Period headaches

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 …

post birth control syndrome symptoms

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 …

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 …

What is Estrogen Dominance + What to Do About It

Estrogen dominance is one of the most common hormone imbalance problems for women. It is a common condition because both stress and environment have a big impact on your hormone levels. Estrogen dominance can develop from excess body fat, environmental estrogens, poor digestion, stress, adrenal issues, and even autoimmune conditions. Common Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance Irregular or heavy periods Water retention Breast …

16 Natural Remedies for Hormonal Headaches

Ladies, there are natural remedies for migraines and hormonal headaches and today I want to share them with you some of the most effective strategies to be free of pain meds and headaches! Acetaminophen—a well-known hepatotoxin… wait, Hepata, what?   Hepatotoxin is the term for substances that are toxic to the liver and acetaminophen is among the worst when it …

Is Pain Keeping You From Getting Pregnant?

Are you one of the millions of women who is struggling with chronic pain? Well, it may just surprise you to hear that your pain may be keeping you from getting pregnant.  Headaches, gut pain, menstrual cramps, joint pain, backaches and old injuries have many women reaching of a bottles of Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Midol, and NSAIDs to get symptom relief. And …

Common Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms

Estrogen and Progesterone are generally regarded as the female sex hormones, although women also have testosterone, but it is in lower amounts than men (except in PCOS). When your sex hormones are out of balance, they are rarely alone. In fact, your hormonal imbalances symptoms may stem from issues with your adrenals, thyroid, gut, liver, diet or lifestyle factors. Because of …

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

Low energy, inability to participate in activities that bring joy, difficulty waking, dependency on stimulants to make it through the day. Do any of these sound familiar? One of the most common reasons patients come to see me is to get help with their low energy. Fatigue is common in our society and for good reason. We are constantly pushing …