Uterine fibroids also known as leiomyoma’s are common benign smooth muscle uterine tumors that occur in 20-25% of women (Hudson, 2008). African-American women have a higher incidence of this condition than females from other ethnic backgrounds. Although the full pathophysiology behind uterine fibroids remains unclear, there are several theories that link the growth of these… Continue reading Green Tea for Fibroids
Superfoods have recently become very popular. Many food companies have been making a tremendous profit by adding this 9 letter word on many food labels. But what in the world does a superfood really mean and what makes them so super? Despite not having an actual medical or legal definition, the idea behind a superfood is… Continue reading S-U-P-E-R-F-O-O-D-S
As the month of February commences, you may have noticed the increased amount of ads and campaigns about heart health. This is because February is Heart Month and aims to increase awareness about cardiovascular disease. Heart disease also commonly referred to as cardiovascular disease, occurs when there are problems with either the heart or the… Continue reading Heart your Heart
What exactly is a nutrient? Well, according to the Oxford Dictionary of English, a nutrient is any substance that provides nourishment that is essential for growth, but more importantly to maintain and sustain life. Nutrients include carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and let’s not forget about how vital water is. While transitioning to a healthy lifestyle,… Continue reading So what exactly is a “nutrient”?
Med school has definitely increased my understanding and love for this amazing organ! On average your liver weighs approximately 3.5 pounds. It is the largest solid organ in your body and the size of a football by the time we enter adulthood. Now that we have taken a minute to think about a football in… Continue reading Love Your Liver