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Why Does Your Period Cause Insomnia?

There are some period symptoms that are common but fixable in most cases (like PMS,  cramping, and moodiness), and others that, for the most part, are physiologic (like bowel changes)--but it’s possible to mitigate them with a few habit changes. Sleep disruption around menses falls into the latter category, too, [...]

By |2019-09-06T11:55:21-07:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Women's Health|0 Comments

Hormonal Causes of Low Libido

Low libido is a common complaint, and there are certainly a variety of possible causes—including fatigue, stress (though there may be a hormonal aspect to this, too—see below), pain or other chronic illness, relationship issues, body image issues, inhibitions, and past trauma. But most of the time when people bring [...]

By |2019-07-12T08:41:18-07:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Conditions & Treatments, Health, Men's Health, Women's Health|0 Comments

Why Your Period Causes Bowel Changes

Sorry, guys. You’re excused for this one.  Many women experience bowel changes around their periods (and sometimes ovulation too). While some women get more constipated, most get looser stools during ovulation and menses. Here’s why. Ovulation Bowel Changes You can have bowel changes around ovulation for the same reason that [...]

By |2019-04-27T09:22:48-07:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Women's Health|0 Comments

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 |2018-11-15T17:50:35-07:00November 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 |2017-12-15T16:41:22-07:00December 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 |2017-05-30T07:32:24-07:00February 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 [...]

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