Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

Are there Exercises to Reduce a Woman’s Bust?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

What exercises can a woman do to reduce the size of her bust? (more…)

What Is Menopause?

Monday, May 7th, 2012

By definition, menopause is the permanent cessation of menses. It is the endpoint of a gradual decline in ovarian function and marks the end of the reproductive years. Although menopause is an event common to all women, each woman’s menopausal experience is unique. The hormonal changes of menopause occur at a time in a woman’s life associated with many physical and social changes. These physical changes may include graying hairs, the appearance of wrinkles, expanding waistlines and the development of certain illnesses. A woman’s children may either leave or come back home at the same time that her parents are growing older and may begin to need extra support. This may become a time of triumph or trials. It is the complex interplay of the hormonal, physical and psycho-social factors that define an individual’s menopausal years. (more…)

Babies and the Sunshine Vitamin

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Breast milk contains an array of nutrients and immune-bolstering components that help infants thrive. But if your child is getting breast milk alone, it may be wise to supplement with vitamin D, according to a report from the Journal of Pediatrics (August 2000).

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Make time for yourself

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Whether you’re in your first trimester or ready to welcome baby number six, being pregnant on Mother’s Day gives you special reason to celebrate. Make plans to fill your Mother’s Day with memories that honor not only yourself, but your partner and your unborn child. You’ll carry those memories much longer than nine months, so make them count!

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Eloping With an Entourage, Part 2

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The Wedding Supper

Consider:
Do you want a formal supper?
Is a cake important for you?

Traditionally, the bride and groom offer their guests a meal following the wedding. Of course, the possibilities are endless for the format you wish to follow: An informal barbeque on the beach? A sit-down supper with an elegant wedding cake? Whichever you choose, plans and reservations must be done well in advance. (more…)

Eloping With an Entourage, Part 1

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Wedding Attire

Consider:
Is comfort a consideration? If you must have a traditional dress, think about the climate you choose.
If you are having people standing up with you, is it critical that they wear identical garb? (more…)

GI Problems & Menstrual Cycles

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Q.I have severe abdominal distension and gas the whole week before my period. Are gastrointestinal and gynecological problems sometimes related? (more…)

A Natural Approach to Menopause and Beyond. Part 2

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Food

One of nature’s storehouse for phyto-estrogens is soy. Studies have revealed that women who live in countries with a diet high in soy are not likely to experience menopausal symptoms. In Japan there is no word for hot flashes. Studies have shown that women who consume 20 to 40 grams of soy protein have fewer hot flashes and night sweats. This amount of soy can be found in 1 to 2 cups of soy milk per day or 1 cup of tofu.

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A Natural Approach to Menopause and Beyond. Part 1

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The time when women go through menopause can be very disconcerting. Even though this is a natural transition for women, the symptoms that women experience can range from mildly annoying to severely disruptive. As women experience the obvious effects of the changing hormones, there are subtle changes occurring in the body that may not become apparent for many years.

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Reliability of Pregnancy Tests

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The embryo secretes a substance called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which begins to circulate in the mother’s blood and be excreted in her urine as early as six days after conception occurs. This hormone is detectable once the fertilized egg has implanted in the uterus. Click here to see an illustration of implantation.

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