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Epigenetics and Long-Term Preconception Planning

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Epigenetics and Preconception

Prenatal health care is incredibly important because it lays down the foundation for the health of our future children. However, many times women don’t think about prenatal care until they find out that they are pregnant. They might schedule a prenatal visit after they suspect pregnancy and meet with their health care provider for the […]

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Lady’s Mantle for Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

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Lady's Mantle for Heavy Bleeding

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis) is an herb that has traditionally been used in the treatment of painful periods and heavy menstrual flow. Suffering from abnormally excessive menstruation (menorrhagia) or extremely heavy bleeding with your period can lead to symptoms of anemia due to all of the blood loss. Symptoms of anemia might include: fatigue dizziness […]

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Shepherd’s Purse for Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

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Shepherd's Purse for Menorrhagia

Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) is an herb that can help stop or control excessive menstrual bleeding. It is beneficial in stopping bleeding in other cases as well, such as with nosebleeds or postpartum hemorrhage, which is heavy bleeding after delivering a baby. Many midwives carry Shepherd’s Purse as an option to use in cases of […]

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Yarrow for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

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Yarrow for Menstrual Issues

Heavy menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, is a difficult problem for women who experience it. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is an herbal remedy that can be helpful when menstrual bleeding becomes excessive. Heavy menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than seven days with large clots can negatively impact daily life. Heavy bleeding that soaks through pads frequently can […]

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Nettle Leaf for Menstrual Issues

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Nettle Leaf for Menstruation

Nettle, also known as Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), is a nutrient rich and nourishing herb that makes a great tea or can be taken in pill form. Nettle has been used as a treatment for: heavy menstrual flow and painful menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) anemia allergies asthma high blood pressure fibroids hypothyroid adrenal fatigue skin issues […]

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Red Raspberry Leaf Tea for Menstrual Cramps

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Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red Raspberry Leaf is a wonderful herb with many nutrients. It can be prepared as a tea to help with reproductive issues such as painful menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) and heavy flow. During warmer weather you can use Red Raspberry Leaf to make a nice iced tea. You can also mix it with juice or a […]