- August 1st, 2008
Here’s one more reason to avoid hormone replacement therapy: New research shows that women who take hormones to ease their transition through menopause greatly increase their risk of having abnormal or inconclusive mammograms.By Rachel Odell
- June 1st, 2008
The severe pain and heavy bleeding associated with endometriosis impacts nearly 5 million US women. While there’s no cure, yoga can help manage pain. Try these poses from Yoga for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle by Linda Sparrowe (Natural Solutions’ editor-in-chief) and Patricia Walden (Shambhala, 2004).
By Nora Simmons
- April 1st, 2008
The cheery yellow flowers of Europe’s native arnica plant (Arnica montana) have “had a place in folk medicine for hundreds of years,” says Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc, author of Natural Choices for Women’s Health (Three Rivers Press, 2005), “helping those who suffer from bruises, contusions, joint pains, or any kind of physical trauma.” We noBy Victoria Dolby Toews, MPH
- February 1st, 2008
Some see menstruation as a curse that dashes vacation plans, cramps our bellies (and our styles), and wreaks havoc on our emotions. Others embrace it as a welcome sign of health and an integral part of womanhood. But in an age when a pill exists for everything, a growing number of women look toward one that can render their menstrual cycle something else entirely: optional.
What you need to know before you stop the flow.By Lisa Marshall
- February 1st, 2008
It doesn’t seem all that tricky. But in the US, baby making has turned into one of the most earnest endeavors of the 21st century. More than 6 million women of childbearing age have trouble getting pregnant, and infertility affects an estimated one in 10 couples.
10 foods to boost baby makingBy Lisa Turner
- October 1st, 2007By Vonalda M. Utterback, CN
- February 1st, 2007
Whether you experience heavy bleeding during your period, after childbirth, following a miscarriage, or in the flooding of perimenopause, these gentle yoga sequences provide a safe and practical way to stem the tide, get some relief, and connect to what‘s going on inside. If you feel exhausted and weak from excessive bleeding, rest completely.By De West
- August 1st, 2006
If you find yourself thinking more often of shopping lists than bedroom trysts, it might be time to tune up your sex drive.By Elizabeth Larkam
- March 1st, 2006
Routine screening has made this disease almost entirely preventable, but the virus that causes it still runs rampant. Simple precautions, a healthy diet, and regular checkups can keep it under control.By Diana Somerville
- January 1st, 2006
Gather your breasts, whatever their form—large, small, pointy, curvaceous, pert, or saggy—and cup them close to your heart. Cherish this part of your body, for as Psalm 139 says, “I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” But lately, the emphasis seems heavy on the fear, with the spotlight falling mainly on breast cancer, and light on the wonder.By Elizabeth Marglin