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Menopausal Symptoms More Common in Women with History of Intimate Partner Violence

While we have identified various sociodemographic variables as factors which modulate vulnerability to menopausal symptoms, no studies (to my knowledge) have looked at how a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or other traumatic exposures may affect susceptibility to menopausal symptoms.   A recent study looked at menopausal symptoms in 2,016 women (40 to 80… Read More »

Eat more plants, fewer animals

Science has shown us over and over again that the more meat we eat, the higher our risk of diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. Conversely, the more fruits and vegetables we eat, the lower our risk for these diseases, and the lower our body mass index. Why is eating meat bad? High-quality research shows that… Read More »

Ashwagandha: Facts, Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects and More

Photo Credit: Ayurtimes / [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons When it comes to nutritional herbs, there’s one name that is taking the spotlight today: the Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha has been used in the traditional medicine of India (Aryuveda) for thousands of years and it’s well known for its properties to counteract the effects of stress… Read More »