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Hormone Imbalance and Breast Cancer Risk: Reducing Estrogen Dominance

Hormone imbalance increases the risk of breast cancer, and estrogen dominance is one of the most common hormonal imbalance conditions in women. Learning about hormonal balance and healthy estrogen levels now is paramount to maintaining the health of your body and breasts during and after your reproductive years. Read more about the beneficial type of [...]

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9 Unexpected Signs You May Have PCOS

9 Unexpected Signs You May Have PCOS  Most women who have PCOS don’t know they have it. PCOS is a difficult condition to diagnose because it presents differently in different people, and doctors often look at symptoms individually, instead of as a collective whole.  For a long time, doctors believed ovarian cysts must be present [...]

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Thyroid Issues in Women: How To Get Pregnant With Thyroid Problems

Thyroid issues in women can be a major source of stress. They’re also quite common: one in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime [1]. Thyroid conditions often come with frustrating symptoms: fatigue, rapid weight changes, trouble sleeping, cold hands and feet, and, in some cases, difficulty getting pregnant. Imbalanced thyroid [...]

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What Women Should Know About PCOS and Pregnancy

Chances are, you’ve heard of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and how a PCOS affects pregnancy. After all, it affects between 1 and 10 women and 1 in 20 in women of childbearing age. But even though it’s the most common hormone disorder among women, not all that much is known about what causes PCOS. Because [...]

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6 PCOS Symptoms to Keep an Eye On

Before we talk about PCOS symptoms, it’s important to know what PCOS is.  PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which is when a woman has an excess of the androgen hormone causing hormones to become imbalanced. PCOS is fairly common and actually becoming an epidemic. Between 1 in 10 women, 1 in 20 in women [...]

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Thyroid Issues: Everything You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

This gland has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, as more people are understanding the key role it plays in helping the body function properly and how it can affect so many other areas of our health. The unfortunate part is that when it’s not working like a fine-oiled machine, thyroid issues can [...]

  • thyroid healing foods

Thyroid 101: Thyroid Healing Foods That Nourish

Feeling fatigued and spacey? Are you often cold? Concerned that your hair is thinning? While there are many potential root causes to these symptoms, one of the first things I check is thyroid function. If your thyroid isn’t functioning well, you aren’t functioning well. This is when it's time to include thyroid healing foods into [...]

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3 Steps to Balance Hormones Naturally

As women, our hormones are one of the most important aspects of our health and wellbeing. Your hormones change throughout the month, influencing mood, weight, energy levels, cravings, and more. When your hormones are in balance, you feel great -- happy, energetic, confident, focused, and in control of your life.  But if your hormones fall [...]

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4 Foods That Support Fertility

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography When patients tell me they want to have a child, nutrition is often the first place I start. The foods you eat have a profound effect on your fertility.  As an integrative physician, I’ve spent the last decade working with thousands of women, many of whom were told [...]

Acupuncture For Hormonal Imbalance

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography Hormone imbalance is one of the most common health issues I see in my patients. A lot of women struggle with hormonal changes, as well as symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, heavy or irregular periods, decreased libido, and mood swings. Often, hormone imbalance is the culprit.  Hormones play such [...]