Magnesium Supplementation in Women with Severe Hot Flashes

Background Women who survive breast cancer often experience severe hot flashes as a result of anti-estrogen treatment with the drug tamoxifen. these hot flashes can be extremely uncomfortable and not amenable to usual treatments due to the concern that physicians may...
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Exercise, Heart-Healthy Diets Contribute to Early Menopause

A new study shows that women who work out frequently and eat a diet rich in polyunsaturated fat reach menopause faster, lowering their risk of breast cancer.

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Seven Secrets for PMS Relief

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a recurrent condition in women characterized by troublesome symptoms seven to fourteen days before menstruation. Typical symptoms include decreased energy level, tension, irritability, depression, headache, altered sex drive, breast...
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Fish Oils Improve Mood in Elderly Women

Background: The ability to produce a highly concentrated form of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA that is free from lipid peroxides, heavy metals, environmental contaminants, and other harmful compounds has revolutionized nutritional medicine. A huge...
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Eating Strawberries and Blueberries Cut Heart Attack Risk In Women

  Strawberries and blueberries are rich sources of beneficial plant pigments known as flavonoids. In particular, these berries provide specific types of flavonoids known as anthocyanins, which provide exceptional protection against damage to the lining of blood...
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Sweet Relief For PMS

Think PMS is a normal part of being a woman? It doesn't have to be! You can feel better—less moody, bloated, and fatigued, for example—by trying a few select nutrients Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)—a recurrent condition that develops 7-14 days before...
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Helping with Anxiety During Perimenopause and Menopause

Although hot flashes get a lot more attention, another common symptom during menopause is an increased feeling of anxiety. In general, anxiety is…

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Promoting Breast Health

Dealing with fibrocystic breast disease reduces the risk for breast cancer. Breast cancer is a major fear for many women these days. The fear…

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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are bundles of smooth muscle and connective tissue that can be as small as a pea or as large as a grapefruit. Although they are…

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Ginger Effective in Relieving Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Introduction: Excessive menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, is a common female complaint that may be entirely prevented by a simple herbal…

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Sweet Relief For PMS

Think PMS is a normal part of being a woman? It doesn't have to be! You can feel better—less moody, bloated, and fatigued, for example—by trying…

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Eating Strawberries and Blueberries Cut Heart Attack Risk In Women

  Strawberries and blueberries are rich sources of beneficial plant pigments known as flavonoids. In particular, these berries provide…

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Fish Oils Improve Mood in Elderly Women

Background: The ability to produce a highly concentrated form of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA that is free from lipid peroxides,…

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Seven Secrets for PMS Relief

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a recurrent condition in women characterized by troublesome symptoms seven to fourteen days before menstruation.…

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Exercise, Heart-Healthy Diets Contribute to Early Menopause

About 6,000 women enter into menopause every day, but there is little information available about when a particular woman will go through “the…

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Magnesium Supplementation in Women with Severe Hot Flashes

Background Women who survive breast cancer often experience severe hot flashes as a result of anti-estrogen treatment with the drug tamoxifen.…

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On the show I discussed the failure of conventional medicine to address the underlying issues in many health conditions offering little more than drugs as biochemical “band aids.”

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Mind Your Ps and Qs

PQQ may be the perfect answer to preventing or reversing age-related mental decline.

kiwiPQQ (short for pyrroloquinoline quinone) is a vitamin-like compound found in plant foods that shows a wide range of benefits for brain function and energy production. Learn more about PQQ with the following Q&A.
What Exactly Does PQQ Do?

PQQ is an extremely potent antioxidant that is able to carry out the role of an antioxidant in the body more than 20,000 times—which is a rare thing. For example, other antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are only able to accomplish this “cycling” process about four times.
Are There Any Food Sources of PQQ?

PQQ has been found in all plant foods analyzed to date. Particularly PPQ-rich foods include parsley, green peppers, kiwi, papaya, and tofu. These foods contain 2–3 mcg of PQQ per 100 grams. Green tea provides about the same amount per 4-oz. serving. While these amounts appear to be sufficient in helping our cells carry out their basic functions, research indicates that boosting PQQ through supplementation can produce some amazing effects.

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June is National “Cataract Awareness Month”

According to a great deal of scientific research, the leading cause of impaired vision and blindness in the United States is an entirely preventable condition. Cataracts are white, opaque blemishes on the normally transparent lens of the eye. They occur as a result of damage to the protein structure of the lens, similar to the damage that occurs to the protein of eggs when they are boiled or fried. As a result, cataracts can make it difficult to see. Approximately six million people have some degree of vision-impairing cataract and among U.S. Medicare recipients, cataract surgery is the most common major surgical procedure with nearly one million procedures each year.

The lens of the eye is, obviously, a vital component of the visual system owing to its ability to focus light (via changes in shape) while maintaining optical transparency. Unfortunately, this transparency diminishes with age. The majority of the geriatric population displays some degree of cataract formation. Even with normal aging there is a progressive increase in size, weight, and density of the lens, but cataracts are not necessarily an inevitable occurrence with aging.

The basic cause of a cataract occurs when the normal protective mechanisms are unable to prevent free radical damage. The lens, like many other tissues of the body, depends on adequate levels and activities of antioxidant enzymes and adequate levels of antioxidants such as lutein, vitamins E and C and selenium, to aid in prevention of damage by free radicals. When the lens is sufficiently damages normal homeostatic control of cellular functions are lost and the cell dies causing the protein.

Individuals with higher dietary intakes of vitamin C and E, selenium, and carotenes (especially lutein) have a much lower risk for development of cataracts. Several studies have shown that various nutritional supplements—multiple vitamin formulas, vitamins C and E, B vitamins (especially B12 and folic acid), and vitamin A—also offer significant protection against cataracts. Studies conducted by the Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group (AREDS) and others indicate that a combination of these nutrients will likely produce better results than any single nutrient alone or even limited combinations of 3 or less nutrients both in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

For more information go to "What are Cataracts?"

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