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14 Vitamin C Benefits You Should Know About

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for many reasons. Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is water-soluble, so it can’t be stored in large amounts by the body. You’ve got to ingest it daily. Vitamin C is crucial for skin, bones, ligaments, tendons, teeth, eyes, and blood vessels. In this article, we’ll discuss all of some of the top …

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Quarantined with an Abuser: 6 Ways to Stay Safe

This guest post on how to stay safe in quarantine with an abuser is by Sarita Hartz, who worked as a Victim Advocate Counselor at Tu Casa Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. She and I are both currently in quarantine in one of the only places in the US to currently have a legal mandate, which is why we are …

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How to Prepare for Quarantine: A Mama Doctor’s Guide

In this article I’m going to walk you through how to prepare for quarantine and what my family did to prepare. And I’ve got a 3 day meal plan for you along with some recipes to support. Plus, you’ll find a shopping list below with additional items to help you prepare. My family and were placed on quarantine as of …

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25 Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are also referred to as essential fatty acids. There are few nutrients that have been studied as extensively as these, which is why we are covering the 25 health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids that are backed by science. From brain health to hormones, these fats are incredibly beneficial for overall health. Omega-3s are called essential because …

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Is My Vaginal Discharge Normal? The Truth About Discharge and Odor

Can we talk about vaginal discharge for a minute? It’s a fact: many people are still uncomfortable talking about basic female anatomy, including the vagina. And perhaps even more taboo is the topic of vaginal discharge or heaven forbid odor.  While we’ve come a long way from the days of using Lysol or Coca-Cola as a douche, reliable, accurate information …

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12 Natural Treatments for Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism symptoms can include unexplained weight loss, heart palpitations, diarrhea, anxiety, insomnia, and excessive sweating. This is a condition most commonly caused by antibodies that stimulate the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone in what is called Grave’s disease. In this article we’ll explore conventional treatments along with 12 natural treatments for hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism affects a little more …

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Spironolactone For Acne

Considering Spironolactone for Acne? Spironolactone (Aldactone) is one of the most common treatments for hormonal acne, as well as alopecia (hair loss), oily skin, and hirsutism. It is effective at lowering testosterone levels by inhibiting synthesis of this hormone, increasing sex hormone binding globulin and blocking androgen receptors. It may also reduce an enzyme known as 5-alpha reductase, which is …

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15 Science Backed Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

The health benefits of turmeric are extensive. Turmeric and its active compound, curcumin, have many science-backed health benefits, such as reduction of PMS symptoms, possible suppression of endometriosis tissue growth, potential prevention of Alzheimer’s (women are at the highest risk for this), and has shown benefits for those suffering from mood symptoms like depression. Turmeric is a root that is …

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Why do I get anxiety before my period? 12 Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Having anxiety before periods show up? It might surprise you to learn that this is a common time for anxiety to peak for women due to changes in their hormones.  Anxiety — it’s the body’s normal response to stressful events. Getting a little bit nervous before speaking in public or a big job interview? That’s completely normal.  But for millions …