Women’s Health

Women face many health issues in their lives. To help all women stay healthy we have compiled these articles and tips.

For new moms pregnancy comes with many changes to the body. In the early stages of pregnancy, a very noticeable change is seen in breast size as the mammary glands prepare to start producing milk for the baby. By the end of the pregnancy, the expecting mom’s body is awaiting the signal for lactation to begin. This will…

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a complex disorder of the endocrine system affecting 5 to 10 per cent of women of reproductive age. It is not known what causes PCOS, however it is thought that the exposure to testosterone as a developing fetus may play a role. The hallmark characteristic of PCOS is insulin resistance. W…

Breastfeeding is a natural way to provide your baby with the nutrients he or she needs for proper growth and development. The World Health Organization recommends to nurse exclusively until 6 months and once food is introduced, to continue breastfeeding until 2 years and beyond. Your breastfeeding efforts can be hamper…

Women’s health needs are different than the needs of men due to social and environmental factors and a difference in genetic make-up. The life expectancy of women worldwide is on average longer than men; however, women tend to experience poorer treatment outcomes for the same chronic diseases. Furthermore, women are tr…

Endometriosis is a condition in which the normal menstrual tissue lining the uterus known as the endometrium grows outside of the uterus on other organs such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes and bladder. Each month during your menstrual cycle, the hormones that trigger menstruation, will also trigger the shedding of the…

Herbal medicine has been used by many cultures around the world for thousands of years, long before pharmaceuticals were created. Whether used in cooking or as medicine, plants offer a safe and effective way to treat women’s health concerns when utilized correctly. Let’s explore five herbs and their application to wome…

Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women, accounting for approximately 300,000 deaths annually, worldwide. The majority of cervical cancers are caused by a strain of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV16 and HPV18 are the most common high-risk strains of HPV, responsible for 70% of cervical cancers. For…

Women and men have different health concerns to keep in mind as they work to live their healthy lives. So today we have seven statistics and tips to help women live healthier lives. Click image to see full sized .pdf in new tab

Breastfeeding advice can come from anywhere. Your family, friends, social media and even strangers may chime in at various times during your breastfeeding journey with well-meaning advice. However, some of this information though well intentioned, has been passed down over the years and lacks scientific validity. Durin…

It is estimated that 500,000 women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, with most women diagnosed between the age of 40 and 50. And while the rate of cervical cancer has been on the decline since the 1970s due to early detection with the PAP smear, it is still the second most common cancer in females…