Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer

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Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer

 

By: Bren Boston, M.D.

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, which is a scary statistic. Although the two most common risk factors for breast cancer (being a woman and getting older) are things you cannot change, there are some lifestyle choices you can make to at least reduce your risk.

  • Maintain a healthy weight, as gaining weight in adulthood increases the risk of breast cancer.
  • Exercise regularly to lower your risk of breast cancer by ...
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What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

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What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

 

By. Dr. Sari Eitches

One in ten Americans will have a thyroid disorder in their lifetime. The most common cause is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis- an autoimmune condition in which the body’s own antibodies attack its thyroid. This causes destruction of thyroid tissue which  impairs the thyroid’s ability to function properly and can result in hypothyroidism.

Hashimoto’s is more common in women than men, and incidence increases as we get older. Some of the susceptibility for Hashimoto’s can ...

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Balanced Hormones = Better Sex, Increased Well-Being and Longer Life

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Balanced Hormones = Better Sex, Increased Well-Being and Longer Life

 

By Dr. Sari Eitches & Dr. Edison de Mello

Hormones are secreted by endocrine glands and have a very complex and important role in our health and well-being. The optimal function of our physiology depends on the interaction and balance of many different hormones. Testosterone, progesterone, estrogen and DHEA, known as the sex hormones, interact with other hormones from the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, and other endocrine glands to ...

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Courage is Good For Your Health

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Courage is Good For Your Health

 

Dr. Bren Boston

Courage makes us feel good. It allows us to have some control over how we react to our fears. Courage gives us the bravery to stand up to our fears, again and again, whether we conquer those fears or not. Perhaps then, we should appreciate that courage can also have a beneficial effect on our mental and physical health. Staying healthy can allow us to be more courageous.

Courage is one of those intangible powers inside all of ...

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Understanding a Woman’s Low Libido

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Understanding a Woman’s Low Libido

 

By Dr. Maggie Ney

Having a low libido is pretty common. Moments of low desire are natural and normal. In fact, there is no normal frequency or set of behaviors that can diagnose a woman with a low libido. Low libido is an issue when the lack of desire is having an effect in her life and causing distress. It many ways, a healthy libido can be a sign of optimal health. All systems in the body need to ...

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Mommy-Me-Time

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Mommy-Me-Time

By Dr. Sari Eitches

My first mother’s day all I wanted was 2 hours alone. I went to an exercise class and got my hair done. I even took a shower. Alone. With the door closed. It was exhilarating. Every Sunday since I do something similar- a work out and a treat- and return to my family more content, more present and more patient. It’s a far cry from the care-free “spontaneous” life I didn’t even know I was leading ...

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Are Tampons Toxic?

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Are Tampons Toxic?

Our very own Dr. Maggie Ney, the co-director of our Women’s Clinic, was featured once again on Goop to discuss women’s health issues. Today, she explains why you should stop and ask ‘What is in a Tampon?’

Dr. Maggie Ney is a licensed, board-certified naturopathic doctor and co-director of the Women’s Clinic at Akasha. She specializes in female hormone balancing and healthy aging.

A Q&A with Maggie Ney, N.D.

Q: Many crops in the United States are treated with glyphosate, one of the ...

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Contributing Factors of Breast Cancer

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Contributing Factors of Breast Cancer

By Dr. Maggie Ney

It is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and is the second leading cancer killer in women. I find that my patients and friends are very diligent about getting recommended mammograms and breast ultrasounds. Doctors and the media have succeeded, I feel, in getting the word out about the importance of these cancer-screening tests. Still, I would like to see more attention directed towards educating the public on ...

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Yep, it’s Perimenopause

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Yep, it’s Perimenopause

Our very own Dr. Maggie Ney was recently featured on Goop to discuss Preimenopause. Check out the full article below or go to Goop.com

Dr. Maggie Ney is a licensed, board-certified naturopathic doctor and co-director of the Women’s Clinic at Akasha. She specializes in female hormone balancing and healthy aging.

Yep, it’s Perimenopause

Every woman is pretty familiar with the signs of menopause—unbearable hot flashes, thickening waists, moods that fluctuate wildly—but what about all those other signs of “aging,” like ...

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Health Benefits of Being a Mom

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Health Benefits of Being a Mom

We often share articles on how we can improve our health and become our optimal selves. For this Mother’s Day weekend, we decided to change it up and share the health benefits associated by simply being a mother. (Some of these health bonuses occur only if you gave birth to your child, while others apply equally to adoptive moms.)

article originally posted on BabyCenter.com

Health Benefit 1: Reduced risk of cancer

One of the greatest health benefits of having a baby is ...

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