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November 14, 2019 22 min

Episode Summary:

Dr. Dan discusses natural products that can help with PMS, PMDD, UTIs, morning sickness, breastfeeding, and menopause.

Natural Ingredients to Help with PMS:

  • Chaste-tree
  • Zinc 
  • Calcium 
  • Vitamin D3
  • Phosphatidyl serine and phosphatidic acid
  • Justica pectoralis (water willow)

  • Natural Ingredients to Help with PMDD:

  • Chaste-tree

  • Natural Ingredients to Help with UTIs:

  • Cranberry standardized to proanthocyandins (PACs)

  • Natural Ingredients to Help with Morning Sickness:

  • Ginger

  • Natural Ingredients to Help with Breastfeeding:

  • Chamomile
  • Silymarin from milk thistle 

  • Natural Ingredients to Help with Menopause:

  • Chaste-tree
  • Rhodiola rosea
  • Black cumin 

  • Episode References:

  • Good review article on botanicals and women’s health:
  • Chaste-tree can help with PMS:
  • Chaste-tree can alleviate cyclic breast pain:
  • Zinc and PMS:
  • Phosphatidyl serine and PMS:
  • Water willow and PMS:
  • PMS and calcium and vitamin D3:
  • Cranberry and UTI:
  • Bearberry contains a compound called arbutin that might be useful for UTIs:
  • Ginger can help with morning sickness:
  • Chamomile can increase milk production when breastfeeding:
  • Silymarin from milk thistle can increase milk production:
  • Chaste-tree can help with symptoms of menopause:
  • Rhodiola rosea helps to regulate estrogen levels during menopause:
  • Black cohosh can ease menopausal symptoms:
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