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Women’s Health


5 Foods That Prevent Yeast Infections

By LEAH POLAKOFFThe nasty burning itch, the red irritated skin, the unmistakable discharge: Yep, you have a yeast infection.Before you resign yourself to taking meds, head to your kitchen. Candida yeast, the culprit behind these fungal infections, can be quelled by eliminating foods high in sugar and carbohydrates and eating ones loaded with vitamins, healthy fats, and probiotics. The following foods are all proven candida combaters, as described in the new book Eat for Extraordinary Health & Healing. But remember that it's always wise to visit your doctor since other conditions can have similar symptoms to yeast infections.  Extracts from papaya seedsExtracts from papaya seeds and leaves have been shown to nix fungus and prevent yeast infections. Plus, it's loaded with vitamin C—115% of your daily value,...


Cramp Bark for Painful Menstruation and Cramping

Cramp bark's low-growing shrub has thick shiny leaves and, on some species, dark shiny berries. Often used as ornamental shrubbery, the berries also have been eaten as a substitute for cranberries. But the plant isn't all cramp bark and no bite. This beautiful shrub also is valuable as a medicinal tool -- its root, dug in summer or fall, is used as a herbal remedy to treat cramps....

Olive Oil Could Make Your Period Less Miserable

A Daily Spoonful Of Olive Oil Could Make Your Cramps Go Away

By STEPHANIE ECKELKAMP If you're a woman, you've been there: Doubled over in pain, cursing your ovaries, and unable to do pretty much anything without whimpering. And no, we definitely wouldn't blame you if you downed a couple painkillers and curled up in bed for an hour or five to cope with those crazy menstrual cramps—but now, you might not have to. Turns out, there's an edible cramp cure right in your kitchen, and it might even work better than drugs. A new study Published in Scholars Research Library suggests that consuming extra virgin olive oil daily is more effective at reducing symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea—the most common type of menstrual cramp pain—than ibuprofen. Unfortunately, the study didn't look into olive oil's effect on secondary dysmenorrhea—cramps associated with an...


3 Enemies of Healthy Women

Every woman is a Queen. Be afraid of these dangerous things, which can ruin your crown. 1) Excessive stress Women used to take care of everything, what surrounds them. They take care of the family, relatives, friends, house pets, etc.Ask yourself, do you know what problems your boss or colleagues have?These problems are your future wrinkles! Don't try to solve all the problems in the world, don't be a man in a skirt!Your family is your only care. What about others - you can help them with just a smile and a cheerful mood. Happiness is contagious. 2) Lack of love It’s not about your husband's, children's, friend's love, or seller's kindness in the grocery store.Women, sometimes, forget to love themselves and make a huge mistake!Remember one important rule...

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10 Simple Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Mental Health and Well-Being

By Diana RodriguezA challenged brain is a happy brain. So when the kids are grown and you’ve retired from your job, you could find yourself struggling a bit to stay busy and engaged, and you might feel depressed.You wouldn’t be alone. The National Alliance on Mental Illness says that more than 6.5 million American seniors suffer from depression. Seniors living independently have the lowest risk for depression, with the condition affecting about 1 to 5 percent of this group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But at the other end of the spectrum, about 13.5 percent of those who require in-home help, and about 11.5 percent of seniors who are hospitalized, experience depression.Despite these numbers, depression in seniors is frequently overlooked, according to Jaza Marina Brown, MD,...


Top 10 Home Remedies for Pilonidal Cysts

If you are between your 20s and 30s, you do a job that involves long hours of sitting and you feel a dimple-like abnormality in your buttock area, the bad news is you are likely to get a pilonidal cyst. While the cause of the appearance of pilonidal cyst remains controversial amongst experts, the most accepted reason is believed to be rooted in loose hairs that penetrate in the skin. Our body senses this kind of hair as foreign substance and sends signals to the immune system to react by forming a cyst around that hair. It is also believed that a sedentary lifestyle, sitting in one place for too long a day, family history or even being overweight can also make you more prone to get...