How to Treat PCOS with Functional Medicine

PCOS, short for polycystic ovary syndrome, affects 1 in 10 women. It is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women of childbearing age. A typical PCOS treatment plan from traditional medicine is Metformin (a medication used to treat abnormal blood sugar in diabetes) or birth control pills in an attempt to balance hormones …

How To Stop Suffering From PMS: Treating PMS With Functional Medicine

Tired of dreading your period? You’re not alone. Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, affects over 90% of women. Often when women present with classic symptoms of PMS–fatigue, headache, bloating, and mood swings–they are only offered one treatment option: birth control pills. Yet, there are other options to consider–you don’t have to just live with your symptoms. …

Perimenopause: What to expect and how you can thrive

Chances are you’ve heard the word menopause more than perimenopause. You’ve heard about the hot flashes. And the mood swings. And the weight gain. Menopause is portrayed as this rollercoaster of symptoms that suddenly occurs when you’re in your 40s or 50s. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. The truth is that your body …

12 Simple Pointers to Make Healthy Food Choices

If you’re like most of us, you strutted into the year bursting with energy and positive intentions for your life. Optimizing your diet was high on the priority list. But, like most busy people, you hit a brick wall at some point. Do you even know how to make healthy food choices? Online searches on …

5 Myths Surrounding Vitamins for Pregnancy and Fertility

If you feel confused over conflicting medical advice on what to take and what not to take during pregnancy, you’re not alone. Here are a few myths on prenatal supplements that we’d like to debunk now. Myth #1: If it says “prenatal multivitamin,” you’re good to go. Fact: Not all prenatal vitamins are the same. …

Invest in Your Health: It’s 100% Worth It

It’s hard to say why women struggle so much to invest in their health. But we do, and it’s not logical. It’s easier to invest in our kitchens than invest in our health. Putting your health in kitchen terms Let us say your kitchen is in desperate need of a remodel. It has been functioning …

8 Strategies to Get the Most from Your Workout

Exercising but not getting the health results you want? It might be time to optimize your workout with these research-based strategies. 1. Time your exercise to work with your body, not against it. Research continues to show that exercise timing matters. Your body’s cells are pre-programed to work better at certain times of the day. …

What Does Healthy Feel Like? 6 Signs of Good Health

My patients come to me exhausted after years of trying and trying and trying. They know they’re not healthy, but when test after test comes back with no diagnosis, they begin to wonder. What does “healthy” actually feel like? Are they supposed to be this tired? What are the signs of health? So often we …

Seed Cycling: A Surprising Way to Regulate Your Periods Naturally

You may or may not have heard about seed cycling yet, as it is gaining popularity, for fertility. It was a tool I learned in medical school for regulating periods naturally. Seed cycling is useful for the woman wanting to get pregnant or the woman who wants regular, predictable periods without taking birth control pills. …

How to Manage Stress Better

It’s time for a reality check. Here’s a fact: Americans need to learn how to manage stress better. In fact, your current stress levels are probably killing you slowly. Or, at least, they’re making you sick. Ever heard of adrenal fatigue or HPA-axis dysfunction? If you’re like many Americans, especially if you’re a woman, your …

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