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Dr. Susan’s Daily Health Tip: Lutein

Would you like to enjoy great female health at all stages of your life? Then lutein is a wonderful, and even essential, nutrient for you! Lutein is a beautiful yellow colored phytonutrient found abundantly in flowers like marigolds, fruits and vegetables. It is a member of the carotenoid family and has powerful antioxidant properties and cell […]

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2 Herbs for adrenal support: Gotu Kola

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), also called centella, has been used since prehistoric times in India. It has been used both internally and externally, based on its ability to heal wounds and treat skin conditions such as eczema, varicose ulcers, and leprosy. In the 1880s, gotu kola was […]

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Herbs which help to promote progesterone production or balance estrogen and progesterone: Dandelion Root

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women To maintain a balance of estrogen and progesterone and prevent symptoms of PMS or premenopause, it is important to support the liver in its function of breaking down and excreting hormones. The liver must produce sufficient bile, which then passes through the gallbladder and into the intestine. […]

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Herbs which help to promote progesterone production or balance estrogen and progesterone: Licorice Root

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Licorice root has been used medicinally for several thousand years in both Eastern and Western cultures. Prescribed for problems including respiratory infections, peptic ulcers, abdominal pain, and malaria, licorice is especially useful in treating PMS, which can be caused by a dominance of estrogen in relation to […]

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Herbs which help to promote progesterone production or balance estrogen and progesterone: Maca

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Maca—referred to as either Lepidium peruvianum or Lepidium meyenii—is one of the most traditionally used and valued Peruvian herbs, due in large part to its rich nutrient concentration. This malty, butterscotch-flavored root contains a number of minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, plant sterols, amino acids, and alkaloids, among […]

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1 Anti-inflammatory herbs: Ginger

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Ginger is a pungent, spicy herb native to southern Asia. For thousands of years, ginger has been an important herb used in traditional Asian medicine. It is now cultivated throughout the tropics in countries as diverse as Jamaica, India, and China. It is used as a spice […]

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