Category: Hormonal Imbalance

September 14, 2018

DUTCH Comprehensive Hormone Testing for Optimizing Wellness

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND When hormones are in balance, they help the body to thrive. When out of balance, they significantly affect our quality of life. The degree of hormonal imbalance exists on a continuum: When one or more hormone is significantly out of physiological ranges, we can see serious disease. When one or more […]

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June 18, 2018

The Estrobolome: The influence of gut bacteria on estrogen levels

Dr. Julia Christensen, ND As naturopathic physicians we take a thorough history and ask questions about the functioning of most body systems.  The reason we do this is because the function of one system can very much influence another. In my practice, many people book visits to work on hormone balancing and regulation.  Often times in […]

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What Is My Estrogen Status?

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND If you’re wondering about your estrogen status, or any hormone level imbalances that may be contributing to your current health concerns there are diverse options for testing just as there are a variety of options for treatment. A thorough history and complete assessment of symptoms can lead a good practitioner down […]

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Cruciferous Vegetables and Estrogen Detoxification

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND We all know that eating broccoli is healthy, I mean our parents were always telling us to eat it when we were kids right? Well it turns out that broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, collard greens, Brussel sprouts, cabbage and kale) are not only healthy because they are chock-full of […]

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August 8, 2017

Getting to the Root of Sleeplessness

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND About one third of North Americans report sleep disturbance, which can include difficulties falling asleep, frequent waking in the night or poor quality sleep that leads to the feeling of exhaustion in the morning. Fingers are pointing towards our round-the-clock hectic lifestyles and access to technology as more and more people […]

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November 22, 2016

Brain Fog: Time to burn it off and reclaim your brain

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND Have you ever found yourself stuck mid-sentence trying to find the right word? Or any word for that matter!? Do you ever walk into a room for “something” only to stand there blankly, trying to remember what on earth you were supposed to do or supposed to get? Do you find […]

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August 8, 2016

Schizandra for Hormone Balance

Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND One of my favourite berries in my herbal arsenal is Schizandra, which I first discovered as a student. Its Chinese name, Wu Wei Zi, translates to five-flavoured fruit and it’s an accurate description. Chewing the berries releases all five flavours at once – sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty – to […]

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March 14, 2016

Chaste tree, PMS and Menstrual Cycle Rebalancing

Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND Chaste tree fruit or Vitex agnus-castus (latin name) is one of the most popular and effective herbal medicines for the treatment of PMS and menstrual cycle irregularities. It has a long history of use for hormone balancing, dating back to 2000 years ago in ancient Greece. Today extracts of this herb […]

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The Female Hormone Panel: Taking a Closer Look

Dr. Julie Moore, ND Hormonal imbalances affect women of all ages. Women who are cycling may experience infertility, PMS, painful periods, mood swings and anxiety. Perimenopausal and menopausal women may experience hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances and cognitive issues in addition to an increased risk of bone loss and cardiovascular disease. Serious hormonal issues […]

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Naturally Regulate Your Menstrual Cycle

The Pill does not regulate your menstrual cycle: why we facilitate normal hormonal cycling to support menstruation and treatment of symptoms. Dr. Julia Christensen ND The menstrual cycle, also known as the moon cycle exists as the result of an orchestrated symphony involving many hormone pathways from the brain to the ovaries. There is a […]

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