Navigating the Gluten-Free Maze (It’s more than bread and pasta!)

So, you’ve decided to go gluten-free. Welcome to the wonderful world of… endless aisles of suspiciously colorful crackers? That’s right, folks. My journey into gluten-free living has been less “artisan sourdough” and more “mystery meat snack pack.” Because here’s the thing: eliminating gluten can feel like you’re entering a parallel universe of your favorite grocery […]

Are Supplements Safe?

In our quest for optimal health and well-being, the allure of supplements has never been stronger. From Vitamin D to zinc, iron to iodine, and the rising popularity of adaptogens (herbs, roots, plant substances), these nutritional powerhouses promise a myriad of benefits. However, the age-old adage “too much of a good thing” rings true, emphasizing […]

Women Need Testosterone Too!

Testosterone, often associated with masculinity, plays a crucial role in both men and women. While women naturally have lower levels than men, the impact of testosterone on female health is significant. Understanding the effects of low testosterone in women, the risks and benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), as well as various forms of TRT […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Years Cancer Free!

Five years ago today, a pivotal moment unfolded in the chapters of my life. It was the day, orchestrated by the skilled hands of my surgeon, that cancer was evicted from my body. A day etched in memory, marking the beginning of a transformative journey—one that would teach me about resilience, love, and the extraordinary […]

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 […]