Women’s Health

Chlamydia Symptoms - Dr. Axe

Chlamydia Symptoms + 5 Natural Treatments

It’s the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can be cured. Chlamydia infects both men and women across the globe. And the challenge with treatment, and keeping it from spreading, is that most people do not experience chlamydia symptoms. But, not having symptoms doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be concerned. In fact, chlamydia can cause serious and permanent damage to … Read More

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23andMe - Dr. Axe

23andMe: Should You Get This New Genetic Test?

If you’ve ever wondered whether you might be genetically predisposed to a particular disease, you’ll soon be able to find out right at home. This month, the Food and Drug Administration authorized 23andMe, a genetic testing company, to market tests for 10 diseases or conditions directly to individuals. (1) 23andMe’s Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) tests are first … Read More

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Breast implant illness - Dr. Axe

Breast Implant Illness + 6 Other Breast Implant Dangers

The quest for perfection has never been higher. Reality TV, advertisements and the media constantly promote a “perfect” body. The result is more and more women (and men) are turning to plastic surgery. In fact, in 2015 over 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the United States. (1) Breast Augmentation: 279,143 Liposuction 222,051 Nose Reshaping 217,979 Eyelid Surgery … Read More

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7 Benefits of Natural Childbirth & 6 Steps for a Safe and Natural Childbirth

Research suggests that the way in which a woman experiences pregnancy and childbirth is vitally important for a mother’s relationship with her child and her future childbearing experiences. Unfortunately, we are currently in an era characterized by increases in obstetric intervention and cesarean section birth nationwide. With the U.S percentage of deliveries by C-section at 32.2 percent, now is the … Read More

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PMS Symptoms + the Best (and Worst) Period Foods

The average woman experiences 450 periods in her lifetime. That’s triple the amount of our ancestors, who generally lived shorter lives and spent more time pregnant and nursing. (1) And since more than 75 percent of women today deal with PMS symptoms during menstruation, it’s clear that a lot of women are experiencing the uncomfortable side effects of this natural … Read More

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Perimenopause symptoms - Dr. Axe

Perimenopause Symptoms You Can’t Ignore & What to Do About Them

When women reach a certain age, menopause symptoms begin to show themselves, sometimes even before hitting menopause. This is called perimenopause, and perimenopause symptoms can be just as challenging to deal with. While perimenopause and menopause are both natural parts of aging, and therefore not necessarily “problems to solve,” it’s normal and expected to experience changes and certain symptoms during … Read More

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Fasting

The Secret to Intermittent Fasting for Women

By Dr. Amy Shah, MD Chances are if you are health and fitness savvy, you’ve heard of intermittent fasting and its benefits for fat loss and overall health. But did you know that, if you’re a woman, fasting could lead to hormonal imbalance and could lead to fertility issues? Here, we’ll discuss the best ways for women to enjoy the … Read More

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alcohol and breast cancer risk - dr. axe

Does Alcohol Raise the Risk for Breast Cancer?

It’s no secret that genetic, hormonal and environmental factors all seem to play a role in breast cancer. (1) When it comes to alcohol and breast cancer risk specifically, a May 2016 study provides even more insight suggesting that lifestyle factors — including how much alcohol a woman drinks — really matters. Danish researchers published a study in the British Journal of Medicine providing … Read More

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Vitex - Dr. Axe

Vitex or Chasteberry, the Female-Friendly Fruit for PMS & More

Do you suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular periods, infertility or menopause? I might have a natural remedy for you. It’s been used for centuries and has proved itself effective time and again in scientific studies. I’m talking about a small but medicinally potent brown berry about the size of a peppercorn known as chasteberry or vitex. This fruit has a long … Read More

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Baby and mom

How to Treat Postpartum Depression, Which Affects Both Mom & Baby

Did you know that 70–80 percent of all new mothers experience some negative feelings after the birth of their child? It’s common for women to experience severe mood swings after giving birth, which are known as baby blues. But when this sense of sadness doesn’t go away, it may be the start of postpartum depression. Mothers going through depression often … Read More

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