How to Reduce Hormonal Acne

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography Whether you’re 15 or 55, acne can be a major source of stress. Breakouts always seem to happen at the worst time, and if you’re dealing with them on a regular basis, your acne can have significant impact on your mood, confidence, and more.  Over the past decade, I’ve [...]

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture has been a staple of Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years. The acupuncture process sounds strange at first -- inserting needles all over your body seems like an odd way to feel better -- but acupuncture is a powerful tool when it comes to your wellbeing.  As an integrative physician, I’ve spent [...]

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 [...]

What Women Should Know About Preventing Heart Attacks

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the United States[*]. Heart attacks claim the lives of more than 500,000 women every year, and related cardiovascular issues like strokes are another leading cause of death.  I don’t want to alarm you, but you should know [...]

PCOS Diet: How to Lose Weight and Feel Better

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography You may have heard of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a reproductive issue caused by a hormone imbalance. It affects about one in 10 women of childbearing age [1], and it can cause some challenging symptoms: fertility problems, weight gain, hair growth, and more.  I’ve worked with thousands [...]

The Best Diet for Hormonal Imbalance and PCOS

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common fertility issues women face.  PCOS affects about one in ten women [1], and it doesn’t just affect your ovaries. Women with PCOS often struggle with hormone imbalance too -- in fact, hormone imbalance seems to be both a contributing factor [...]

How to Cure Candida Naturally

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography You may have heard of Candida before. It’s short for Candida albicans, a type of yeast that we all have in small amounts in our mouths and intestinal tracts. Candida is a normal part of a healthy gut biome, and as long as your gut is balanced by plenty [...]

How To Get Pregnant With Thyroid Problems

Thyroid issues 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 hormones can make [...]

4 Hair Thickening Home Remedies For Women

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography Is your hair getting thin, or even falling out?  Hair loss is something we women never want to think about. It can be a huge source of stress -- and, unfortunately, it’s more common than you might expect. As an integrative physician, I’ve spent the last decade working with thousands [...]

How To Treat Endometriosis Naturally

Endometriosis affects millions of women every year. It can cause pain, bloating, and fertility issues, and it often goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed. Once you know you have endometriosis, many doctors don’t give you good options for treatment.  I’ve seen thousands of women in my clinical practice over the last decade, many of whom have [...]