Bioidentical Hormone Replacement: Is it Right For You?

When experiencing menstrual changes - from PMS to menopause - women are often confused about the differences between natural, synthetic and bioidentical hormones. With more than 48 million women going through The Change at the same time, it’s important for them to understand their choices and whether or not they need Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). [...]

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Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum)

While research results are mixed around flaxseed and its ability to reduce menopausal symptoms, there are enough positive findings to support use of this nutrient-rich herb. For many women it has made the difference between comfort and discomfort when it comes to reduction of hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings). Here are three nutrients unique [...]

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Gluten-free Flaxseed Apple Muffins

Whether you're serving breakfast on the deck or packing a picnic lunch, these muffins add a perfect combination of sweetness and nutrition to your meal. Enjoy them plain or topped with preserves. Ingredients 2 medium apples 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour 1 1/2 cups flaxseed meal 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder [...]

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Could Diindolylmethane (DIM) Protect Against Cancer?

Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a compound found in "cruciferous" vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. Scientists think these crunchy vegetables may help protect the body against cancer because they contain diindolylmethane and a related chemical called indole-3-carbinol (I3C). Dim helps balance the sex hormone estrogen and testosterone. When the body breaks down estrogen, [...]

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Natural Soothing for Menstrual Distress: Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa)

There's a long history to the medical uses of Black Cohosh. Native Americans have used it as a diuretic and to treat fatigue. European settlers used preparations of the roots to treat fever, menstrual problems, and pain following childbirth. Into the 19th century, black cohosh became a staple ingredient in medicines for "women's complaints." Over [...]

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is likely the most recognized and widely practiced modality in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Over the past 25 years, the most dramatic increase in use has been in America, second only to China where it's a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to TCM, when you experience illness, it's because there's an [...]

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