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 …

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 …

Period Gone Missing After the Pill? Here’s What to Do First.

Have you been off the pill for 3 months and your period still hasn’t returned? You’re not alone. This is called post pill amenorrhea and it’s more common than you probably realize. In fact, anywhere from upwards of 3-6% of women may never see the return of their period post pill with studies suggesting that women with a history of irregular periods are …

Do Birth Control Pills Stop Your Period?

The birth control pill is used for many symptoms and conditions outside of just preventing pregnancy. Some women wonder, does birth control stop periods? It can, but should we really be doing that? When it comes to using the pill to stop periods altogether we need to ask whether it’s a good idea to use tablets to stop your period.  …

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Why I Require a Complete Thyroid Panel & Your Doctor Should Too

In my practice, I make it a point to order a complete thyroid panel on all of my patients, especially those with symptoms or who have just had a baby. The majority of my patients have never had a complete thyroid panel, as their doctor would only order a TSH. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or TSH is a pretty standard blood …