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Category: Female Health

Curcumin and saffron are effective for the treatment of depression and in reducing anxiety

Studies have found  many people with Depression have chronic inflammation. Anti-inflammatory medicine could be an effective treatment alternative to generally ineffective anti-depressant medications. A recent study reported that Curcumin (from Tumeric) and/or saffron relieves the symptoms of depression including anxiety , now often experience by people suffering from depression. Curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory properties and increase levels of BDNF  – an important  protein found in neuron cells that protects the cells from premature death and also improves their function. But before you rush to the pharmacy or health food store… Read more Curcumin and saffron are effective for the treatment of depression and in reducing anxiety

Resistance Training relieves fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

  A news  study shows how regular resistance training improved fatigue and  quality of life in breast cancer survivors who were previously  sedentary.  Fatigue is common for women breast cancer survivors and it can be debilitating. If you feel fatigued it is hard to motivate yourself to do any exercise, but this can be the very activity that will give you more energy and motivation. This study proves that doing resistance exercise three times a week relieves the fatigue often experienced by breast cancer survivors. Abstract  The primary aim of this study… Read more Resistance Training relieves fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

Is working in an office really as unhealthy as smoking?

Well yes sitting down for eight hours a day is slowly killing you and shortening your lifespan equivalent to being a smoker. Sitting for hours without any activity in the office and then coming home and slumping in front of the television is a ticket to an early grave so the experts are telling us. Good news is physical activity doesn’t mean high intensity training in the gym or running 5km every day. It means movement. but with some exertion e.g. do some chair squats, lunges, chair push-ups,  – who cares… Read more Is working in an office really as unhealthy as smoking?

Five life-changing reasons to loose your belly fat

Five life-changing reasons to loose your belly fat Belly fat gets a bad rap, but why? Well the fat around your belly is not  inert. Every fat cell is busy communicating with the rest of our body reinforcing a poor state of health that has implications on your future and what you die from. Belly fat causes low grade inflammation; it produces hormones that affect appetite and fat storage,  it impairs  energy metabolism  and belly fat is associated with insulin resistance, depressed mood and chronic stress to name a few.… Read more Five life-changing reasons to loose your belly fat

Do you suffer from morning sickness? Chinese herbs can really help

Well over half of all women experience morning sickness during pregnancy, usually beginning around the 6th week and ending after the twelfth week of pregnancy. Some Chinese herbs commonly used to relieve vomiting, nausea and morning sickness are:- Ginger (Sheng Jiang)– Fresh ginger is a common herb used in Chinese medicine to help digestion and it can help alleviate symptoms of morning sickness. Cardamon Seed  (Shan Za) – Cardamon is a very effective herb for treating morning sickness and is an ideal herb for morning sickness due to the additional… Read more Do you suffer from morning sickness? Chinese herbs can really help

Do you think holistically about your health?

Looking at your health holistically emphasises the important of the whole body and the interdependence of its parts. This perspective changes our how we talk about ourselves. Instead of saying body and mind, we can say mind-body accepting there is no separation of these two concepts. Some might say they think holistically about their health when in fact they  still  see their  body and mind as separate. Most of us accept distress and mood affect our health, but we might overlook that the internal state of our body can affect our mind,  our… Read more Do you think holistically about your health?

Green tea extract EGCG reduces size of uterine fibroids.

Yes it is green tea extract EGCG again. An amazing antioxidant that does much more than protect us from the free radical oxidative damage we read so much about. In this interesting study Women find  that a daily 800 mg supplementation of EGCG for a 4 months reduced the volume of uterine fibroids aswell as reducing symptoms such as heavy bleeding. Uterine fibroids are not easy to eliminate and it takes time to reduce size. In many cases surgery may be recommended and this is fine except it does not… Read more Green tea extract EGCG reduces size of uterine fibroids.

Australia has a health crisis.

This country has a  crisis of chronic preventable disease and chronic unresolved stress. Here one in two people are overweight or obese. There are almost a million people with Type II diabetes and two million  estimated to be pre-diabetic  There are eight million Australians are predicted to be diagnosed with bowel cancer, a preventable condition. There are more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia. This number is expected to increase to 400,000 in less than five years. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to be almost 900,000 by 2050. One million Australia have depression… Read more Australia has a health crisis.