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1.Red Clover
Red clover has been cultivated since ancient times, primarily to provide a favorite grazing food for animals. But, like many other herbs, red clover was also a valued medicine. Although it has been used for many purposes worldwide, the one condition most consistently associated with red clover is cancer. Chinese physicians and Russian folk healers ...
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2.Isoflavones
Isoflavones are water-soluble chemicals found in many plants. In this article, we will discuss a group of isoflavones that are phytoestrogens, meaning that they cause effects in the body somewhat similar to those of estrogen. The most investigated phytoestrogen isoflavones, /tnp/pg000614 21734 doc genistein and daidzein, are found both in /tnp/pg00...
Score: 89%
 
3.Menopausal Symptoms (Other Than Osteoporosis)
The hormonal changes of menopause can produce a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from hot flashes and vaginal dryness to anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Many of these symptoms are undoubtedly caused by the natural decrease in estrogen production that occurs at menopause; however, the human body is so complex that other hormonal factors undoubte...
Score: 79%
 
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5.Genistein
Genistein, a naturally occurring chemical present in soy, has attracted scientific interest for its possible benefits in cancer and heart disease prevention. Genistein is a type of chemical called a phytoestrogen an estrogen-like substance present in some plants. There are two main types of phytoestrogens: /tnp/pg000696 21778 doc isoflavones and /t...
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6.Soy
The soybean has been prized for centuries in Asia as a nutritious, high-protein food with a myriad of uses, and today it's popular in the United States not only in Asian food, but also as a cholesterol-free meat and dairy substitute in traditional American foods. Soy burgers, soy yogurt, tofu hot dogs, and tofu cheese can be found in a growing numb...
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7.Herbs and Supplements to Avoid During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Virtually no medicinal herb has been established as safe in pregnancy or breast-feeding, and even herbs that might seem safe because of their wide use in cooking could cause problems when they are taken in the form of highly concentrated extracts. For example, based on food use, it is unlikely that cooked /tnp/pg000604 doc 21729 garlic presents muc...
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8.Cyclic Mastalgia
Some women's breasts are unusually tender and lumpy, with symptoms of pain and dull heaviness that vary with the menstrual cycle. This condition is called cyclic mastalgia or cyclic mastitis and is often associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). When the lumps become significant enough to be called cysts, the condition is called fibrocystic brea...
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9.High Cholesterol
One of the most significant discoveries in preventive medicine is that elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood accelerate /tnp/pg000262 doc 21500 atherosclerosis , a condition commonly known as hardening of the arteries. Along with /tnp/pg000596 doc 21725 high blood pressure , inactivity, /tnp/condition/cigarette doc 35542 smoking , and /tnp/co...
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10.Breast Enhancement
Each year, as many as a quarter of a million women in the US utilize surgery to increase their breast size. Many other women purchase natural products touted to achieve the same goal without surgery. However, there is no meaningful evidence that any of these herbs and supplements actually have this effect, and no theoretical evidence to suppose tha...
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