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Is Post Birth Control Syndrome Real?

I am not anti-birth control. In fact, I used the pill for a decade myself and am grateful I had access to it. Today was a very important day here in the United States, it was our day to have our voice be heard and cast a ballot that could forever move women’s health care forward. And interestingly, I was …

Treating PCOS Symptoms With The Pill, or – Even Better – Without

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a whole lot more than cysts on the ovaries. And the absence of cysts doesn’t mean that you don’t have it. PCOS symptoms can cause a whole host of issues including missing periods, heart disease, and diabetes. Symptoms of PCOS can vary based on the woman and her individual hormonal imbalances. Here are some of …

10 Best Supplements For PCOS

Patients often ask me what some of the best supplements for PCOS, a metabolic disorder that can cause a whole lot of hormonal symptoms. While the foundational therapies remain nutritional and lifestyle intervention, supplements can be a helpful supported therapy to restore balance. Many women are looking for alternatives to the typical lineup of prescription drugs, which only mask the …

7 Thyroid Symptoms Most People Don’t Know About

Thyroid gland problems can range from weight gain to hair loss to depression, but these 7 thyroid symptoms are less recognized and often missed by many doctors. 7 Thyroid Symptoms Most People Don’t Know About #1. You may not taste or smell things the same if you’re hypothyroid.  Too little thyroid hormone can cause alterations to how we taste and …

Hypothyroidism & Iron Deficiency + 4 Steps to Boost Iron

Hypothyroidism and iron deficiency have more in common than you might think. From fatigue to hair loss, these two conditions can not only make you feel miserable. They are also intimately tied when it comes to your health. Here’s what you need to know about hypothyroidism and how to raise iron levels. What is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is a condition in …

What to Eat for Thyroid Health + One Day Thyroid Meal Plan

You may not know this, but us ladies have a higher risk of developing a thyroid condition — like 5 to 8 times more likely to have thyroid disease. Knowing how to nourish your thyroid is one of the foundational steps in keeping your thyroid (and really, all your hormones) healthy and preventing a thyroid disorder. “What foods are good for …

Natural Hair Loss Solutions

Approaching hair loss with natural solutions is a foundational part of stopping the loss and regrowing your hair. Intervening through diet, sleep, stress reduction, and targeted nutritional therapy are among many ways women naturally restore the health of their hair. Hair loss in women is a much more common issue than commonly recognized. There are over 21 million women suffering from …

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What Causes Hair Loss + How to Stop It

Are you waking up with a pillow covered in hair? Is your bathroom trash filled with hair? Do showers make you anxious? Does the hair brush fill you with fear? When hair loss strikes, it is definitely a symptom that raises concern. And understandably. After all, it is the hair on your head. If you’re experiencing hair loss, whether it has …

Natural Solutions in the Treatment of PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a leading cause of infertility in reproductive aged woman, affecting approximately 5 million in the US alone. In this article I am sharing natural solutions in the treatment of PCOS that I use in my medical practice. PCOS–the name suggests that in order to have this diagnosis a woman should also have multiple cysts on …