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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 […]

Gratitude & Menopause

Gratitude is something that we should hold close at any age. Being grateful for what we have in our lives has so many benefits to emotional and mental health as well as overall happiness. Menopause is a time to be especially introspective and grateful, but it can seem hard to feel overwhelming gratitude when you […]

Having Trouble Sleeping? Menopause Could be a Factor

There are many things that can cause trouble sleeping: stress, caffeine, alcohol, screen time…but insomnia is also a major symptom of menopause. If you have noticed that it is getting harder for you to sleep through the night, menopause may be to blame! Changes in hormone levels during menopause can wreak some havoc on your […]