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Low Iron is Common – and Dangerous, says Lorna Vanderhaeghe

By | October 19th, 2017|Featured Articles|

An interview with Lorna Vanderhaeghe by Jason Sebeslav, Owner of The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS, is a leading women’s health expert and has been researching nutritional medicine for over 25 years. With degrees in nutrition and biochemistry, she is a popular lecturer and the author of 10 books including A Smart Woman’s [...]

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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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Natural Comfort: Red clover improves vaginal dryness

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial indicate that a standardized red clover supplement is a natural alternative for minimizing vaginal dryness in healthy, postmenopausal women. As women get older, the vagina becomes dry and overly delicate in response to declining levels of the female hormone estrogen. A normal part of aging, the dryness can be [...]

Avoiding Pregnancy Blues: Experts advise more omega-3

By | June 12th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A woman’s risk for depression is higher during pregnancy, but this risk may be lowered by ensuring an adequate intake of omega-3 essential fatty acids, report researchers. Omega-3s are found in cold water fish, such as salmon and mackerel, as well as flax seeds. Omega-3 supplements are also available in health and nutrition stores. In [...]

Better Bladder Control: Study finds magnesium helps incontinence in women

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

For women dealing with a condition known as urge incontinence, or “overactive bladder,” help may be as close as your health food store shelf. A recent study shows that magnesium, a relatively inexpensive mineral supplement, may significantly benefit the condition. In urge incontinence, a person feels a sudden need to urinate, followed by a strong [...]

Low Iron Common: Women and children especially at risk

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Women and young children are most at risk for iron deficiency, but most are unaware they are anemic until diagnosed by a physician, according to Nancy Andrews, MD, an expert in iron metabolism. Iron-deficient anemia reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells, thus decreasing energy and endurance. Those affected may have pale skin and [...]

Vitamin C may help boost fertility

By | June 10th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Women that are having trouble conceiving due to luteal phase defect may be helped by supplementing with vitamin C, according to researchers. Luteal phase defect is marked by insufficient progesterone levels during the luteal phase, the time between ovulation and the onset of menses. The hormonal imbalance results in menstrual disorders, infertility and recurrent miscarriages. [...]

Calcium plus exercise for top bones

By | June 10th, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to researchers at the University of Arizona, exercise combined with calcium citrate supplementation provides a significant improvement in bone mineral density (BMD) for postmenopausal women. Building BMD is important in avoiding osteoporosis, the gradual loss of bone density that often results in fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. Fortunately, osteoporosis often can be [...]