Tag: women’s health

Treating Acne with Barberries

“Treating Acne with Barberries” You hear a lot about Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, but less about the herbs used in Japan. There’s a root called Rhizoma coptidis, that appears to have similar anti-acne activities to a drug like Accutane, a drug infamous for it’s side-effects, before it was pulled from the market. But there are…

By Ewald Bahringer October 8, 2019 43

Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis

“Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis” As I noted last year, the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study found that the daily consumption of the amount of cholesterol found in just a single egg appeared to cut a woman’s life short as much as smoking 25,000 cigarettes— five cigarettes a day, for fifteen years. Following up on that…

By Ewald Bahringer October 7, 2019 100

Breast Cancer vs. Mushrooms

“Breast Cancer Versus Mushrooms” If you remember, plain, cheap, convenient white mushrooms appeared able to outsmart breast cancer cells that try to make their own estrogen by crippling the enzyme tumors used to make it. But this was based on placental tissue samples. Let’s stack mushrooms up against the real thing. Human breast cancer cells…

By Ewald Bahringer October 3, 2019 10

Flaxseeds For Breast Pain

“Flaxseeds for Breast Pain” A study on the effect of flax seed ingestion on the menstrual cycle found a tablespoon a day of ground flax seeds lengthened the luteal phase, meaning flax can delay one’s next period by about a day, and resulted in fewer anovulatory cycles. These are the same kind of improvements in…

By Ewald Bahringer September 28, 2019 3

Are the BPA-Free Alternatives Safe?

[Music] recent human studies indicate that exposure to the plastics chemical BPA may be associated with infertility miscarriages premièred delivery reduced male sexual function polycystic ovaries altered thyroid and immune function diabetes heart disease and on down the list yet as recently as March 2012 FDA stated that low levels of BPA and food are…

By Ewald Bahringer September 26, 2019 68

What Diet Best Lowers Phthalate Exposure?

“What Diet Best Lowers Phthalate Exposure?” Phthalates are hormone- disrupting chemicals linked to a number of adverse health effects, such as disturbing infant and child development and in adults may affect reproductive health in men, endometriosis in women, and is associated with increased abdominal fat in both. Given the increasing evidence base linking phthalate exposure…

By Ewald Bahringer September 16, 2019 38