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Information about women's health. Research and self-help articles that relate to heart and reproductive health issues for women, social factors affecting women, relationships, fertility, osteoporosis, menstruation, endometriosis, POS, fibromyalgia, PMS, mood disorders, vaccines for women and menopause symptoms and treatment.

How Licorice Could Lower Estrogen and Affect Fertility

licorice can affect estrogen and fertility

Licorice is a popular chewy candy as well as a common herbal supplement sometimes used to manage peptic ulcers, blood sugar and diabetes, colds, indigestion, coughs, hot flashes associated with menopause, and perhaps even gum disease. But did you know that licorice contains a compound that could lower estrogen and affect fertility in women?

The Difference Between Food Allergy, Intolerance and Food Sensitivity

Food allergy vs food intolerance

Do you know what a food allergy is? Probably so. What about food intolerance or food sensitivity? You generally understand that as well. Now, how about explaining the differences between the three? That's where things start getting confusing. Dr. Chad Larson gets questions about the differences between these three health issues often enough that he decided he might as well put something in writing to help people differentiate.

You Will Be Surprised To Learn The Percentage of Polled Women Who Are "Body Positive"

Women's health and body image perception

Today, Yahoo Health launched Body-Peace Resolution, a month-long initiative to motivate you to pursue wellness goals that aren’t vanity-driven - and therefore, destined for failure - but that strive for more meaningful outcomes, such as physical strength, mental fitness, nutritional nirvana and self-acceptance - true and total body peace.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Treatment Options

PMDD treatment options

For women who suffer with a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), it’s important to know the available treatment options, both conventional and alternative. Awareness of a variety of treatment approaches gives women an opportunity to make an informed decision.

Common Chemicals May Cause Earlier Menopause

common chemicals and earlier menopause

Common chemicals found in shampoos, cosmetics, plastics, flooring, cars, food, and the environment may be causing women to experience an earlier menopause than normal. When these endocrine-disrupting chemicals are present at high levels, they can interfere with the normal production and activity of hormones in the body and result in additional health problems as well.

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