Health

Heart Health for Women

By Amanda H. Fey, ND

Did you know that coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in women? It is also the leading cause of disability among women, and American women are four to six times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer.

Coronary heart disease occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become hardened and narrowed due to plaque (the accumulation of fat, cholesterol, and other substances) formation inside the vessels’ walls. As plaque builds up, the blood flow to the heart is greatly reduced. Heart disease can lead to a heart attack, which happens when an artery becomes completely blocked due to plaque.

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Chinese Medicine Provides Hope for Fertility Challenges

By Neil Weinberg
When the soil is well-prepared, the harvest will be bountiful.

–Ancient Chinese Proverb

Anna sat lovingly holding her newborn baby girl in my office. Tired but ecstatic, she was overjoyed to finally be a mother.  Discouraged for years after a diagnosis of “unexplained infertility,” it was only out of desperation (and an acute awareness that her biological “window of opportunity” was short) that she decided to try an “alternative cure.” She had given up all hope of ever becoming pregnant and her conventional health practitioners had given up as well. Now, a little over a year later she came in to have me hold her daughter. 

 


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