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    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: What You Need to Know

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can impact many aspects of a woman’s health, from her moods, her weight, to her chances of conception. This surprisingly common condition can be difficult to diagnose and treat. That’s partly because conventional medicine practices are often geared towards tackling the symptoms without truly getting to the underlying reasons. Functional treatments for PCOS address this frustrating condition from all angles, addressing the whole system with a special focus on the root cause. What Is PCOS? Simply…

  • Blog,  Features,  General,  Immune System

    Gut & Hormones: What Does Your Gut Have To Do With Estrogen? Plus, How To Promote A Healthy Gut Microbiota

    As research continues to reveal more and more about the broad and intimate connections between gut health and other aspects of our health, such as the connections to the immune system, mood, and cognition, estrogen’s no exception!  Estrogen has been shown to influence the gut microbiota (microbiome) and the reverse is also true, the gut microbiota can significantly impact estrogen levels! (1) Microbiota: the microbe population living in your intestines (2) How Does The Gut Impact Estrogen Levels? The body can recycle estrogen,…

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Features,  Goals,  Weight Loss

    The Key to Weight Loss…Resetting the Thermostat

    It has been postulated for years that weight loss or weight gain is simply calories in and calories out. A surplus of calories will allow for weight gain and a deficit for weight loss.   The more research that is done on the obesity epidemic, the more we are beginning to realize that it is not this simple.  As a clinician, I can personally attest to this. The stereotype that people with increased body weight spend too much time sitting,…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Hormonal Influence on Weight Loss

    I have the privilege of working with individuals everyday who are motivated to optimize their health. So motivated in fact, that many have been on an exhausting journey for years trying to figure out their bodies recipe for success. Since I do a lot of lifestyle management and weight loss, many of these individuals have been to countless programs and tried countless diets, cleanses and products in search for their answer. Many of them are told to eat less, and…