Ask Dr. Jen: Why is birth control killing my sex drive?

birthcontrol1Dear Dr. Jen, I’m 23 and have been married for a year and a half. I went on the pill at 18 and had no sex drive. I finally switched to the Mirena IUD two months ago hoping it would help, but I haven’t noticed any change. Should I give Mirena more time? Or should I give up on birth control altogether? I feel like I’m missing out and I know my husband feels that way too.

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Are Vegetarians Healthier?

Diet and nutritionLast month, a study showed that vegetarian diets result in more weight loss than non-vegetarian diets. While the study is new, we’ve known for a while that vegetarians may experience a variety of health benefits, including reduced risk of hypertension and diabetes. But does this mean that going vegetarian automatically makes you healthier than a meat eater? Not necessarily…

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Nature’s Palette for Perfect Health: Guest Post by Jayson & Mira Calton

Micronutrient MiracleWith so many outstanding varieties of fruits and vegetables available to us, how should we choose which ones to serve in our salads or steam for our side dishes? Add a bit of each color to your daily dietary color palette so that you can obtain an ideal range of micronutrients every day and paint your optimal health masterpiece.

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