Jessica Drummond

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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New in the IWHI Training VAULT: Post-Birth Control Syndrome (PBCS)

New in the IWHI Training VAULT: Post-Birth Control Syndrome (PBCS).

This month we added a very special training to the IWHI Clinical Education Vault, with Dr. Jolene Brighten, on the effects of Birth Control and how to support your patients. There’s an emerging epidemic facing women globally when they stop taking hormonal birth control. This epidemic is called Post-Birth Control Syndrome (PBCS). It causes major challenges for women’s hormones including hair loss, weight gain, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia, libido loss,…

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5 Powerful Strategies to Lift The Brain Fog

One of the most frustrating symptoms, second only to intense pain, that my patients struggle with is brain fog. I don’t have time in my life for brain fog (and neither do you!) Let me share 3 of my most powerful tools for clearing the (brain) fog! I do a lot of writing, researching, teaching and working with patients every week, in addition to cooking dinner, taking care of my…

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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. It’s a growing problem for adult women as well. Fifteen percent of us also struggle with acne. 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…

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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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2019 is The Year of The Women’s Health Coach

This year my goal for us as a community here at The Integrative Women's Health Institute is to see you GRADUATE from The Women’s Health Coach Certification Program. This year I’m not just focused on our enrollment numbers. I am focused on our graduation and employment rates. I am so committed to your success that I have created a team of amazing Master Coaches and support staff to help you…

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[10 Minute Training] The Blood Sugar Spectrum & Women’s Health!

[10 Minute Training] The Blood Sugar Spectrum & Women’s Health!

I am thrilled to invite you to the best ten minutes of my most recent clinical training on “The Blood Sugar Spectrum & Women’s Health”, taught for the IWHI Clinical Vault with my friend and colleague, Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo.  I know you will find this tremendously valuable. Click here for this gift: http://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/vault-ritamarie-optin/ In just this ten-minute excerpt you will receive several very valuable takeaways: [2:00] Learn vital information about…

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Environmental Toxins!

  Environmental Toxins and Women’s Health!

The world is waking up to the fact that everyday toxic exposures are not only real, but a big part of the rise in chronic health issues. In fact, it’s crystal clear that the connection between environmental toxin exposures and women’s health issues is incredibly strong. Health practitioners (and especially those who work with female patients) must become fluent in this topic so they can better support their clients and…

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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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