Women's Health

Women's Health Blog: Breast Cancer and DHA

DHA omega-3 boosts survival time for advanced breast cancer by one full year

At WellWise, we are always on the lookout for women’s health news. We found this study about breast cancer and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) that we feel you should know about. The research results show that a high dose DHA increases advanced breast cancer survival time by one full year, or 55%. That’s major, and every woman on breast cancer chemo must learn about this.

Health Blog: Men, Eat Your Veggies...and Fruits

Study shows fewer urinary tract symptoms with higher dietary intake

Men, in case you still have doubts, your mother was right: Eat your veggies. Here’s proof:

Women's Health Blog: Vitamin V – This One's for the Ladies

Probiotics: Vitamins for the vagina

Like good fats and bad fats, not all bacteria are harmful. Beneficial bacteria live in/on us and do useful things like produce vitamins (biotin, vitamin K), suppress harmful organisms, and help to train and balance our immune systems.

Food Blog: Holiday Guilt Trip? Don’t buy a ticket

Guilt is not a holiday treat

Don’t you love this time of year? Who doesn’t love the festive parties, the sweet treats, sparkly cocktails and holiday lights? Women’s magazine editors, that’s who. I happen to be one of them, but before the holiday is even over, the headline guilt trip starts.

Here are a couple of recent headlines. Women’s Day: “3 Major Holiday Eating Mistakes;” Glamour: “Healthy Eating, the Three Big D’s of Holiday Foods;” and I love this one from Ladies Home Journal: “Can this marriage be saved? He thinks I’m Fat.”

Women’s Health Blog: Here's an Idea for the Holidays:

Give yourself the guilt-free gift of health

By January 1 are you anxiety ridden? Are you full of regret from eating too much? Are you tired but staying energized with coffee or energy shots? You are not alone. 

Women's Health Blog: Testosterone and Women – Sex, Muscles and Metabolism

Testosterone: ‘hormone of desire’ for women

Hormones play an integral role in the way we look, feel, and perform from day to day. The premiere sex hormone, testosterone, is important for men, but it also plays an important role for a woman—especially a woman’s healthy interest in sex.

Health Blog: Can We Blame Weight Gain on the Environment?

Weight gain is on the rise

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the latest studies indicate that, in the past 20 years, overweight and obesity rates have more than doubled for adults and tripled for children.[i] So why the sudden expansion (pun intended)?

Health Blog: Does Excess Stress Relate to Your Waistline?

Stress plays havoc with your system

Let’s face it, everyone is stressed these days. According to Kenneth Pelletier PhD, author of Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer and scientific board member of the American Institute of Stress, between 80–90 percent of all illnesses are linked to stress and 75–90 percent of all visits to the doctor are for stress and anxiety-related concerns.[i]

Vitamin E

Vitamin E, the grandaddy of them all

Vitamin E was the first vitamin to be discovered, at the University of California-Berkeley in 1922. Since that time there's been thousands of research studies conducted on this fat-soluble vitamin. It got to the point where at least as many cardiologists were themselves taking vitamin E as they were taking aspirin.

Ginseng

Ginseng: the ancient remedy

If it’s true that you are what you eat, then that’s a good reason why Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) root has been consumed by humans for more than 5,000 years. Its man-like appearance led to it being used as an adaptogen to maintain overall health and vitality. Asian ginseng also has a long history of use as a sexual energizer for men.

Skin Health

Natural nutrients add to your skin health

Skin health is very important to a lot of people, especially in the fashion and beauty industries. And these are  high-dollar enterprises. People pay exorbitant sums to maintain the appearance of beauty. There are three recent trends in natural personal care:

Women's Health

Women's health requires certain important nutrients 

What do women want? Well, after they fulfill their goddess role in giving life to a new generation of humans, they certainly do not want the “baby blues,” aka post-partum depression.

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2: the latest hit

Vitamin K2 is the newest letter vitamin to make a splash. For years it was the Rodney Dangerfield of vitamins, relegated to giving iceberg lettuce its only nutrient worth talking about.

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Calcium

Calcium builds strong bones

Calcium is an age-old ingredient, with not much new to say – who doesn’t know that calcium builds strong bones, right?

Not so fast. Postmenopausal women are routinely advised to take calcium supplements to avoid osteoporosis – loss of bone density. Only recently has evidence cemented the proposition that calcium intake in childhood and adolescence can help prevent osteoporosis later in life.1 

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