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Vaginal delivery often comes with postpartum uterine contractions and pain in more than 82% of women.  This pain can interfere with bonding between mother and child, interfere with breast feeding, and can obviously affect the comfort and quality of life of the mother.  Numerous conventional analgesics are used to mediate the pain, but many plant […]

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I was doing some vacation reading and came across some inventions that impressed me for their forward-thinking approach to personal and/or planetary health.  I thought you might be interested…. Out of Thin Air This one caught my attention both for its ability to be used in disaster/crisis ridden areas where water inaccessibility is immediate and […]

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is considered a neurological disorder with chronic and widespread musculoskeletal pains.  It can also be associated with mild to severe fatigue, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, hypersensitivities to light/sound/touch, digestive problems, headaches and cognitive difficulties.  More women than men have FM. While we do not understand what causes fibromyalgia, it appears that it is […]

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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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Hunger

I’ve been thinking about hunger lately. Hunger and hungry seems to best describe oh so many things that we yearn for/are hungry for… peace, love, safety, ethics, leadership, security, food, water (safe water), healthy air to breathe, adequate shelter, livelihood, job, purpose, health, spirituality, connectedness, community, communication, faith, honesty, nature, and… I know there are […]

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This study was done looking at 200 Swedish women aged 38-60 who underwent cycling testing that measured cardiovascular fitness. They were followed for an average of 29 years. Using objective assessments and repeat neuropsycychiatric evaluations, 23% were diagnosed with dementia at a mean age of 80. Researchers compared women who had medium cardiovascular fitness at […]

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Postmenopausal women with anxiety with an average age of 45-60 were included in this Iranian study. The 156 women had anxiety scores ranging from 20 to 35 using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). All women were naturally menopausal and were within 6 years of their last menstrual period. Women were excluded if they were taking […]

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