Articles for: Ayurvedic 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.

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 […]

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. […]

Iodine Deficiency

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Perhaps one of the most significant risk factors for optimal health is the potential for nutritional deficiencies. One of the most important and prevalent deficiencies today is the current lack of iodine in our diet. Here are some statistics: In the last 30 years, according to the National Health Nutritional […]

Menopause and Menstrual Cycle Symptoms: It May Not Be Hormonal

PMS and Menopause

Over the years I have worked with countless women suffering from uncomfortable and/or painful menstrual cycles. Often, these same women who experience problematic periods throughout their childbearing years also experience more symptoms during menopause. Many of these women have been led to believe that their issues are hormonal. Birth control […]