My body, my choice? Study reveals home births are just as safe as hospital births

Women have increasingly been choosing to give birth at home in recent years, and the trend has really been taking off during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the topic can be quite controversial, studies have shown that home births can indeed be as safe as hospital births. A large study from McMaster University in Canada found that the babies … Continue reading My body, my choice? Study reveals home births are just as safe as hospital births

Can this summer lawn weed help protect you from cervical cancer? Researchers say YES

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a common garden weed that’s consumed as a vegetable because of its high nutrient content. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), purslane is used to remove toxic heat and substances from the body. It is also used to treat dysentery, eczema, hemorrhoidal bleeding and abnormal uterine bleeding. In a recent study, researchers at Heilongjiang August First Land … Continue reading Can this summer lawn weed help protect you from cervical cancer? Researchers say YES

Fennel oil found to have antifungal activity against Candida albicans

Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), or vaginal thrush, refers to vaginal and vulval symptoms caused by the yeast Candida albicans. These include vaginal discharge, a burning sensation in the affected parts and an itchy rash on the vulva and surrounding skin. VVC is said to affect 75 percent of women at least once in their lifetime. Many natural treatments are available … Continue reading Fennel oil found to have antifungal activity against Candida albicans

Experts discover that walnuts can “change” the expression of genes that fight breast cancer

Walnuts put the “super” in superfood: Not only are they packed with omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenols, but studies have also linked walnut consumption to many health benefits. Just when you thought that walnuts can’t bring anything else to the table, a recent study in Nutrition Research reveals that eating the nuts can alter the genetic behavior of breast cancer cells, … Continue reading Experts discover that walnuts can “change” the expression of genes that fight breast cancer

Acupuncture confirmed to provide relief from menstrual pain

For centuries, acupuncture has been used for therapy to relieve certain ailments like menstrual pain. In a systematic review and meta-analysis, researchers at Kyung Hee University in South Korea and Dongguk University Los Angeles evaluated the efficacy and safety of acupuncture on primary dysmenorrhea. Their results confirmed that acupuncture provides relief from menstrual pain and is even more effective than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory … Continue reading Acupuncture confirmed to provide relief from menstrual pain

Menopause and Insomnia Might Epigenetically Speed Up Aging

For years, scientists have disagreed on whether menopause causes aging or aging leads to menopause, giving rise to a “which came first” debate. New epigenetic research may help settle this long-standing disagreement, offering evidence that menopause might actually make a woman age faster. Two recent UCLA studies show that menopause and its common side effect … Continue reading Menopause and Insomnia Might Epigenetically Speed Up Aging

Delivery by Cesaerian Section Linked to Epigenetic Changes in Infant’s Blood Stem Cells

The way a baby is delivered may epigenetically impact stem cells of the infant, according to a new study at Karolinska Institutet. Their findings could help scientists understand the differences between various modes of delivery, for example, why babies delivered via cesarean section are statistically more susceptible to immunological diseases. It’s still uncertain whether this … Continue reading Delivery by Cesaerian Section Linked to Epigenetic Changes in Infant’s Blood Stem Cells

5 Ways You Might Epigenetically Boost Your Child’s Health Before Birth

When the Twin Towers came down in 2001, it was one of the most shocking moments in human history. This brazen act of terror traumatized an entire population. For those who lost friends, family, and acquaintances in the tragedy, it was an enormous cause of stress, grief and general departure from a normal state of … Continue reading 5 Ways You Might Epigenetically Boost Your Child’s Health Before Birth

Are plant estrogens really the answer for menopausal women in need of natural hormone support?

Isoflavones, also referred to as phytoestrogens or plant estrogens, are natural compounds found in plants and plant-based foods. They have a very similar structure to that of estrogen and they work like the hormone. For this reason, some women take them to relieve menopause symptoms. The estrogen receptors of the body treat plant estrogens as if they … Continue reading Are plant estrogens really the answer for menopausal women in need of natural hormone support?

Vaginal pH Balance: Natural Ways to Stay Balanced & Healthy

Source: Vaginal pH Balance: Natural Ways to Stay Balanced & Healthy by The Global Healing Center Team   When something is wrong is your vagina, it's usually easy to tell — it's uncomfortable! You might assume that an infection is the culprit, but that's not always true: your vaginal pH is important, too. You might remember pH … Continue reading Vaginal pH Balance: Natural Ways to Stay Balanced & Healthy