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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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5 Ways East West Chinese Medicine Helps Clear Your Skin

I could talk for days about the countless benefits of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). That’s why I’m excited east west Chinese medicine is catching on in the Western world, though I will say it’s taken quite some time making its way from the East side. A study published in recent years, by the Department of [...]

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The Big Signs of Potential Thyroid Problems (and Why It Matters)

After 8 years of meeting and treating more than 10,000 women in my integrative medicine practice, I’ve noticed that every woman’s thyroid story is completely her own. My job is to learn about your health, your body and your thyroid problems to analyze what might be plaguing you. I can speak from my own experience [...]

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Ask Dr. Taz: What Can I Do About Menopausal Fatigue?

Q: What can I do about menopausal fatigue? –Beth Cecala, Emmaus, PA A: While some women sail through this time of life, many find themselves victims of the menopausal energy zappers: hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia. Sleep disturbances are among the most common complaints leading to chronic fatigue during the day. Sleep issues often can [...]

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Mom Fatigue Management: Why Am I Tired All the Time?

Whether you’re looking for tips on mom fatigue management, or you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, Dr. Taz Bhatia, M.D., a board-certified integrative medicine physician and wellness expert, answers your questions when it comes to mom fatigue management and general chronic fatigue. Mom Fatigue Management Q: I've started to eat less sugar and white flour, [...]

Holidays Got You Feeling Stressed? Here’s What to Do

It’s so easy to get frazzled during the holidays. Gifts, parties, outfits, in-laws -- it can be challenging to manage your stress and energy with so much going on, especially because stress tends to sneak up on you if you don’t keep an eye on it. Many people don’t realize that the more stressed [...]

  • Is Vitamin B12 Deficiency Impacting your Mood, Wellbeing, and Hormones

IS VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY IMPACTING YOUR MOOD, WELLBEING, AND HORMONES?

Are you getting enough vitamin B12? You want to make sure you have plenty of this amazing vitamin. B12 is a building block for wellbeing. Your body uses it for a wide variety of things, including smooth brain function, hormones, vibrant skin, and mood regulation. About 15% of Americans are deficient in vitamin B12 and [...]

The Scary Link Between Late Outdoor Light and Breast Cancer

There are few types of cancers more scary or threatening to a woman than breast cancer. Not because it’s the worst kind, but because of the sheer prevalence of it in our society. Statistics show that about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her [...]

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Back to School: Boost Your Kid’s Health Where It Counts

The end of summer means one thing to parents: a new school year is about to begin! While this is certainly exciting—back-to-school routines can be a blessing for busy parents—it can also be anxiety-provoking. Where did the time go? How did my child already grow out of those clothes you bought less than a year [...]

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Is This Vitamin More Important Than Folate for Pregnant Women?

We’ve known for some time that folate is the ultimate power nutrient for expecting women and those trying to conceive. The recommended daily intake of folic acid for all women is 400 micrograms (mcg), but this shoots up to 600-800 mcg when a woman becomes pregnant. Why is this? Folic acid has been linked to [...]