Articles in: Women’s Health

According to Ayurveda, most issues of women’s health are not rooted in the hormonal system, although the symptoms may manifest there. There are many possible imbalances in the body that can make it difficult to maintain balanced hormonal function. In this section, you’ll find many referenced articles discussing possible imbalances underlying issues of women’s health, as well as herbs, diet and lifestyle modifications and that have been shown to help support optimal functioning of the female system.

Breast Milk: The Original Probiotic

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 48 seconds New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found over 700 species of beneficial microbes in human breast milk. (1) Perhaps this isn’t so surprising, since the infant gut is actually sterile – containing no good microbes – at […]

3 Ayurvedic Pillars of Effortless Exercise

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 33 seconds As some of you know, I have been tweeting my Ayurvedic Exercise training schedule for a triathlon I competed in this past weekend. I have been asked to share more details about these techniques, which comprise the content of this article.  The […]

Ten Ayurvedic Pregnancy Tips

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According to Ayurveda, pregnancy and delivery can be the most rejuvenating experience of a women’s life, during which every cell of the mother’s body can be transformed. Unfortunately, in the west we did not get that memo and mothers often pay dearly with health concerns after a pregnancy. During pregnancy, […]

Protect Your Breasts

Protect Your Breasts

Did you know that there is more iodine stored in the female breast tissue than there is in the thyroid? Research suggests the reason may be that iodine, which is rare, is essential for brain development in infancy. Storing iodine in the breast may have been an evolutionary safeguard to […]

Moody Painful Menstrual Cycle?


My female patients often express concerns about their menstrual cycles. Many of them are confused. They have gotten the message that it is normal to feel some degree of mood swings and physical discomfort during their periods, but after struggling with these symptoms month after month, year after year, they […]

Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy

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New research published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute found that women who take estrogen and progestin have an increased risk of developing breast cancer and dying from it. (1) Dr. Rowen Chlebowski from the UCLA Medical Center followed almost 42,000 post-menopausal women for an average of 11 years. […]