Category Archives: Women’s Health

Blue Skies, Red Clover

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Menopause. Between the hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and the brain fade, this time of life can turn your world upside down. Fortunately, most of these symptoms subside once you become post-menopausal. But some women experience lingering depression long after their last period. Now, a new study has found that red clover—the herb that can help tame hot flashes—can also ease the depression and anxiety that can plague some post-menopausal women. Continue reading

Cool It!

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Hot flashes, which are thought to be caused by rapidly fluctuating levels of estrogen, are experienced by up to 85 percent of American women as they head into menopause. I’m one of those. If you are, too, you know that it’s one of the most unpleasant aspects of this hormonal transition. And, since hormone replacement therapy is off the table for many of us, it’s important to find safe and effective options. Continue reading

Natural Treatments For Osteoporosis

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

I recently had the opportunity to attend a seminar by John Lee, MD. Since I had read Dr. Lee’s best-selling book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, I was pretty excited to hear him speak – and I wasn’t disappointed. But my ears really perked up when started talking about osteoporosis. Continue reading

Dangers of Cosmetics

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

You’re careful about what goes into your body – but what about the personal care products you slather on your body? Could they be jeopardizing your health?

Consider this: There are more than 5,000 cosmetic chemicals approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration, many of which have never been tested for safety. Although not all of these chemicals undermine your health, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health reports that 884 of them are toxic. And it’s amazing just how many of these hazardous chemicals can be found in the everyday products under your bathroom sink. Continue reading

Bladder Problems

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Medicine

Bladder problems got you down?

Have you ever laughed so hard you peed? Losing control of your bladder is embarrassing, uncomfortable, and, well, wet. It’s also surprisingly common. In fact, incontinence affects 10 to 30 percent of women 64 and younger, says the National Women’s Health Resource Center.

Even if your bladder is behaving now, it may betray you later. About 25 percent of women will experience involuntary urinary leakage and bladder problems at some point in their lives. Luckily, those little accidents when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise are problems you can solve and even prevent. Continue reading