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June 18, 2019

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common metabolic-hormonal condition that affects millions of women. The cause of PCOS may be multifactorial, and seems to involve a combination of genetics and environmental exposures. Some women with PCOS have cysts on their ovaries, but many don’t, and we now know that the condition […]

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Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND Polycystic ovary syndrome is a complex condition; it involves genetic, developmental, dietary, emotional, hormonal and metabolic factors. A full health history, assessment of symptoms, and testing will help us achieve a proper diagnosis. Symptoms can help guide us, but are not always clear to identify what is actually happening in your […]

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Dr. Julia Christensen, ND Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a multi-faceted condition encompassing multiple hormonal and endocrine imbalances resulting in a multitude of symptoms.  A PCOS diagnosis is often made clinically based on symptoms as well as with consideration of the results of specific lab tests.  Once the specific imbalances and symptoms are determined (ie. […]

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Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc It is widely accepted that mint has varied uses as a culinary herb however it is less well known that it also has medicinal properties.  Recent studies have demonstrated that spearmint has testosterone lowering properties that play a significant role in the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (1,2). A cup […]

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May 13, 2019

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Libido, defined as the desire for sexual activity, varies greatly from person to person and over the span of an individual’s life. Sexual desire is an interplay of drive, beliefs and motivation. Drive can be categorized as the biological component which involves various hormones with a downstream effect. Drive can include […]

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Dr. Alexia Harris, ND Exposure to stressors day-to-day is inevitable. Stressors are often positive: they are short term, perceived to be within coping abilities, improve performance, help to motivate and focus energy. The body is equipped with an adaptive physiological response to mobilize the body to respond to both intrinsic and extrinsic stressors. Long-term exposure […]

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Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Red Ginseng, also known as Panax Ginseng, is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine that has been used as an aphrodisiac and as a treatment for erectile dysfunction for hundreds of years. Expanding scientific research on the Ginseng root has discovered the presence of a multitude of chemical compounds that can have […]

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Dr. Leah Hassall, ND Low libido is a common concern and may be due to multiple reasons including biological (hormone imbalance), physical and/or mental-emotional factors (i.e. stress, fatigue and lack of connection). This delicious, nutrient-dense, libido-boosting smoothie can be used as part of a comprehensive treatment to support a healthy libido. Maca is a Peruvian root […]

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April 16, 2019

Dr. Alexia Harris, ND Spring is finally here and that means it is time for a good spring clean! Have you ever noticed how good you feel after a thorough cleaning session? Spring cleaning our homes and getting rid of clutter and old stuff that no longer serve us has a profound effect on our […]

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Dr. Leah Hassall, ND Hormonal acne is a common condition I see in practice as a naturopathic physician. It is often characterized by deep, painful cysts on back, chest, neck and/or jawline of the face. Female patients may notice that their acne worsens around ovulation or their periods. Acne can be a condition that causes […]

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