Herbal Remedies for PMS

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Do you battle the symptoms of PMS with only a handful of medications as your source of relief? I see so many patients who worry about the long-term effects of over-the-counter and prescription medications for managing PMS. If you’re like most women, these quick-fixes are convenient in the moment, but only work temporarily and also leave you reaching for another … Read More

Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps

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Picture this: an entire month without suffering through debilitating cramps, popping over-the-counter and prescription pain pills, and stumbling through those first few days of your period. Sound too good to be true? If you’re one of half the menstruating population who experiences painful cramps each month, it may seem like it. The best solution for any uncomfortable condition is to … Read More

5 Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time to Balance Your Hormones

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Fall is officially underway, and I can’t think of a more appropriate time for re-evaluating your health and bringing everything into balance. I see many patients with additional complaints this time of year, from infertility, irregular periods, and low libido to hair loss, digestive issues, and weight gain. Hormones seem to rule the season. As our bodies acclimate to the … Read More

Stress and PMS: Break the Cycle

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Do you feel more stressed than usual in the weeks leading up to your period? I see many patients who arrange their lives around their menstrual cycles, trying to lighten any burdens that may be placed upon them during these two weeks before their periods occur. Stress and PMS can be a vicious cycle: PMS and its many symptoms increase … Read More

Menopause Can Be Magical

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Menopause is one of many significant passages in a woman’s life. Like the beginning of adolescence, this can also be a time of discomfort, change, and resistance. While menopause is defined as the period after one-to-two years without menstruation, this span of time called perimenopause can be especially trying. Hot flashes, sweating, and a great sense of loss are common … Read More

Depression During PMS: It Doesn’t Have to Be Normal for You

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For many women, the two weeks before menstruation are especially trying. This condition is commonly referred to as premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. Hormone fluctuations, insomnia, anxiety, food cravings, bloating, and a lack of motivation are a common occurrence. Add to that the usual stresses of an overly-busy lifestyle, and it’s no wonder more and more women are becoming fed-up with … Read More