“Our mothers were largely silent about what happened to them as they passed through this midlife change. But a new generation of women has already started to break the wall of silence.” Trisha Posner
Menopause is perhaps one of the most delicately discussed phenomena in women’s health.
It is very common for women to have feelings of apprehension or shame regarding this life-altering milestone. Menopause is simply the natural evidence of the maturing feminine body, something that has been treated as an unnecessary taboo in our culture. It’s not a secret that growing older holds a lot of social and psychological weight for women. Thankfully, due to the number of emerging female voices and influences, the collective attitude about these deeply personal changes are beginning to become more positive and empowering.
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Most of us regularly consume soy: whether it be through soy milk, vegetarian products, tofu, or protein shakes.
With so many different uses, soy has been a longtime popular meat product replacement for many vegetarians. Soy has also been known for its high protein content and wide array of health benefits such as controlling cholesterol and managing diseases like type 2 diabetes, thyroid cancer, and prostate cancer.
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Bone mass inevitably decreases as we age, making us more susceptible to bone fractures and back pain. This is a condition known as osteoporosis, which over 10 million americans struggle with. Women are much more likely to develop osteoporosis, and having a family history also increases your likelihood. One of the biggest factors in this condition is lies in how much bone mass you had to begin with, which usually reaches its peak in your early twenties. Other risk factors include: lack of calcium and vitamin c, a high sodium intake, smoking, and an inactive lifestyle.
Continue reading Solutions for Osteoporosis: From Mainstream Medicine to Chinese Herbal Cures