Healthy Lifestyle

Chasteberry for Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

November 30, 2020

The chaste tree is a small shrub with lance-shaped leaves and purple flowers. It is also known as Vitex. It is a traditional remedy used to balance hormones and strengthen the body’s fertility. It is native to the Eastern Mediterranean. According to studies, it supports the body’s natural production of progesterone and luteinizing hormones and balances their relationship to one another. In ancient times, Chasteberry was said to be an anaphrodisiac or something that lowers the libido — hence, that’s from where it gets its name. Over the years Chasteberry has been used to help ease PMS and other menstrual difficulties. Chasteberry acts to ease the physical and emotional symptoms of menstruation by working on stabilizing hormones. It is thought to help relieve PMS symptoms by lessening the release of prolactin from the pituitary. Elevated prolactin levels are one reason that hormonal imbalances can occur. By modulating prolactin, Chasteberry may also help balance female sex hormones to support a more regular menstrual cycle. Many herbalists believe that Chasteberry is a source of naturally occurring progesterone. Chasteberry provides relief from symptoms associated with PMS, which include cramps, bloating, acne, breast tenderness, and mood swings. It does so by normalizing the ratio of estrogen to progesterone.

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Long-Term Contraception Options

August 25, 2020

The best method of birth control for you is one that is safe, that you are comfortable using, and that you are able to use consistently and correctly. Your preferred method of birth control may change over your lifetime and is influenced by many different factors, including:Your age and health historyYour reproductive goals, such as the number of children you want and how soon you want to get pregnantRelationship factors, including marital status, number of sexual partners, how often you have sex and partner preferencesReligious beliefsDifferences between birth control methods, including how effective they are at preventing pregnancy, side effects, cost and whether they prevent sexually transmitted infections

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Short-Term Contraception Options

July 31, 2020

Choosing a method of birth control can be difficult. Know the options and how to pick the type of contraception that's right for you. Before choosing a birth control option, consider the following questions: What options are available? How do different birth control options work? What is the birth control option's effectiveness? Is it reversible? Is the method compatible with religious beliefs and/or cultural practices? Is the method convenient and/or affordable? What are the side-effects? Does the method protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Does it have other benefits? Is the method acceptable to your sexual partner?

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March 12, 2020

Delta-sleep-inducing peptide, abbreviated DSIP, is a neuropeptide that is believed to be involved in sleep regulation due to its ability to induce slow-wave sleep.

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Exploring the Benefits of Low Dose Naltrexone in My Office

February 28, 2020

Low Dose Naltrexone’s capacity to modulate the immune system has wide potential applicability.

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Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)

January 31, 2020

Persistent genital arousal disorder, or PGAD, is a condition in which a person feels repeatedly sexually aroused without provocation. The person’s arousal is NOT linked to sexual desire.

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Arousal and Sexual Desire

December 1, 2019

Positive sexual anticipation a powerful aphrodisiac. Negative sexual anticipation is also powerful and can be debilitating. Sexual desire can make or break good sex – and a good relationship. The number one reason couples in the United States stop having sex is a lack of sexual desire.

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Anxiety Disorder

May 31, 2019

Anxiety can have a profound negative impact on those who experience it. It can also have a negative impact on friends, co-workers and loved-ones. Anxiety can affect people physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Is Taking DIM Right For You?

April 28, 2019

Do you struggle with unexplained weight gain, PMS symptoms, fatigue, or acne? Have you ever thought it may be related to estrogen dominance?

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Enhancing Erection Naturally

February 23, 2019

Getting (and maintaining) an erection is a complicated process. It involves your heart, head, hormones, blood vessels, nerves, and even your mood. But erectile dysfunction is largely about inadequate blood flow. You can get stronger erections by improving your heart health and blood flow.

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Intermittent Fasting

January 27, 2019

Intermittent fasting is the process of cycling in and out of periods of eating and not eating.

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Could Cannabis Lube Be the Secret to Enhanced Female Sexual Pleasure?

November 25, 2018

Just when I thought I had finally become familiar with all the possible medical uses of cannabis, I came across a few articles touting the benefits of cannabis lube for female orgasm.

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Boost Your Mood With Vitamin D

October 2, 2018

Do you get enough vitamin D? There could be many warning signs or symptoms of vitamin D deficiency in your life or of someone you know.

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Growth Hormone – Are You Deficient?

June 1, 2018

The older you are, the harder it is to lose weight. You can eat right, exercise, and cut out sweets, but the scale doesn’t budge. Why? It has a lot to do with your hormones.

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The IUD – What You Need to Know

May 1, 2018

An IUD is a tiny device that is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is long-term, reversible, and one of the most effective birth control methods available. IUD stands for intrauterine device. It is a small piece of flexible plastic shaped like a T.

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Diagnosing Thyroid Disorders – Is TSH Adequate?

April 26, 2018

Thyroid deficiency is a common disorder where there is inadequate cellular thyroid levels to meet the needs of the tissues.

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MTHFR Mutations

April 17, 2018

MTHFR is a gene that provides the body with instructions for making a certain enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

March 30, 2018

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. The hormonal imbalance creates problems in the ovaries.

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Adolescents

March 11, 2018

A female’s first menstrual cycle is an important event during adolescence. For most girls, it marks completion of puberty and the onset of reproductive capability. Menstrual problems are common during adolescence and can last 2-5 years after their first period.

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What You Need To Know About Thyroid Disease

January 10, 2018

The thyroid gland is a small, gland located in the base of the neck. It plays a huge role in our body, influencing the function of many of the body’s most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin.

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Cervical Cancer Awareness

January 1, 2018

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Over the last 30 years, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%.

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Hormonal Mood Disorders

October 17, 2017

Over the past several decades psychiatric diagnostic acumen has improved significantly. However, more and more people seem to carry psychiatric diagnoses that are inaccurate and have negative consequences.

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Cancer Risk in Women

September 15, 2017

Cancers that most affect women are breast, colon, endometrial, lung, cervical, skin, & ovarian.

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Hereditary Cancer Testing

September 5, 2017

You’ve heard the phrase, “it runs in the family”? Whether it be an obvious family resemblance to a not-so-obvious inherited trait, much of who we are comes from our DNA.

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Trying to Conceive

August 7, 2017

Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying.

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Breast and Ovarian Self-Awareness

June 26, 2017

Facts: 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime—it’s the leading cancer diagnosis among women. 1 in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime, and 2/3 of those diagnosed will die from their disease.

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Peri-Menopause, Menopause, Post-Menopause?

June 8, 2017

Peri-Menopause, Menopause, Post-Menopause…What Does This All Mean??

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