Posted by: bescothealthcare | January 13, 2015

Wit and Wisdom of Gerry Mulligan, Weed Scientist

      Ottawa Citizen

Posted by: bescothealthcare | January 5, 2015

Early Menopause, Smoking Pose Heart Failure Risk

Report on new research by;
Dr. Robin Wulffson, M.D.
LA Women’s Health Examiner.

“According to a new study, women who some and enter an early menopause are at increased risk for heart failure. The findings were published in the January 2015 edition of the journal Menopause by Swedish researchers.”

“The researchers concluded that women who undergo an early natural menopause are at increased risk for developing heart failure; furthermore, smoking can impact the association by increasing the risk even among women who enter menopause around age 46 to 49 years.

Take home message:

Risks of health problems are affected by both genetic and environmental factors. These factors also play a role in age at menopause. This study found that the highest risk of heart failure occurred among women who smoked and entered menopause early. Smoking impacts health in a number of ways; thus, it is possible that an early menopause is due, at least in part, to smoking.”

Read full report here:

Posted by: bescothealthcare | January 5, 2015

Best way to conceive? Start with good health, experts say

Best way to conceive? Start with good health, experts say
Published December 29
By Judy Peres
From Chicago Tribune

Read Here

Posted by: bescothealthcare | December 5, 2014

Exercise your Menopausal Problems Away

Reported from

Physical exercise has many benefits. A new study evaluated the benefits of physical exercise on menopausal symptoms, blood lipids, and weight. The findings were published in the December edition of the journal Menopause.

The authors concluded that physical exercise can significantly reduce menopausal symptoms, improve blood lipid levels, and reduce weight.


For the full University of Nottingham report, read here

“Researchers conducted a large population-based cohort study, analysing more than two million women of childbearing age in the United Kingdom, to compare the rates of new clinically recorded fertility problems in groups of women with and without coeliac disease. The findings show women with coeliac disease do not have a greater likelihood of reporting fertility problems, either before or after diagnosis of coeliac disease. However, rates of clinically recorded fertility problems were 41 per cent higher among women diagnosed with coeliac disease when they were 25-29 years old, compared to women in the same age group without the disease.

Dr Dhalwani said: “It is important to recognise that this represented only a very small increase in the number of women consulting with fertility problems — if we followed women between ages 25-29 years over a one year period, presentations with fertility problems would occur in one of every 100 women without coeliac disease, but in 1.5 of every 100 women with coeliac disease. The fact that this increase was not seen in women of the same age with undiagnosed coeliac disease indicates that it is unlikely to represent a biological impact of the condition on fertility. It may instead be related to heightened concern that may prompt earlier consultation if women experience delays in conception. This does, however, warrant further assessment.””


Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 30, 2014

7 gadgets and apps to Improve your Fertility

foxnews logoForm the “Fox News” Website comes a review of some gadgets and apps to help improve your fertility.

Features; Wink, Ovia Fertility, Daysy, KNOWHEN, Glow, ONDO, Clue

…. and don’t forget your Zestica Fertility!

Read about the gadgets and apps here


Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 29, 2014

Weed of the month: Poison-ivy

Penn State Ag logoAdvice on getting rid of Poison Ivy from Penn State Extension.

“Glyphosate (Roundup and others) can be applied to foliage, or to the vine via cutting and squirting/wicking into the wound. The “glove of death” can also be used for precise foliar application. If you are not familiar with this method, put on a chemical resistant glove (nitrile and some rubber ones can be used) then put on a fabric or cotton glove. Apply concentrated glyphosate on the outer glove then touch the plant.”




Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 29, 2014

Gardening column: Be careful when evicting vines from garden

News sentinal logoGood article about identifying and getting rid of Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Sumac from

“If a small seedling or more developed plant is found in your garden or landscape, wear protective gloves and clothing and with a long-handled shovel dig around the plant and lift it, making certain to get roots and all. Drop it in a plastic bag, tie the top shut and discard it in the trash.

Do not burn these plants. The smoke contains urushiol as well, and people have had the rash all over exposed skin as well as in the throat, nose and lungs from doing this.”

And don’t forget the Tecnu to clean skin, clothing and tools to get rid of the rash causing oil!


Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 27, 2014

Running may lower risk of Parkinson’s disease

Canadian running_logoFrom Canadian Running Magazine

The benefits late in life of being a runner keep piling up. A new, extensive study of the Swedish National March Cohort found that a medium amount to daily physical activity lowers the risk of developing Parkinson’s later in life, though the results varied between men and women.

Read the full report HERE.



Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 26, 2014

What doctors prescribe for a common cause of infertility


“PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, is the most common hormonal disorder of women in their reproductive years,” said reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Josh Hurwitz. “It can start as early as puberty and last all the way through menopause.

Irregular periods, ovaries with numerous cysts, and slightly elevated testosterone levels lead to an imbalance of hormones with metabolic side affects.

“This is really the key,” said Dr. Hurwitz. “If you attack these and you help a woman manage the metabolic and nutritional aspects of PCOS, it will really go a long way towards health and wellness, hormonal fluctuations evening out, and sometimes fixing fertility issues of PCOS.”

Read full article here

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