Read our posts on common women’s health issues by choosing a category below, or browse our most recent blog posts.
Do You Have Estrogen Excess?
If you answered “yes” you’re not alone. Over 50% of women 35 years and older, have some level of hormonal imbalance often caused by excess estrogen. Estrogen overload is behind many common health conditions that women experience. Unfortunately, many women often end up treating the symptoms without addressing the root cause. I spoke at length about this very topic with Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, who offered some valuable insights on role of hormones and in particular, estrogen.read more
Can’t remember if an egg is fresh or hard boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it’s raw. If it spins easily, it’s hard boiled. A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float. That may be just about as much information you would ever want to know about eggs, but make room in your brain for one more important fact: Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, except Vitamin C. And egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a much more important role in...read more
Okay ladies, let’s talk about sexual lubricants. Now, you may be thinking: “I don’t need a lubricant—those are only for old dried-up vaginas”. Not true! Sexual lubricants are for everybody! In fact, a sexual lubricant can add an extra dose of pleasure to just about any sexual encounter. Many of us have been led to believe that our own vaginas “should” naturally produce enough lubrication to stay slippery throughout a given sexual activity. However, copious vaginal lubrication does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with sexual arousal. ...read more
Of course it makes sense… in order to get the benefit from taking supplements, you actually have to TAKE the supplements! This may seem intuitive, but it’s not. I know from personal experience how easy it is to fall off the wagon. We all have busy lives, multi-tasking, juggling many balls… usually it’s us who we take care of last, so it’s not unusual that often times remembering to take our vitamins is no small feat. I talk alot to women about “compliance”. Being compliant means following...read more
Last night , during one of my many periods of interrupted sleep, I turned on the television to distract me from the onslaught of “things” that race through my mind in the stillness of night. The first thing I saw was the all too familiar ad for Cialis. Picture this – a middle-aged man and woman in twin bathtubs, staring dreamily at the horizon, as the announcer expounds on the wonder drug for erectile dysfunction. Never once did I hear him say anything about the libido of the woman in the picture, but then again, this WAS an ad for men....read more