Soy Foods, Isoflavones, and the Health of Postmenopausal Women

Mark Messina … Isoflavones are classified as both phytoestrogens and selective estrogen receptor modulators. The phytoestrogenic effects of isoflavones have led some to view soy foods and isoflavone supplements as alternatives to conventional hormone therapy. However, clinical research shows that isoflavones and estrogen exert differing effects on a variety of health outcomes. Nevertheless, there is […]

Wise Choices, Healthy Bodies: Diet for the Prevention of Women’s Diseases

Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig In order to produce estrogen and progesterone as required for the reproductive cycle, the body needs adequate amounts of cholesterol, because all the sex hormones are made from this vital substance. For this reason alone vegetarian diets for women are unwise as vegetarian diets will lower cholesterol. … The […]

Menopausal Symptoms

Jenifer Worden In my  experience, there is no single comple­mentary therapy or medication that  works for all women and this is borne out by conversations with other  doctors and therapists. There are, however, sev­eral homeopathic  medicines which can be effective at relieving menopausal symptoms. It is  especially important, however, to try to see a medical homeopath […]

Earthing and Menopause

The Earthing Institute Women are meant to be intimately tied to the Earth and there is no time in a woman’s life where this becomes more obvious than during the hormonal upheaval of menopause. The Earth is a woman’s comfort, healing, and salvation as the winds of menopause blast through. Without grounding, women can feel […]

Science Explains What Happens During Menopause

Joseph Mercola Menopause is a natural life stage that occurs when the ovaries have reduced function; it’s associated with lower levels of estrogen and other hormones, and marks the period when fertility ends. Perimenopause, or the menopausal transition, is the process leading up to menopause; perimenopause may begin around the ages of 45 to 55 […]

Rethinking Osteoporosis

Caroline Markolin Microsoft Word – Osteoporosis_E.doc Osteoporosis, defined as a ”disease“ in which the bones become porous and weak, occurs (so we learn) predominantly in women following menopause. But why are postmenopausal women at greater risk? Why does not every postmenopausal woman develop it? German New Medicine provides the missing link as to why not […]