Used to ward off vampires and werewolves by Central Europeans long ago, it’s been called ‘the stinking rose’ and has its very own festival on the last weekend of July every year in Gilroy, California. It’s biggest consumer? South Korea. Considered an herb by some and a vegetable by others, …Read More »
Medicine and Prayer
During the majority of the modern era, religion and medicine were two things that stood on the opposite sides of a great divide. Religion was for the soul; medicine, for the body. For little over a decade now, medical therapies combining the two have bridged the gap and have been …Read More »
Endometriosis and Cancer Risk
Women who have endometriosis may be at higher risk for cancer according to an article published in Medscape.com. Almost ninety million women suffer from this disease – almost all of them pre-menopausal. Although this disease isn’t life threatening, it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for women who are unfortunate enough to deal with it.Read More »
Drinking Tea May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
Could something as simple as drinking tea lower the risk of ovarian cancer? A new study suggests that it is. Find out why brewing a cup of hot tea could be smart medicine for women.Read More »
Can a Diet High in Fruits and Veggies Reduce the Risk of Lymphoma?
Many people feel helpless in the face of cancer. Even if they don’t have it, they worry about getting it. Fortunately, lifestyle factors such as avoiding smoking and excess alcohol, and leading an active lifestyle help to reduce the chance of developing this sometimes devastating disease. Now, a new study shows that diet may be important for reducing the risk of lymphoma, or cancer of the lymphatic system. This relatively common form of cancer kills over 16,000 people each year.Read More »
Can Sunscreen Expire?: How Long Does It Last?
Sun exposure has some benefits since it’s a natural source of vitamin D, but too much ultraviolet light can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. Everyone that spends time in the sun needs a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB light. Before applying sun products, be sure you’re getting the protection you need. If you have a bottle of sunscreen from last summer, is it okay to use it – or can sunscreen expire?Read More »
Annie’s Story (Fibromyalgia and CFS)
Being as I am a new phenomenon to many of you (!), I figure I should at least introduce myself and what I plan to be writing about for The Fight Like A Girl Club. My name is Annie Martin. I am 23 years old. I have been mysteriously ill …Read More »
Fighting Liver Disease Like A Girl
Right now, I am less than two weeks away from a partial liver transplant. I am 29 years old. Finding out you have any life-threatening disease is scary (to put it mildly), but finding out you have a disease that carries the stigma of cirrhosis… well, let’s just say it …Read More »
Dani’s Story (EDS – Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)
I suffer from EDS. I am both Hypermobility type and Vascular type. Can I get a “WOO HOO!” for winning the dysfunctional genetic lottery? LOL! It is a horrible disease; the Hypermobility type caused me a great deal of pain. I suffer from numerous subluxations and dislocations. Every joint is prone to it. I have intense pain, swelling, skin discoloration etc…I am hypersensitive to barometric pressure changes and can predict weather better then any meteorologist I have ever seen on TV!Read More »
Newly Diagnosed With Lupus…So Now What?
I can remember having lupus symptoms like joint pain and extreme fatigue as far back as six years ago. For many of us Lupus has always been a silent disease until that day we are struck with a severe flare up. The road has been rough, but I'm glad to finally know my health status after being in the dark about it for so many years!Read More »