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Women Shifting to Natural Remedies for Menopause
More and more women are seeking natural treatments for symptoms of menopause. Perhaps the most compelling reason for many is the association between conventional hormone replacement therapy and a number of serious health risks, including an increased risk of breast cancer and blood clots, although the link has by no means been proven, and the issue is currently the subject of serious debate among women's health experts. Many women have experienced unpleasant side effects resulting from conventional HRT, including nausea, headaches and vaginal bleeding. Many women simply feel apprehensive at the thought of taking drugs that are manufactured synthetically. This article explains the various natural menopause remedies.

Action for Victims of Chiropractic Helps Those Hurt by a Chiropractor
Action for Victims of Chiropractic is a U.K. site that was started by a woman who claims that she was a victim of chiropractic treatments. It offers information and emotional support to those who had negative health consequences after receiving a neck manipulation treatment. The site includes news, as well as where alleged victims of chiropratic can file a complaint. The "Legal" section of the web site includes a summary of cases involving chiroprators. The site owner, Frances Denoon, shares her experience in this section. The results of medical studies on neck manipulations have been published here, and links to related sites are provided.

Go Red: Women and Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease claims more women's lives than the next six causes of death combined - about 500,000 women's lives a year, according to the American Heart Association. This is a separate website by the association geared towards women's health and the organization's initiative to raise awareness about heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women. This site says that cardiovascular disease is mostly preventable, so it's important to understand the health threats that can make a lifesaving difference.


Bearing the Weight of Exercise
Weight-bearing exercises will help build strong bones and a healthier you. You don't need to weight train and build up bulk in order to maintain bone density. But any simple exercise that helps to build leg, hip and lower shine strength can help the body build and maintain bone density. It is very important that younger women start the habit to ensure their future health.

Menopause Lifestyle Tips
Want to cope with menopause without prescription drugs? These tips offer practical ways to ward off hot flashes and other symptoms. Learn how to cool off hot flashes, avoid weight gain during menopause, take in more calcium and Vitamin D for better bone health, and using vaginal lubricants. Other menopause links about menopause facts, menopause symptoms and preparing for menopause and a menopause quiz are included.

Bone-Building Checklist: 5 Ways to Help Prevent Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis affects roughly 25 million American women. This site gives five tips to help prevent osteoporosis in women. Maintaining a Calcium-rich diet, plenty of Vitamin D, weight training, no smoking and drinking and hormone replacement therapy make up the list. Every woman can benefit from reading this site, particularly post-menopausal women.


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