Endometriosis

Sleep, Melatonin, and Endometriosis

When cortisol goes up, melatonin goes down. Cortisol, a key stress buffing hormone, inhibits melatonin. Melatonin is a key hormone to both help people fall asleep and stay asleep. With increased stress, most of the time, cortisol levels increase generally, throughout the day. But, this is especially problematic when cortisol levels spike or increase at night. It can make it hard to sleep and also keeps people from getting the…

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Celery Juice – Does It Live Up to The Hype?

Celery juice, the hottest new instagram trend for solving all of your health problems, is probably ridiculous, right? That's what I thought, until I looked at the published literature on the specific health benefits of celery. Let's consider why some people are actually experiencing symptom reduction when starting their day with celery juice... Benefits of Celery Juice and Eating Celery 1. Celery juice has significant antioxidant effect: Celery root water…

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Solutions for Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Vulvovaginal Atrophy is Common Vaginal dryness and vulvovaginal atrophy is a common problem for women. In the United States alone, 32 million women suffer from vulvovaginal atrophy in perimenopause and post-menopause. The symptoms associated with vulvovaginal atrophy include dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), vaginal dryness, itching, irritation, buring, and painful urination. In perimenopause and menopause, vulvovaginal atrophy and dryness are primarily related to the decline in estrogen. With estrogen deficiency,…

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What Causes Acne? Get Glowing and Clean Skin From The Root

  Conventional creams and pills don’t address what causes acne. Acne is a common problem for teens. Eighty-five percent of 12-24 year olds experience acne. And, it’s a growing problem for 15% of adult women. For most women with acne, whether it’s in their teens or beyond, the conventional recommendations for treatment are either hormonal birth control pills, topical benzoyl peroxide and/ or topical antibiotics. Topical Tretinoin (Retin-A), Isotretinoin (Accutane)…

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Gluten and Endometriosis

Gluten and Endometriosis Is there a link between gluten and endometriosis?  Should women avoid gluten to lower their risk of endometriosis or to help to resolve the symptoms of endometriosis? Let’s look at the research… First, it’s important to consider that endometriosis has many characteristics of an autoimmune disease (Eisenberg, et al., 2012).  It is clear that endometriosis is an inflammatory disease process.  In endometriosis, the presence of endometrial glands…

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pumpkin smoothie

Our Favorite Pumpkin Smoothie

Embracing Pumpkin Spice Season I have perfected the most delicious and warming winter smoothie!  It is so good. I have been eating this almost every afternoon for a delicious after school snack. This smoothie is perfect for giving your child (and yourself!) a warming, hormone balancing boost after school. The pumpkin is a slow burning, high energy carbohydrate, the coconut milk supplies healthy fats that maturing hormones need, the hemp…

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