What is Mastalgia + What to Do About It

Mastalgia is the medical term for breast pain or breast tenderness. This is a common symptom that as many as 70% of women experience. It is most common to experience mastalgia the week before your period as part of PMS symptoms. Ever feel you can’t walk down the stairs, exercise or even roll over in bed because your breasts are so …

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How to Balance Hormones

Kendra came to see me after her hormone imbalance symptoms became too much to handle and she desperately needed to know how to balance hormones naturally. “I’m raging and crying before every period, my sleep has gone down hill, and no matter what I do I can not lose weight,” she explained.  It was true. Kendra had tried just about …

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Anemia & Menorrhagia: Is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Making You Anemic?

Nikki was changing a super tampon and pad every one to two hours when she first came to see me. Even these would fail her on her heaviest days. Beyond the bleeding she was struggling with fatigue, anxiety and hair loss. The reality was, her periods had caused her to become anemic and that anemia was causing her to have …

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Acne After Stopping Birth Control and How to Heal Your Skin

Alice came to see me after her doctor advised she begin Accutane, a medication for acne, and get back on the pill because she should not get pregnant while taking this medication. She had developed acne after stopping birth control four months prior and was desperate for clear skin, but the thought of more medications didn’t sit right with her. …

Birth Control and Mood Swings

We all know someone who swears that birth control completely wrecked their mood. Whether it was making them feel anxious, depressed or like a crazy, jealous mad woman, there’s no denying there’s a link between birth control and mood swings or mood changes. And maybe you were one of those people. I know I was. When I was a teenager, …

Birth Control Pills and Antioxidants

Has your doctor told you about birth control pills, antioxidants and the way they interact? That your birth control pill is depleting your antioxidants? My guess is, probably not. As the leading expert in post-birth control syndrome and the long-term side effects and consequences associated with hormonal contraceptives, I meet with women in my medical clinic every week who are …

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Supplements for PMS

Premenstrual tension syndrome, commonly known as PMS, can be a real drag. Especially when you’re suffering from symptoms like bloating, cramping, mood swings, insomnia, and acne. And it can get in the way of living your fullest life. As a women’s hormone expert who helps women balance their hormones naturally and eliminate unwanted symptoms. To that end, I recommend that all …

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 …