Category : Women’s Health

Recipes

You can modify any recipe to increase the fiber by adding 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat flour instead of just all-purpose flour, add raw bran. read more

What do Women Really Want?

Perhaps Mel Gibson? A recent film released for the holiday season gives the Mel Gibson character the power to hear everything women are thinking. Still, however, it is unclear to many men, and even women, what exactly women want. read more

Free Diaper Rash Ointment

A diaper rash can be a real problem for your newborn baby. It is usually caused by irritation from the diaper that may fit too tight or by other irritants such as soaps, perfumed wipes, plastic pants or excessive moisture.
It is important that you frequently check your baby’s diaper for urine and stool. (Check it out…sniffing doesn’t always work!). read more

Sex Week: Help for Hot Flashes?

I have tried herb after herb and I still can’t find the right combination to get rid of my hot flashes. I’m desperate. Can you help?

It’s interesting how medicine has transformed a natural phase in the cycle of women’s bodies into a disorder. read more

Midwifery in the ’90s

Birth is natural

Nurse-midwives view birth as a natural, normal process that does not necessarily require medical intervention. For low-risk, healthy women, CNMs can offer some of the same services a physician can. read more

Is Wort Safe for Breastfeeding Moms

“At present we have no data on the transfer of hypericin to milk or the infant. Judging by its chemistry, it likely penetrates milk. It is quite lipophilic and has a large volume of distribution, which suggests that it could build up over a long period of exposure. It is orally bioavailable and would be absorbed by the infant. One section of the FDA is proposing to study the breastmilk levels but this has not yet been done.” read more

From Medicine Woman to Miracle Mom Part 2

The “purr-fect” inspiration
During her pregnancy, Seymour would go for sonograms, referring to the twins in her stomach as “this one and that one.” “I’d say, ‘How’s this one doing?’ and James would chime in, ‘What about that one?'” she recalls. “After they were born, we thought it would make a great children’s book, so we wrote a story about twin kittens who are named This One and That One.” They turned their idea into two books for Putnam Publishing, a line of children’s clothes and toys, and an animated movie, which is planned for a spring 1999 release. read more

From Medicine Woman to Miracle Mom Part 1

Katy Bellow answers the phone slightly frazzled: “Just a second, please, my twins are painting each other again,” she sighs. “What is it they say about the terrible twos?”

On motherhood
But instead of losing her temper, the 47-year-old miniseries queen and former star of “Doctor, Medicine Woman” nurtures her toddlers’ creativity. “Boys will be boys, babies will be babies.” She pauses to mop up a glob of paint that has landed in her lap. “You just have to laugh and love them for the wonderful little individuals they are.” read more

Group Weight Training

Studies have shown that weight training can reduce fat while increasing lean muscle, reversing bone loss, and increasing energy and balance. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, after a year of weight training twice a week, women?s bodies were 15 to 20 years more youthful. read more

Ratatouille

Classic ratatouille is a robust Mediterranean stew of summer vegetables. We’ve adapted the dish, reducing the amount of oil, replacing the traditional eggplant with yellow squash and modifying the seasonings to come up with a savory topping for baked potatoes (or pasta). Serve as a hearty side dish or a light entree.

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