Category: Hormonal Imbalance

July 12, 2019

Menopause Naturally

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc   The human female is no stranger to change.  A woman’s body is designed to transform itself repeatedly throughout her lifetime particularly within the complex tapestry of her reproductive system.  At birth, a female baby is born with between two to four million oocytes (immature eggs) in her ovaries, by age […]

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Treatment Options for Perimenopausal Symptoms

Dr. Alexia Harris, ND   Despite menopause being a natural process of aging, the transitional period between the reproductive and menopausal years (known as perimenopause) is often not a smooth ride. During this transition, ovulation becomes irregular leading to fluctuations in hormone levels. Although, estrogen and progesterone (the main female hormones) levels decline in menopause, […]

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June 18, 2019

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Beyond The Ovaries

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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Progesterone Therapy in the Treatment of PCOS

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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May 13, 2019

Some of the Contributing Factors to Decreased Libido

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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April 16, 2019

Treatment of Acne by Supporting Liver Detoxification of Hormones with DIM

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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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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