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Korean red ginseng has been used traditionally for the relief of some menopause symptoms, and also has some previously published data for this purpose.  In the current double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial, Korean Red Ginseng was studied in women with surgical menopause due to a gynecological cancer. This is important as women with surgical menopause can […]

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Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor in the uterus.  Most do not cause any symptoms and don’t require any investigation or treatment.  But, for some women, maybe about a third, women with uterine fibroids, also called uterine myomas may need a therapy—either to control abnormal uterine bleeding, reduce the size due to pressure […]

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Rhodiola has long been categorized as an adaptogenic plant, the same category as Ashwagandha, Panax ginseng, Schisandra and others.  These plants are known for their ability to support the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and by doing so, foster a healthy physiologic response to stress and the release of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), cortisol and beta-endorphins.  Rhodiola also […]

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Many herbal options have been studied for the purpose of relieving menopause symptoms.  Black cohosh has been studied the most.  This current study evaluates the effectiveness of a combination of black cohosh and rhodiola, compared with black cohosh alone to relieve menopause symptoms.   Numerous symptoms are possible with perimenopause and/or menopause.  These include hot flashes/night […]

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We have only a few studies on natural ingredients in endometriosis.  I was hoping to see a positive result with this study, but unfortunately, that was not the case.  This study was designed to determine if vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improved endometriosis related pelvic pain in adolescents. Women aged 12-25 with surgically […]

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Two things to focus on here are air pollutants and heat from climate change.  There are many other environmental exposure impacts on women’s health, fertility, pregnancies and in utero exposure, but the systematic review of 68 studies from 2007 to 2019 evaluated the association between ambient heat, air pollution  and obstetric outcomes including preterm birth […]

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The most common symptom women experience in perimenopause and menopause, is hot flashes— day and/or night.  They are also called vasomotor symptoms, which are a sudden feeling of heat, burning and/or sweating with a slight increase in body temperature due to  increased metabolic rate and vasoconstriction in the periphery.  These fluctuating levels of estrogen, and […]

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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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