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The 13 Best Natural Remedies for a UTI

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Herbs & Supplements, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

If you’ve ever experienced a urinary tract infection the first thing you want to know is what gets rid of a UTI fast. That’s because symptoms of UTIs are not just uncomfortable, but can be painful. There are natural remedies for UTIs that include cranberry juice, D-mannose, probiotics, and others. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are incredibly common. If you’re currently …

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Spironolactone For Acne

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Are you 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 (hair growth on face, chest, or back in women). It effectively lowers testosterone levels by inhibiting the synthesis of this hormone, increasing sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), and blocking androgen receptors. It may …

The Benefits of Vitamin D

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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 …

What is Mastalgia + What to Do About It

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Mastalgia is the medical term for breast pain or breast tenderness. This is a common symptom that as many as 70% of women experience. It is most common to experience mastalgia the week before your period as part of PMS symptoms. Ever feel you can’t walk down the stairs, exercise or even roll over in bed because your breasts are so …

Sore Breasts: What Causes Breast Tenderness?

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Do you often suffer from breast tenderness when it’s that time of the month? Do you experience soreness or pain in a specific area of your breasts that keep you from enjoying going out or being active?  You’re not alone. 50% of all women will experience breast pain at some point in their lives, according to the Breast Health Centre. …

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Functional Medicine – An Interview with Chris Kresser

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I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Kresser on more than one occasion about the serious state our health care is in and the role of Functional Medicine. Chris and I share similar views about the need for allied providers, like nutrition consultants and health coaches, in supporting those with chronic disease and the necessity of returning to a …

Biohacking Hormones on Bulletproof Radio

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave and I covered a lot of ground about all things woman’s hormones, including biohacking hormones for better performance and how hormones help brain injuries. We also had a great discussion on post-birth control syndrome and how these hormones can mess you up! Oh, you didn’t know? Well then you need to listen to …

20 Natural Remedies for Hormonal Headaches & Migraines

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Ladies, there are natural remedies for migraines and hormonal headaches and today I want to share them with you some of the most effective strategies to be free of pain meds and headaches! Acetaminophen—a well-known hepatotoxin… wait, Hepata, what?   Hepatotoxin is the term for substances that are toxic to the liver and acetaminophen is among the worst when it …

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Impacts More Than Just Energy

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Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient for energy, brain health, hormone function and pregnancy. Which is why a vitamin B12 deficiency impacts more than just energy. Here are some of the other equally serious vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms. Deficiency is Common Depending on which study you look at, anywhere from 20-40% of the U.S. population has suboptimal levels of this …