Category: Women’s Health

November 13, 2017

Dry Skin Brushing

A simple & effective way to detoxify your body, boost your immunity & restore your skin’s healthy glow! Dr. Alexia Harris, ND Our skin is the largest organ in the body and makes up about 16 percent of our body weight, so it deserves a great deal of love and care on a daily basis. […]

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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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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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Women’s Health: The Bigger Picture

Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND When a medical professional says she or he specializes in “women’s health,” we naturally think of a certain set of biological parts. While it is true that those of us with this focus do spend a lot of time supporting the organs of the pelvis, and also healthy breast tissue, I […]

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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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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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