Women’s Health

Iodine—The Most Misunderstood Micronutrient

Friday Aug 8 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Earth’s oceans are the main repositories of iodine, and nowhere is iodine as highly concentrated as in seaweed. Have you ever wondered what nutrient ... more »

Renegade Health Story of the Month: Laura Ricci

Tuesday Aug 5 2014 | by Kevin Gianni

Through a myriad of health problems including cancer, Laura hung in there looking for solutions, and found out she was a lot stronger than she ... more »

When Sex After Baby Hurts!

Tuesday Jul 22 2014 | by Jessica Drummond

“Your first few postpartum years will go by quickly. But your days will be long. Some days, just a few hours with a new baby can feel like an ... more »

Dangerous Herbicide Found in Moms’ Breast Milk

Wednesday Jun 18 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

A recent study found the herbicide glyphosate in human breast milk, raising concerns about widespread contamination. If you haven’t heard of ... more »

7 Weird Health Habits That Can Make Life Better

Wednesday Jun 11 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Go ahead—sing out loud. Studies show it helps relieve stress and anxiety. You’re eating right. You’re exercising regularly. You’re doing your ... more »

Exhausted Right Down to Your Mitochondria?

Tuesday May 6 2014 | by Dr. Terry Wahls

Fatigue may be related to more than sleep deprivation. Fatigue is one of the most common problems I see in my primary care clinic. Many of those with ... more »

3 Foods that Make You More Attractive

Monday Apr 28 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show that some foods can really increase how attractive you look to the opposite sex. You know eating a healthy diet makes you feel better. ... more »

5 Foods that Actually Fight Wrinkles

Wednesday Apr 23 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

A study actually found that watercress can help fade your fine lines and wrinkles. You know that good food can create good skin. But did you know that ... more »

7 Super Foods for Middle-Aged Women

Monday Apr 14 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Some foods are particularly helpful for middle-aged women, reducing risk of heart disease and dementia. Menopause. Weight gain. Sagging skin. ... more »

The Zero Side Effects, Condom-Free Birth Control Method that Actually Works

Tuesday Apr 1 2014 | by Emily Vencat

The birth control method they warned you about is actually quite effective. I’m American and my husband is English. This leads to a lot of mundane ... more »

7 Natural Ways to Reduce Hot Flashes

Monday Aug 5 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Hormones are risky—here are some other ways to help reduce the frequency of hot flashes. Personal summers. Power surges. Hot flashes. Whatever you ... more »

7 Best Homemade Cleaning Solutions to Have On Hand

Monday Jul 8 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Many cleaning projects around the home can be completed with natural products that don’t present health risks. In 2010, a study published in ... more »

Chronic Fatigue: We’re Still Not Sure What Causes It

Friday Feb 15 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Could you be constantly tired because of a virus? I had only been in clinical practice for about a year when Incline Village, Nevada became ground ... more »

Yeast Infections? Here Are Some Natural Treatments

Wednesday Feb 13 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

If you suffer from embarrassing yeast infections, don’t worry— they’re common and usually easily treatable. According to the National ... more »

Holistic Treatments for Ovarian Cysts

Monday Feb 11 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

If you’re suffering from painful ovarian cysts, talk to your doctor— and consider natural hormone balancing therapies. If you listen to women ... more »

Natural Remedies for Restless Legs

Monday Dec 17 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If restless legs are keeping you up at night, try these natural remedies. The National Institutes of Health estimates that restless legs syndrome ... more »

Another Medical Company Hides the Truth—the NuvaRing Lawsuits

Wednesday Dec 5 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Merck tried to keep the documents about the NuvaRing secret, but two judges recently ordered them released. In our second annual Healing Cancer World ... more »

The Top Herbs for PMS — Cramping, Bloating, Headaches and More : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Monday Jun 25 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

You don’t want to feel bad, but you really don’t want to take a pain reliever. Is there another option? Admit it. It’s that time of ... more »

How to Delay or Stop Hair Loss—Naturally : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Friday Apr 27 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Researchers found that onion juice, when regularly massaged into the scalp, helped grow hair. When the FDA released the prescription drug Propecia on ... more »

Top 4 Herbs for Boosting Your Libido (For Him and Her!) : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Monday Apr 2 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Not feeling the heat? You don’t need drugs. According to the Wall Street Journal, one out of every five men over 40 in the U. S. have tried ... more »

How Do You Boost Female Libido, Plus Tips on How to Get Rid of Acid Reflux : Exclusive Renegade Health Q & A

Friday Mar 16 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Maca is considered a “hot” plant. I’ll let you figure out why… Alright, question time! I have a bunch of them from the last ... more »

How Do I Get My Libido Back Naturally? : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Friday Mar 9 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Tips on how to restore that fire… (Arenal, Costa Rica) Look, it happens… And not only to 90 year old men. Low libido is silently becoming ... more »

Dr. Oz Says I’m Wrong about Cinnamon, Plus Natural Hair Growth Ideas : Renegade Health Q & A

Wednesday Feb 15 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Annmarie says Dr. Oz needs to check himself… in a cute Peruvian / Gringa style. I love it when Dr. Oz says I’m wrong… I mean, he ... more »

The Breast Health Diet : An Exclusive Renegade Health Article by Dr. J.E. Williams

Sunday Jan 8 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Fresh oranges, limes, tangelos, and other citrus fruits (except for grapefruits) are fantastic foods for promoting breast health. Resident Medical ... more »

The Missing Piece to Women’s Health : An Exclusive Article by Dr. J.E. Williams

Sunday Oct 2 2011 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Is it possible to get back to the time when the secrets of plants and healing were passed from generation to generation? Resident Medical Authority: ... more »

Does Stevia Cause Fertility Issues? : The Renegade Health Show Episode #740

Monday Jan 10 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

This week, we’ll have more questions coming at you… First up we have some clarification about raw cruciferous vegetables and the thyroid, ... more »

Depression Tip and Trailer from the Food Matters Documentary : The Renegade Health Newsletter

Sunday Dec 12 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

My family and I just finished watching the Steelers win on a rainy Sunday… A few of you have written in asking how I can watch football, but ... more »

Which Whole Foods Aren’t OK to Eat? : The Renegade Health Show Episode #709

Friday Nov 26 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

It seems like I confused a bunch of you guys with my talk about food science… Today, I address some of your concerns about whole foods and if we ... more »

Can the Vegan Diet Cause Low Testosterone? : The Renegade Health Show Episode #680

Monday Oct 18 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Hormones are a hot topic right now… Why? Because a lot of people (raw diet, vegan diet or ANY diet) are realizing that they’re not feeling ... more »

Are Injections a Good Way to Raise Vitamin Levels : The Renegade Health Show Episode #581

Tuesday Jun 1 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

It’s a beautiful day in Berkeley and we’re in the office answering your questions… Today, Annmarie and I address these topics ... more »

Can Fasting Reset Hormone Issues : The Renegade Health Show Episode #571

Tuesday May 18 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

We have a massive back up of questions from the blog now that Priscilla is logging them in a document… Today, I tackle 10 or so that range from ... more »

How to Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps Naturally with Brigitte Mars : The Renegade Health Show Episode #559

Friday Apr 30 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Today, Brigitte Mars talks about how to get rid of menstrual cramps naturally… I don’t have any experience with this, but Annmarie and ... more »

Does Eating Flax Seed Produce Estrogen – The Renegade Health Show Episode #518

Thursday Mar 4 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

There has been information out in the health world about flax seed producing estrogen in the body… Today, I interview Dr. Theresa Dale, hormone ... more »

5 Ways to Boost Your Sex Drive Naturally

Friday Nov 20 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN A woman I met on a recent airplane flight told me that her gynecologist mentioned to her that all of her ... more »

7 Secrets to Optimal Hormone Balance for Women

Friday Nov 20 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

by Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo MS, DC, CCN, DACBN September 3, 2009 If you think that the symptoms of hormone imbalance are limited to the discomforts of ... more »

Why Can’t Pregnant Woman Take the Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine? – The Renegade Health Show Episode #419

Friday Oct 16 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

It’s an important question to ask… “Why can’t pregnant woman take the nasal swine flu vaccine?” I think pre- and ... more »

A Woman’s Herbal Formula for Cycles – The Renegade Health Show Episode #410

Monday Oct 5 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

We spent the weekend in Sedona at the One Spirit Weekend… It was great to be around some of the conscious people and just relax a bit. I ran ... more »

Can I Use Soy Lecithin in Raw Food Recipes – The Renegade Health Show Episode #409

Friday Oct 2 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

Today is another Q and A day… In this show, I answer your questions about raw tortilla chips, soy lecithin in raw food recipes, alternatives to ... more »

Is it Safe to Switch to Raw Foods While Breastfeeding? – The Renegade Health Show Epsiode #408

Thursday Oct 1 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

Fairly controversial topic from what my research shows… Could switching to raw foods while breastfeeding cause an unnecessary release of ... more »

How to Balance Your Hormones Naturally – The Renegade Health Show Episode #382

Wednesday Aug 26 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

More from Ft. Bragg… Today, Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo chats with me about how women can balance their hormones naturally. She’s energetic and ... more »