Detox first, diet second

Out goes the old year of broken promises to do better by our bodies. In comes the new year and another opportunity to take better care of ourselves. Before you start that diet to lose the twenty pounds from last year, plus the ten you gained over the winter holidays, consider a good detox first.

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Estrogen Metabolism and Cancer Risk

The human embryo develops into a woman as a result of estrogen. It helps maintain our breasts, genitalia, vagina, cervix, and parts of our urinary tract. These tissues are estrogen sensitive. Estrogen, though beneficial in many ways to women, has also been linked to cancer of the breast, uterine lining, and cervix.

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Understanding and Preventing Vaginitis

One of the most common reasons a woman visits the gynecologist is for the evaluation and treatment of vaginitis. Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. It is usually the body’s response to an overgrowth of bacteria or fungus (yeast) in the vagina. Less common causes of vaginitis include an allergic reaction, estrogen deficiency, or retained foreign object to name a few. 

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