How Iodine Protects Breasts

Molecular iodine for breast health.

Iodine has a long history of being effective treatment for breast symptoms such as pain and cysts. It may also play a role in helping to reduce the risk of breast cancer and even to treat breast cancer.

For example, new research has found that iodine deficiency may play a causative role in the development of breast cancer and that iodine supplementation may be effective as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer.

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Diet and Progesterone for Heavy Periods

heavy periodsNatural progesterone can work for heavy or flooding periods but you also need to consider the underlying cause of your heavy periods.

There are three main causes of heavy periods: low progesterone or “unopposed” estrogen, endometriosis or adenomyosis, and thyroid disease.

Let’s look at each cause (and possible treatments) and then I’ll provide the top five general ways to lighten menstrual flow, including natural progesterone.

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The Crucial Difference Between Progesterone and Progestins

contraceptive pills have progestinsThe progestins in hormonal birth control are not progesterone.

Yet, so many journalists and even doctors use the word progesterone when they really mean a progestin drug such as drospirenone, levonorgestrel, or medroxyprogesterone. They are not the same thing.

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How Soy Affects Hormones (and the Benefits of Phytoestrogens)

Soy and phytoestrogensDoes soy affect hormones? Yes, but not in the way you think.

Soy has both good and bad effects on the body. Some of its bad effects include the fact that soybean oil is an omega 6 oil and therefore potentially inflammatory. Also, processed soy protein can impair nutrient absorption and industrially grown soy is heavily sprayed with pesticides. Finally, soy is also a reasonably common food sensitivity.

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