Ah, the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D, which can be made by your body with exposure to sunlight or supplemented in the diet, is showing to play a much larger role in health than many first suspected. Most people are familiar enough with vitamin D to know that it is important for good bone health. A lot of people are surprised to learn, however, that vitamin D is essential for many of the other tasks related to keeping us strong and healthy. Read more »
Category: Fibroid Tumors
With so many women dealing with fibroid tumors today, more research is being done to determine what steps might be taken to help to manage them. An exciting study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that in fact, vitamin D may be a key player in helping to manage fibroid tumors. This is great news for women struggling to manage fibroid tumors, as vitamin D is easily accessible in several forms. Read more »
Fibroid tumors are most commonly found in the uterus of women in their 20's, 30's and 40's. Between 20-50% of women of childbearing age have uterine fibroids, though not all women have symptoms. Fibroids are almost always benign (non-cancerous) but nonetheless can be quite bothersome. In more extreme cases, fibroids may even become dangerous if they cause too much heavy bleeding or are obstructing other organs in the body.
Women who have dealt with fibroid tumors in the past or who are dealing with them currently know what a burden they can be. From heavy, painful periods to back ache, anemia and miscarriage, fibroids are never a simple diagnosis to deal with, and can often become quite frustrating and scary. Read more »
Balance is a universal concept. From learning to walk, to fostering strong relationships and sturdy health, good balance is required for success. It is the key to a healthy and happy lifestyle. It is the foundation for both ancient and modern medicine alike: create balance in the body, know health. It is no surprise then, that when hormones in the body become out of balance, health problems often follow. Read more »
Estrogen dominance. The term is somewhat mysterious to most of us. If one had to guess, most people would likely assume that it’s an issue that affects women, since estrogen is a woman’s hormone, right? Actually, both women and men make and use estrogen every day. When estrogen becomes out of balance with other hormones in the body (like progesterone and testosterone, which both women and men make and use), estrogen dominance can occur, leading to common symptoms that many folks simply don’t understand, including fatty weight gain, muscle loss, decreased sex drive, and fatigue among many others. Read more »
Although no precise answers exist for the development of uterine fibroid tumors, there is a link between fibroids and estrogen production.
Fibroids do not develop until the body begins producing estrogen during the onset of menstruation. During the reproductive years, hormonal imbalance can cause fibroids to form and grow. Read more »
Vitalzym has been reformulated with a technologically advanced delivery system that allows for reduced dosage and vastly increased effectiveness.
We are constantly assaulted by estrogens in our environment from the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the chemicals we use. Estrogen mimickers in the form of chemicals (xenoestrogens), and plant based foods (phytoestrogens), can mimic the action of estrogen produced in cells and can alter hormonal activity in women and men. Read more »
Many women in their twenties, mid thirties through forties, and even women who are menopausal can be overloaded with estrogen, which can be caused by hormone replacement therapy (HRT), birth control pills, environmental estrogens, plant estrogens, stress, obesity, poor liver function, peri-menopause, and glandular dysfunction. Read more »