Researchers have suggested that 500 IU of Vitamin E twice a day may help to reduce the severity of period pains, the duration of the pain and the amount of blood loss.
Researchers in Italy have suggested that women with a high intake of red meat increased their risk of endometriosis by over 80%, whereas women eating a lot of fruit and vegetables lowered their risk by 40%.
Researchers in America seem to have discovered that simply chewing gum after abdominal surgery can help get the bowels functioning more quickly than might otherwise be the case.
According to some new evidence not all alcohol is created equal when it comes to protecting your heart. Dutch researchers have found that spirits and red wine caused a rise in homo cysteine levels, which have been associated with a greater risk of heart disease. There was no recorded increase when participants consumed beer.
Soy contains a cocktail of substances that interfere with many systems of the body and so it may not be the panacea we have all come to believe it could be.
If you suffer from osteoporosis then new research suggests that a combination of Calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K; together with minerals like strontium and magnesium may offer an alternative to pharmaceutical medicines but without the side effects.
Few of us realise that the loss of an unseen internal organ can be one of lifes major traumas. It may require a grieving process that can last for months or even years. When I found that I needed a hysterectomy for recurrence of pre-cancerous cells, like many women I had strong feelings about losing my womb. I feared, irrationally, that it would diminish me as a woman and that sex would be different.
So just what should you be eating for a healthy menopause anyway? What if you don’t want to take HRT? What if you can’t take HRT? These and other questions are considered frequently by the many women using the hysterectomy association web site.