Breast Cancer Survival and Exercise – To Walk or To Run?

Many studies have evaluated the effects of exercise on the mortality risk of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer. Research has shown that women who participate in either a mile of brisk walking or running about two-thirds of a mile per day have a decreased mortality risk of 25 percent. This same risk reduction occurs …

Preventing Bone Loss with HRT

Our bones are living growing tissue. The body is constantly building and breaking down the bone to keep them healthy and strong. Before the age of 30 the bones are at their peak strength, then we start to lose bone mass faster than the body replaces it. Overall risk for osteoporosis varies among individuals and …

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. …

What’s the Soy Story?

The soybean has been considered one of the five sacred grains of China dating back to 2900 BC. Currently, the soybean has been cultivated extensively and is now the United State’s second largest export crop. The bean is widely known for its high protein (40%) and oil (20%) content. The soybean was one of first …

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 …