• Stress: The Disease of Modern Life

Stress: The Disease of Modern Life

Welcome to a new decade! You made it through hectic holidays, travel adventures, and weeks of delicious comfort food. But beginning this new chapter of our lives doesn’t mean the stress is over. Perhaps you’ve committed to an ambitious “boot camp” January workout, overextended your finances during holiday shopping, or are having trouble sleeping after [...]

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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 [...]

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PCOS & Women: The PCOS Diet to Lose Weight and Feel Better

Z Photo credit: KVc Photography You may have heard of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women. 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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

PCOS and Getting Pregnant

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common fertility issues in women.  You may have heard of PCOS before. It affects between 5-10% percent of women in their childbearing years and is characterized by ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, severe period cramps, heavy menstrual bleeding, and trouble conceiving.  It’s difficult to get pregnant if [...]

PCOS Signs and Symptoms

As an integrative physician, I’ve spent the last decade working with thousands of women. One of the more common things my patients come in about is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  You may have heard of PCOS before. It’s a hormonal disorder that can cause pain, heavy periods, and often infertility. About one in 10 [...]

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4 Hormone Balancing Foods for Women

Hormone balance is an essential part of wellbeing, especially for women. Our hormones fluctuate a great deal throughout the month, and throughout our lives -- your hormones are quite different in your thirties and forties than they were in your twenties. To help get your hormones back in check, hormone balancing foods can help. [...]

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5 Important Signs for Women with Hormonal Imbalance

As women with hormonal imbalance, we’re influenced by our hormones more than we might like to admit. Even the smallest shifts in hormone levels can transform our bodies, moods, skin, energy levels, and more. Your hormone levels fluctuate naturally with your cycle, and while it can be hard to settle into a rhythm when [...]