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Post-Menopausal Weight Gain

It’s a very common complaint: once a woman stops cycling, even if she never had any issues with her weight before, suddenly it’s a lot harder to keep the pounds off. Why is this? What’s the connection between female hormones and weight? Estrogen, Insulin Resistance, and Metabolic Syndrome This study establishes [...]

By |2018-11-15T17:50:35+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Women's Health|0 Comments

Postpartum Depression and Homocysteine

About 50% of women experience “baby blues,” or a brief period of mild depression for a few days to a few weeks after giving birth. But 10-20% will suffer more severe postpartum depression. Every pregnant woman has very high levels of hormones (estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, and oxytocin) when pregnant, and [...]

Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

Women in early menopause or perimenopause are most familiar with hot flashes: they’re generally understood to occur with declining estrogen levels. Occasionally I’ll see a still-menstruating woman who experiences hot flashes in the week or two before her period (when estrogen levels are declining), too—though this is much less common. [...]

Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle

If you’re a woman with any menstrual irregularities, there are a number of reasons why you might want to consider adding Vitamin B6 to your regimen, over and above what you might be getting in a multivitamin. Vitamin B6 and Estrogen Metabolism The liver breaks down estrogen into one of [...]

By |2017-12-15T16:41:22+00:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Supplements, Women's Health|0 Comments

Weather-Related Migraines

I wrote here on the general naturopathic approach to treating migraines. As a rule, migraine predisposition tends to boil down to one of four things, or a combination of the following: food allergies, estrogen dominance, a backed-up liver, and/or cervical vertebral rotation or structural problems. But what of those migraines [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:32:24+00:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Allergies, Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Health, Women's Health|Comments Off on Weather-Related Migraines

Nutrients to Help Hair Regrow

TYPES OF HAIR LOSS There are four main types of hair loss: Alopecia areata. Considered an autoimmune disease, though researchers have yet to discover the antibodies involved. Characterized by small hair follicles and slower hair growth. Telogen Effluvium. While some 80% of hair follicles are typically in the growth phase [...]

Depression: A Sign of Cardiovascular Disease?

There’s a big connection between your neurotransmitters and your immune system—particularly what are known as inflammatory cytokines: signaling molecules released by the immune system that trigger actions of other cells towards healing. Here’s how it works. First: What Inflammation Is Inflammation is what happens when you body gets damaged. This [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:33:12+00:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Health, Men's Health, Mental Health, Women's Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Depression: A Sign of Cardiovascular Disease?

Mineral Makeup: Safe or Toxic?

The word “mineral” implies “natural”, so many of us assume that mineral makeups are a much safer alternative to the commercial makeup lines out there. This is often true—mineral makeups typically contain fewer chemicals than, say, a cream foundation might. But that doesn’t mean they’re automatically safe, nor that they [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:33:32+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Beauty, Health, Women's Health|Tags: |0 Comments

What Makeup to Wear for Acne

Acne is really more about what’s going on internally than what’s happening on your skin. That said, what you put on your skin, for skin care and for makeup, can make a difference. First, a quick breakdown on what acne is, to better understand why this is the case. Acne [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:33:33+00:00February 26th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Conditions & Treatments, Health, Nutrition, Supplements, Women's Health|Tags: , |0 Comments

Vitamin K2 and What It Does

You probably know it’s important to take a calcium supplement, especially if you have osteopenia or osteoporosis. But remember that study that said taking calcium supplementation could increase the risk of heart attacks? The concern here is that atherosclerotic plaques contain calcium deposits, and perhaps therefore taking calcium in supplement [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:33:33+00:00February 19th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Nutrition, Supplements, Women's Health|Tags: , |0 Comments

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