Meet the Estrogen Sisters: A Tale of Three Hormonal Siblings

The word “estrogen”  is so commonly associated with a woman and her reproductive system, that most are not aware there are different types and amounts of estrogen produced throughout a woman’s life. And while estrogen plays a significant role in fertility, it controls so much more. Depending on where you are in your life’s journey, […]

A Spotlight on Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

February is not only the month of love but also a time to focus on matters of the heart – quite literally. Heart Health Month serves as a crucial reminder to prioritize cardiovascular well-being, and one aspect that often deserves more attention is the increased risk of heart disease during menopause. Menopause is a natural […]

Balancing Hormones: The Symphony for Women’s Well-being

In the intricate orchestra of a woman’s body, hormones play the role of skilled musicians, each contributing to the symphony of health and vitality. While discussions often lean towards specific hormones like estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone, it’s crucial to recognize that these hormonal players work collaboratively, and a delicate balance is key to overall well-being. […]

Lasting Results Take Time: How to Set Realistic Expectations for Healing

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in functional medicine, a holistic approach to healthcare that emphasizes the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Many individuals turn to this alternative to Western medicine with high hopes and expectations of immediate healing. While functional medicine can be transformative, it’s crucial to understand that the […]

Embrace a New Year with Realistic Goals, Not Resolutions

As we have entered a new year, let’s make it one to remember by setting achievable goals for optimal health. Predictable resolutions tend to fizzle out, but realistic goals and life changes can lead to remarkable accomplishments.  Resolutions vs. Reality Did you know that, according to a recent study, nearly 23% of people quit their […]

The Delicate Balance of Cholesterol and Its Crucial Role in the Body

Cholesterol often gets a bad rap for its association with heart disease, however, it plays a vital role in maintaining our bodies’ health and functionality. Beyond its connection to cardiovascular issues, cholesterol is involved in essential repair work and hormone balance. Striking the right balance is key, as both high and low levels can pose […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Its Positive Impact on Cholesterol Levels in Women

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has long been a topic of discussion in the medical field, especially regarding its impact on women’s health. While HRT is often associated with alleviating symptoms of menopause, recent studies have shed light on another potential benefit – the positive effect on cholesterol levels in women. So let’s get into the […]

Cancer Prevention: How to Reduce Your Risk

As we exit October and head into November, we officially transition from Breast Cancer Awareness to Pancreatic and Lung Cancer Awareness.  In the realm of cancer, we often spend a significant amount of time discussing screening, but prevention remains a topic that is often overlooked. It’s high time we shift our focus towards the power […]

My Journey with Breast Cancer: The Vital Role of Self-Breast Exams and Regular Screenings

Introduction: In 2018, my life took an unexpected turn when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This diagnosis came just three months after a seemingly normal mammogram, an experience that forever changed my perspective on breast health. Today, I want to share my personal story and emphasize the crucial importance of self-breast exams and staying […]