Hypothyroidism and the Menstrual Cycle: How Thyroid Hormone Affects Your Period

Hypothyroidism and the menstrual cycle are intimately tied. While thyroid hormone isn’t a sex hormone, it does play a role in keeping your period regular. What is Hypothyroidism? According to Medicine Net, Hypothyroidism is a: “Deficiency of thyroid hormone which is normally made by the thyroid gland which is located in the front of the neck”. Hypothyroidism (an under active …

What to Eat On Your Period

Looking for what to eat on your period for better energy, moods, and less breakouts? In this article I’m going to share with you what you can eat for easier periods! When it comes to our period, there are essential nutrients found in foods that can help us get through it with energy and ease. Choosing whole food versions of …

Yeast Infection Natural Remedies

A vaginal yeast infection is one of the most common reasons women have abnormal discharge, burning and itching of their lady parts. In this article I’m going to help you understand what causes yeast infections, how to prevent them, and some of the best yeast infection natural remedies to bring you relief. What is a vaginal yeast infection? A vaginal …

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Menstrual Migraine Relief

Migraines go hand in hand with hormone fluctuations, which drives many women to seek menstrual migraine relief. Women often experience new onset or an increase in migraines around menarche (the first time you get your period), perimenopause, and with starting or stopping birth control. These migraines can persist and show up monthly with each period we experience. It is much …

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Post-Birth Control Syndrome Brighten Protocol™

We have to honor my patients in the evolution of the post-birth control syndrome Brighten Protocol™. The term Post-Birth Control Syndrome and protocols surrounding it were born out of my naturopathic medical practice and through my work with thousands of patients. Yes, these protocols were developed with the help of real patients like you! I am so happy to share that you …

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What Causes Estrogen Dominance

There are a lot of ways in which our environment, food, stress, and other lifestyle factors can mess with our hormones and create estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance causes many of the symptoms us gals dread. PMS, hot flashes, terrible periods, weight gain and even hair loss. Estrogen Dominance Causes As I talk about Beyond the Pill, your liver is responsible for …

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Do Birth Control Pills Cause Gallbladder Problems?

Women are at a much great risk for gallbladder disease. In fact, some studies show we are two to three times more likely to develop gallstones and other gallbladder related conditions compared to men. Considering the vast majority of women are on or have used birth control pills at some point, it raises the question in many women’s minds, “do …

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Emotional Side Effects of Birth Control Pills

The emotional side effects of birth control pills have been reported by women since the introduction of the pill in the 1960’s. Anxiety, mood swings, depression, and feelings that something is not quite right are among the many emotional symptoms my patients express after beginning the pill. And they are not alone. Jump on any online forum of women chatting …

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Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance

Seed cycling has long been used to support women’s hormones by supplying them with the nutrients they need at specific phases of their cycle. I recommend seed cycling for hormone balance in both my clinic and book, Beyond the Pill, because it is an effective and gentle way to support women’s hormones. In this article I’m going to help you …