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Archive for November, 2011

How Can I Keep My Vagina Fresh?

Because it is such an embarrassing and sensitive topic for many women, the question ‘ How Can I Keep My Vagina Fresh?’ is often avoided at all costs, with many women not having the confidence to approach their doctors with this surprisingly common problem. Vaginal odour is natural, with each women having their own unique scent. This only becomes an … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Menopause Halt Your Sex Life

The decline of a woman’s sex drive during menopause is considered by many sufferers to be a normal symptom. This can promote intense feelings of sadness, frustration and guilt; all emotions that heighten existing libido problems. While some of the physical changes that occur during menopause can attribute to the loss of sex drive, many of the real problems are … Continue reading

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Hormone Disruptors and Irregular Periods

Recent scientific studies have shown that certain synthetic chemicals and materials can act as hormone disruptors, thus potentially adding to the symptoms associated with the menopause and causing irregularities with the monthly reproduction cycle of many women. One of the synthetic materials, found in almost every home, is plastic. Plastics emit chemicals which are not natural for our body, and … Continue reading

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The Rise of Herbal Remedies in the West

Eastern herbal medicine has been effectively used by Asian health practitioners for thousands of years. The logic behind herbal remedies is that the body should maintain an equilibrium in order to maintain health, and that illness occurs when there is an imbalance within a person’s body. Modern supporters of herbal remedies assert that such treatments are far more effective than … Continue reading

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Top 5 Symptoms of Menopause and how to relieve them!

This week I would like to take the time to review the 5 most common menopause symptoms, and how they can best be relieved. Many of the solutions we will cover today offer excellent short-term relief, and will hopefully allow you to cope with even the most difficult of days. 1) Fatigue – The modern women already has what seems … Continue reading

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Women and Cholesterol

1 in every 3 women will develop heart disease in their lives, a condition caused primarily by high cholesterol. Being the number 1 killer of women in developed countries, heart disease remains an illness that every woman should be aware of….and how to avoid it. Cholesterol, produced in the liver from saturated fats, is actually an essential part of the … Continue reading

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Hot flushes: what works and what doesn’t

If you’ve ever had one, you’ll know the symptoms only too well. A hot flush or ‘hot flash’ is a sudden, intense feeling of heat that strikes without warning and rapidly spreads over the face and upper body. The sensation is often accompanied by uncontrollable sweating, a rapid heartbeat, nausea, dizziness and feelings of anxiety. Each flush can last up … Continue reading

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Yoga and Menopause

Fluctuating hormone levels during menopause can leave women feeling out of balance, both physically and emotionally. Hot flushes, muscle ache, disrupted sleep, anxiety, mood swings: menopausal women can often feel powerless and at the mercy of their own changing bodies. Women have traditionally turned to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for help, but the medication has been associated with a number … Continue reading

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Beauty Tips – Part 1

As a woman gets older, perhaps into her 40′s or 50′s, she will inevitably show some visible signs of aging. That doesn’t mean, however, that she should just give up and stop caring about her appearance. Today, we will look at some beauty tips that should help women to maintain their youthful appearance for much longer. The mistake that many … Continue reading

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Stressed? Maybe that is the cause of your irregular periods!

When women experience irregular periods, they often overlook a key factor when trying to determine the cause – Stress! When a woman becomes stressed, it can cause her body to enter a catabolic state, which essentially means that the body is not restoring its chemicals in a balanced fashion, affecting hormone levels significantly. In addition to this, high levels of … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Abnormal Menstrual Cycles

Many women believe that their period or menstrual cycle is abnormal, but often many women are not aware of what an abnormal symptom or condition actually is, and in turn, causing themselves extra worry and stress over the matter. Here are some of the genuine symptoms that occur when a woman is experiencing an abnormal period or menstrual cycle: a) … Continue reading

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How to Achieve Firmer and Perkier Breasts

One of the most noticeable after effects of pregnancy, and even more so after breast feeding, are sagging breasts. Once a woman has finished breast feeding, and the milk has dried up, the breasts will have lost their natural shape and firmness. This can be a very depressing outcome for many women, who, in turn, lose their self confidence in … Continue reading

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