continue when we don’t see the results we want; or . . . pick a reason. But the fact is, exercise benefits our bodies and minds even if we can’t “see” it. Let’s get moving–at least 30 minutes/day for 5 days/week! Read more here.

Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

May 13th, 2014

Here is an article that reveals some chemicals that have been known to increase the risk of breast cancer (and likely other cancers!). Please do all you can to reduce your exposure to solvents–gasoline, flame retardants, non-stick coatings, dry cleaning, etc.

Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

March 27th, 2014

The research continues to show that our lifestyle habits do impact our risk of cancer. Eat more vegetables and fruit. Consume less (or no) alcohol. Exercise. Drink plenty of filtered water. To your health!

Receipts and Endocrine Problems

March 1st, 2014

Believe it or not, those receipts you get every time you make a purchase may be your highest source of BPA contamination. BPA mimics estrogen and as such can be an endocrine disruptor. It also has been linked with reproductive and brain disorders as well as obesity. Ditch the plastic water bottles, but also ditch the receipts–ask for an email version if that is an option. Certainly, minimize handling of any thermal receipts. Read more here. (By the way, I have an old-fashioned credit card machine–noisy, but no BPA!)

Pregnant?? Avoid Tylenol!

March 1st, 2014

A recent study has linked the use of Tylenol in pregnant women with an increased risk of ADHD in their infants. PLEASE avoid acetaminophen during pregnancy! Hydrotherapy and acupuncture can be safe alternatives. Talk to your doctor about safe options for you.

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