Nutrition & Other Ideas for Better Women's Health

Soy: A Natural Remedy for Menopause?
Soy is being widely promoted as a natural alternative to HRT. This is because it contains genistein, a plant estrogen that has similar but weaker effects to normal estrogen found in women. This article says that Dr. Saffron Whitehead, reader in reproductive physiology at St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, said new studies on human cells have shown that genistein and other phyto-oestrogens may also stop the enzymes that comprise these hormones." This finding is potentially important to the phyto-oestrogen story," Whitehead added in a statement. "We really don't know how phyto-oestrogens act in the human body. They could be weak estrogen mimics, estrogen blockers or enzyme inhibitors. If they do stop the natural production of estrogens, we should consider whether soy supplements be sold as a natural alternative to HRT," Whitehead explains.

Healthy Cooking Tips from 9 Celebrity Chefs
When it comes to healthy cooking, chefs know about it. In this article at, nine celebrity chefs unselfishly share some quick tips they applied in their cooking. For Food Network's Healthy Appetite host and registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, using nonfat yogurt instead of sour cream is like taking care of your heart. He also recommends skipping the traditional brownies. For Top Chef host Lee Anne Wong, replacing the pork with tofu cuts means eliminating the saturated fat. Other celebrity chefs who gave their advice include Sara Moulton, Gourmet magazine's executive chef, Giada De Laurentiis, of the Food Network's Everyday Italian, and many more. See Flourish for personal/ private chef services in Aspen, CO.

Find Out How a Chiropractor Can Help During Pregnancy
If you are currently pregnant or curious about how a chiropractor can help an expectant mother to feel more comfortable during pregnancy and have a better birth experience, make a point of checking out the series of informative articles posted on the web site. Elevated hormonal levels in a woman's body in the months before giving birth can exacerbate pre-existing conditions like sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome and cause lower back pain. Reading the articles posted here will help a mother to be understand how the changes in her body affect her back and will help someone in this time of life to make good decisions about her health care.

Your Bones: Keep Them Healthy and Strong
This page on gives a detailed medical account of osteoporosis—what it is, what the signs are, and what the causes are. It mentions many different hormone replacement therapies and other treatments. This is the site that women should use if they would like a laymen's explanation on many different HRT drugs. It has a section on tips to reduce the risk of osteoporosis as well as a bullet section of both uncontrollable and controllable risk factors. There is also a section on questions to ask your doctor.

All About Tahitian Noni Juice
Tahitian noni juice was first researched by food scientist John Wadsworth in the 90s. He went to Tahiti to find out more about Tahitian noni juice. He found out that the noni fruit was high in antioxidants and rich in a history of helping people. He partnered with other scientists and spent nearly three years formulating Tahitian Noni juice - a product that has never been duplicated. Also discussed here are the benefits of Tahitian noni juice, such as treating cancer, supporting the immune system and helping the digestive system.

Skin Health for Women
A handy site that lists conditions and remedies for them. You can treat everything from sunburn, eczema and burns with these handy tips. Includes a section about natural skin care, listing tips on how to improve the effectiveness of your dandruff shampoo, keeping hair and nails hydrated in the cold weather, adding baking soda to your shampoo to remove shampoo residue, use sun to ease dandruff, using baking soda as a natural deodorant, taking baking soda foot baths and making an exfoliating facial scrub. Tons of helpful hints for women who want to take good care of their skin and do so naturally.

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