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Natural Health Blog — epigenetics

Hormones + gut health and how they are related!

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            Meet Lisa. Lisa is beautiful by almost any set of standards. Not too skinny, not pudgy, not frumpy at all, she has olive skin and big brown eyes. Like most women (all women?) she has some very particular complaints about her body and the way she feels. She doesn’t like her boobs (not perky enough), she feels like her ankles and calves are “way too thick” and most troubling to her are bouts of cystic acne and some intermittent discomfort in her gastro-intestinal tract, lovingly referred to as her “gut” from here on out. She’ll...

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Epigenetics, women's health, and worrying--guess what? It's not helpful.

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Many women have mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers who’ve had “female troubles” as they used to say. Whether it’s life-long painful periods, a wicked bad menopausal transition, or a gynecological cancer like breast, uterine or ovarian cancer, many of us worry that the genes we have in common with our female relatives mean we are destined to have the same health problems. Most frightening, of course, is cancer.

I know this first-hand having a mom that died of ovarian cancer and a sister who has survived breast cancer. It can be scary to think that one is genetically...

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