Category: Hormone Health

Do you suffer from Estrogen Dominance?

Have you ever heard of the the term Estrogen Dominance? It is a term often thrown around in naturopathic offices, but something a medical doctor would not normally diagnose a patient with. The term estrogen dominance, to some, implies that the problems are due to an estrogen excess. When your doctor runs your blood work, often this is not the case. So ...

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: How does insulin resistance fit in ?

[ Grab your free blood sugar management guide here ! ] Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome & Insulin Resistance. When it comes to polycystic ovarian syndrome, the first thing most people think of is the hormone imbalances. With the irregular periods, acne, and unwanted hair there are obvious imbalances in sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen , progesteron ...

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome & Implications for the future of Women's Health

First off, lets start with the basics: what exactly IS PCOS ( Polycystic ovarian syndrome )? PCOS is a complex disorder characterized by irregular periods, mild obesity & signs of androgen excess (ie. unwanted hair & acne). Approximately 33% of women suffering from PCOS present with acne and 60-70% of women present with unwanted hair. In PCOS, the ...

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Weight loss series #2 - Keeping your thyroid in check

Many people don't realize that your thyroid plays a number of very important roles in different aspects of your health, all of which can contribute to unintended weight gain. The thyroid gland is a gland located in your neck, and is responsible for the production and secretion of thyroid hormones, which have the following actions in the body: Increasing ...

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Weight loss series #1 - Why Eating healthy & exercising may not be enough.

Weight loss is something most people work hard towards achieving, however, sometimes feel like they are fighting a lose-lose battle with never seeing any results. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a blog series dedicated to weight loss and helping you understand the complex nature of weight loss that sometimes can make things very difficult!  ...

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Guilt FREE Snacks You'll LOVE!

I love having something to munch on during my favourite movie, but its nice to have some healthier options when you don't always want to be indulging. Here are a few ideas:  Popcorn with nutritional yeast I pop my own popcorn (get rid of the microwave popcorn) on the stove with either coconut or grapeseed oil. Melt and pour some melted coconut o ...

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Non Hormonal birth control

If you suffer from side effects of hormonal birth control or are just looking to get off of hormones, it is important to look at all of your options and understand what is involved in each form of contraception. You can check out my guide to hormonal birth control HERE, and ensure you are informed when making the right choice for YOU!  Mechanical Bar ...

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Answers to your [Post menopausal] low libido !

Low libido is a very common concern affecting many post menopausal women & unfortunately interfering significantly with their quality of life!  Below are some ways in which your low libido can be addressed from a naturopathic perspective:  1. Improving vaginal lubrication - Estrogen is the main contributor to vaginal lubrication by supply ...

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Want Clear Skin? Why It May Not Be as Simple as You'd Like

Walk into any drugstore, makeup boutique or spa and you will be overwhelmed with the amount of people giving you advice on your skin and how you should best treat it, most of which seems very conflicting, confusing and ends up being very costly.    "Your skin is too dry, use this moisturizer", "This spot treatment should do the trick!", "All yo ...

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Tracking Your Cycle : The Easy Way!

Whether you are trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid it, tracking your cycle can be an important way to take control of your health by understanding exactly what your body is doing every day of the month. click on the link below to download your FREE guide to make tracking your cycle SIMPLE !  Cycle Tracking- Made Easy   ...

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Everything you need to know about your HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL!

Over 100 million women across the globe take some form of birth control, yet many people don't know how they work, or the many options available to them. Different forms of birth control can include: periods of abstinence, barrier contraception, hormonal methods, & non hormonal methods. Navigating the world of contraception can be a tricky one, and with ...

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Your Cervical Mucous 101

Cervical mucous changes can give you a good indication as to your fertility status (see my article on tracking your cycle), as well as allowing you to properly identify when something is 'just not right'. Cervical mucous changes throughout the cycle in response to changes in hormones. A normal cycle length can be anywhere from 21-35 days with day 1 being ...

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Painful Period Series: My Favourite Supplements For Painful Periods

Welcome to part 4, the final segment of my painful period series ! DOWNLOAD your FREE PDF below to learn about how some of my favourite supplements can help YOUR painful periods! Yours in health, Laura Pipher ______________________________________________________ CLICK FOR FREE DOWNLOAD ---> my-favourite-supplements ...

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Painful Period Series: My Favourite Herbs for Painful Periods

Welcome to part 3 of my painful period series, HERBS !   Download my FREE PDF GUIDE (below) to learn a little about my favourite herbs & how they can help YOU! Tune in next week for part 4, the wrap up of my painful period series! CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD ---> herbs-for-painful-periods Yours in health, Laura Pipher ...

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Painful Period Series: Understanding Your Painful Period Through Chinese Medicine

Welcome to the continuation of my painful period series! For part 2 of the series I have created and attached a FREE PDF guide (below) explaining the brief theory surrounding the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine & how acupuncture may be beneficial to helping your period ! Check in next week to discover what part 3 has in store ! tcm-yo ...

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Painful Period Series: Introduction

Welcome to my painful period series! Over the next few weeks I will be providing FREE education & tools to conquer that dreaded monthly nightmare. Do you suffer from painful periods? Download my FREE PDF for some tips on how you can get rid of those cramps and have your best period yet! ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...

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