Category: Hormone Testing

July 12, 2019

Hormone Testing Options for Women During Perimenopausal Years

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND During the perimenopausal years symptoms vary greatly from one woman to another and will typically ebb and flow during the years.  Given these fluctuations and vast difference in symptoms it may be recommended to pursue testing in order to determine which hormones are out of balance. Periodic testing helps to monitor treatment […]

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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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DUTCH Testing for PCOS

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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May 13, 2019

Stress Isn’t Sexy: Measuring Cortisol Levels for Libido

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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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

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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November 23, 2016

Brain Health: Testing Your Neurotransmitters

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc Neurotransmitters are unique chemicals that facilitate the transmission of signals or messages throughout the body. Neurotransmitters are particularly active in the brain to influence and regulate a wide range of processes such as mental performance, emotions, pain response and energy levels. Neurotransmitters are the brain’s chemical messengers, facilitating communication among […]

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September 22, 2016

The Pitfall of Standard Thyroid Testing – What’s Missing?

Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND Despite numerous studies showing its lack of sensitivity at diagnosing low thyroid function, TSH continues to be the first (and often only) test used to assess thyroid function in the conventional medical system. Many of my patients report years of experiencing numerous symptoms of low thyroid function and yet are told […]

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Hypothyroidism: Beyond Testing the TSH

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Hypothyroidism is an extremely common, and unfortunately, under diagnosed and mismanaged condition. Conventional thinking describes hypothyroidism as a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce a sufficient amount of thyroid hormone. This can be indicated on a blood test when thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is abnormally elevated.   If TSH is […]

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