Category: Menopause

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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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 19, 2016

Chicken Salad with Apple, Pomegranate, and Beets

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc This boisterously red winter salad is a great option for a healthy and refreshing meal after the holidays. It is also loaded with pomegranate seeds that have been associated with women’s health since antiquity. The herbal principle of the Doctrine of Signatures shows us that when a pomegranate is opened […]

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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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