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7 Hidden Sources of Stress that May Sabotage Hormone Balance
15 Jan 2019

7 Hidden Sources of Stress that May Sabotage Hormone Balance

We’re all familiar with the usual suspects that cause us stress. Work, money, and family relationships usually top the list. Stress is a huge problem for women whose hormones are out of balance because the cortisol that is released in a stressful situation worsens all of the imbalances. Your body requires cortisol to live so it preferentially uses hormone precursors like pregnenolone to make it;...

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Debunking Myths About Compounded Bioidentical Hormones
07 Jan 2019

Debunking Myths About Compounded Bioidentical Hormones

There’s a lot of talk in the medical community about bioidentical hormones. Depending on what you read, you may see that they are “ineffective, dangerous, unproven, safer, curative”, etc. Many of the myths that circulate create fear in women and deter them from getting products that might make a huge difference in their quality of life. What does bioidentical mean? Bioidentical hormones are identical in...

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How One Word Can Change Your Whole Year
02 Jan 2019

How One Word Can Change Your Whole Year

We’ve got a whole shiny new year in front of us… how exciting! How are you marking the end of the old and the beginning of the new? Setting goals? Making resolutions? If you’re anything like me, these two processes can feel heavy and tired. I understand that many of us need or want to have goals to shoot for to keep us motivated, however,...

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Are Your Meds Wrecking Your Nutrition?
19 Dec 2018

Are Your Meds Wrecking Your Nutrition?

As a pharmacist, I’ve spent years answering questions about prescription and over-the-counter medications, drug interactions and drug-food interactions. Most people think that medications will help them fix a problem and for the most part, they do. But there’s a dark side to all medications that most people never think about. Medications have the potential to steal your nutrients creating new problems and possible life-threatening diseases....

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What You Need to Know About DUTCH Testing
05 Dec 2018

What You Need to Know About DUTCH Testing

Perimenopause (and menopause) can be challenging for many women. Most of the women I speak with in consultations have multiple symptoms and are desperately looking for answers. Their doctors may have refused to perform hormone testing, dismissed their concerns or offered antidepressants and/or birth control as Band-Aids for their complaints. At best, blood tests may be done that don’t show the true picture of what...

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The Power of Progesterone from A to Z
28 Nov 2018

The Power of Progesterone from A to Z

Progesterone is a sex hormone that is typically thought of when it comes to maintaining pregnancy or for protection against uterine cancer when supplemental estrogen is used for hormone replacement.  At least that’s how most conventional physicians file it in their mental database. But here’s the truth of it. What you may not realize is that it has benefits FAR beyond uterine protection and pregnancy...

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How to Manage the Holidays When You’re Hormonally Challenged
14 Nov 2018

How to Manage the Holidays When You’re Hormonally Challenged

If you’re at the point in your life where your hormones are playing tricks on you, the holiday season can spell disaster. Navigating holiday parties or the Christmas cookie dumping ground in the office break room can feel like walking through a minefield for those of us who are trying to manage hormone imbalances with clean eating and good behavior. It doesn’t have to be...

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What’s Up Down There? Managing Painful Sex
01 Nov 2018

What’s Up Down There? Managing Painful Sex

Vaginal dryness affects as many as 75 percent of postmenopausal women. And between 17 and 45 percent of these women say they find sex painful. While this is thought of more as an issue after menopause, problems can begin in perimenopause as estrogen levels fall. According to the Women’s Health Concern, only 25 percent of women who are suffering from vaginal dryness seek treatment. What’s more,...

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What’s Up Down There? Managing “Light Bladder Leakage”
18 Oct 2018

What’s Up Down There? Managing “Light Bladder Leakage”

Today’s post is part 2 of a 3-part series on what goes on below the belly button during the menopause transition. No one REALLY wants to talk about these things, but it’s important to have this information so you won’t feel like you’re alone or worry yourself to death! Let’s talk about bladder leakage. If you’re a woman who’s entered perimenopause, you may be noticing that...

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What’s Up Down There? Menopause and the Problems in Your Pants (Part 1)
04 Oct 2018

What’s Up Down There? Menopause and the Problems in Your Pants (Part 1)

One thing many of us don’t want to talk about during the menopause transition is what goes on below your belly button. After all, who really wants to have a conversation about what’s going on in your pants? But the truth is, things start to happen that are related to hormone levels and you need to be aware so you won’t feel like you’re alone...

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