What Are Xenoestrogens?

What Are Xenoestrogens?

Xenoestrogens are part of a group of chemicals known as endocrine (hormone) disruptors. Endocrine disruptors, once in our system, can mimic or block our hormones and begin telling our tissues what to do.  This is a problem, as they then...

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What is Estrogen Dominance?

What is Estrogen Dominance?

Estrogen dominance is a term found all over the internet these days. I have had a lot of women ask about it. So what exactly is estrogen dominance?  Some women may have too much estrogen (or too much of the wrong type of estrogen), which...

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The Importance of Vitamin D

The Importance of Vitamin D

Moving back to the pacific Northwest has been lovely, since I consider it my home.  However, I have to admit that I miss the California sunshine! When I attended the University of Washington, I had a professor who tracked test scores and...

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That Time of the Month

That Time of the Month

Many women spend three weeks out of the month dreading that one week.  Your regular doctor tells you to get on the pill. Some women are lucky and have no problems with their periods.  These ladies are definitely the exception. The...

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The Optimal Thyroid

The Optimal Thyroid

Many of my patients come in thinking they have a problem with their thyroid when they are having issues losing weight.  Though it is not the only hormone pathway that is important for weight loss, it is one of them.   In mainstream...

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From Stress to Distress

From Stress to Distress

Unfortunately, stress has become an ingrained part of our daily lives as a result of the demands of this fast-paced world. However, many of us normalize this tension, which causes the body to become distressed over time. Some examples of ‘normal’...

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The Problem with Plastic

The Problem with Plastic

Most of us have seen the terrible videos and pictures that show our once beautiful oceans filled with excessive amounts plastic. This plastic epidemic has become a huge problem. Fish swim with plastic beads in their bellies. Beaches are covered...

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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common hormonal issue amongst women of a reproductive age.  Typical symptoms of PCOS include acne, abnormal hair growth, abnormal menstrual cycles and cysts on the ovaries. Hidden Polycystic...

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