Hormone Balance: 4 things you should be doing every day!

If you’ve been dealing with a difficult transition through menopause, painful periods, infertility or subfertility, uterine fibroids, irregular or absent periods, or hormonal acne (etc., etc.,..) then this article was written with you in mind!

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Product Must-haves for New Moms

When you are expecting the arrival of your first child everyone will tell you that they only used half of the products they bought. And it's true. But that didn't seem to change how I felt about preparing for anything and everything. I had four different kinds of diaper creams, three kinds of baby body washes, two different thermometers, and four brands of baby bottles - all because I like options and I didn't want to be stuck with a dud.

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What We Know About Digestion and Autoimmunity

Although there have been many advances in patient care, an understanding of many of the underlying factors that are involved in the development or exacerbation of autoimmunity go under-recognized, and therefore under-addressed.  Causes are generally believed to be multi-factorial involving genetics, hormones, the immune system, and environmental factors, but current research is now demonstrating a link to gastrointestinal inflammation.

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Fertility for Couples

 I am often approached by female patients about their concerns with fertility.  Although there are exceptions, females often assume the lead role of seeking out fertility treatments in a partnership. And unfortunately, the causes of subfertility and infertility are often assumed to lie with the female. Truth is, both male infertility and female infertility accounts for up to 40% of cases each, with the remaining 20% of cases being due to a combination of male and female infertility or unexplained. 

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Limiting Childhood Chemical Exposures

So what's the deal with phthalates? Some phthalates seem to act as endocrine disruptors, with animal studies showing anti-androgenic properties. Phthalates, such as DEHP and BBzP, are also associated with allergic conditions, with exposure increasing the likelihood of allergy, asthma, rhinitis, and wheezing symptoms by up to 2.7 times in children.

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