Hormonal Health

Thyroid and Menopause Symptoms

The Link Between Thyroid and Menopause Symptoms

Are you one of those women who scan magazines at the check out counter, reading the headlines about thyroid, wondering if that’s the reason you might be gaining weight (or unable to lose it) or not feeling like yourself? Or are you sure it’s just perimenopause? Every day at my clinic I see more and […]

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get mojo back

Get Your Mojo Back Without “Pink” Viagra

I know that changing sexual desire is a big struggle for women as they age. It’s one of the most common complaints I hear from patients at the clinic. Sexual desire is considered to be a life force in many cultures and feeling sexy and desired is a powerful part of being a woman. So […]

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chemicals cosmetics

Chemicals in Our Cosmetics: It’s Not Pretty

As women, we all want to look and feel our best. We know the confidence that comes from within when we have a great hair day, our skin is clear and bright, and we feel beautiful. I see so many women in my practice who are struggling with hormonal imbalance or adrenal fatigue. My patients […]

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hormone disrupting foods

Hormone Disrupting Foods in Your Kitchen Now

Whenever I see a patient at the Women to Women clinic, who is experiencing life-disrupting symptoms, one of the first things we talk about is her diet. I have learned over the years that the old adage “you are what you eat” is so very true, especially during the transition before and after menopause. When […]

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endocrine glands

Endocrine Glands and Hormones

The Glands and Hormones of the Female Endocrine System This particular table lists the key endocrine glands which are commonly found in females as well as the hormones they naturally release, in addition to many of the diffuse endocrine organs plus tissues that are in your body and their related hormones. It is important to […]

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estrogen dominance

Estrogen Dominance – Is It Real?

Topics covered in this article: Dr. John Lee and the original theory of estrogen dominance Why “estrogen dominance” is misleading — and a new understanding Symptoms of estrogen dominance Effects of xenoestrogens Phytotherapy — a gentle approach to a complex issue What you can do Most conventional doctors still tell women that menopause — and […]

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phytotherapy

Phytotherapy — The Key To Hormonal Balance?

So many women I talk to are afraid to try herbal remedies because they’re uncertain about safety. They think that because a pharmaceutical drug has been studied in a laboratory, regulated by the FDA and prescribed by a doctor, it has to be safe. But the truth is that conventional medicine is responsible for 255,000 […]

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high cortisol levels

The Destructive Effect of High Cortisol Levels

What is cortisol? In its normal function, cortisol helps us meet life’s challenges by converting proteins into energy, releasing glycogen and counteracting inflammation. For a short time, that’s okay. But at sustained high levels, cortisol gradually tears your body down. Cortisol is one essential we can’t live without.  But too much of a good thing […]

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stress response

The Stress Response

Adapted from Is it Me or My Hormones? In recent years, the word “stress” has taken on such negative connotations, but from the body’s point of view, it only means any type of demand or challenge that requires the body to expend extra energy. Getting up from your seat and walking across the room is a […]

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