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Current  exercise mantras for optimum health benefits and for some time now has been 150-300 minutes/week of moderate physical activity OR 75-150 minutes of vigorous activity per week.  This current study asked the question, is vigorous physical activity (versus moderate activity) associated with lower risk for death? Researchers analyzed data from more than 400,000 residents […]

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The fruit and flowers of Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) have been traditionally used to treat and help to prevent common colds and the flu. Sambucus nigra is a species complex of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae native to most of Europe and North America.  Common names include elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry, and European black elderberry native to a large area of North America east of the Rocky […]

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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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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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Where I live in Oregon, I’m happily surrounded by a prolific selection of fresh berries— those in the wild and commercially grown.  My childhood was rich with berry foraging while playing in the woods—red and blue huckleberries, salmon berries, thimbleberries, elderberries and blackberries.  And living in Oregon, we are rich in thousands of acres of […]

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We’ve all read and heard many things the last 3 months about viruses, antibodies, testing, treatments and prevention for COVID-19.  I’ve hesitated to write about any natural medicines that might have a protective or intervention role… but I have found this current update on vitamin D  to be safe and valuable enough, to pass along. […]

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There are two recent studies that I want to call attention to, that are relevant for our continued efforts to reduce the risk of breast cancer.  The first addresses the issue of weight loss.  In postmenopausal middle-aged women who lose weight and actually are successful in keeping it off, their risk of breast cancer is […]

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The current recommendation for prenatal vitamin D supplementation is 400 IU to 600 IU per day.  But could higher doses be any better for the child of a pregnancy? In a randomized trial, higher doses of vitamin D supplementation was analyzed as part of a study in Denmark involving 623 women and their offspring (584 […]

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