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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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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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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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The Vagina After Childbirth

During pregnancy, childbirth and post pregnancy, most woman are focussed on the wellbeing and development of their new baby. Eventually though, the time will come where most women will take time out to consider the after effects on their bodies that childbirth has produced. For many women, the catalyst that prompts this undertaking of their image can be caused by … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Kegel exercises

Strong, healthy vaginal muscles are essential for women of all ages. Like every other muscle in the body, the vaginal muscles need tone and vitality to stay strong and healthy. And, just like every other muscle in the body, the vaginal muscles lose this tone and vitality if not cared for properly. If left untreated, weakened vaginal muscles make women … Continue reading

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Menopause Advice for Him

Amongst the many letters and emails we receive, asking about advice for menstrual problems and period pains, we occasionally come across letters from women who are concerned that their husbands do not know how to cope with both the physical and mental changes occurring. I have decided to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) today in order to … Continue reading

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Period Pains, Your Doctor and You

Period pains are an affliction usually suffered mainly by younger women, although certainly not exclusively, as many older women also suffer from period cramps as well. Usually starting in the early teens, periods are rarely painful to begin with, but can quickly become more prominent once a female enters her late teens. The presence of ovulation, when an egg is … Continue reading

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How to regain your figure after pregnancy

The average woman gains around 25-35 pounds during her pregnancy. This extra weight is essential for a healthy mother and baby, but many women struggle to get back into shape for months, and even years after the birth. While the health of you and your new baby should always remain the central focus, there are a number of highly effective … Continue reading

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How to flatten stomach after childbirth

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting and happy time but it can cause unwanted physical changes and extra weight that is difficult to shift. Undoubtedly the body part that the majority of women feel most self-conscious about after childbirth is the stomach. Pregnancy causes the muscles in this area to soften and stretch to accommodate the growing … Continue reading

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Yoga and the Menopause

The Menopause is widely accepted as one of the most physically challenging and emotionally draining stages of a woman’s life. Symptoms such as anxiety, mood swings, hot flashes and feeling helpless and overwhelmed, all combine to make life very difficult for women experiencing the menopause. While the menopause is considered a natural biological process, there exist many different methods in … Continue reading

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