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  • Top Foods for Healthy Hair

    Top Foods for Healthy Hair

    In order for hair to grow thick and healthy, it needs a constant, nutrient-rich supply of blood to its follicles. The best healthy hair diet includes adequate amounts of: Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) Zinc B vitamins Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) To...

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  • Natural Treatments For Promoting Hair Growth

    Natural Treatments For Promoting Hair Growth

    One of the most widely accepted natural treatments for promoting hair growth and healthy scalp circulation is lavender. A study in Archives of Dermatology indicated that 3 drops of lavender (along with 2 drops each of thyme and cedar wood and 3 drops of rosemary in a carrier-oil blend of 1/2 teas...

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  • Breast Cancer and The Estrogen Connection

    Breast Cancer and The Estrogen Connection

    Many of today's female cancers breast in particular are estrogen dependent. If your body has too much estrogen , the normally supportive hormone can become toxic, leading to cancer. Most medical professionals refer to excess estrogen as estrogen dominance . To thoroughly understand why est...

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  • Breast Cancer: The Benefits of DIM

    Breast Cancer: The Benefits of DIM

    The one of the keys to healthy estrogen metabolism is to ensure that the estrone metabolites head down the right path. Enter DIM. Diindolylmethane, or DIM , is a plant-compound found in Brassica veggies such as broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Researche...

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  • Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer

    Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer

    To help reduce your risk of breast cancer , be sure to load up on Brassica-rich veggies such as broccoli, bok choy, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.  Below are easy ways to prepare a few of these vegetables and help offset your estrogen dominance, and hopefully decrease ...

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  • Brain-Boosting Supplements

    Brain-Boosting Supplements

    There are a number of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements that can boost your mental acuity and keep your brain healthy. Below are just a few of the main supplements for general brain health .  Vitamins C and E. In a Johns Hopkins University study that examined the use of ...

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  • Best Brain Foods for Brain Function

    Best Brain Foods for Brain Function

    Food and certain supplements literally fuel your brain. Without good nutrition, your brain cannot function properly.  Eating a steady diet of steak, potato chips, and ice cream would not give you nearly the mental boost that organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains would. So, when at...

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  • Thyroid Disease Basics

    Thyroid Disease Basics

    When the t hyroid gland is functioning properly, it produces hormones that regulate metabolism and convert food into energy. Women with healthy thyroid function burn calories efficiently; women who are not producing enough thyroid hormones develop hypothyroidism.  Hypothyroidism symptoms...

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  • Iodine and Thyroid

    Iodine and Thyroid

    Iodine is particularly important. This nutrient is essential for the production of the hormone thyroxin, which your thyroid uses to regulate many bodily functions, including metabolism.    If you don’t have enough iodine, your body cannot produce adequate levels of thyroxin .  ...

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  • The Thyroid - Serotonin Connection

    The Thyroid - Serotonin Connection

    Serotonin is intimately bound with thyroid hormone. Healthy thyroid function plays an important role in supporting healthy serotonin production and concentration, as well as preventing serotonin reuptake. As a result, strong, healthy thyroid levels result in an increased level of serotonin in t...

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  • Birth Defects Tied to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

    Birth Defects Tied to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

    Get a better understanding about taking antidepressants during pregnancy. Do antidepressants pose health risks to your baby and how stopping might be dangerous to you? Get the latest information about antidepressants and pregnancy. A Closer Look at Antidepressants and the Tie to Birth Defec...

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  • Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Breast Cancer Risks

    Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Breast Cancer Risks

    Postmenopausal women who take prescription medications called calcium channel blockers to lower blood pressure may have increased odds of developing breast cancer, according to recent studies. Research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association said in some cas...

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  • Are Tall Women At Increased Risk For Cancer?

    Are Tall Women At Increased Risk For Cancer?

    Researchers have released the results of an intriguing study that suggests a woman's height may be a factor in her risk for developing cancer after menopause. The study, which was supported by the Women's Health Initiative, was highlighted in the latest issue of Cancer Epidemiology, a journal of th...

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  • Birth Control Pills Linked To Serious Health Problems

    Birth Control Pills Linked To Serious Health Problems

    Although the birth control pill was lauded as a liberating breakthrough for women when it was first introduced in the 1960s, the proverbial honeymoon was quickly over as significant health risks surfaced. Because it was convenient, affordable and effective at preventing pregnancy, the pill was embr...

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  • Don’t Avoid Sex Because of Incontinence

    Don’t Avoid Sex Because of Incontinence

    Losing control of the bladder even a little bit can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. For women entering menopause, this can occur during sex, which can make what is supposed to be an intimate moment, humiliating. The inability to control the bladder is referred to as urinary incontinence, and th...

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