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 [...]

Intermittent Fasting Benefits for Women

Intermittent Fasting Benefits for Women Intermittent fasting is becoming an increasingly popular tool for weight loss, energy, mental clarity, and more.  The idea behind intermittent fasting is simple: you eat all your calories within a specific window -- for example, between 12-6 PM -- and you fast outside of that time. Switching between fasting [...]

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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 [...]

How To Prevent Bloating After Eating

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography We’ve all had that feeling before -- the heavy, dreaded discomfort of belly bloat after a meal. Bloating is not fun. It can cause pain, make you self-conscious, and even hurt your productivity and self-esteem. There are a lot of possible reasons you get bloated after a meal. They [...]

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 [...]

Hair Growth Foods for Women: Top 5 Foods to Prevent Hair Loss

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography Hair loss is a stressful health challenge that I can relate to personally. I struggled with hair loss for years, and it’s one of the main reasons I decided to study integrative medicine.  For us women, hair loss is uniquely stressful. Hair is a part of our expression, beauty, and [...]