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Where I live in Oregon, I’m happily surrounded by a prolific selection of fresh berries— those in the wild and commercially grown.  My childhood was rich with berry foraging while playing in the woods—red and blue huckleberries, salmon berries, thimbleberries, elderberries and blackberries.  And living in Oregon, we are rich in thousands of acres of […]

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The current recommendation for prenatal vitamin D supplementation is 400 IU to 600 IU per day.  But could higher doses be any better for the child of a pregnancy? In a randomized trial, higher doses of vitamin D supplementation was analyzed as part of a study in Denmark involving 623 women and their offspring (584 […]

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There’s probably no health benefit to soft drinks, and amongst the negatives is the association between carbonated soft drinks and low bone density and bone fractures in children and young adults.  This relationship has not been as clear for postmenopausal women until now. A famous study, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was investigated in a […]

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Most all of us are familiar with the concept that we need 10,000 steps per day to achieve health benefits. A recent study was done to investigate further the optimal number of steps daily, as well as intensity required for health benefits. This observational study was conducted in 16,700 women with a mean age of […]

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There are several reasons to recommend strength training to women, including postmenopausal women – weight management, prevent decline in muscle mass, bone density, and now hot flashes!! A new clinical trial suggests that it is effective for the hot flashes of perimenopause/menopause. When it comes to exercise, some studies suggest that exercise may help reduce […]

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Osteoarthritis of the knees can cause pain, stiffness, and diminished function.  Conventional treatments include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as Ibuprofen, analgesics such as acetaminophen, corticosteroids, corticosteroid and non-steroid injections, muscle relaxant medications, opioid or narcotic medications, physical therapy and joint replacement. Natural treatment interventions included diet and exercise plans, massage, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, physical therapy/manipulation, […]

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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and women have much higher rates than men. Women face a quadruple threat for osteoarthritis: hormones, biology, a genetic predisposition and more recently, obesity. About 60% of the 27 million individuals in the U.S. that have arthritis are women. Prior to age 55, more men tend to […]

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In the last 6 years, there have been published trials raising concerns regarding calcium supplementation and excess risk for myocardial infarction and stroke, although the findings have not been consistent. An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence on the effects of calcium intake from diet and from supplements, either alone or with vitamin D […]

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