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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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Yeast vaginitis, aka vulvovaginal candidiasis, is the second most common vaginal infection in women.  The most common is bacterial vaginosis.  The infection most often causes discharge and itching of the local area.  Candida albicans is the most common species, but not the only species.  This is relevant because in cases that are chronic or frequently […]

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Perhaps you are already a connoisseur of green tea, or perhaps you are already aware of the many health benefits, including the area of breast cancer risk reduction and recurrence.  Based on a study some years back, I have been advising women with stage I and II breast cancer to drink 5 cups/day or take […]

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Menopausal hormone therapy is prescribed to address menopause related symptoms, as well as to reduce risks of several chronic diseases and to treat select conditions. Despite its significant benefits, there are slight risks, and there are occasionally nuisance issues that require attention. One of these is breast tenderness. Breast tenderness can be caused by estrogen […]

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Tinnitus has been one of those health issues that over the years, I have come to accept I have very little to offer my patients.  While ginkgo has shown up previous to this study, as a potential option, I was eager to read this study for any renewed hope for it. Patients have the experience […]

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At the Movies

This blog is going to be short and sweet….please go see “FANTASTIC FUNGI” (https://fantasticfungi.com/) …a documentary about the power of mushrooms and the health of animals, humans, plants, soil, air, and the human collective. “Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet.” The story […]

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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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Primary dysmenorrhea (aka menstrual cramps not caused by endometriosis or uterine fibroids or infections) is caused by an increase prostaglandin leakage of the endometrium (lining of the uterus), during menses. The most common conventional treatment is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) which block an enzyme that causes the blockage of synthesis of the prostaglandins. Ginger is […]

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