Category: Hormone Testing

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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January 8, 2015

Striking a Balance with Progesterone

Dr Deirdre O’Neill, ND Hormones are all about balance. Their role is as messenger to turn on or off a cell’s activity. When it comes to progesterone, its effects are far reaching. Progesterone can affect a woman on physical, behavioural and emotional levels. Progesterone is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Its release […]

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January 8, 2013

Testing for Hormone and Neurotransmitter Function

Salivary hormone testing is a non-invasive and effective way of assessing levels of sex hormones and adrenal hormones in the body.  Saliva collection takes place four times in one day.  Samples are used to provide an assessment of the cortisol curve of the individual, as well as pooled levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA.  […]

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