You Can Reduce Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer – Here’s How  

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Each year in the United States, about 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. About 15,000 American women die each year from the disease. Certain factors increase the risk for ovarian cancer, while other factors reduce risk. The main risk factors for ovarian cancer are: Age – About two-thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian… Read more »

Fish, Endive and Onions, Oh My!

foods that can help reduce risk of ovarian cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Diet plays a major role in maintaining the overall health and function of the ovaries and some experts believe that one-third of all cancers can be prevented by what you eat. Angiogenesis is the body’s process of growing new blood vessels. The Angiogenesis Foundation researches the way certain foods… Read more »

Women’s Health – True or False?

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1. Women have smaller bladders than men. FALSE – women may need to use the bathroom more frequently than their male counterparts, but this has more to do with the position of their bladder rather than its size. 2. Women reach their sexual peak by age 35. FALSE – studies haven’t been able to definitively… Read more »

Sex Drive – It’s Not Just a Guy Thing

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Low sex drive in women isn’t often talked about. After all, there is no objective way to measure sexual desire or pleasure, and every woman has to define for herself whether her libido is adequate for her or not. A woman’s sexual desires also naturally fluctuate over the years. Highs and lows commonly coincide with… Read more »

Worst Foods for Hair, Skin and Nails

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Our skin, hair and nails reflect many biochemical imbalances in the body. Emotional imbalances due to stress can manifest in skin irritation and problems with hair and nails. But more so, how we eat and the lack of nutrition in our food will immediately appear in the condition of our hair, skin and nails. Avoiding… Read more »

Five Super Simple Things Every Woman Should Be Doing for Her Health

5 easy tips for womens health

We get it. You’re busy. You’re running around caring for everyone but yourself. But that can backfire. It doesn’t have to be hard. Just take a few minutes and look at this list. These things are so simple and yet some of them can be lifesaving. 1. Move Your Body – When you’re over-worked, over-scheduled,… Read more »

FDA Approves Colonoscopy Pill Cam

PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and FDA approved

A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a bite-size camera to help screen patients who have difficulties with colonoscopies. The PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and runs on batteries, its maker, Given Imaging, says. And as… Read more »

Omega-3 Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer with OmegaKrill

The Hutchinson study on omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer risk has led to confusion regarding the positive effects of omega-3s on breast cancer risk.  According to a meta-analysis of 26 clinical studies, increasing intakes of omega-3 fatty acids could cut the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 14 percent.  Krill oil is the… Read more »

Breast Cancer and Antioxidants

There is much controversy surrounding whether women should be taking antioxidant supplements during and after breast cancer treatment.  There is some concern that antioxidants might actually interfere with treatment and until now, there has been little research on the long-term effects of antioxidants.  However, a new study from Harvard University concluded that supplementation with antioxidants… Read more »

B12 and Folic Acid (B9) May Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

As is usually the case, there is conflicting evidence surrounding the role Vitamin B and folate or folic acid (B9) play in breast cancer.  What we do know is that B vitamins are essential for growth, development, and a variety of other bodily functions.  They play a major role in the activities of enzymes, proteins… Read more »