Women's Health

  • Bringing Sexy Back...Post Menopause

    Sex after menopause, well, sex after 50, is a new frontier. The parents of baby boomers sustained far less body awareness than is advocated today—most couples of that era did not expect sexual activity to continue beyond the onset of the symptoms of aging, such as lost estrogen (female) or vascular disorders (male.)

    Don't settle for a lackluster sex life
    By Jennifer Landa, MD
  • Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Menarche

    Vitamin D has received a lot of attention lately regarding its uses in treating and preventing ailments such as high blood pressure, adrenal insufficiencies, autoimmune disorders, depression, heart disease, and hypertension, to name a few.

  • High-Risk Pregnancy

    Enduring a high-risk pregnancy can be an overwhelming experience of stress, fear, and unknowns that lead to more questions than answers. Many high-risk mothers-to-be adhere to strict regimes of bed rest, face major changes in lifestyle and relationships, and are subject to dozens of doctor visits to protect their unborn child.

  • The Cortisol Cure

    Chronic stress feeds the cortisol fire in our bodies. In response to stress—either physical or psychological— the adrenal gland kicks into gear and produces cortisol to help the body cope.

    Laurie Heap, MD
  • The Girls' Best Friend

    It’s October and we have all been fortunate enough to know at least one amazing woman who has helped us along our life’s journey. That means it’s time to contemplate all the unique and wonderful qualities of these women we love, and who have enriched our lives.

    Balancing your hormones naturally addresses the root cause of monthly symptoms while significantly reducing breast-cancer risk.
    By Lauri Heap, MD
  • The Chameleon That Steals Your Health

    What does decreased ability to concentrate, ringing in the ears, hair loss, acid reflux, infertility, chest pain, acne, bad breath, frequent colds, joint aches, brittle fingernails, migraines, and allergies have in common? The thyroid gland! Small but mighty, the thyroid gland is sometimes described as the natural power plant of the body because it sets the rate of our metabolism.

    By Laurie Heap, MD
  • Women's Wellness With the Natural Nurse

    UTI Symptoms

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs)—many people are unfortunate enough to understand the symptoms personally, since they have all experienced it themselves!
    By Ellen Kamhi PHD, RN, AHN-BC
  • The Long Term Risks of TSD: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

    Individuals with TSD seek medical help for the symptoms that decrease their sense of wellness in the present, but TSD’s silent effects may have an even more devastating impact on their future health. We all try to do things that are heart healthy—and for good reason. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women.

    Laurie Heap, MD
  • Hormone Control

    When the dark hairs began sprouting on her chin and her libido plummeted, Sherrill Sellman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, suspected changes inside her body. When she started kicking off sweat-drenched sheets every night and rocketing out of bed because of predawn anxiety attacks, she resigned herself to the inevitable: Perimenopause had set in.

    Drug-free remedies to help you ease into menopause.
    By Vicky Uhland
  • Keeping Baby Natural

    Do you remember when your mom or grandmother urged you to smother your newborn baby in scented lotions or oils to get that baby fresh smell? Although that “fresh baby” smell may have made grandma feel good, what did those lotions or oils do to your baby?

    Keep our baby clean and smelling great with natural products and common sense.
    By Jenn Benson