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One of my mainstay nutraceuticals for general anxiety disorder is L-theanine, even though the research is not consistent or considerable.  My clinical experience is what mostly guides my consistent recommendations for it. Theanine is a non-protein amino acid that was first isolated from green tea and is chemically similar in structure to glutamic acid.  L-theanine […]

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There are 490 documented positive pregnancy outcomes after use of ginger root during pregnancy registered with the European Medicines Agency (EMA).  Data indicates that no malformation or fetal toxicity was associated with the use of ginger root during pregnancy.  But, because they require a minimum of 1,000 cases to determine safety, the EMA still advises […]

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Dysmenorrhea, also called menstrual cramps is one of the most common problems in menstruating women.  There are two types of dysmenorrhea: Primary and secondary.  Primary dysmenorrhea includes lower abdominal/uterus/pelvic pain during the menses and in the absence of any known pelvic pathology. On the other hand, secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by a disorder in the […]

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Turmeric and its main bioactive component, curcumin has previously reported benefits in liver injury and cirrhosis.  The current randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial investigated the effects of curcumin supplementation on health-related quality of life in patients with liver cirrhosis. The study included 70 patients, ages 20-70 from a gastroenterology outpatient clinic in Iran.  The patients had […]

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Uterine fibroids (aka leiomyomas) are a common benign uterine tumor that originates from the smooth muscle of the uterus.  They are not cancerous growths.  The incidence in general, in U.S. women is about 9.6% of the female population, but it is more common in black women with an incidence of 18.5% (and possibly other nonwhite […]

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Depression is worldwide, and over 264 million individuals suffer from it across the world. Depression is one of the most commonly occurring mental health disorders occurring in adults and children. [i]  According to The World Health Organization, depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide.  [ii] Depression is a common mental health condition […]

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Insomnia comes in all sizes and shapes but in essence, it is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. Insomnia is considered chronic if it occurs at least 3 […]

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Hot flashes and/or night sweats, collectively called vasomotor symptoms (VMS), are the most common symptom of perimenopause/menopause.  The average duration of VMS is about 7 years, so more options to address this frequently significant symptom, are always welcomed.  While VMS can come in all sizes and shapes, varying from mild to severe and infrequent to […]

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