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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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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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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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It’s not surprising to me that the age of puberty in girls has been declining the last 15-20 years. Environmental causes have been a suspect, but the reasons have not been clearly understood. The problem with early puberty is this is associated with higher rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even breast […]

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These authors conducted a triple-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effects of Shepherd’s purse hydroalcoholic extract on heavy menstrual bleeding for two consecutive menstrual cycles. This study was a triple-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effects of Shepherd’s purse extract on heavy menstrual bleeding. At medical clinics affiliated with the University […]

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Fibrocystic breast change (FBC), aka fibrocystic breast disease (FBD) is a benign disorder of the breasts that can result in lumpiness, nodules and/or pain. It is not associated with breast cancer risk, but it does make it hard to decipher if a nodule is benign or cancerous because it is not easy to distinguish these […]

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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the most common cyclic menstrual related problems reproductive age women experience.  For most it is mild, but for some it is moderate to even severe (5-8%).  Symptoms occur in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle – starting anywhere from ovulation to right before the menses, and then cease […]

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Menstrual cramps, when due to functional problems and the release of prostaglandin F2alpha in the menstrual fluid, are a common monthly problem in menstruating women. The usual immediate treatments are anti-inflammatory drugs and prostaglandin inhibitors. One such nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) is mefenamic acid. A prospective, randomized, crossover study was conducted for 2 months in 122 […]

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