Reproductive (natural fertility, pregnancy, parenting)
The reproductive system or genital system is a system of sex organs within an organism which work together for the purpose of sexual reproduction. The female internal reproductive organs are the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Parts of Male Reproductive System include the penis, scrotum, testes, epididymis, ejaculatory ducts, seminal vesicles and the prostate gland.
Naturopathic Causes & Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED, "male impotence") is sexual dysfunction characterised by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance. The most important physical causes are cardiovascular disease and diabetes, neurological problems (for example, trauma from prostatectomy surgery), hormonal insufficiencies (hypogonadism) and drug side effects. Psychological impotence is where erection or penetration fails due to thoughts or feelings (psychological reasons) rather than physical impossibility; this is somewhat less frequent but often can be helped. See Carahealth Male Tonic.
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Female Health SLS & Parabens
In the same way that we are what we eat, we are also what we put on our skin. Many women are becoming increasingly aware that petrochemicals in many toiletries can negatively affect our health. Petrochemicals are chemical products made from petrol or more correctly oil. They are found in all non-organic or everyday products such as make-up, face creams, deodorants and are even found in sanitary napkins and tampons.
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Male Health The Big Issues
Father's day is an important time treat Dad. It is also a good reminder to focus on men's health and some of the big health issues affecting men. This is especially relevant as some Irish men can have difficulty talking about their health. Whilst promoting adequate screening is important, particularly when it comes to the prostate, nutritional and herbal approaches can assist every man in looking after their general health and wellbeing and increasing their life expectancy.
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Naturopathic Causes & Treatment of PCOS
PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders and is a leading causes of female infertility. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can address the causes of PCOS and treat the symptoms of this condition naturally, without the use of pharmacological drugs.
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Are Food Additives Driving Your Child Crazy?
Recently there has been a lot of media attention on food additives and how they affect mood. Food additives are used to preserve, colour and flavour foods. Some are harmless, in fact some are even beneficial. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to preserve food and lecithin, which is involved in fat metabolism and the conduction of nerve impulses, is used as an emulsifier. Many however are not only harmful but some are actually carcinogenic, i.e. promote cancer. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) conducted a study into people’s diets and found that Australian pre-schoolers are consuming almost double the amount of preservatives and additives than the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends. These are linked with asthma, eczema, hay fever and other allergic disorders and behavioural disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Irish kids have a similar diet.
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Natural Aphrodisiac Herbs & Foods
Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodisiacs cause you to be aroused and intensify sexual desires. Throughout history, many foods have been reputed to be aphrodisiac and were thought to improve sexual function or fertility. Bananas and asparagus were thought to be aphrodisiacs due to their shape, while honey was prescribed to newlyweds on their honeymoon.
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