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Scientific Sexism Hurting Women's Health

Turning a blind eye to gender has put women at risk, according to a recent study. As reported by The Telegraph, the allopathic medical establishment has failed to consider the fundamental differences between how the brains of men and women respond to drugs.

The holistic approach of naturopathy contrasts sharply with the reductionist model of mainstream health care. Too many women’s health initiatives focus only on reproductive related issues and pharmaceutical interventions for hormonal challenges. Fortunately, there are natural and easy to follow tips that can boost the health and well-being of women everywhere.

Many of the basic suggestions for a healthy lifestyle are consistent for men and women. Get enough rejuvenating sleep, eat only nourishing whole foods and exercise effectively using plans like high intensity interval training. I also recommend the empowering Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

It is advisable to improve your food choices before looking to address specific hormone deficiencies such as progesterone. The Paleolithic diet, which includes fermented and cultured foods, can address hormone imbalances as you age. It is a diet rich in healthy fats which can improve progesterone and DHEA secretion.

Alcohol decreases your human growth hormone (HGH), one of your most potent built-in anti-aging hormones. Having just one alcoholic drink per day can decrease your HGH by 75 percent. Unsprouted grains, sugar or fructose decrease seven of the 12 most important hormones. On the flip side of the coin, magnesium supplements improve your sex hormone levels, including your testosterone and HGH. As a general rule, fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin A, will also have a beneficial effect on sex hormones.
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