Common Period Problems + 6 Natural Treatments

When Myra first came to see me she listed her number one concern in all caps at the top of her intake form: PERIOD PROBLEMS. For as long as Myra could remember her periods had been incredibly long and heavy and made it impossible for her to leave her house or engage in anything fun at least one to two …

IUD Side Effects: What You Should Know

There is no denying IUDs are effective at preventing pregnancy. In fact, they are about 99% effective with little room for user error! Wahoo! Who doesn’t love that? But like all forms of birth control, IUDs have side effects. As we roll into talking about IUD side effects it is important to understand that there are two types of IUDs—hormonal …

7 Causes of Early Menopause + 5 Ways to Eliminate Symptoms

Has your period gone MIA, or are you waking up finding yourself soaked in sweat every night? Maybe you’re noticing that you’ve been struggling to concentrate and not feeling as sharp as you did once before? Well, these can be common symptoms experienced by a postmenopausal woman, but if you’re too young for menopause then this is not normal. If …

‘Food’ Finds Common Ground, 5 Key Food Truths – Dr. Mark Hyman

Feel confused by food?  No worries. You’re not alone. Food is perhaps one of the most controversial and confusing topics. In this guest post from my respected colleague and friend, Dr. Mark Hyman, we’ll set the record straight on some pretty big health myths. Check out the 5 truth bombs about food (number 5 is for all my foodies) that I …

Stopping Birth Control Side Effects

In my day to day at the office, I handle many topics regularly. You no doubt know, I talk about them on this blog all the time. PCOS, cancers, hormone imbalances, all sorts of issues plaguing women daily. This blog is no exception, it’s all about one of the biggest concerns on the minds’ of my patients: stopping birth control …

Human Papillomavirus & Cervical Health – 5 Tips to Heal Naturally

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection—but it can also be one of the more dangerous. In fact, we have now identified at least 13 strains of the virus that are known to cause cervical cancer. Yes, the HPV virus is seriously disrupting cervical health. Let’s talk about what is HPV, how it can affect your health, …

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Period Cramps but No Period? 9 Possible Causes

Period cramps but no period? While the cause of your cramps may be harmless, it’s always worth investigating the root cause to ensure your symptoms aren’t more serious. There are several gynecological and non-gynecological reasons you may be experiencing cramping.   Menstrual cramps are common, especially for women experiencing estrogen dominance, high prostaglandins or increased levels of inflammation. Find information …

10 Best Supplements For PCOS

Readers often ask me what some of the best supplements for PCOS, a metabolic disorder that can cause a whole lot of hormonal symptoms. Many women are looking for alternatives to the typical lineup of prescription drugs, which only mask the root cause rather than address the concern head on. The most common treatment offered to women with PCOS is …