Women’s Health

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

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…

Your endocrine system is made up of a network of glands, each of which secretes a type of hormone that regulates various functions in your body. You can think of hormones as “chemical messengers” that affect everything from your mood, the look and feel of your skin, your hunger, your digestion, and your energy levels,…

Happy World Breast Feeding Week! If you have chosen to breast feed, you are probably wondering if you have to make changes to your diet to support this process and to ensure that your growing baby is provided with all the key nutrients for growth, brain development and a healthy immune system. Breast milk is very resil…

You are a goddess! As every beautiful goddess before you, and like all the great goddesses after you, we will all experience menopause as part of the beauty of womanhood. The transition into becoming a “wise” woman and going through menopause is part of the secrets of being a woman that only we as the divine feminine t…

For years we have been told to avoid sodium to reduce our chance of developing strokes. New research is now showing that we can have more of something to protect us against strokes; that something is potassium. Potassium is a mineral that works in the body by allowing proper muscle and nerve functions as well as to pro…

You are driving to the cottage to join your family and you suddenly get astrong urge to empty your bladder. It’s unbearable trying to hold it in to make it to the next exit. You wonder how long it will take to just find a washroom once you are off the highway. Men and women can suffer from urinary incontinence or an un…

While many women are working harder than ever to manage their personal health and take care of their bodies, there are still many health problems that may be going unrecognized. Today we present a list of the 10 most unrecognized health problems faced by women. 1. Unrecognized Weight Gain. A recent survey by the Univer…

As a naturopathic doctor, I commonly see patients with urinary tract infections. In this article, I’ll not only discuss the symptoms and causes, but also how to prevent these pesky, irritating infections, and some home remedies that can help. Common Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections When you feel sudden pangs of pai…