Menopause Considerations to Spring Cleaning Your Diet

It is the time of year when people are busy with spring cleaning their home and yard.  Have you considered spring cleaning your diet?  Spring is a good time for starting a new or doing a reboot.  This week I want to share tips with you on how a few tweaks in your diet, may help relieve some of your menopause symptoms. A proper diet can decrease some menopausal symptoms and can prevent the weight gain associated with menopause. During menopause and the peri-menopausal years, there are some dietary changes you can make that will help improve your quality of life. Some foods can actually decrease your menopausal symptoms! Let’s… Read More

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Taking a Functional Approach to Your Healthcare-Discover the Power of Functional Medicine

Recently I was interviewed by health coach Julie Smith from www.juliesmithcoaching.com.  We had a frank discussion about what functional medicine is; how this approach to healthcare is different; and why it’s so powerful. Watch the video and for more information on the who, what, what and how of functional medicine read more here. Who is a functional medicine practitioner? Examples of practitioners that practice functional medicine can include Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Chiropractors, and Acupuncturists. What is functional medicine? Functional Medicine focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease, not just symptom treatment. Functional medicine examines every factor involved including symptoms, genes, environment, and lifestyle factors to treat the… Read More

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Haywire Hormones? This Ancient South American Plant May Help

Haywire Hormones?  If so, then you are going to want to keep reading.  There is one ancient South America Plant that may well help relieve those haywire hormone symptoms you have been experiencing.  It is also my number one recommendation to the thousands of women and even men I have treated over the years suffering from hormone related.  Before I tell you what this plant is, it is advised to first consult your health practitioner about any hormone related symptoms you may be experiencing.  Functional Medicine practitioners like myself will always recommend doing a complete evaluation that includes checking your hormone levels.  If you would like to learn more about how… Read More

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6 Ways to Tell If Your Hormones are Out of Balance

Are you wondering if your hormones are out of balance?  Do you wonder what symptoms are associated with hormone imbalance?   I probably don’t have to tell you that abnormal levels of hormones can wreak havoc and can have a negative impact on your quality of life.  Not only are you suffering, but the people who may be around you are as well. Mood swings, for instance, can affect the way a woman treats people in her surroundings. From monthly periods to menopause, it is important to have an understanding of the cause of your hormonal imbalance, including how you should deal with it. You should be able to tell if you are having hormonal imbalance.… Read More

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3 Menopause Mistakes… do YOU make them?

Having treating women struggling through menopause for many years, I know what a challenge it can be to get through the day.  If you feel like you’re at the mercy of “haywire hormones” then you may unintentionally be making the… 3 Menopause Mistakes That Leave You Feeling Fat, Tired, and Stressed That’s the name of the special report by my colleague Dr. Anna Cabeca.  Dr. Anna is a gynecologist and age management hormone specialist who has dedicated her life to helping you enjoy this amazing, new phase of life. (Did she just say ENJOY and AMAZING?) Yes — I just said ENJOY and AMAZING in reference to Menopause! Imagine if you… Read More

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Does Menopause Make You Feel Like You are Going Crazy?

Are you a woman that is feeling fat, tired, depressed, irritable, can’t sleep, lost your libido and are having hot flashes and night sweats……then keep reading. You have an exciting opportunity to learn from the comfort of your home.  You are not crazy? Many women struggle with a whole host of symptoms and changes that are going on in their bodies.  It is confusing and you don’t feel like yourself.  So what do you do, you turn to your health care provider only to be told you are depressed, anxious and have insomnia.  The prescription pad comes out as you are written a prescription for an anti-depressant, anxiety medication or sleeping pill. … Read More

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For Women Only!

Are you a woman that is feeling fat, tired, depressed, irritable, can’t sleep, lost your libido and are having hot flashes and night sweats……then keep reading. You have an exciting opportunity to learn from the comfort of your home.  You are not crazy? Many women struggle with a whole host of symptoms and changes that are going on in their bodies.  It is confusing and you don’t feel like yourself.  So what do you do, you turn to your health care provider only to be told you are depressed, anxious and have insomnia.  The prescription pad comes out as you are written a prescription for an anti-depressant, anxiety medication or sleeping… Read More

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Menopause And Insomnia

Menopause And Insomnia Why It Happens And What To Do As a nurse practitioner, I treat a lot of women who are struggling through the hormonal changes associated with peri-menopause (the time leading up to menopause) and menopause.  One of women’s biggest complaints is the change in their sleep patterns.  They often find themselves waking up several times a night and can’t get back to sleep or they are waking up due to night sweats.  Does this sound familiar?  “I have no trouble falling asleep, but then wake up drenched in sweat.  I have to throw off the covers and change my nightgown.  Then I’m cold and have to cover… Read More

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Get Off the Hormonal Roller Coaster

Hormonal Roller Coaster Discover the 3 key factors you need to know to reclaim hormone balance Are you are a woman between the ages of 35-60?  Are you feeling fat, tired, irritable, gaining weight, can’t sleep, are stressed out, or having hot flashes?   If so, you are likely in the midst of the throws of peri-menopause or menopause.  Why is it so many women are having trouble going through this natural transition.  That is right, it is natural for your hormones to fluctuate, so why are you suffering?  Did you know in some cultures they have no concept of menopause other than seeing it as a natural life transition,… Read More

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