DR KAREN'S HEALTH BLOG

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Keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in Women's health and exploring information on a healthy living lifestyle (backed up by the facts)

is important if we are to make informed decisions about our well-being. My health blog is designed to bring you up to speed with the latest information.

September 19, 2014

By Dr Karen Coates

 

Important research on the link between sunscreens and endometriosis

It’s becoming well known that certain chemicals that women come in contact with day- to-day can disrupt the delicate dance of our fertility hormones. The Bisphenol A family of chemica...

September 16, 2014

Part One

By Dr. Karen Coates

 

Understanding Endometriosis starts with a simple lesson in female anatomy. The uterus, or womb, is lined internally with a layer of cells called the endometrium. This layer is shed each month as menstrual flow at period time.

 

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Problems ari...

September 11, 2014

By Dr. Karen Coates

 

Food is meant to nourish, give us palatal satisfaction and provide a social focus for family and friends. What better way to spend Sunday afternoon than around a traditional barbeque.

 

 

Well, if you want to reduce your family’s risk of cancer from th...

July 15, 2014

By Dr. Karen Coates

 

Sometimes things just don’t go to plan. A great marketing idea.

 

 A weight loss product, complete with calorie in, calorie out research that, in theory, should make the product perfect for a weight loss diet.

 

But….then there’s this study published th...

July 2, 2014

By Dr Karen Coates

 

Are you addicted to food?

 

I mean really addicted, in the medical sense.

 

Having a problem controlling the impulse to over eat or binge on your favourite chocolate biscuits or potato chips?

 

Can’t stop at one?

 

New evidence out of the University of Georg...

June 25, 2014

By Dr. Karen Coates

 

Heart attack, stroke, cancer. Scary words. But read on to find out how one tiny change can dramatically reduce your risk of dying of these diseases.

 

Researchers in Spain studied over 7000 people over the age of 55 years and analyzed their diet and h...

June 21, 2014

By Dr. Karen Coates

 

Tired, stressed out and over it. Partners hiding kitchen knives, breasts so sore they feel as if they will burst. Sound familiar? I hear this story all the time from women who feel as if they are possessed by a demon for one week out of every four....

April 1, 2013

By Dr Karen Coates

 

Cystitis or more commonly, bladder infections, can be a recurrent problem for women of all ages. Symptoms can include burning or pelvic pain on urination, bowel irritation and diarrhea in some women.

 

There are a lot of well-researched therapies for b...

April 1, 2013

By Dr Karen Coates

 

Our Western way of life has created a multitude of diseases never seen in Third World countries (the so-called primitive cultures). Osteoporosis is one of these conditions.

 

Osteoporosis is a loss of the support mineral matrix of bone which results in...

April 1, 2013

By Dr Karen Coates

 

PART ONE: THE THYROID GLAND

 

Over the past fifty years a group of medical conditions once thought to be very uncommon has created debilitating symptoms in millions, almost exclusively in developed countries.

 

Auto immune illness occurs when the body’s...

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