Category: Hormone Testing

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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August 8, 2016

Comprehensive Hormone Panel

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Your Endocrine system consists of a collection of glands that produce hormones to regulate metabolism, growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep cycle, and mood balance, among other things. Disruptions in production of hormones or dysregulation in the relationship between individual hormones or endocrine glands themselves, can result in health problems […]

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March 14, 2016

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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January 12, 2016

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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