What is Estrogen Dominance, and What to Do About It

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Estrogen dominance is one of the most common issues that I see in my practice, especially in women in their late 30s and beyond. It can develop for various reasons: age, excess body fat, exposure to hormone mimicking chemicals in your environment, poor digestion, stress, adrenal issues, and even autoimmune conditions.  The good news is, there are ways to get …

Healing Anxiety with Functional Medicine

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Anxiety is common enough that I’d venture to guess you at least know someone who has dealt with it, or maybe still is dealing with it. Or maybe that someone is you and you’re trying to understand if there is any chance of healing your anxiety. Functional medicine may just be that step for you. The conventional perspective on anxiety …

Detox Skin Care & Beauty Products in 3 Steps

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At some point in my 20’s I got it in my head that women were supposed to smell like vanilla. And berries and champagne. And whatever the people behind the infamous VS store told me I should smell like. Looking back, in my attempt to smell like the “perfect woman,” I was bathing in lotions and huffing fragrances that were …

Non-Toxic Cleaning Products for Better Hormones

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As a mom, I always have an eye out for non-toxic cleaning products to use in my home. After all, kids spend a lot of time in contact with the floor and they all inevitably have a “put everything in the mouth” phase that increases their exposure to what’s in their environment. But it’s not just our kiddos that we need …

Why Orgasms Are Good For Women + How to Improve Your Libido

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Sure, orgasms are fun, but did you know they are good for your health too? There are a number of benefits of orgasm for women’s health. That’s what we are talking about today! If you’ve been following my work, then you know I’m a big fan of women having orgasms because of the amazing health benefits they provide. Yup, orgasms …

Do Women Need Testosterone?

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Testosterone seems to conjure images of bulky muscles, aggression and robust libidos. Many people even mistakenly think that testosterone is a hormone that women don’t have to think about. But this multifaceted hormone does so much more for your body than help you bulk up. Testosterone builds bones, supports your brain health, increases energy, helps with weight loss and keeps …

Natural Remedies for Cramps & PMS

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If you’re suffering from PMS and menstrual cramps, you’re not alone. If you’re searching for natural remedies for cramps and PMS, again you’re not alone. Many women suffer from PMS. In fact, it is estimated that 75% of women experience headaches, bloating, difficulty sleeping, mood swings and other symptoms of PMS — symptoms that are debilitating and threaten our relationships. …

Post Holiday Detox

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Is your body in need of a mini-reboot? Is a little Post Holiday Detox in order?  Overindulging in food, stressed from holiday travel or maybe having one too many glasses of wine are one of many reasons you may be feeling fatigued, bloated and moody. Feeling awful around the holidays is the worst… actually, feeling that way anytime of year …

Natural Hair Loss Solutions

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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 …