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 […]

Is Endometriosis driven by the immune system?

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects the reproductive system, causing tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) to grow outside the uterus. This growth can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, heavy periods, and infertility. One of the theories about the cause of endometriosis is that it may be related […]

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 […]

Why your postpartum period may be a raging b****

Everyone is always worried about that first postpartum period. When will it come? Will it be heavy? What if I’m breastfeeding? Can I still get pregnant if I don’t have my period? Well this all depends on a few factors Whether or not you are breastfeeding  Whether or not you are ovulating  Prolactin, the hormone […]

A Review of Herbal Treatments for Polycystic ovarian syndrome

For women suffering from PCOS, treatment options can seem difficult to navigate, and because PCOS can present very differently in women, treatment goals may differ. Understanding the type of PCOS you have and identifying underlying imbalances will help point you in the right direction for treatment options. From a naturopathic perspective, PCOS, like anything else […]

That postpartum symptom no one told you about…

Okay, I’m going to say it mama, postpartum hemorrhoids are real pain in the ***. When they told you about pregnancy, they DIDN’T tell you that even if you didn’t have constipation, pregnancy & postpartum hemorrhoids will [probably] happen, and once they do, well definitely won’t be going away on their own !  DID YOU […]

Should you take “Diclectin” for your morning sickness?

Many women suffer from morning sickness (Read my blog post on morning sickness to learn more) The management of women with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy depends upon(1) The severity of symptoms The impact of symptoms on your quality of life The safety of treatment options for both mom and baby Treatment approaches can include(1) […]