PCOS is not just a period problem..

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It is characterized by the presence of multiple cysts on the ovaries, irregular periods, and high levels of male hormones in the body. While the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, it is believed to be linked to insulin resistance […]

Could stress be sabotaging your ovulation?

Ovulation is the process by which the ovaries release an egg, which can then be fertilized by sperm and lead to pregnancy. Ovulation is regulated by a complex interplay of hormones, including luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). There is evidence to suggest that stress may affect ovulation and the menstrual cycle. Stress can […]

Candida & Hormones.. is there a connection?

Candida is a type of yeast that is found naturally in the human body. While it is usually kept in check by the body’s natural defenses, certain factors can cause candida to grow out of control and lead to an infection. One of these factors is the hormone estrogen. Estrogen is a hormone that is […]

What’s Causing your Pre-Period night Sweats?

Do you suffer from pre-period night sweats? When my patients tell me about their night sweats, often their first question is “does this mean I am starting menopause”? . Often times these women are in their 20’s or 30’s, and certainly are not yet ready for this transition. Rest assured that there ARE other reasons […]

How your period can cause sleep issues

Do you experience sleep issues leading up to your period? Turns out they may be more common than you think. When you evaluate the menstrual cycle, you can easily break it up into two phases. In the first part of your period,  estradiol (estrogen) is your dominant reproductive hormone. In the second part of your […]

[Video/ Podcast episode] Estrogen, Insulin & Weight Loss

   Have you been struggling with weight management? Join Dr. Laura in this weight loss & hormones series, discussing how different hormones can make your weight feel impossible to lose. Learn about: the role Estrogen & Insulin play in your weight picture how your hormones change as you age the testing you should be […]

[Video & Audio] How Estrogen Is impacted by your digestion

  In this video I am talking about the importance of our gut bacteria in our hormone balance. Learn how estrogen impacts the good & bad bacteria in our gut & what that means for our hormone balance. I also discuss my top 3 tips that you can start implementing immediately to help beneficially modify […]

[Video/ Audio ] How Your Thyroid Could be Sabotaging your Weight loss efforts

Is your thyroid sabotaging your weight loss efforts?  Are you getting the testing you need to ensure your thyroid is being fully evaluated?  Have you been told your “thyroid is fine” , but are still having trouble shedding excess weight?  Learn about what testing you should be getting done to fully evaluate your thyroid & […]

My Pregnancy Journey & The Things No one tells you

   For those who do not already know, I am almost 6 months pregnant! (Time flies….. or does it..?) Join me as I get a little bit personal & talk about my experiences in pregnancy so far.  I am talking about : The symptoms that have nothing to do with morning sickness  The many […]