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How to Heal PCOS with Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine

How to Heal PCOS with Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine

What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder affecting between 5%  and 13% of women, depending on ethnicity and criteria used for diagnosis (Ding et al., 2017). African-American and Afro-Brazilian women experience the highest rates of...
Functional Medicine vs. Functional Nutrition: Understanding the Difference

Functional Medicine vs. Functional Nutrition: Understanding the Difference

What is functional medicine? Functional medicine is a systems biology based approach that looks for the root causes of diseases and symptoms.  Functional medicine aims to optimize functioning of the body’s cells, systems, and the environmental systems where the person...
Women’s Health Coach Student Spotlight: Heidi Udang

Women’s Health Coach Student Spotlight: Heidi Udang

From An Exhausted and Sick Pelvic Health Physical Therapist to Building Her Dream Wellness Center Meet Heidi Udang, DPT, RN, WHC.  Heidi immigrated to the United States, became a highly successful pelvic physical therapist and licensed nurse, but something was...
Histamine Intolerance, Autoimmunity, and Endometriosis

Histamine Intolerance, Autoimmunity, and Endometriosis

Histamine is essential to a variety of physiologic functions, and it is a versatile biologic amine involved in fine-tuning the balance between immunity and tolerance. Immunity is the ability to fight infection or clear abnormal cells Tolerance is the ability of the...
Endometriosis vs Adenomyosis: What’s the Difference?

Endometriosis vs Adenomyosis: What’s the Difference?

If you’re confused about the difference between two common gynecological conditions: endometriosis and adenomyosis, you’re in the right place. And, don’t worry… patients and practitioners alike are frequently confused about both of these conditions and the...