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Stress and Hormones: How are they related?As we are fully into 2024, let's talk about how stress and hormones are so intricately related, how stress and hormone imbalance can contribute to weight gain, and of course, explore some solutions to keep your hormone health in check! The Stress-Hormone Connection: Cortisol and...

 Navigating PCOS: Understanding the Link with Metabolic DysfunctionPCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is something I am seeing more and more of in my practice so today we will discuss navigating PCOS and the many facets that go beyond the conventional approach of birth control and metformin. PCOS is a complex condition...

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport or RED-S, is something that affects many athletes from the professional level to your everyday athlete, both men and women. Sport has been a part of my life, from a young age from gymnastics and figure skating to Division I Cross...

Menopause Menopause. The transition. The change of life. Whatever you want to call it, all women go through it but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through it. Functional Medicine has many tools to make the transition smoother and more tolerable. Let's dive in! Perimenopause Basics Perimenopause starts to occur when the...

Postpartum Health and Wellness Postpartum health is an area that I am very passionate about and an area of healthcare that is simply lacking in the conventional healthcare model. One quick “check up” at 6 weeks is all women get after carrying a baby for 9 months and giving birth. After...

Functional Medicine Approach to Fertility Unexplained infertility is a frustrating diagnosis for many women and the Functional Medicine Approach to Fertility is really where it is at, in terms of preconception care. What does it really mean and what can cause it? Well, the list is long and it may be...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome | PCOSPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder all in one. PCOS affects 1 in 10 women and is one of the leading causes of infertility. Early identification and management of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can reduce the risk of diabetes and...

Premenstrual Syndrome | PMS This week we will cover everything related to Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS and what the Functional Medicine approach is to treatment. I'll give you a hint: it is not birth control. Last week we covered the basics of the menstrual cycle and luteal phase dysfunction so if...

Women’s Health and Hormones Over the next month, I plan to cover topics all related to women ‘s health and hormones including: the basics of hormones, PMS, PCOS, estrogen dominance, fertility, and perimenopause. I will dive into the pathophysiology of these different disorders as well as what we can do to...