3 Mistakes you might be making during peri menopause that impact your sleep

sleep mistakes in peri menopause

Navigating perimenopause can be challenging, especially when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Many women in this stage of life find that sleep disruptions are a common and frustrating issue. As a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in women’s health, I want to highlight three common mistakes that might be sabotaging your sleep and offer […]

Anxiety & Estrogen Dominance: Understanding the link

anxiety and estrogen dominance

Ever feel like stress and anxiety have a magnified effect on your body, especially around your period? You’re not wrong. There’s a fascinating connection between anxiety, stress, and estrogen dominance, a hormonal imbalance that can impact various aspects of your health. The Delicate Dance of Hormones Our bodies rely on a delicate hormonal balance for […]

Beyond Feeling Stressed: How Chronic Stress Wreaks Havoc on Your Hormones

stress and hormones

We’ve all been there – juggling deadlines, managing relationships, and facing daily anxieties. It’s no surprise that these pressures can leave us feeling stressed. But stress isn’t just a fleeting emotional state; chronic stress can wreak havoc on your entire hormonal system, impacting everything from your mood to your menstrual cycle. In this post, we’ll […]

Hot Flashes: From Sizzle to Simmer – Natural Cooling Strategies

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Ah, hot flashes. Those sudden surges of heat that can leave you feeling like a human furnace – in the middle of a meeting, at the grocery store, even during a peaceful night’s sleep. If you’re experiencing hot flushes due to menopause, you’re certainly not alone. Hot flashes are a common symptom, affecting up to 80% […]

Beyond Blood sugar crashes: Hidden signs of insulin resistance

high sugar foods, insulin resistance

Feeling like you hit a wall in the afternoon? Do sugary treats suddenly become irresistible? These could be signs of a condition called insulin resistance, and it goes far beyond just blood sugar spikes and crashes. What is insulin? Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps your body use glucose (sugar) from […]

Beyond bloat, hidden signs your gut needs help

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Stomach bloating is a common complaint, but did you know your gut health can impact your overall well-being in surprising ways? Specifically  Our gut microbiome, the trillions of bacteria living in our digestive system, plays a crucial role in not only digestion and nutrient absorption but also hormone regulation, mood, and even brain function. So, […]

Self-Care Revolution: Simple Practices for Everyday Wellness

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In our fast-paced world, prioritizing our well-being can often fall by the wayside. As women, we juggle various roles and responsibilities, neglecting our own needs in the process. This is where self-care comes in, playing a crucial role in cultivating resilience, managing stress, and promoting overall well-being. Why is Self-Care Important for Women? Women face unique challenges […]

Why your hormone imbalances are related to nutrient deficiences

hormone, hormone imbalance, nutrient deficiencies

As a naturopathic doctor focusing in women’s health, I regularly encounter the complex interplay between hormones, nutrition, and overall well-being. Hormones act as chemical messengers, coordinating various bodily functions, including menstrual cycles, fertility, metabolism, and mood. Maintaining hormonal balance is crucial for women’s health throughout life, and understanding the impact of nutrient deficiencies on this balance is essential.

Brain boosting with omega 3s

Omega-3 fatty acids are creating a buzz in the world of cognitive health, and for good reason. Recent research suggests that these essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) can significantly impact our cognitive processes, potentially enhancing our mental performance and overall brain health. The Omega-3 Brain Connection Researchers have long known that omega-3 fatty acids, including […]