Tag Archives: DIY Health: For Women

Natural Remedies for Gallbladder Trouble

Gallbladders are picky creatures. They seem to be the canary in the coal mine of a woman’s body – always the first to start squawking. It isn’t always easy to know it’s your gallbladder giving you trouble and then finding options other than surgery can be difficult so lets cover a brief intro to the fickle female gallbladder. Continue reading

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Low Sex Drive In Women? Fix It Naturally II – Hormones

Naturally, hormones are complicated – just like women in general. There isn’t one sure-fire answer to the hormone – libido question, but there are a lot of variables and usually we can make an educated guess. Continue reading

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Fast Weight Loss vs. Slow

This time of year I see lots of people struggling to fulfill their new years resolutions, especially those concerning weight loss. One of the big questions that everyone seems to have is what is the difference between the quick weight loss plans and the long-term weight loss plans?? Of course everyone wants something fast and easy, but the truth of the matter is that those are only really good if you’re losing weight for an event that is coming up, but don’t care what happens to your weight after that. Continue reading

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Restless Leg Syndrome? Magnesium Deficiency.

Restless leg syndrome is a topic of very little controversy, which surprises me endlessly. Somehow this disease has popped up in a relatively short amount of time and been accepted as something that our neurological and musculo-skeletal systems just do. We’ve got pharmaceutical medications for it and yet it looks almost exactly the same as a simple nutritional deficiency. Continue reading

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Sleep Like A Champion

I don’t know about you, but I don’t meet many people who actually sleep anymore. Maybe you can’t fall asleep because your mind is racing, or you’re in bed for 8 hours, but you still wake up tired. The kids wake you up or you really only have 3 hours, so you make the best of it. Sleep has become a luxury, when it used to be just a part of life. Continue reading

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Estrogen Overload – Fixing the Chaos.

All of these seem like small steps, and it’s true they won’t change your estrogen levels overnight, but sadly, nothing will short of drugs like tamoxifen that are used in breast cancer. Still, taking these steps for three months will produce noticeable results in your PMS, mood swings, estrogen related weight gain and cycle. Continue reading

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Estrogen Overload – Is This You?

Estrogen dominance is not a disease unto itself, but it is the underlying pattern behind many of the most common hormonally related problems. Essentially, the problem occurs because your estrogen is out of balance with progesterone for all or part of your cycle. That imbalance makes estrogen the strongest hormone in the picture. Here is an excerpt from the upcoming DIY Health: For Women Second Edition about this very issue. Continue reading

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Short Exercise for Long Results – Woohoo!

10 minutes of exercise in which you get your heart rate up and your blood pumping changes your metabolism for a full hour afterward. This means you can’t use “I don’t have an hour to go to the gym” is no longer a valid excuse. A brisk walk around the block, 100 jumping jacks or even 20 crunches will boost your heart rate and your metabolism and have beneficial effects on the way your body burns calories, your cardiovascular health, and of course your waist.
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Anxiety? Just Invite Brad Pitt to Dinner.

Some anxiety – I like to call it catastrophizing, is basically like entering into a very vivid daydream about every worst-case scenario possible. What if my partner dies in a car crash? What if they’re disabled? What if my daughter isn’t careful and someone abuses her? What if we go bankrupt and end up homeless? Happily, there is a great way to fix it. Continue reading

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Fiber! The Forgotten Miracle

If your fiber intake is too low then one of the best things you can do is add more high fiber foods into your diet or even a fiber supplement if you can’t add the foods. I try to shoot for anything between 30-50 grams daily. I don’t always make it, but I always try. Foods like nuts, beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and dark chocolate (woohoo!!!) are all high in fiber. Continue reading

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