Herb and Drug Interactions

If you take medication and use natural herbs, you need to be aware of possible drug interactions that can not only render your medication less effective but possible cause damage to your liver or other organs. So check out this extensive list.

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Raw Foods Can Hurt Your Thyroid

If you find you’re gaining weight eating a lot of raw veggies, check out this list of foods that may be hurting Read more

Top 20 Fiber Rich Foods for Your Menopause Diet

Get Enough Fiber and Lose Weight

Fiber is the secret ingredient when it comes to weight loss, according to several studies. So here’s my Top 20 Fiber Rich Foods which can help you shed the pounds on your Menopause Diet:

  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Rye
  • Broccoli
  • Green beans
  • Apples with skin
  • Spinach
  • Beet greens
  • Kale
  • Collard
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip greens
  • Almonds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Walnuts
  • Cherries
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Stone ground whole wheat

    Focus on choosing a variety of these high fiber foods and you won’t be caught reading in the bathroom because of constipation.

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  • Potassium Carbonate Better Than Bone Drugs

    Twelve-month daily alkali therapy with potassium citrate supplements resulted in a nearly 2% increase in lumbar spine and hip bone mineral density (BMD) in a small randomized controlled trial of postmenopausal women with osteopenia. These results, published in the October 2006 issue of the Journal of American Society of Nephrology, suggest that citrate partially reverses the high acidity of the modern Western diet and that this promotes better skeletal health, the researchers, led by Sigrid Jehle, MD, at the Department of Medicine, University of Basel in Bruderholz/Basel, Switzerland, write.

    “We showed that BMD was significantly increased in the lumbar spine and the hip after 12 months of a very modest amount of alkali (30 mmol of inexpensive K [potassium] citrate daily) in postmenopausal women with low bone mass (T scores at the lumbar spine of -1 to -4). This was achieved with virtually no side effects.”

    The women were randomized to receive tablets of potassium citrate or potassium chloride (3 times 10 mmol daily), and all subjects also received calcium carbonate (500 mg of calcium) and 400 IU of vitamin D3 daily. They were instructed to maintain their current eating and exercise habits.

    Study Highlights
    Inclusion criteria were women who were nonvegetarians, at least 5 years postmenopausal, younger than 70 years of age, and had T scores at lumbar spine L2 to L4 of -1 to -4.

    Women were instructed to continue their self-selected diet and exercise regimen. 89 women were randomized to 10 mmol of trivalent potassium citrate in 3 daytime doses, yielding 30 mmol of potassium and 30 mmol of base (bicarbonate) daily, and 92 to 30 mmol of potassium chloride. Both groups received calcium carbonate containing 500 mg of calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D daily.

    I’ve been telling women since 1986, when early FDA studies on bone drugs were compared to the known benefits/response of taking potassium carbonate, that you can achieve the same or BETTER response WITHOUT the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs, simply by taking potassium carbonate.

    Now we can improve on this by taking liquid bioavailable minerals containing silica which works synergystically with potassium carbonate. Just one dropper twice a day is all you need. Here’s to better bone health!

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    Your Sex Drive – Is It HIS Fault?

    Forget the fancy perfumes. If you want your sex drive to pick up, just slip some odorless pheromones into his aftershave and watch your interest soar. Think I’m crazy? Scientists and researchers have been focusing on increasing women’s hormones, blaming low testosterone on our lack of ability to swing from the chandeliers with our mates. However, one interesting fact has slipped by their focus: as we age, our sense of smell dramatically declines, beginning around age 40.(1)

    Pheromones are odorless chemical attractants found in all forms of life, especially plants and animals. Unlike hormones, pheromones are species specific and for good reason – imagine being sexually attracted to a boar or a mouse! So let’s take a closer look at these natural chemicals.

    Pheromones are scents produced by a species in order to communicate and attract others nearby for the sole purpose of mating. Known as “sex attractants.” these odorless chemicals affect the way a mother and newborn child bond. Different pheromones influence our sexual orientation, helping to differentiate lovers from genetically similar relations.

    As we age, a pair of organs in the nose, called the vomeronasal organs, lose their ability to detect pheromones. Couple this with lowered reproductive hormones that help us to produce these pheromones in both males and females over 50, and you can see why sexual relations seem to vanish for many couples.

    As we enter menopause, five factors determine if a woman is viewed as attractive:

    1) How we physically appear: the color of our hair, in short the way we groom ourselves.

    2) Social skills. How well we flirt, exude confidence and appear balanced.

    3) How motivated we are in the romantic contact and lovemaking.

    4) Sexual performance skills.

    5) The amount of sex attractant pheromones we excrete.

    The more fertile a woman appears to a man, the more sexually attractive she is. The same applies to women. The more a man appears to be able to protect a woman and her offspring, the more sexually attractive he becomes. It’s all about scents.

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