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15Aug

Trump’s Attack on Women’s Health

Tuesday 15th August 2017

ACROSS THE UNITED States last month there was a sigh of relief when a new health care bill repealing Obamacare collapsed. The latest version of their health care bill––the Better Care Reconciliation Act––would have raised family health care costs, lowered funding to Medicaid, and cut funding for Planned Parenthood. Former Vice President Joe Biden said it represented an attempt to “drag us back in time.” The collapse of the bill might have been hailed as a success from some quarters, but forgive me for not being too excited. The President said he would make a renewed effort to revive the bill, and quickly invited all Senate Republicans to the White House to negotiate. Today, President Trump launched an attack on Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for failing to force through the bill. The Senate health care bill had devastating implications for women––especially single women––across the United States. Single women are one of the fastest-growing demographics in the U.S., and yet they are affected disproportionately by unemployment and poverty. Approximately 63% of unmarried women make less than $25,000 a year. The bill could only make matters worse. More than 25 million women rely on Medicaid, which is the single largest provider…

10Aug

The Problem with “Menstrual Leave”

Thursday 10th August 2017

LAST MONTH, TWO firms in India introduced a policy to give female employees a “period day” off each month. Culture Machine and Gozoop, which are both based in Mumbai, launched this “menstrual leave” plan, they say, to fight taboos in the country surrounding menstruation. India isn’t the first country in which this has happened. In March, the Italian parliament considered a proposal for a law that would force all companies to grant three days of paid menstrual leave each month to female employees who experience painful periods. Both stories generated a lot of heated discussion and, in most cases, both sides of the argument tended to miss the point. In the case of the Italian proposal, some cited the statistic that “60 to 90% of women suffer from dysmenorrhea” (pain during menstruation) and praised the measure as a way of ensuring “women no longer have to suffer quietly while at work” while improving productivity. Others said the supposedly progressive bill would harm efforts to “normalize menstruation and to educate others about it”, adding that “such a law will only enforce sexist and damaging stereotypes that women can’t control their ability to combat pain or hormonal changes during their periods.” It’s…

28Jul

Why Eating Gluten Can Be Reproductive Suicide for Women

Friday 28th July 2017

The incidence of infertility is rising and innumerable women are experiencing menstrual dysfunction of varying types while their OB/GYN doctors scratch their collective heads and send them off to get IVF treatments or just put them on birth control pills when pregnancy is not desired. Sadly, most of these women will never be properly diagnosed with the real cause of their problems-gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity is now recognized as a very common genetic condition, capable of developing at any age. It is acknowledged in learned circles as a significant cause of reproductive and hormonal problems in both men and women. It is my opinion that EVERY SINGLE WOMAN with chronic menstrual dysfunctions, otherwise unexplained infertility and any autoimmune condition should be considered as possibly gluten sensitive and thoroughly evaluated and tried on a gluten-free diet.

27Jul

Risks of Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy

Thursday 27th July 2017

This is data from rats but shows that periodic, as opposed to continuous, treatment with estradiol, is protective for the brain from ischemic damage. This article urges research be done in human females to investigate a more physiological approach to estrogen therapy than what is currently being done. This is what I absolutely believe – hormones must be replaced in a physiological manner for there to be maximum benefit and minimal negatives. The conventional manner in which female hormones are given to menopausal women simply makes no sense, as it is not consistent with physiology. Women are cyclic, beautifully rhythmic creatures … not static ones … and must receive hormones consist with how they were designed for them. I know I’m an outlier now, but time will bear me out. The functions of estrogen are well known and highly protective … and after menopause women suffer in varying degrees from hormonal deprivation. Yes … It is natural … but it is so very negative to a woman’s very being. After menopause … women simply dry up! They can get dry eyes, dry bladders, dry vaginas, dry skin, dry arteries, dry brains, dry muscles, dry hearts, dry mouths, dry guts, dry…

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