Menopause Society Endorses Multifaceted DHEA Therapy

menopause

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) announces publication of its 2020 Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) Position Statement. The new recommendations reflect the healthcare community’s most recent and proven safe and effective therapies for treating women with GSM, including intravaginal dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), oral ospemifene, and a low-dose estradiol vaginal insert.Read …

Read moreMenopause Society Endorses Multifaceted DHEA Therapy

Case Report: Hormonal Regulation In PCOS with Acupuncture and Herbal Supplements

From our partners at Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of menstrual irregularity and hyperandrogenism in women of reproductive age. Conventional treatment is centered around the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) to regulate menstrual cycles, protect against endometrial hyperplasia, and manage clinicallyRead …

Read moreCase Report: Hormonal Regulation In PCOS with Acupuncture and Herbal Supplements

Three Fasting Studies Uncover Ideal Weight Loss Eating Times & Potential Benefits for Breast Cancer

Intermittent fasting

Three recent fasting studies lend clarity to the timing of fasting for weight loss and benefits of fasting diets for breast cancer patients. Let’s look first at the timing question. STUDY ONE/ A study, in Cell Metabolism, compared the timing of two daily fasting diets, also known as time-restricted feedingRead …

Read moreThree Fasting Studies Uncover Ideal Weight Loss Eating Times & Potential Benefits for Breast Cancer

Ginger and its Effect on Blood Glucose Levels in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Ginger Todays Practitioner

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one the most common complications of pregnancy. The present work aimed at investigating the effect of ginger on the blood glucose level of GDM women with impaired glucose tolerance test (GTT). Methods/ This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed on the total of 70Read …

Read moreGinger and its Effect on Blood Glucose Levels in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Are all BPA-free Plastics Safe? Scientists Question Alternatives

BPA-free

Scientists find BPA alternative, bisphenol S, could negatively affect both a mother’s placenta and potentially a developing baby’s brain. Using BPA-free plastic products could be as harmful to human health — including a developing brain — as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new studyRead …

Read moreAre all BPA-free Plastics Safe? Scientists Question Alternatives

The Lancet: New Coronavirus Cannot be Passed from Mother to Child Late in Pregnancy

There is currently no evidence that the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) causes severe adverse outcomes in neonates or that it can pass to the child while in the womb, according to a small observational study of women from Wuhan, China, who were in the third trimester of pregnancy andRead …

Read moreThe Lancet: New Coronavirus Cannot be Passed from Mother to Child Late in Pregnancy

Case Report: Vaginal Candidiasis Infection Treated Using Apple Cider Vinegar

In this case study from our partners at Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Betul Ozen, RN, PhD; Mürüvvet Baser, RN, PhD reviews a patient’s history of Candida albicans, infertility and apple cider vinegar treatment to cure the infection. Abstract: A 32-year-old married woman was admitted with intense vaginal dischargeRead …

Read moreCase Report: Vaginal Candidiasis Infection Treated Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Interview with Sara Gottfried, MD

In this interview with Dick Benson, editor of Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal, he speaks with Sara Gottfried, best selling author and board-certified gynecologist who specializes in helping women with natural hormone balance. The following is an excerpt of the interview, followed by the full–text interview. “Our current healthcare systemRead …

Read moreInterview with Sara Gottfried, MD

Alcohol Consumption Prior to Conception Raises Congenital Heart Disease Risk

Alcohol Consumption Prior to Conception

Aspiring parents should both avoid alcohol consumption prior to conception to protect against congenital heart defects for both their baby and parents, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Alcohol consumption three months before pregnancy orRead …

Read moreAlcohol Consumption Prior to Conception Raises Congenital Heart Disease Risk