Women’s Health

I’m Just Mad About Saffron….

By Erik Goldman

Saffron aromatherapy can produce measurable and potentially meaningful changes in young womens’ hormonal chemistry, suggesting the possibility that it might be a useful remedy for PMS and dysmenorrhea.

 

Got Flax?

By Erik Goldman - Vol. 12, No. 3. , 2011

FlaxMilk, the latest entry into the growing market for non-dairy “milk” products, provides a convenient and delicious way for patients (and their doctors, of course!) to get the healthful benefits of milled flax seed into their diets.

Flax Seed: A Woman’s “Breast Friend Forever”

By Robert Pendergrast, MD - Vol. 12, No. 3. , 2011

There are many foods that can contribute to a breast-healthy diet. In his effort to help family members and patients dealing with breast cancer, Dr. Robert Pendergrast has reviewed them all. His conclusion? Flax seed is one of the best. It’s a cornerstone for breast cancer prevention, and should become every woman’s “BFF” (“Breast Friend Forever”).

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Vitamin D May Prevent Tamoxifen- Associated Joint Problems

By August West / Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 4. , 2010

Severe joint pain is a common side-effect of tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer, and it is associated with vitamin D deficiency. Supplementation aimed at pushing serum vitamin D levels over 40 ng/ml can prevent or attenuate the pain.

 

Helping Patients Step Off Antidepressants

By Michael Banov, MD | Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 3. , 2010

Antidepressants are the most widely-prescribed class of drugs in the US, and primary care doctors prescribe 74% of ‘em. Drug companies give ample guidance on starting meds, but little help in ceasing treatment. Yet many people want off their meds. Psychiatrist Michael Banov offers his insight on when and how to stop antidepressant treatment.