Women's Health

Impressive Benefits of Weight-Bearing Exercise Every Woman Should Know 

When you hit the gym, do you head straight for the treadmill and skip the weight machines? If you do use weights, do you use only the smallest weights for fear of bulking up? While it’s common for women to skip out on the weights, there is no reason to do so. Weight-bearing exercise improves bone density, increases metabolism, and builds lean muscle. In fact, weight-bearing exercises are essential for women who want to have healthy, strong bodies. What are [...]

Embrace Your Cycle and Vamp Up Your Productivity

Be honest, how much do you really understand about your menstrual cycle? If you’re like most of us, you know the basics like when you’re most fertile and when you start to experience PMS symptoms, but there is so much more to your cycle than bloating and fertility. Your menstrual cycle is a carefully choreographed dance of hormonal, emotional, and physical changes. When you really understand what’s happening at each stage of your cycle, you can plan out which [...]

Reasons Why You May Be Having Irregular Periods

While there is no such thing as a “normal” period, there is such a thing as a normal period for you. If you’ve been having 4-day periods with no spotting since you were 10 and suddenly you start having 8-day periods with heavy spotting, you may be concerned. Sometimes an irregular period can happen for no reason and will correct itself with the following cycle. It’s usually not a big deal. However, sometimes an irregular period is a sign [...]

Kick Yeast Infections to the Curb, Naturally

If you’ve ever had a yeast infection, then you already know that it’s just about the least glamorous or fun things about being a woman. Yeast infections can be a mild inconvenience or a very painful disruption in your life. Thankfully, there are over the counter antifungal creams that can be used to treat yeast infections, but even with those, you have to deal with the pain and itching for a few days. The best way to kick yeast [...]

What to Eat to Prevent Hair Loss & Improve Nail Growth

Strong nails and healthy hair are not just for the looks, they are distinct indicators of your health status. Any nutritional deficiency that may be present can show up months later in the form of poor hair or nail growth. In particular, deficiencies of certain minerals, vitamins and nutrients can show up as brittle, dry hair or hair loss. Similarly, periods of poor nutrition can be evident on the nails in the form of ridges, discoloration, dents and brittle [...]

Dietary Tips to Help Beat Ovulation Problems

If you do not have regular periods each month, you may be experiencing ovulation problems. But what you may not know is that difficulty with ovulation can be a big roadblock to pregnancy and can even cause bigger problems like infertility. In order for the ovulation process to go smoothly, your hormones must be in balance. Ovulation is an interplay of the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), progesterone, estrogen and luteinizing hormone (LH). Fortunately, making certain dietary changes can help put [...]

5 Ways to Naturally Battle PMS Symptoms

Once every 28 days or so, your body turns against you and hits you with bloating, cramps, nausea, fatigue, mood swings, and more. It’s tremendous fun (not really). PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) can take your body for the worst kind of ride and leave you wishing you could just stay in bed all day long. The good news, though, is that you don’t have to accept it blindly. Instead of rolling over and letting PMS take a toll on your [...]

What is Estrogen Dominance and How to Avoid it?

Estrogen is one of the primary female sex hormones. When it is in balance with progesterone, everything is harmonious and you enjoy a stable weight, menstrual cycle, and mood. However, when the levels of estrogen go up, it can land you in a lot of health issues. This condition is called estrogen dominance and it arises because, you are either: Overproducing estrogen or Not making enough progesterone to balance estrogen What causes Estrogen dominance? Hormone-prone foods Toxins from environment Menopause Hormone Replacement Therapy Stressful lifestyle Symptoms of estrogen [...]

Why You Should Consider Ionic Foot Baths?

Are you currently suffering from chronic pain, allergies, constipation, fatigue, inflammation, or headaches. Imagine being able to help minimize your symptoms without drugs or various doctors’ appointments. An ionic foot bath treats your various ailments by removing toxins from your body through your feet. Here’s everything you need to know about this wonderful detoxification. Reasons to consider an Ionic Foot Bath: Ionic foot baths can help detox your lymphatic system, which manages the flow of infection-fighting white blood cells throughout the [...]

Infrared Sauna: It’s NOT Just For Relaxation

When you think of hitting the sauna, what other images come to mind? Perhaps you imagine resting your muscles after a heavy workout or warming your chilled bones on a cold winter day. Most people think of the sauna as a tool for relaxation and rejuvenation. And while it is true, spending time in a sauna can trigger the relaxation response, it’s also true that your body is benefiting in myriad ways beyond stress reduction. Here are some of the [...]