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Decreasing Dysmenorrhea: High Dose Vitamin D to Reduce Cramps

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 /

Women endure menses for an average of 40 years: once a month for 12 months for four decades—about half of our lives. Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)—to varying degrees of discomfort—are also likely to occur in about 50 percent of reproductive-age women. … Read More


Chandler Marrs

Glyphosate Induced Obesity?

Monday, July 28th, 2014 /

Are you struggling with your weight? Are you eating well and exercising but still not losing weight? Well then, it might be time to consider what’s on or in what you are eating or what you are eating eats. Sound … Read More


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The Dangers of Glyphosate Herbicides

Friday, July 25th, 2014 /

Do we know what we’re eating? That’s the question that I constantly ask myself, because I know that at this point in time, my own regulations are the only thing protecting my health. It seems that the moment I become … Read More


Margaret Aranda, MD

Hysterectomy in America

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 /

Women suffer in childbearing, many women suffer during their periods, and many more women suffer from various methods of birth control. They also suffer from fibroids, leiomyoma, uterine prolapse, immobilizing pain, bleeding, migraines, endometriosis, uterine cancer, and are immobilized, squirming … Read More


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Vitamin D3 and Thyroid Health

Monday, July 21st, 2014 /

The benefits of vitamin D3 garner a plethora of glowing press these days but little information has been reported about how this essential nutrient may be associated with thyroid disorders. An alarming number of Americans—over 25 million—suffer from thyroid disease. … Read More


Chandler Marrs

Maternal Vitamin B: From Periconception and Beyond

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 /

A wise midwife recently told me that in 1960′s the B vitamins were part and parcel of a healthy pregnancy, not just folate (vitamin B9), that we stress now, but the entire complex of B vitamins, including: thiamine (vitamin B1), … Read More


Philippa Bridge-Cook

Hope for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 /

Two days ago I helped my twelve year old daughter pack for two weeks of overnight camp. We followed the suggested packing list that the camp provided, and when we got near the bottom of the list I realized there … Read More


Leslie Wakefield

Physical Therapy for Endometriosis Adhesions and Symptoms

Monday, July 14th, 2014 /

As a women’s health physical therapist specializing in pain and scar tissue, I frequently see patients in clinic with intense, often debilitating pain caused by endometriosis.  These women have often tried every treatment made available to them:  surgery to cut … Read More


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Thyroid Disease and Testing During Pregnancy

Friday, July 11th, 2014 /

One in five women of reproductive age suffer from some form of thyroid disease, mostly hypothyroidism (Gharib et al. 2005; Hollowell et al. 2002). In adult women, 95% of clinical hypothyroidism results from primary disease of the thyroid gland, generally, … Read More