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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 …

what is PMDD

Guide to Treating PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a condition that impacts women about 2-3 weeks out of every month. Symptoms include mental/ emotional, as well as physical. In this guide to treating PMDD we’ll cover conventional treatments, as well as 12 natural treatments for PMDD to consider. Many women are familiar with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). By some estimates, 85% of us experience …

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What Are Fibroids & How to Treat Fibroids Naturally

Fibroids are benign tumors that develop in the uterus and can lead to painful, heavy periods. In some cases, they can become quite large and problematic. In others, they go undetected and are without symptoms. In this article I’m going to review what fibroids are and how to treat fibroids naturally. Are you one of the millions of women affected …

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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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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. …