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Thoughts and suggestions on how to address hormonal imbalances, naturally…

7 Best Herbs For Female Hormone Balance

Most women struggle to keep their hormones in balance during their lives—to prevent PMS, to bring more harmony during perimenopause and beyond, and even during their teenage years to make that period easier to deal with emotionally. But did you know that environmental toxins, hormone-disrupting chemicals and the added stress of modern life have made

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Is Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?

Are you having menopausal symptoms, but you are worried about hormone replacement because you have heard that it is dangerous? You may have heard that it causes breast cancer or heart attacks, and maybe your doctor has even advised against it. So you suffer with hot flashes, vaginal dryness, fatigue, depressed mood, irritability, poor sleep,

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Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

As women, we tend to fear breast cancer.  Many more of us will die of heart disease, but we are much more likely to be scared of breast cancer than a heart attack! There are many things that you can do to help reduce your risk of breast cancer, including eating a healthy diet, maintaining a

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5 Nutrition Tips to Naturally Reduce Hormonal Symptoms

Did you know that what you eat directly affects your hormones? Here are a couple of examples. Jessica is a 43 year old lady with perimenopausal symptoms. After starting on our nutrition program, she felt tremendously better (without any hormone replacement). By one month her energy and mood were back to normal, she no longer

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5 Common Causes of Low Sex Drive in Women…

If chocolates, hearts and flowers aren’t enough to get you into the mood this Valentine’s Day, you aren’t alone.  It is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 women between 18 and 59 years of age complain of lack of desire.  Here are some common causes: Stress.   When you are under a lot of stress, cortisol

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Breast Cancer Prevention- A Functional Medicine Approach

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which is a pretty scary thought.  You’d like to prevent yourself from becoming one of the statistics, but what I see doctors advising women is to live a healthy lifestyle (obviously good advice) and to get a mammogram (ok – but the mammogram only shows

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