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Why a "Women's Health Month"?
Although men and women are susceptible to many of the same diseases, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of women's health concerns can vary greatly from those of men. Because these differences have finally been recognized by modern medicine, a special "Women's Health Month" has been designated to help educate and inform physicians and the general public.W

Borage Oil - A Valuable Supplement for Women
Borage has long played an important role in the history of mankind due to its remarkable array of healing qualities. Back in Roman times, Pliny the Elder noted its ability to relieve melancholy. Similarly, in Europe in the Middle Ages, the attractive blue star-shaped flowers of borage (Borago officinalis) were infused to produce a wine used to elevate mood and dispel sadness.

Natural Progesterone Cream - Hormonal Support
Menstrual problems affect women of all ages. In fact, research on women’s health issues suggests that as many as 70% of women will experience menstrual symptoms at some stage in their lives.In the past, menstrual difficulties were largely restricted to the menopausal years.

Natural Progesterone Cream- Why Use a Transdermal Delivery System?
The use of natural progesterone in the treatment of peri-menopausal, pre-menopausal and menopausal women has enjoyed a groundswell of interest since the pioneering work of Dr. John Lee over 30 years ago.

Dr. John R. Lee - The Pioneer of Natural Progesterone Therapy
Dr. John Lee M.D. was internationally regarded as one of the pioneers of natural progesterone therapy and a staunch advocate against the medicalization of women’s reproductive issues.Dr. Lee began his career as a family practitioner in North Carolina, but quickly noticed that many of his female patients were suffering from a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms that could all be explained by hormonal imbalance—in particular, an elevated estrogen/progesterone ratio.

The Dangers of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Once hailed as a miraculous panacea for menopausal symptoms and a potent cure for the ravages of time—in fact, a veritable fountain of youth for middle-aged women—Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has attracted a backlash of unfavorable reports in recent times.I

Key Nutrients for Women during Menopause
Menopause signifies the cessation of both menstruation and a woman’s reproductive capacity. Most symptoms accompanying menopause are a direct result of falling estrogen levels as the ovaries progressively shut down production.

Red Raspberry - Key Nutrient for Women's Health
Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a cold climate berry native to Northern Europe, Britain, Scandinavia, the U.S., and Canada. Although well known for its delicious berries, it is the leaf that it used for medicinal purposes.R

Maca and Women's Health
Maca is a hardy plant that grows at high altitudes in the Andean highlands of Peru. Related to the turnip, it has been used as a food and medicine by indigenous South Americans for more than 2000 years.

Using Black Cohosh to battle menopausal symptoms
Menopausal symptoms vary from woman to woman but the most common include hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, depression, itchy or crawling skin, memory lapses, headaches, gastrointestinal changes, feelings of dread, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, weight gain, increased facial hair, dizziness, and breast tenderness.

The importance of calcium to women's health
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, with over 99% of the amount present being found in the bones and teeth. For the growth and maintenance of healthy bones it is essential that we have sufficient calcium intake, otherwise we are at risk of developing osteoporosis when calcium leaching is not balanced by dietary ingestion.

Essential Nutrition During Pregnancy
Despite a woman’s best efforts, circumstances such as location, seasonal variability, and time constraints may conspire to make it difficult for her to ingest the complete range of necessary ingredients from a well-balanced diet alone.

Soy Isoflavone Extract and Menopause
The soy bean (Glycine max) has been a staple food in Asia for 5000 years. Not only is it a good source of protein, but it has long enjoyed a reputation for providing a diverse range of health benefits.