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Halt Uterine Fibroids & Heavy Periods

By | October 28th, 2016|Featured Articles|

By Lorna Vanderhaege Heavy menstrual bleeding and endless spotting caused by uterine fibroids is the main reason for  hysterectomy – and Canada has the highest rates of hysterectomy in the world. If both the uterus and ovaries are removed women are thrown into menopause often with severe hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. Estrogen [...]

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Mushrooms for Immunity & Menopause?

By | October 22nd, 2015|Blog|

An interview with Purica's Jason Watkin By Jason Sebeslav Jason Watkin is the founder, CEO and lead formulator of Purica, one of Canada’s top independently owned health product brands. His background in Western sciences, infused with the teachings of Eastern medicine and philosophy, has led Jason down a remarkable path of personal and professional growth. [...]

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Many women lack vitamin K for bones

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

The levels of vitamin K in healthy menopausal women are inadequate to maintain bone health, says the lead researcher of a recent study from the University of Michigan School of Nursing. The researchers found that one early effect of declining estrogen is the impairment of vitamin K function, and that the deficiency could seriously compromise [...]

Omega fats prevent bone loss

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

The average North American gets too many omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3 fatty acids, at a ratio of approximately 10:1. However, a much lower ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids —a ratio of 5:1 — is believed to promote cardiovascular health, improve memory and, as the following study published in the Journal [...]

Soy protein helps strengthen bones

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Postmenopausal women who consumed high daily levels of soy protein had reduced risk of bone fracture, according to a new study. Xianglan Zhang, MD, MPH, from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine examined the relationship between soy food consumption and bone fractures in 24,403 postmenopausal women. The women were part of the Shanghai Women’s Health [...]

Black cohosh effective in hot flashes

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Black cohosh is one of the most well researched herbs for menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flashes. In fact, several clinical studies indicate that black cohosh is as effective as hormone therapy for relief of this symptom. The herb was shown to be as effective as low-dose hormone therapy within a month. At the University of [...]

Many Women Lack D: Finding underscores need for education, say researchers

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Low vitamin D status often may be overlooked by doctors, leading to inadequate vitamin D supplementation in patients with osteoporosis, say researchers. A study of 1,554 postmenopausal women showed that 52% of these women had suboptimal vitamin D concentrations. Most study participants were healthy, ambulatory, community-dwelling, white women who were well educated. These results underscore [...]

Fats for Bones? Proper ratio of omega fats can ward off osteoporosis

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Maintaining a proper balance of dietary fats may ward off much of the bone loss associated with post-menopausal osteoporosis, according to a recent study by scientists at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine. The researchers found that diets with a low ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids minimized the [...]

Black Cohosh Helps Menopause Symptoms: Herb science organization says latest negative study flawed

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

The popular herb black cohosh reduces hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause in most published clinical trials, said the American Botanical Council (ABC), a leading nonprofit herbal science organization. ABC was responding to a press release summarizing an unpublished double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial on 132 women conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic. [...]