Sunday, December 17, 2017
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What Is Vaginal Dryness?  A declining estrogen level, (less estrogen production) is the most common cause of vaginal dryness. This leads to thinning and drying of the vaginal wall, which causes sexual intimacy to become painful. You may find yourself trying to avoid sexual relations with your partner just because it has become painful and you don’t know why or what you can do about it. The latest statistics show: ·    95% of all adult women suffer from occasional vaginal dryness. The birth of a child, stress and diet are common factors. ·    Vaginal dryness affects 50% of post-menopausal... (Read More ...)

Here are a few questions from an interview with Dr Christiane Northrup and  Share Guide which is a Holistic Health Magazine and Resource Directory.This is taken  from her book Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom – her information is always good, especially if you are new to this information. Share Guide: If you have a body you are worthy of being healthy, if you ask me. If you are going to be healthy, you should listen to your body’s signals and you should have some rest in your work week. All of my successful mentors take regular time off through the year to get away. Dr.... (Read More ...)

Two Types of Breast Cancer – Signs and Symptoms to Look For  Breast cancer is classified into two types, based on whether or not it is invasive: * Noninvasive (in situ) breast cancer: Cancer cells have not spread to adjacent areas of your breast—they have remained in their place of origin. The most common type is ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which occurs in the lining of the milk ducts. Noninvasive breast cancer is sometimes called “stage 0” cancer. * Invasive breast cancer. Cancer cells infiltrate or spread outside the membrane that lines a duct or lobule, into surrounding... (Read More ...)

Facts About Breast Cancer According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed each year in the US, making it three times more common than other gynecological cancers. Breast cancer will claim the lives of 40,000 people this year. What is really disturbing is the speed at which breast cancer rates have risen over the past 5 decades. In 1960, one in twenty women were diagnosed—but today, it is one in seven. The following are some important facts about this type of cancer: * One woman in eight who lives to age 85 will develop breast cancer. *... (Read More ...)

15 Things You Can do if You Are Having a Mammogram: I recently did a post with 4 parts to the article about the negative side of having mammograms. The information was written five years ago and when I researched this month, it is still a controversial subject, depending on whose opinion you want to believe. Here are some common sense things to look for if you decide to go this route.  – Sheri Goddard 1-    Get the best, even if it means a long journey. 2–    Go where they specialize, preferably where they do at least 20 mammograms a day. 3–    Be sure the facility is... (Read More ...)

The Experts Speak on Mammograms and Breast Cancer – Part 4 This is the final part of the article from Below is a good resource of information written by a variety of doctors.   Regular mammography of younger women increases their cancer risks. Analysis of controlled trials over the last decade has shown consistent increases in breast cancer mortality within a few years of commencing screening. This confirms evidence of the high sensitivity of the premenopausal breast, and on cumulative carcinogenic effects of radiation. The Politics Of Cancer by Samuel S Epstein... (Read More ...)

Mammograms and Breast Cancer – Part 3 New Screening Technologies While screening is an important step in fighting breast cancer, many researchers are looking for alternatives to mammography. Burton Goldberg totes the safety and accuracy of new thermography technologies. Able to detect cancers at a minute physical stage of development, thermography does not use x-rays, nor is there any compression of the breast. Also important, new thermography technologies do not lose effectiveness with dense breast tissue, decreasing the chances of false-negative results. Some doctors are now offering digital... (Read More ...)

Mammograms and Breast Cancer – Part 2 Radiation Risks Many critics of mammography cite the hazardous health effects of radiation. In 1976, the controversy over radiation and mammography reached a saturation point. At that time mammographic technology delivered five to 10 rads (radiation-absorbed doses) per screening, as compared to 1 rad in current screening methods. In women between the ages of 35 and 50, each rad of exposure increased the risk of breast cancer by one percent, according to Dr. Frank Rauscher, then-director of the NCI. According to Russell L. Blaylock, MD, one estimate is... (Read More ...)

Mammograms and Breast Cancer – Part 1 Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women between the ages of 44 and 55. Dr. Gofinan, in his book, Preventing Breast Cancer, cites this startling statistic along with an in-depth look at mammographic screening, an early-detection practice that agencies like the American Cancer Society recommend to women of all age groups. According to most health experts, catching a tumor in its early stages increases a woman’s chances of survival by at least 17 percent. The most common method for early detection is mammography. A mammogram... (Read More ...)

So you and your doctor have decided to replace your decreasing hormones with natural hormones instead of the synthetic alternatives.  Congratulations!  But don’t stop here.  The next puzzle piece is how to get the hormones inside your body where they can exert their beneficial effects. And don’t be too quick to swallow the obvious:  a capsule or tablet.  The problem is, many of the benefits of natural HRT will be lost as the hormones go through the process of digestion. None of your circulating hormones are secreted into your digestive tract as a means of total body distribution.  Glands... (Read More ...)