CategoryWomens Health

Causes of Low Libido in Women and How to Combat It


Low libido is a problem that often doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. There are several reasons for this. One is that we generally don’t like the idea of talking about our sex lives and that even includes speaking about it with our doctors. Another is that libido is psychosomatic – meaning in other words that it is at least to some degree controlled by the brain. This makes it all too...

Treating Fibroids – Foods That May Shrink Fibroids


Fibroids, also known as ‘uterine fibroids’, are a relatively common form of benign (meaning non-cancerous) tumours in women that form on the smooth muscle tissue (myometrium) of the uterus. Often these are multiple in number, and though they are usually harmless they may cause a number of unpleasant symptoms when they progress, including: Heavy/painful periods Urinary frequency or retention...

Polycystic Ovaries Symptoms and Treatments


Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition affecting the ovaries. PCOS is believed to be very common and to affect millions of women and possibly up to one in five. It can also vary significantly in severity with a variety of effects. As many as half of affected women experience PCOS with no symptoms whatsoever. What Is Polycystic Ovaries? PCOS causes cysts to develop on the ovaries, which...

What Is a Pregnancy Pillow?


A pregnancy cushion is cushion/pillow that is designed for use by pregnant women. The general idea is that it can help pregnant women to feel more comfortable in bed, thus enabling them to get more sleep. And rest assured, you’re going to need all the sleep you can get! In fact, this is one of the most important things to consider when you’re a new parent: you will be exhausted going in to...

Do Your Breasts Hang Low? How to Prevent Your Breasts From Sagging


To prevent your breasts from sagging as you get older, it’s useful first to recognize what causes the issue in the first place. Breasts themselves do not contain bone or muscle and instead are mostly sacks of fat, milk producing glands and connective tissue. Sagging normally begins at around the age of 40 and this is mostly problematic for women who have been pregnant. The specific cause in...

How Much Weight Should You Gain in Pregnancy?


Weight is an issue that many women struggle with at some point in their lives – whether they weigh too much, too little, or just think they have a weight problem, many women (I admit, myself included!) always seem to be on a diet in pursuit of the perfect look and the ideal weight. In theory, achieving and maintaining an ideal weight is simple: consume the same number of calories as you burn...

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?


Whether you are hoping to get pregnant, or hoping not to be pregnant, taking a pregnancy test can be a stressful time. But how do home pregnancy tests really work? Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) First, a bit of biological background. Once an egg has been fertilized in one of the Fallopian tubes, it will move into the uterus. Here, the embryo will embed itself into the thickened lining of the...

Pregnancy Sleep Guide – Tips for Sleeping Better When Pregnant


We all need a good quantity and quality of sleep – it is when we are asleep that the body carries out some of the most vital processes, such as growth, repair and recovery. If you don’t get enough sleep, you can soon find yourself not only tired, but also irritable, stressed and more prone to illness. It stands to reason then, that when you are pregnant, you need your sleep even more since there...

How to Get Pregnant Fast: Dos and Don’ts


Why is it that some women seem to be able to get pregnant quickly, while for others it is more of a struggle to conceive? Of course, there are many factors that can affect male and female fertility, but if you are trying to get pregnant and would like some advice on how you can help speed things along, here are some dos and don’ts that you might want to bear in mind. DO have lots of sex! Research...

Limiting Fat Intake During Pregnancy Can Affect Body Fat in Children


Many parents and prospective parents read about the alarming increase in incidences of obesity in children, and wonder how they can protect their children from it. New research from the UK seems to indicate that mothers can help their children to stay slimmer and healthier even before they’re born, by limiting the amount of certain fats they consume during pregnancy. In a study published in the...

Laurel Avery

Laurel Avery

Laurel Avery, DiHom, became interested in natural health and the positive effects of healthy eating after moving to Europe from her native New York. After visiting a series of conventional doctors for a minor but nagging medical complaint, all of whom had no success or interest in finding the cause of the problem, she turned to alternative medicine.

It was after a major change in eating habits from consuming the typical American diet to one involving whole, nutritious foods, as are commonly eaten in Europe, along with homeopathy and herbal remedies, that the problem was cured. She now devotes her time to helping others learn how to achieve vibrant health through their diet.

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