Supplements for Hot Flashes – The Power of Placebo

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Red Clover: From flickr member freebird4

As a follow-up to a previous post on bioidentical hormone replacement, I thought it would be helpful to quickly review the major herbal and alternative medicine products available to treat menopausal symptoms. The market is large, and the treatments are ubiquitous in pharmacies, so they’re worth of some science-based scrutiny.

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Vivimind: Forget About It

vivimindYou’ve seen the billboards for Vivimind across Canada. Remember them?  Targeting an aging population of boomers, Vivimind is touted as a “scientifically proven” natural health product that “protects memory function”. The website goes to great lengths to promote that Vivimind is both “scientific” and “evidence based”. So let’s take a look at what sort of science supports the claims for Vivimind.

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