Category: Hormonal Imbalance

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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February 16, 2016

Adrenal Stress Testing

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND The Adrenal glands are small organs located above each kidney.  The Adrenal gland is responsible for the production of many important hormones in the body.  Many of you are familiar with the term adrenaline and understand that this is our body’s acute stress response hormone, or the fight or flight mechanism […]

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January 12, 2016

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy & Menopause

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Production and circulating levels of specific hormones significantly decline when a woman enters the menopausal stage of her life. Specifically, estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone take a sharp decline, leading to new onset deficiencies in these hormones. This can unfortunately cause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, urinary […]

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Taking the Guesswork out of Hormone Levels

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND The practice of hormone therapy has come under a lot of criticism in the last few decades. Historically, synthetic hormones have been prescribed for women based on little more than the diagnosis of “menopause”, or for men based on age. While the nature of the hormones themselves – estrogen from horses, […]

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Menopause and Andropause – Hormonal Changes As We Age

 Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw Symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause for women can be similar to what men experience during their own hormonal changes of andropause (colloquially known as ‘male menopause’).  Nightsweats, fatigue, insomnia, depression and reduced libido […]

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