Category Women’s Health December 13, 2017 Environmental Factors Affecting Sperm Count Sperm counts in men have declined precipitously over the past four decades. A growing list of environmental factors has been implicated in this alarming phenomenon. Read on to learn about the environmental toxins and dietary factors that lower sperm count and how simple lifestyle changes can be used to improve male reproductive health and raise sperm count. November 15, 2017 The Gut–Hormone Connection: How Gut Microbes Influence Estrogen Levels Emerging research indicates that the gut microbiome plays a central role in the regulation of estrogen levels within the body and thus influences the risk of developing estrogen-related diseases such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Read on to learn about the connection between gut microbes and estrogen levels and why correcting dysbiosis may be key for preventing and reversing estrogen-related conditions. April 6, 2017 The Downside of Mammograms Mammography has been the medical industry’s “gold standard” breast cancer screening tool for nearly four decades, and the procedure has been pushed on women with great zeal by physicians, public health programs, and cancer organizations. However, mounting scientific evidence indicates that mammography may not only be far less effective than we have been led to believe, but that it also has numerous drawbacks that are affecting women on a massive scale. Read on to learn about the major drawbacks of mammography, what the research recommends for breast cancer screening, and about promising breast cancer detection alternatives. January 25, 2017 Post-Birth Control Syndrome: 5 Tips for Treatment So what can you do when your patient explains that her cycle hasn’t returned since stopping birth control? The underlying causes of post-birth control syndrome can involve nutrition deficiencies, HPA axis dysregulation, impaired liver detox, stress, and more. Fortunately, with diet and lifestyle changes, it can be possible to resume normal menstrual cycles without drugs. Read on to discover five tips on how to get your patient’s hormones back on track! September 22, 2016 Treat and Prevent UTIs Without Drugs Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are infections anywhere along the urinary tract including the bladder and kidneys, are the second most common type of infection in the United States. These infections can be caused by poor hygiene, impaired immune function, the overuse of antibiotics, the use of spermicides, and sexual intercourse. The most common cause, accounting for about 90 percent of all cases, is the transfer of E. coli bacteria from the intestinal tract to the urinary tract.