How to Naturally Increase Your Sex Drive in 13 Ways!

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Sex drive gone missing? You’re not alone. In fact, as much as 40% of women experience a low libido and disinterest in sex.  Wondering how to naturally increase your sex drive? You’re not alone there either! This blog is all about reclaiming your libido and finding balance. Your lack of desire can be rooted in low testosterone, dietary imbalance, elevated …

Treating PCOS Symptoms: With or Without The Pill

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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 …

The HPA Axis and Healing Anxiety

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If you’re suffering from anxiety, you are not alone. In fact, anxiety affects 40 million U.S. adults or 18.1% of the total population every year. One of the key causes of chronic anxiety is HPA dysregulation, which is more commonly called “adrenal fatigue.” HPA dysregulation is a condition in which the communication between the brain (hypothalamus and pituitary) and the …

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How to Balance Hormones Naturally

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What is often treated with a laundry list of prescriptions can simply come down to a hormonal imbalance, which is particularly common in women. Things like hormone-blocking shampoo to prevent hair loss, birth control to “regulate” an irregular period, or anxiety medication for hormone-driven mood symptoms are often offered when really the necessary treatment is to naturally balance your hormones. …

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Supplements for PMS

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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 …

IUD Side Effects: What You Should Know

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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

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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 …

Stopping Birth Control Side Effects

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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 …