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Women’s Vitality and Holistic Health Care

A growing number of women seek natural remedies to treat health problems, either as an alternative or a complement to conventional health care. At least one-third of Americans use alternative medicines to heal and maintain health--75% of those consumers are women. Today, women are demanding their doctors have a willingness to explore and combine complementary and conventional medical practices in their approach to female health. The result is a bridge between the two schools of thought commonly known as integrated medicine which requires women to become proactive in their role as patient and provides a safe, effective approach to maintaining and healing their bodies.

Women's Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellness

Today many women are looking beyond conventional medicine alone to keep themselves well by optimizing their health, preventing illness and treating acute and chronic conditions naturally. A holistic approach includes diet, exercise, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, stress reduction, self-care and spiritual renewal.

Women are becoming aware that most modern maladies are caused by prolonged exposure to a combination of negative lifestyles and toxic environmental factors, including junk food and malnutrition, pesticides, antibiotics, microwaves and chemical pollution of food, water and air.

 Conventional medicine, with its focus on diagnosis and treatment of disease, has the side effect of turning everything into a "condition" that needs treatment. The survival of the pharmaceutical industry is dependent on the elimination by any means of effective natural health therapies. The natural and non-patentable therapies that focuses on optimizing health, preventing illness and promoting wellness have become the treatment of choice for millions of women

Women's Natural Health Care, Alternative medicine Wouldn't it be nice to understand how we really become ill? Or why some ailments seem to crop up time and again? Do you ever experience a cold that comes out of no where and lasts for weeks, and nobody else catches it from you, and it happened about the time you lost your best friend or were really sad? And how can we take the dread out of "that" time of the month for women? Do we have to suffer from migraine headaches, PMS, cramps, depression, or the embarrassment of unexpected panic and anxiety attacks? Could hot flashes really be stopped dead in their tracks?

"To heal ourselves, we must reenter our bodies and honor them. We must resist the temptation to always place the body and its needs last. I want to awaken that still, small, wise intuitive voice in all of us, the voice of our own body which we have been forced to ignore through our culture, illness, misinformation and dysfunction. Trusting the wisdom of the body is a leap of faith for us in this culture.." Christiane Northrup, M.D.

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How Mammography Increases Your Cancer Risk

Dr. Mercola on mammography: "Screening mammography poses significant and cumulative risks of breast cancer for premenopausal women. The routine practice of taking four films of each breast annually results in approximately 1 rad (radiation absorbed dose) exposure, about 1,000 times greater than that from a chest x-ray. The premenopausal breast is highly sensitive to radiation, each 1 rad exposure increasing breast cancer risk by about 1 percent, with a cumulative 10 percent increased risk for each breast over a decade's screening. These risks are even greater for younger women subject to baseline screening."

Womens health alternative treatments and natural medicine.The annual medical check-up - - enshrined for decades as a cornerstone of preventative care - is a waste of time and money, doctors now admit. Around 44 million adults in America had a routine medical check-up between 2002 and 2004, and a range of unnecessary tests - costing $350m a year - were ordered. These included tests on blood count, serum electrolytes, and urine, plus a check on heart health. But, says Dr. Ateev Mehrotra from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, these tests shouldn't be carried out routinely. Instead, they should be ordered only if the doctor has a good reason to do so. General preventative advice is often given either during other surgery visits or from other sources. The only regular check-ups worth preserving are mammogram and cervical smear tests, he says. (Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, 2007; 167: 1876-83)

Cystitis - The Natural Solution

Cystitis is an infection of the bladder, urethritis is an infection of the urethra, and pyelonephritis is a kidney infection. Escherichia Coli causes the majority of urinary tract infections, bacteria found in the intestines. Because of the close proximity of the anus to the vagina, women seem to be more susceptible to the spread of this bacterium. Bladder infections are relatively common in women, and for men may be a sign of a more serious condition. Symptoms of cystitis include frequency, dysuria, cloudy or bloody urine, with pain and tenderness in the lower abdomen. Many plants have a local reputation as being effective in the treatment of cystitis. Often their efficacy will vary from fresh to dried samples, time of year they were picked, etc.etc.. In Wales, freshly picked Yarrow, preferable from sea cliffs, had a dramatic effect.

A client with interstitial cystitis, (IC is a rare chronic pelvic pain disorder resulting in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region-there's no known medical cause or cure.), recently e-mailed me: "I have been noticing more and more improvement since taking the Marine Phytoplankton nutrients.

I have started working out again... after 2 years! (I used to work out consistently for years and hike and all sorts of active things. I even went on some hikes recently and have another scheduled for this week. I also noticed that I have limited soreness after. I have been sleeping much better too. I had to skip taking this for 5 days (I was on a trip) and today I start back up. My body is really wanting it. Thanks so much for turning me on to this product... I believe it is really supporting my body better than any other thing that I have tried. It feels like my body can absorb it!" Lynne

Microbiome for optimal health Use of a natural immune enhancing substance for the treatment of recurrent non-bacterial female cystitis (NBRC)

A preliminary report - Results of conventional treatment of female non-bacterial recurrent cystitis (NBRC) are discouraging. Twenty nine women suffering of NBRC, and in whom previous treatment with antibiotics and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs was unsuccessful, underwent oral immune boosting therapy. Antibiotics and an obsession to sterilize our environments have resulted in a significant rise in gut-related illnesses and pressure on the medical community to finally explore this long-ignored aspect of human biology.

Research has uncovered an intricate web connecting our gut flora to virtually every process in our body. As such, imbalances in our microbial communities have been implicated in countless health issues, including immune health, psychological well-being, and some of the deepest chronic health issues of our times. Studies on the human microbiome have been hailed as the new frontier of medicine as researchers such as Martin Blaser, professor of microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine and founder of the Foundation for Bacteriology, advocate good bacteria as “the new antibiotics”.

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Women and Thyroid Disorder

Ten steps to Total women's HealthThe University of Colorado Health Sciences Center estimates that there are over 13 million more Americans who have undiagnosed thyroid problems that are causing many of their uncomfortable symptoms (fatigue, depression, excess weight, infertility, miscarriage, severe menopause, dry skin, constipation, hair loss). Dr. Richard Shames, a Harvard and University of Pennsylvania graduate who served at the NIH, Dr. R. Shames believes that we are witnessing an autoimmune low-thyroid epidemic. Karilee Shames, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nursing, points out that a major environmental trigger of low thyroid is likely to be the fluoride added to municipal water supplies. Scientists believe that fluoride can depress thyroid functions with levels as low as 2. 5 mg/ day

Dr. Julian Whitaker M.D. - "By far the most common thyroid disorder is an under-active thyroid, or hypothyroidism, which causes the symptoms above as well as others. Hypothyroidism has numerous effects on a woman's health -- it has been linked to osteoporosis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and even lung cancer. And if a woman with low thyroid function becomes pregnant, the health of her child is affected as well."

Ovarian Cyst Miracle

Women Health and Wellbeing When symptoms of bloating, pressure, cramps or pains occur in the pelvic area, with or without irregular periods or bleeding, periods with blood dots, or clots, or low fever, tiredness, for women, it may due to the growth of cysts or fibroids. About 40% of women between 20 to 50 years of age have experienced cysts/fibroids symptoms in their life time.

The sure diagnosis is to check with a doctor, and the only 100% sure cure for cysts/fibroids problem is a hysterectomy surgery. Medications are also used to relieve symptoms or to shrink these benign tumors, some with side effects not acceptable to many women. However, when no symptoms are present, one could live with cysts/fibroids for life without any problem, because most likely, these tumors are benign and cause no real danger.

Autoimmune disease in Women

The Autoimmune Connection Autoimmune diseases -- including chronic fatigue syndrome, vasculitis, juvenile diabetes, alopecia, Graves' disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis -- are among the hottest topics in the medical community. Although these diseases express themselves in different ways, in all of them, the body's immune system begins to attack normally functioning, healthy cells. Despite the recent surge in interest and research, these fascinating diseases are highly mysterious, frequently misdiagnosed, and controversial in cause and treatment. They are often interconnected in ways that are both misunderstood and life-threatening. And one of the biggest puzzles is why 80 percent of autoimmune disease sufferers are women.

For reasons we do not understand, about 75 percent of autoimmune diseases occur in women, most frequently during the childbearing years. Hormones are thought to play a role, because some autoimmune illnesses occur more frequently after menopause, others suddenly improve during pregnancy, with flare-ups occurring after delivery, while still others will get worse during pregnancy.

Autoimmune diseases remain among the most poorly understood and poorly recognized of any category of illnesses. Individual diseases range from the benign to the severe. Symptoms vary widely, notably from one illness to another, but even within the same disease. And because the diseases affect multiple body systems, their symptoms are often misleading, which hinders accurate diagnosis. To help women live longer, healthier lives, a better understanding of these diseases is needed, as well as providing early diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Marlice Vonck, DVM "The immunity provided by a natural immune enhancing substance is long lived and can help all ages who are suffering from a variety of ailments or those who want to stay well. The unfolding events surrounding Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, (SARS) is yet another painful reminder that we live in a crowded world where continents are only a plane ride away. The SARS epidemic is only one of an ongoing series of new emerging diseases. Our best global and personal strategy is to do all in our power to ensure and support our unique abilities of disease resistance and immunity.

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Overcoming The Sugar Blues

How to overcome the sugar blues A multitude of common physical and mental ailments are strongly linked to the consuming of 'pure' refined sugar. In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. Sugars increase our body's production of adrenaline by four times, which puts the body into a state of 'fight or flight' stress, without anything to fight or flee from , except the consumption of sugar. This stress reaction increases the production of both cholesterol and cortisone. Cortisone inhibits immune function.

Healthy, Beautiful Skin Naturally

Basic beauty begins with the glow of good health, which shines from within. The skin often mirrors the health of the whole body. A radiant clear complexion begins with proper nutrition, efficient digestion and assimilation of nutrients by the body and regular elimination. Skin problems are a reflection of internal health and are often a reflection of overall body and blood toxicity and/or stomach problems. Almost anything that cleanses the blood or intestines will also show a result on the skin. Skin problems can also be as a result of allergies, hormone imbalances, nutrition or dehydration.

Conquering Candida Yeast Infections: The Non-Drug Solution

People may have symptoms that appear totally unrelated to the Candida such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, vaginal yeast infections, headaches with sinus involvement, histamine allergic reactions and thrush white tongue, to name a few. Remember, the mouth is the beginning of the GI tract and culinary sugars begin their work immediately on the teeth, gums and tissues through interaction with fungi. activates candida metabolism and some of its by-products are neurotoxins such as formaldehyde, alcohol and acetlyaldehyde. One's nervous system can become deranged during Candida due to specific neurotoxins. Autism is one example of this.

Cellulite: Natural Solutions

Cellulite is the lumpy substance resembling cottage cheese that is commonly found on the thighs, stomach, and butt. Cellulite is actually a fancy name for collections of fat that push against the connective tissue beneath a person's skin, which causes the surface of the skin to dimple or pucker and look lumpy. You can check to see if you have cellulite by pinching the skin around your upper thigh. If it looks a bit lumpy, you probably have it. And if you do have cellulite, you're definitely not alone: Most girls and women - and some men - have cellulite. Therapeutic clay is being used as a cellulite solution because clay contains many of the trace minerals that your body needs to metabolize nutrients into new tissue.

Clays attracts and neutralizes poisons from the skin and internal organs. It can eliminate food allergies, food poisoning, mucus colitis, spastic colitis, viral infections, stomach flu, and parasites (parasites are unable to reproduce in the presence of clay). There is virtually no digestive disease that clay will not treat. It enriches and balances blood. It adsorbs radiation (think cell phones, microwaves, x-rays, TVs and irradiated food, for starters). It has been used for alcoholism, arthritis, cataracts, diabetic neuropathy, pain treatment, open wounds, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, animal and poisonous insect bites, acne, anemia, in fact, the list of uses is too long for this article. It was used during the Balkan war of 1910 to reduce mortality from cholera among the soldiers from sixty to three percent.

Drink the Holy Tea and dump the toxins

Dr Bill Miller - "Why have middle aged women’s stroke rate increased three times in recent years? From 1999 to 2004 nearly 2% of women aged 35 to 54 suffered from a stroke compared to the prior Federal health Surveys from 1994 to 1998 in which less that 1% of women had the same condition.. No risk factors such as smoking, heart disease or diabetes had changed between surveys. What has changed is women’s waistlines! They are two inches bigger. Their body mass index (BMI) rose from 27 to 29. Dr Miller says your shoulders should be 10 inches wider than your waistline. Eat nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables to prevent stoke. And exercise with good hydration.

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Homeopathy for Women's Health

Homeopathy can offer good health to women in all stages of their lives from infancy through old age. It is beneficial for the full range of emotional, mental and physical problems that a woman is likely to experience, and can help her through the transitional and developmental milestones of her life.

Homeopathy for WomenDuring the teen years homeopathy can help with the hormonal changes of puberty and the acne that often appears at this time, but primarily it can assist with the emotional upheavals, which frequently occur as little girls make the transition to womanhood.

Later in life when a woman gets pregnant, or has a hard time conceiving (homeopathy can help with problems of infertility), it can assist with difficulties frequently encountered, such as morning sickness and depression. By treating the mother during pregnancy and making her as healthy as she can be, we can insure that the baby will be born healthy and free of inherited diseases. By treating throughout pregnancy, we also assist the mother to go through childbirth safely and joyfully.

The homeopathic healing art is beneficial in helping women overcome the effects of hormonal shocks to the system, which can occur after a difficult birth, abortion, hysterectomy, and the use of birth control pills. Sepia, a remedy made from the inky juice of the Cuttlefish is a commonly prescribed remedy for women who have lost their spunk after a hormonal shock. Just as the Cuttlefish spreads an inky cloud around itself, so the woman needing Sepia envelops herself in a cloud of gloom. She feels emotionally flat, and has an inability to express love or display affection to her husband and children. She loses her sex drive and wants to be left alone, feeling too tired to cope with housework, and from weakness resents any demands on her time and energies.

This therapeutic science is extremely beneficial to women during menopause. Remedies such as Lachesis muta are able to help women pass through this transition with relative ease. As the remedies initiate a healing process symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, lack of energy, weepiness, and anxiety begin to gradually disappear in such a subtle fashion that the person is unaware of how they passed.

Homeopathy can be used to treat many common physical and emotional symptoms associated with menstrual cycles, hormone imbalances, and pre-menstrual syndrome. Because of its emphasis on treating the whole patient on a physical, mental, and emotional level, it is ideally suited for treating the wide range of possible symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle. Because homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body's healing system to regain a sense of balance, problems involving hormonal imbalances respond well to homeopathic treatment.

Homeopathy TodayHomeopathy Today includes inspiring articles and testimonials from veterinarians and others who have improved their animal's health or saved their lives with homeopathy. If you're interested in homeopathy, this is one magazine to get. Homeopathic remedies may be bought over the counter in all countries, and are being used to treat both human beings and animals. Each month it features articles and information from todays leading homeopaths.

I wait for mine to arrive each month and then read it cover-to-cover! Published six times a year, each issue features articles by some of the world's best homeopaths on self-treatment for common ailments (e.g., hay fever, ear infections, and the flu); on the homeopathic treatment process and the philosophical underpinnings of homeopathy; and on specific remedies or diseases.

Readers are kept up to date on the latest topics in homeopathic education, legislation that impacts homeopathic practice, conferences and workshops, reviews of new books, and much more. And each issue also contains at least one or two cure stories -- contributed by both practitioners and patients -- of their successful experiences with homeopathic treatment. In sum, there is material in each issue of Homeopathy Today that will interest everyone -- from patients to experienced practitioners. Highly recommended for laypeople, students, and professionals alike.

Homeopathy Treatment
  • When treating a patient for PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), the homeopathic practitioner will select the most appropriate remedy that covers the range of symptoms experienced. These may include fluid retention, breast tenderness, headaches, irritability, weepiness, mood swings.
  • Homeopathic treatment is also effective in treating problems associated with menstruation - heavy bleeding, prolonged periods, painful periods, absent periods, etc. It is quite common for women who have experienced debilitating menstrual cramps for many years to have pain-free menstrual cycles after treatment.
  • Homeopathy is commonly used to treat uterine fibroids, and homeopathic treatment may prevent the need for a hysterectomy.
  • Symptoms of menopause also respond to homeopathy - hot flushes, insomnia, mood swings. See the section on Homeopathy during menopause for more information.
  • Homeopathy can also be used to treat infertility conditions. Homeopathy can also help couples conceive even when there is no known medical reason for the infertility.
  • The range of conditions that may be treated with homeopathy is very wide, and includes cystitis, migraines, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, depression, insomnia, eczema, hayfever, bladder infections, gallstones or kidney stones, respiratory ailments, etc.
  • In addition, homeopathic treatment is safe and effective during pregnancy. It can help with symptoms of morning sickness, heartburn, constipation, and hemorrhoids.
  • Increasing numbers of women are making use of homeopathy during labour and childbirth, and homeopathic treatment can be very helpful after delivery, or during breast-feeding.
  • Homeopathy is truly a friend to women. It is a comprehensive system of medicine which is able to meet the needs of people in all facets of their lives, and through all of life's transitions. By strengthening the immune system and helping to balance the mind and the emotions, homeopathy can help women achieve the higher purposes of their lives, and feel their very best.
About the Author of this website

I can't remember a time in my life, prior to 1982, when I wasn't struggling with failing health. I was overweight (185 lbs), suffered from chronic fatigue and my health was steadily going down the drain. For years I had been a "junkie"--addicted to prescription and over the counter drugs. I used corticosteroids for eczema/psoriasis, antibiotics for recurring throat and breast infections. I also used nasal decongestants for chronic sinus congestion, and other drugs for chronic backaches and other health problems. Unfortunately, instead of generating a cure, the medications (including a course of nine months of antibiotics) merely temporarily suppressed my symptoms, weakened my immune system, and in the long run made me sicker.

In 1982 my doctor told me that I had to have a mastectomy because my body was no longer responding to medication. But I was determined to not let them cut off my breast. I had enough of orthodox medicine; I knew I had to change direction to improve my overall health and vitality. Learn how I overcame a lifetime of chronic diseases and addiction to prescription drugs, and how I lost 60 lbs in 3 months effortlessly. Shirley

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Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
by Tori Hudson, Christiane Northrup

 At least one-third of Americans use alternative medicines to heal and maintain health--75% of those consumers are women. Today, women are demanding their doctors have a willingness to explore and combine complementary and conventional medical practices in their approach to female health. The result is a bridge between the two schools of thought commonly known as integrated medicine which requires women to become proactive in their role as patient and provides a safe, effective approach to maintaining and healing their bodies.

Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine covers in depth the whole range of women's health concerns including menstrual difficulties, menopause, endometriosis, osteoporosis and others and explains how integrated medicine can be used to treat these conditions.

Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Guide to natural treatments for Fibromyalgia and other immune system disorders
Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder for which mainstream medicine has no solution other than heavy, and often ineffective, use of painkillers. Perhaps you have been told by a well-meaning but uniformed doctor that you will "just have to learn to live with it." Well guess what... you do have options. The good news is, your symptoms can be diminished or reduced by using natural, nutritional, herbal and homeopathic products that address these symptoms.

Endometriosis is a disease affecting women in their reproductive years. The tissue that lines the inside of the uterus and builds up and sheds each month in the menstrual cycle is called Endometrium tissue. In endometriosis, the endometrium tissue is found growing and shedding blood outside the uterus, in other areas of the body. This misplaced tissue develops into growths or lesions which respond to the menstrual cycle in the same way that the tissue of the uterine lining does.

Stress is a significant component of many recurrent and chronic women's health problems, including fibroids and endometriosis. In her article Stress Reduction for Relief of Fibroids and Endometriosis, Susan Lark, MD explains how in women with fibroids and endometriosis, strss may negatively affect hormonal balance and lead to growth in the size of fibroid tumors. Dr. Lark offers a program of stress reducing techniques for women suffering from these conditions. Page Divider

Weight Loss: Natural and Healthy Solutions

Some causes of obesity and or sudden weight gain may include: disturbance in thyroid function; glandular malfunctions; diabetes; hypoglycemia; hyperinsulinemia; emotional tension or stress; anxiety; depression; allergies. You may have been on many diets and you may have even spent hundreds of dollars trying to lose weight with pills, powders, herbs, high protein diets, low-fat and no-fat diets, packaged foods, weight loss clinics, and the list goes on and on.

Twenty four years ago, when I was 30, I weighted 185 pounds, I suffered from chronic fatigue and I was sick most of the time with one thing or another. I was also a victim of the never-ending flow of propaganda from the medical establishment (which I think of as the "disease" establishment because they focus on disease rather than on prevention and wellness) who wants to maintain a monopoly on the word "cure" and who wants us to believe that we have no control over our own health and that our only hope to get "well" is with drugs, surgery and radiation.

When I turned to holistic health therapy, I lost 60 pounds in 3 months effortlessly. (and never had to struggle again to keep my weight down) and my energy level and stamina improved dramatically. I was able to function better overall. I became calmer, centered and focused, and generally I felt happier and became much healthier.

Dr. Young PhD, maintain that the primary culprit behind excessive weight gain, as well as many other health problems, is a chronic state of acidity in the body (a pH value below 7.1). Shifting the body’s chemistry to a more alkaline pH, they maintain, will quickly and easily result in the loss of excess weight and the buildup of more lean muscle tissue.

The acid-alkaline balance of the body has an enormous impact on a person’s health. The pH level (acid - alkaline measurement) of our internal fluids affects every cell in our bodies. Chronic acidity will interrupt all cellular activities and functions - it interferes with life itself. When the pH of the body gets out of balance (too acidic), we may experience low energy, fatigue, excess weight, poor digestion, aches and pains, and even more serious disorders. When the body is excessively acidic, vital organs and individual cells are subject to damage or destruction. This condition, known as acidosis, can be a cause, an effect, or even a symptom of almost any health condition. By balancing the body's acidity levels, this simple plan can help toward curing various medical conditions, including arthritis, hepatitis, insomnia, alcoholism, and kidney disease

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Premarin Premarin is an estrogen replacement drug

Premarin - a prescription drug currently being used by over 8 million women with menopausal symptoms--is responsible for agonizing conditions and ultimate death of thousands of horses annually

"Of the women in menopause today, about half start synthetic hormone replacement, but only half of those stick with it because of the side effects or fear of cancer risk. The threat of breast and uterine cancer is dramatically increased with HRT. Premarin, an estrogen replacement drug for menopausal women made from pregnant mare's urine, is the top selling drug of any kind in the U.S. But justifiable controversy about synthetic hormone replacement may mean that the threat of breast and uterine cancer is dramatically increased with HRT. In 51 studies covering 21 countries involving more than 52,000 women with breast cancer and 108,000 women without breast cancer, women who used Premarin for 5 years or longer had a 35% higher risk of developing cancer than women who had never been on HRT. (Good news! The higher risk for breast cancer diminished and largely disappeared after about 5 years off HRT treatment.)

Most women don't know that Premarin, is made from pregnant mare's urine, and that the mares are kept in horrendous conditions - their foals are sold for slaughter. Premarin is the most prescribed of all drugs in America today. The mares are artificially inseminated and forced to spend their 11-month pregnancies in stalls so small they cannot turn. If they try to lie down, their heads are jolted upright by their halter chains. Long lines of pregnant horses stand, chained and strapped into cramped concrete and steel pens like rows of four-legged galley slaves. They shuffle uncomfortably from hoof to hoof. A forlorn look fills their eyes as they stare. Their coats are dull, their ears droopy - tell-tale signs of a horse's misery. Many get sore, swollen legs or become crippled from standing, months on end, in their tiny concrete stalls. The mares are kept constantly thirsty. They are denied water so that their urine becomes thick." Linda Page, N.D. Ph.D

  • Myths of Osteoporosis ? Estrogen's Deadly Truth "...a story of deception, betrayal, hidden agendas, propaganda and misinformation. " Learn about the link between estrogen replacement therapy, osteoporosis and me
  • Estrogen dominance, women's problems and menopause Excessive estrogens and stagnation of blood circulation are the major cause of most women's problems including breast, uterine and ovarian cancers by Julia Chang, M.Sc
  • Before The Change: complete do-it-yourself program for managing PERIMENOPAUSE - Herbal Combinations for Menopause
  • Natural progesterone v/s synthetic progesterone Synthetic progestins, because they are not exact replicas of the body's natural progesterone, unfortunately create a long list of side effects, some of which are quite severe.
  • Osteoporosis and Arthritis linked to fluoride Fluoride is the most bone seeking element known to mankind. The US Public Health Service has stated that fluoride makes the bones more brittle and dental enamel more porous.
Breast Cancer

"Misconceptions and illusions prevail in the management of breast cancer. Despite evidence that mastectomy, radiation following lumpectomy, axillary node dissection, or intensive follow-up surveillance have little impact on survival, these practices are adhered to tenaciously. The extent to which current treatment for breast cancer succeeds in prolonging life remains open to question. The imperative for doctors to do something sometimes contradicts their pledge to do no harm."

"Mammograms increase the risk for developing breast cancer and raise the risk of spreading or metastasizing an existing growth," says Dr. Charles B. Simone, a former clinical associate in immunology and pharmacology at the National Cancer Institute.

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The Ugly Side of Cosmetics

Toxic Cosmetics Make-up and body care products have been linked to allergic reactions, birth defects, and even cancer. It is a medically recognized fact that our body absorbs significant amounts of what we put on our skin. With Certified Organic food rapidly becoming the nutrition of choice by the health conscious amongst us, why would you accept any less for your skin?

Make-up and body care products contain ingredients suspected of causing cancer; potential neuro-, liver-, and immunotoxins; and suspected hormone disruptors that could cause birth defects in any children she might bear in the future. Many consumers may be surprised to learn that the US federal government doesn’t require health studies or pre-market testing on personal care products. Manufacturers are free to put just about anything they want into cosmetics—a far-reaching category used by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include everything from make-up and deodorant to lotions and mouthwashes.

Hair Loss / Baldness /Alopecia

From the American Institute of Preventive Medicine:
"Most men and women experience hair loss as they get older; indeed, most men have some degree of baldness by age 60. This is quite normal and affects some persons more than others, especially if baldness runs in the family. Sudden or abnormal hair loss could, however, result from:

  • Taking certain medications (like some used in treating cancer, circulatory disorders, ulcers or arthritis)
  • Following a crash diet
  • Hormonal changes such as with menopause
  • A prolonged or serious illness
  • Some medical conditions lead to hair loss such as Hypothyroidism and ringworm (the latter is a fungal infection that affects the scalp and/or the hairs themselves)

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