WIBI Welcomes the Seventh Woman Foundation

A breast cancer prevention resource! This summer Women in Balance Institute has opened its doors to the Seventh Woman Foundation, an organization focused on preventing breast cancer through lifestyle and natural hormone balance. Their website has been a trusted resource for information on hormone imbalance, breast health and breast cancer research, all of which is now …

From Menarche to Menopause

Dr. Elise Schroeder Lectures at Women’s Health Day NCNM Clinic From Menarche to Menopause: Definitions Adrenarche – Adrenarche happens between ages six and nine and is the start of puberty. During this time, the hormone DHEA, which is a precursor to estrogen and testosterone, is produced in increasingly large amounts. This triggers the beginning of puberty. …

When Less is More: Exercising on a Time Budget

What if you could exercise for less than one hour per week and burn more fat and gain more health benefits than clocking in your daily long, grueling workout?  Sounds too good to be true, right?  Lucky for all busy or exercise-phobic people out there, the latest research begs to differ.  This seemingly magic bullet …

Medicinal Mushrooms and Breast Cancer: What is the latest research?

Mushrooms have long been a delicacy in many culinary recipes, but what about their medicinal properties?  Have you walked by the typical white button mushroom in the grocery store and thought of it as a healing medicine? Not many have, but recent research is suggesting this mushroom and many others have cancer prevention properties. A …

BRCA BASICS: Understanding the Breast Cancer Gene

Last May, Angelina Jolie brought to the world’s attention the ‘breast cancer gene’ when the New York Times published her op ed, “My Medical Choice.”  This essay made public her decision to undergo prophylactic bilateral mastectomy to prevent breast cancer, following the discovery that she carries the ‘faulty’ BRCA1 genetic mutation.  Jolie’s own mother passed …