Women's Wellness Blog August 30, 2019

The oral birth control pill will not ‘balance’ your hormones

I have always been a believer of providing women with all available information, so they can make the best choice for them, at this point in their lives.  This includes knowing all the good and bad about any recommended or prescribed therapy.  Staying in-the-know.  When we educate oursleves and stay informed, we’re able to make informed discussions for what is best for own bodies. The…

Women's Wellness Blog August 22, 2019

Bloating and constipation may be signs of a hormonal imbalance

Whenever we want to address hormones, we also have to look at digestion.  If we’re not having regular daily bowel movements, feeling bloated, gassy, or experiencing heartburn or burping – our digestive processes likely are not functioning optimally.  For example, if we’re showing estrogen dominance upon blood work, we can’t expect to be supporting this estrogen clearance process, if our liver detox pathways are backed-up,…

Women's Wellness Blog August 13, 2019

Boosting Energy with Vitamin B12 Injections

Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin, among others) is known to be one of the main energy-boosting vitamins.  When a patient complains of low energy and fatigue, we often run blood work looking for possible reasons why this could be, including potential vitamin B12 deficiencies. The B vitamins play a large role in our stress response, being co-factors for enzyme reactions in our mitochondria – our energy producing…

Women's Wellness Blog July 3, 2019

Spearmint Tea & PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal conditon in females, that has several causes.  Despite popular belief, women can still have PCOS even with the absence of polycystic ovarians on ultrasound.  In fact, serum blood testing including a hormonal work-up may give us more insight as to what is actully going on – whether there is concern with insulin and blood glucose, lack of ovulation…