menopause

Halt Uterine Fibroids & Heavy Periods

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...
Mushrooms for Immunity & Menopause?

Mushrooms for Immunity & Menopause?

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...

Many women lack vitamin K for bones

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...

Omega fats prevent bone loss

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...

Soy protein helps strengthen bones

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...

Black cohosh effective in hot flashes

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...

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

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...

Menopause Memory Trial: Herbs to be put to the test

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are investigating whether hormone therapy and two herbal products can lessen memory and other cognitive problems experienced by menopausal women. "Decline in mental skills and difficulty remembering things, finding...