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Self Care Tips & Tricks from a Health & Wellness Coach

Although my medical focus is on peri/menopause, what I really care about is helping women as they make the transition through this special time of life. That means not only providing support for the physical aspects of the transition, but the mental, emotional, and spiritual facets, too. That’s why I think self-care is so important. […]

6 Myths About Menopause

Half of the population has experienced, is experiencing, or will experience peri/menopause, yet menopause continues to be shrouded in confusion, shadows, and myths. It’s not just men who are underinformed, but women, too, and many medical professionals who should know more. If you’re an underinformed woman, it’s not your fault. Menopause is not part of […]

Early Menopause: Adrenals & Perimenopause

You don’t have to be an expert in menopause to know that changing levels of estrogen and progesterone have a lot to do with what’s going on in your body. But there’s another key player in menopause, one that’s typically overlooked: the adrenals. The adrenal glands are walnut-sized glands on top of the kidneys, and […]

How Vaginal Rejuvenations Improve Your Sex Life

How Vaginal Rejuvenation Can Improve Your Sex Life

Vaginal rejuvenation is a fast-growing field in medicine. This is because technology and technique improve all the time and because more women are interested in it. But what exactly is it and how does vaginal rejuvenation improve your sex life? The vagina changes throughout our lives as we experience puberty, childbirth, and menopause. The purpose […]

What your hormones are trying to tell you about hair loss

What Your Hormones Are Trying to Tell You

To say that hormones are powerful is an understatement. Hormones are responsible for a variety of functions from stimulating appetite to initiating the fight-or-flight response to regulating pain. When they’re out of balance, they may “speak” to you. You just need to pay attention. If you’re a woman experiencing any of the following, hormones may […]

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Foods That Aid Menopause Symptoms

While menopause is a tough time for many women, I have some patients who seem to breeze through without a problem. What’s their secret? They all eat very well. And by that, I mean they eat a plant-based diet free from inflammatory foods. I can’t stress just how important a good diet is to overall […]

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The Women’s Guide to Self-Care

Every woman I know is juggling many responsibilities and many roles. She’s busy caring for family and friends while taking care of things at work and in the community. But there’s typically one person that’s far down on her list, if it’s there at all: herself. That’s where self-care comes in. Why Women Need Self-Care […]

Small Changes to Improve Your Overall Mental Health

When you’re feeling blue, it can be difficult to get out of your routine and make positive changes, but it doesn’t take a large effort to start to improve mood and mental health. The items on this list are low-effort but high-reward and can help you overcome inertia that’s keeping you stuck.  After reading through, […]

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How a Low Functioning Thyroid Can Mimic Menopause

Take a look at some of these common signs and symptoms associated with menopause:      Mood swings      Difficulty sleeping      Fatigue      Weight gain and/or difficulty losing weight      Dry, itchy, and/or flaky skin      Thinning hair on scalp      “Brain fog” (difficulty concentrating and remembering) Now take a look at these common signs and symptoms associated with a low functioning […]

What every woman over 35 needs to know about hormone health

What Every Woman Over 35 Needs to Know About Hormone Health

During perimenopause or menopause, your body is undergoing many changes, especially with your hormone levels. It is likely that you haven’t experienced this kind of hormonal change since puberty…and it may have you feeling “off.” There’s a lot to know about what is happening to your hormones, but I would like to give you an […]