Women's Health

Your Job Could Increase Your Risk of Vitamin Deficiency

You spend a lot of time at your job so it’s no surprise that your work environment has a significant impact your health. Do you sit at a desk most of the day or are you on your feet? Do you work inside or outside? Alone or with a team? Are you in a laid-back or stressful environment? As you can see, there are many contributing factors to job satisfaction and your health. A recent study that compared vitamin-D levels [...]

Nutrient Deficiencies That Cause Depression

You can’t go anywhere without hearing about the importance of a healthy diet. It’s a cornerstone of our society to talk about eating the right foods. But you may not know that when you live by an unhealthy diet, you’re not just damaging your body; you’re also damaging your mental health. What we eat affects the structure and function of the brain. In other words, your food alters the secretion of neurotransmitters and other hormones. It also alters your [...]

What to Eat and What Not to Eat on Your Period

We’ve all been there. It’s that time of the month, and you’re feeling bloated, irritable, and craving all the sugary and/or salty food you can think of. Chips, chocolate, ice cream… you name it, you want it. But are these foods going to make you feel better or worse? And what period foods could satisfy those cravings and help you feel healthier? Foods to Avoid Many women already feel bloated, swollen, gassy and crampy when they have their periods. Any period [...]

What to Eat for Better Skin

Your skin benefits from the same nutrition that boosts the health of your heart, brain, and other major organs. What you eat and drink can impact the way your skin looks and feels. Plus, scientific studies show that certain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can improve skin conditions like acne and psoriasis and help counter the effects of aging. Skin Basics Knowing some of the basic functions and structures of skin will help you understand how to keep it healthy. Skin [...]

Ladies, Your Diet Can Minimize Period Pains & Other Feminine Issues

You are what you eat; no surprise there. Over time, we form our overall health largely based on the dietary choices we make. But what may be surprising is that your diet can have a profound effect not only on your day to day life, but also on the symptoms of certain medical conditions. Conditions like endometriosis, PCOS, and menstrual cramps can all be minimized or worsened, depending on the foods we eat. If you are experiencing any of [...]

What to Eat to Lower Depression Risk

If you are at a heightened risk for depression, you may be searching for ways to minimize your risk of developing the disease. While there is no specific diet that can eliminate your risk, there are certain foods that can boost your overall health and lessen your risk of depression.   Eat Omega-3 fats: Some studies have shown that communities of people who consume too little omega-3 fatty acid are at a heightened risk for developing depression. In separate studies, [...]

5 Simple Ways to Balance your Hormones Naturally

Do you tend to lash out at your partner and kids when you have your period? Do you struggle to maintain a consistent weight or to lose weight? Do you often feel tired, moody, or anxious? If any of this sounds familiar, your hormones may be out of balance. These “hormonal symptoms” can greatly affect the quality of your life. Hormones are little chemical messengers produced within your body by your endocrine glands. They circulate throughout the body and [...]

Five Reasons Chocolate is Good for You (You’ll Love Reason #2)

In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, it was revealed that chocolate has powerful benefits for women. More than 33,000 Swedish women were studied. These women did not have any medical history of stroke, cancer, heart disease or diabetes and were between the ages of 49 and 83. The ladies completed surveys about 350+ dietary and lifestyle indicators. The study found that the women who ate the most raw chocolate (at least two [...]

How to Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk in Women?

June 1- 30 is Alzheimer’s awareness month. Nearly two-thirds of the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s are women. Alzheimer’s is a frightening form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Women are more likely than men to be affected by Alzheimer’s. While age is the number one risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s is not a natural part of aging and the disease affects more than just the senior age group. In fact, [...]

5 Easy Ways to Keep Breast Cancer Out of Your Life

In the United States, breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer (after skin) and is the second leading cause of death from cancer (after lung cancer). It is estimated that 1 in 8 U.S. women will get an invasive form of breast cancer in her lifetime. While it’s not possible to eliminate your risk of breast cancer (some risk factors like age, gender, and genetics are out of your hands), researchers have identified many lifestyle factors that [...]

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