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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of symptoms linked to the menstrual cycle. It is one of the most common conditions affecting women of childbearing age. Approximately 85 percent of women have one or more symptoms of PMS. Years ago, the symptoms of PMS were dismissed as being psychological. Today, however, it is recognized there are a number of factors involved in causing the notorious symptoms, including hormonal and biochemical imbalances, diet, and environment. Today’s woman is now looking for natural ways to relieve her PMS...read more
Oral contraceptives (the “Pill”) may contribute to hormonal imbalance. The Pill contains synthetic estrogens and progestins in varying amounts and they are prescribed not only for contraception, but for the treatment of acne, PMS and perimenopause. The birth control pills used today by 1 in 5 Canadian women contain much lower amounts of hormones compared to those used in the 1960s, however they still provide about four times higher estrogen levels than would naturally be produced by a woman’s body. There are natural alternatives to the birth...read more
femMED Bone Health is a source of five ingredients, specially formulated to promote the maintenance of healthy bones and aid in the prevention of bone resorption, joint pain and osteoporosis. These ingredients include: Calcium, Magnesium, Glucosamine, Vitamin K, and Vitamin D. This product is also an excellent source of calcium and helps to prevent Vitamin D deficiency. Many adults over fifty, especially those who are living alone or in isolated areas, are concerned about how they can prevent osteoporosis. Osteoporosis weakens the bones...read more
There is SO much for us to learn about our hormones! This is part one in a brief overview about their importance in our daily lives, how to keep them balanced and at the same time improve our sexual lives. There are over 50 known hormones in our body and they regulate cell function, influence cellular activity and are chemical messengers. They do this best when they are “balanced”. When hormones are NOT balanced, things happen in small or BIG ways. Imbalances occur due to internal and external factors. Estrogens Made in ovaries, adrenal...read more
Looking for some tips to spice up your sex life? Here are our top 10 – add yours in the comments below! Tip # 1: If your sex drive isn’t what is used to be, speak with your doctor. Whether you believe you have an underlying medical condition that is causing your loss of libido, or simply need someone to listen to your woes, talk to your doctor about your sex life. Make a list of any questions you have in advance, communicate all your concerns and be sure to share all factors that could play a role in your declined sex drive...read more