4 Helpful Things for Hormone Detox

applesIt is becoming more and more difficult to be a good hormone detoxifier, thanks to hormone-related issues, which are on the rise. We see many of these in our practice in clients of all ages and both genders, but more commonly in women.

Symptoms of these imbalances are as follows:

• Acne and amenorrhea in teenage girls
• PCOS and infertility in those of childbearing age
• Menopause-related symptoms like hot flashes and insomnia
• Hormone-mediated cancers in post-menopausal women Continue reading “4 Helpful Things for Hormone Detox”

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Putting Out the Fire on Hot Flashes & Other Menopausal Miseries

hormone fixThis is a guest blog by Dr. Anna Cabeca, who will be a guest on our radio show, Essentials for Healthy Living, on Sunday, March 10.

Hot flashes can hit at the most inconvenient times. While you’re having a business meeting with an important client. Maybe you’re out with friends, having a great time. Perhaps while you’re in bed with your partner during an intimate experience. With absolutely no warning, your face flushes. Your heart rate accelerates. Your body feels like a steam vent. Perspiration washes all over you. Hot flashes are like an unwelcome guest – often ill-timed, uncomfortable and you can’t wait for them to leave. Continue reading “Putting Out the Fire on Hot Flashes & Other Menopausal Miseries”

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Herbal Support for PCOS

mother-baby2Along with healthy diet and lifestyle habits, herbs can play a very powerful role in helping women to achieve their health goals in managing the hormonal condition, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Herbs and herbal extracts can be helpful in balancing blood sugar levels, regulating hormones, reducing stress, nourishing the adrenal glands, optimizing the body’s detoxification pathways, and managing inflammation levels. Working with a skilled herbalist or naturopath is recommended, so that he or she can best determine which combination of herbs and dosages are most beneficial for you. Continue reading “Herbal Support for PCOS”

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SOS for PCOS (or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

mother-babyA friend came to me recently with a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It is one of the most common conditions in women of childbearing age, with almost 1 in 10 women developing this condition at one time or another. And although it is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women, she was having difficulty finding information on how to handle it naturally.

Although the cause of PCOS is uncertain, symptoms include high testosterone levels, which can lead to menstrual problems and infertility, along with high insulin levels, which can contribute to obesity. Continue reading “SOS for PCOS (or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)”

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Women’s Health Series: Menopause

menopauseMenopause refers to the time when women end their reproductive cycle – ending menstruation. The ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, and the adrenal glands and fat cells take over sex hormone production. The body is designed to accommodate this natural process, but can only do so if the body is in a healthy state. For many women, menopause can be a time of tremendous physical, emotional and social change and support is needed to help them through the hormonal transition. Continue reading “Women’s Health Series: Menopause”

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