remedy for heavy periodsHeavy periods, or menorrhagia, is a common problem for women particularly as they approach menopause.  It is also a problem for women with endometriosis.

Excess estrogen can frequently be a cause too. Estrogen dominance is a real threat in our modern environment loaded with estrogen mimicking chemicals like BPA and pesticides seemingly everywhere.

Is it possible that not all breast cancer is bad news?

Yes, it’s true.

Many women are overdiagnosed and treated for breast cancer that would never cause a problem for them throughout their entire lives if left alone according to a recent article published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

granolaSeveral readers have emailed me recently inquiring about how to best go about making homemade granola.

One person carefully soaked oats for 24 hours in water with an acidic medium and then dehydrated before mixing with the other ingredients and toasting in the oven.

Another used sprouted, organic rolled oats and baked in a 200F oven with various other ingredients to make her favorite version of homemade granola.

By Fitness Editor Paula Jager, CSCS

Seriously ladies (and gentlemen if you’re reading) are you really going to tell me the woman on the left looks better than the one on the right? If so you either need to go to confession or you’re really in denial. Don’t get me wrong I love fatback–in my turnip greens.

wisdom tooth extractionOver Spring Break during my senior year in college, I endured wisdom tooth extraction like just about everyone else I knew my age.  Needless to say, I spent most of  my vacation on the living room couch with my mouth loaded with gauze!

Prior to surgery, were my wisdom teeth infected or painful in any way?

how to cook oatmeal, overnight oatsHow do you cook oatmeal the healthiest way possible? Is it acceptable to cook it in the microwave, quickly poured out of convenient, ready to use packets? Do you think this is a healthy start to the day?

Reality Check: Ripping open a package of instant oatmeal, pouring it in a mug with some water and nuking it in the microwave for a couple minutes is NOT a nourishing breakfast!

If you’ve ever doubted whether many pediatricians are really just drug reps wearing white coats, you won’t anymore after reading this story.

Baby Stacy and her twin sister Lesly were born one month premature by C-Section.  Stacy needed to be resuscitated after birth and she and her sister spent four days in an incubator.

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