Menstruation can be a difficult time for some women, particularly if PMS symptoms strike. PMS is often thought of as a combination of emotional, physical, and psychological symptoms related to a women’s monthly menstrual cycle, and symptoms can include everything from bloating, cramps, and headaches to fatigue, breast tenderness, and mood swings. Some studiesRead More →

PMS is often associated with emotional, physical, and psychological symptoms, and, similar to this woman, you may feel as if you need to carry a gun during your monthly period. Various studies have suggested a variety of factors—such as exercise, food, and alcohol—may affect PMS. Studies have also shown certain foods seemRead More →

Bisphenol-A, commonly abbreviated BPA, is a potentially cancer-causing toxin. It is everywhere and has been suspected of being hazardous to humans since the 1930s. BPA is found in metal cans and various plastics, including most baby bottles. The Environmental Working Group claims bisphenol A can leach into foods, which means probably everyone’s been exposedRead More →

According to WebMD, as many as two-thirds of menopausal women in America suffer from hot flashes. Hot flashes are caused by lowered estrogen levels, and estrogen has a direct effect on the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that controls circadian cycles, body temperature, and other functions. It may be that thisRead More →

The benefits of omega-3s fatty acids are extolled around the world, and, almost everyone knows they offer cardiovascular and heart-health benefits. If you’re pregnant, they may also offer you more than just heart health. Research from the Child & Family Research Institute shows that many Northern American diets are still based onRead More →

After the end of the Women’s Health Initiative and the publication of Suzanne Somers’ book titled  The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection: The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men, bio-identical (bioidentical or bio identical) hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) suddenly became what many people considered a safer alternativeRead More →

Estimates are that as many as two-thirds of Americans or overweight, and, over the past several decades, even gestational weight by pregnant women has increased in the United States. As gestational weights continue to climb beyond recommended amounts, researchers are discovering this extra weight can result in undesirable birth outcomes,Read More →

Most women begin to experience menopausal symptoms between the ages of forty and fifty-five. Menopause is caused by hormonal changes, and, it’s symptoms are similar to adrenal stress symptoms and often include irritability, fatigue, depression, mood swings, and nervous disorders. However, menopausal supplements, along with diet, may control symptoms, so that no medical intervention is needed.Read More →

Diet can make a big impact on how a women experiences menopause, and by eating the right foods a woman can sail through menopause whereas eating the wrong foods can increase menopausal symptoms. Certain foods trigger bloating, hot flashes, depression, water retention, and fatigue, and these foods include alcohol, caffeine, fatty foods, sugar, andRead More →