Electrolytes, Dehydration and Menopause

Water is the largest component of the human body, representing up to 70% of a healthy young woman, this percentage reduces with age, and a post-menopausal woman may be closer to 55% fluid. 

Independent of menopause, aging has important...

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Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a benign uterine condition, where the uterine lining is found infiltrating into the muscle wall of the uterus. 

This condition affects about 1 in 5 women. One of the biggest risk factors is being a female over 40 years old...

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Mycotherapy for Menopause

Mycotherapy is the use of medicinal mushrooms to improve your health, it plays a key role in Traditional Chinese Medicine but many functional practitioners like myself also use these mushrooms.

It is a factor to consider when looking at the...

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Post Menopause Concerns

hormone Mar 12, 2021

For most women, menopause is a relief. After potentially years maybe even a decade of peri-menopause and its related symptoms of hormonal imbalance, such as hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety, etc. The actual day that is 12 months after...

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Endometrial Hyperplasia and Menopause

Endometrial hyperplasia is common in peri-menopause. It's simply an abnormal thickening of the uterine lining or endometrium. It is not cancer but in some cases, it can increase your risk of later developing uterine cancer.

But I'm getting ahead...

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Fibroids and Peri-Menopause

hormone Sep 03, 2020

Fibroids are common in peri-menopause, it’s estimated up to 80% of all women transiting into menopause have them. The good news is that if you survive through to post-menopause they tend to shrink and self resolve.  But surviving...

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Night Sweats

hormone night sweats sleep Aug 21, 2020

Vasomotor symptoms include hot flushes and night sweats. Most women who experience vasomotor symptoms experience both but what if you are primarily or only experiencing night sweats? 

Did you know there are other causes of night sweats aside...

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Why we should be eating lots of BROCCOLI

hormone nutrition Aug 13, 2020

In the menopausal transition your main form of estrogen changes from estradiol (produced by your ovaries) to estrone (produced by your adipose tissue and liver).

 

Estrone is broken down into several different metabolites, the main ones...

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Hormonal Constipation

digestion hormone Jun 28, 2020

 

In the clinic, I see peri-menopausal women struggling with cyclic bowel changes and postmenopausal women also struggling with their digestion. Constipation is an issue I see across the board, but for different reasons. 

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Female Hormone Lifecycle

hormone Jun 05, 2020

It is natural and normal for female hormone levels to fluctuate during one's lifetime.

From birth to puberty we have relatively low levels of reproductive hormones.  This is until puberty starts around the average age of 11. Puberty brings a...

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