For years women’s health was viewed in the context of research done mostly on men. Our mothers and grandmothers knew then, as we know now, that women are different from men — and even though we share many of the same organs, we do not share the same physiology.

We’re entering an exciting new age in medicine. Not only is more and more research being done for the benefit of women’s health, but many women are asking more questions and looking for their own answers. From our perspective, women deserve honest information about their unique health needs. And our goal at Women's Health Network is to provide it to them.

In our experience, the functional medical approach — which marries the best of conventional medicine with alternative medicine — offers us an unprecedented opportunity to influence our own health and longevity. This dynamic model takes the whole person into consideration, working in concert with the body’s natural restorative powers to effect healing. We’re thrilled that conventional practitioners are waking up to alternative healing methods, but we’ve been applying the functional medicine model for years, and have seen first-hand how well it works for women of all ages and backgrounds.

The articles that follow provide in-depth information on many of the unique health challenges and opportunities women today face. From concerns about dry eyes or hair loss to how to prepare for surgery or build midlife financial well-being, Women's Health Network provides practical, commonsense steps you can take today to create better health in your life on every level. You will also find an overview of the alternative and complementary modalities we use, and how you can make them work for you. As you explore, keep in mind that good health encompasses the whole person — mind, body and spirit.

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Alternative medicine — can it help you? Many women want more than temporary relief for symptoms — they want to identify and resolve what’s causing their symptoms. Find out more about different schools of alternative medicine, complementary modalities, body-based therapies, as well as mind-body techniques.

Women’s unique health needs, by Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN. Why do women suffer so much more from auto-immune diseases than men? Why do they have ten times the rate of hypothyroidism? The answers explain why women have to be listened to, and why we need an integrative approach to women’s health.

Five fall health mistakes to avoid. Busy schedules and more stress can leave you more vulnerable to making simple health mistakes that cause miserable symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, cravings and susceptibility to colds and flu. Find out how to protect yourself now.

Five ways to kick the winter blues. Did you know exercising outside can affect your brain more positively than exercise done indoors? Learn some simple ways to stay happy (and healthy) during the winter months.

Money basics. How do you feel about money, and why? Here is guidance for women of all ages on overcoming cultural beliefs, fears, and gender bias concerning money; how to jump-start your education about financial matters; what today’s top female money experts may have to offer you; and thoughts on the link between your health and your wealth that no woman can afford to ignore.

Prioritizing your health when money is tight. When financial concerns loom large, many women cut back on healthcare to save money — but Women's Health Network offers ways to enjoy great health without cutting corners.