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Vitamin B6 Benefits for Women

The Vitamin B6 benefits for women are numerous and at the top of the list is certainly hormone balance. Sometimes the issue for women struggling with symptoms of hormone imbalance, like PMS and infertility, is a need for the nutrients that support healthy hormones. Vitamin B6 benefits include: Hormone balance Pregnancy nausea support Reduce PMS  Better sleep Brain health optimization  …

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Can Birth Control Affect Who You’re Attracted To?

It is surprising that for as long as we’ve had birth control available to women there is still so much we don’t know about it impacts our body, our relationships, and our overall life. In this guest post by Dr. Sarah Hill, she explains how birth control can affect who you’re attracted to, along with other ways birth control may …

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Why Does Sex Hurt? 14 Causes of Pain with Sex

In a perfect world, all sex would be consensual and enjoyable, all parties involved would be in the mood at the same time, and everyone would have a great experience. As a naturopathic physician working in women’s health, I am no stranger to the question, “why does sex hurt?” And neither are a large percentage of women. Research indicates, for …

The Benefits of Vitamin D

It’s been estimated that 41% of U.S. residents have a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D benefits are huge in women’s health, which is why this article is going to get you in the know on how to improve your levels. We’re often told to soak up some sun to get vitamin D—but what does vitamin D actually do? And what …

Period Blood Color — What does it mean and what’s normal?

Have you ever started your period and noticed the blood was brown, black, red, or even purple? Or, maybe you’re like most women, and you’ve never paid attention to the color of your menstrual blood — until you saw something out of the ordinary and panicked. The variations in period blood colors are usually not pathological from a medical perspective. …

Starting Hormonal Birth Control? Here’s How to Reduce the Side Effects

“I’ve been considering starting hormonal birth control, but I’m concerned about the side effects,” Natasha shared in her first visit. Like many women considering hormonal birth control, she wasn’t ready to start a family and she felt apprehensive that other methods would work for her. “It’s true that just like your natural hormones, synthetic hormones can affect every system in …

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What are the health benefits of Maca powder?

Maca is an herb that has long been used in women’s health to increase energy, boost libido, and eliminate uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes. Adaptogens are gaining steam in the health and wellness realm, as more and more people are learning how these herbs (many of which have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years) can bring balance …

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The Contraception Guide

Information about contraception can make your head spin. There are so many kinds of birth control available today (yay!), and what works for one woman may not work for another. In my work with patients I’ve always advocated for an individualized review of risks and benefits so that each woman can choose the best form of birth control for her …

Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms & 5 Natural Treatments

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common vaginal infection that affects women in their reproductive years. It is caused by the overgrowth of normal bacteria found in the vagina. While many women don’t have symptoms, others can experience unpleasant symptoms as well, such as unusual discharge, itching and a fishy odor.  In this article, I’ll break down exactly what BV is, …