The Melatonin Effect: Could Nighttime Light Cause Female Cancers?

the melatonin effect

Are you routinely awake at night with the lights on? Your health might be more at risk. For one, studies on almost two hundred thousand [1] night-shift workers showed increased risk of coronary heart disease among women. Other studies show correlations between night-shift work and higher rates of metabolic syndrome,[2] inflammation,[3] obesity,[4] and depression/anxiety.[5] Beyond…

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Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

With every mammogram, I think about what I would do if diagnosed this time with breast cancer. First, I’d wig. A woman’s risk of a breast cancer diagnosis is one in eight over her lifetime. Second, I’d call the five people who matter the most: Darling Husband, Mom, Sisters, and BFF. Then I’d get all…

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Green Your Hormones in 8 Easy Steps

Woman Doing Yoga to Avoid Hormone Imbalance

Download my free Hormone Survival Guide below to get a jump start on greening your hormones. Are you feeling tired, moody or stressed? Did you know this could be a result of a hormonal imbalance? In my practice, thousands of patients have come to me with the same complaint: “I exercise. I eat lots of…

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Breast Expert: Interview with Dr. Helayne Waldman

March is National Nutrition Month, so what better place to start than nutritional strategies for keeping your girls healthy? I chatted with Dr. Helayne Waldman, EdD, a professor at Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and author of an upcoming book on Breast Cancer Prevention, publish date January, 2012. Helayne has my fave combo: authentic, brilliant…

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