Alcohol & your hormones
Alcohol is a widely consumed beverage that has been associated with a range of health problems, including hormone imbalances. In this blog post, we will discuss the impact of alcohol consumption on female hormones and how it can affect women’s health. Alcohol has a direct impact on the levels of hormones in the body, including […]
Coffee: Friend or foe?
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and many of us rely on it to start our day or provide a pick-me-up in the afternoon. However, in recent years, the relationship between coffee and inflammation has been a topic of much discussion and research. In this post, we’ll explore what the […]
The Connection between PCOS and Gut Health
Learn about the link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and gut health. Discover how imbalances in the digestive system can affect hormonal balance and contribute to the development of PCOS, and find out how to support gut health to manage PCOS symptoms.
Why I probably WON’T remove your dairy..
I work with tons of patients who suffer from painful periods with or without diagnosed endometriosis. As a naturopathic doctor, one of the cornerstones of foundational treatment with my patients involves discussing evidence based dietary changes to support their symptoms. One of the most common questions I get from my patients (or hesitations) is that […]
The Importance of protein during stress
Are you stressed? Chronic psychosocial stress has adverse effects on the physical and mental health of individuals. In the initial stages, stress is important to promote adaptation, maintenance of homeostasis, and survival. When stress becomes chronic, it can lead to unfortunate consequences that can promote and exacerbate illness. Research has found that people who are under […]
Your age at menopause can increase your health risks
When I speak with my patients I am often talking about their current plan & their future plan. Menopause is no exception. Our current plan may be to help heal your digestion, reduce your hot flashes and help your sleep, but our future plan is focused on optimizing your health and managing your risk factors. […]
Protecting your brain in menopause & perimenopause
Do you eat fish? A recent study has shown the amazing benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for those in their 40s and 50s. The conclusion was that if your diet includes some omega-3 fatty acids you can protect your brain from indicators of brain aging that are typically seen at middle age. Want to know the […]
Is when you eat sabotaging your weight?
Did you know? WHEN you eat is just as important as what you eat when it comes to your health.Research has concluded that eating late is associated with increased risk of obesity, increased body fat and impaired weight loss success. Some would argue that if you are eating healthy, the window in which you eat […]
My experience on the birth control spiral
Why have I dedicated my entire private practice to helping women understand their options, navigate birth control, fix their period problems and optimize fertility? Because I’ve been there too! My journey started at the early age of 13. Much like any teenage girl I suffered from some serious acne (and I still do from time […]
Why we’re missing the mark on informed consent in women’s health.
Do you remember your last visit to the doctor? Did you leave feeling confident and empowered, or helpless and confused about your next steps of care? Did you ask the right questions? Or did you leave with more questions than answers? Now if you felt confident and empowered, then your practitioner has done their job […]