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Are Your Nut Butter Cravings Out of Control?

Too many times have I cracked open a half-full jar of almond butter, spoon firmly in hand, with the heroic intention of taking one small spoonful, only to spot my feet through the bottom glass mere mi…

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Why Natural Birth Control Isn’t My Choice

I like to think that my lifestyle is very natural and healthy. I’ve detoxified the cosmetics and cleaning products I use, and continue to scope out other areas where I can improve. But there’s one are…

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4 Easy Steps to Happier Hormones

Whether you're 30 or 50+, you don't have to feel cranky, tapped out, and chronically sleep-deprived. Old-school medical thinking tells us that these “conditions” are all just a part of growing older…

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Top 7 Reasons We Feel Stressed Out

"I'm so stressed out." We've all said it, and felt the effects of living it. In our fast-paced, over-stimulated culture, we're constantly pushing our brains and bodies to the limit. Too little slee…

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Surprising Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women

The New England Journal of Medicine just published a new study on the effects of radiation therapy on women who are being treated for breast cancer and the news is disturbing. Women who receive radiot…

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The Pill, Only When You Get Lucky?

What if there was a birth control pill you didn't need to take every. single. day? If you like the sound of a pill that works to prevent pregnancy when taken within a few hours of sex, you're not alon…

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4 Remedies to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Dense breasts is more than a descriptor of breast mass. It's a condition that can have health consequences. This week, children's book author Judy Blume announced on her blog that she recently rece…

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Birth Control and Heart Attacks and Strokes – Oh My!

Originally published on June 27, 2012, on bedsider.org. "Nothing in life is risk free, and that includes birth control." Margaret Polaneczky, MD, comes to this simple, spot-on conclusion in her pos…

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BPA Baby Bottle Ban: Image Boost for Plastic?

Well it took a bit of time, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally announced a ban of BPA (Bisphenol A) in all sippy cups and baby bottles sold in the United States. This comes, not e…

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What is Depo-Provera?

Curious as to what exactly Depo-Provera is and how it's used? Watch this for a quick tip!…

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