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Why Perimenopause is Worse for Some Women

Why is it that some women have life-altering perimenopause symptoms and others don’t? It seems quite unfair to those women that experience hot flashes, feel cranky, crave sweets and their libido has all but disappeared. Are you one of these women? Are you waking up every night from night sweats? It must be hard to…

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Depression and The Pill | Can Holistic Health Care Help?

If you are one of the millions of women that take the pill ever day, this blog post is for you! The pill can have serious side effects, one major one being depression. Holistic health care may be able to offer support for side effects from the pill. Or if you’re on the pill for…

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The Surprising Nutrient that May Help Your Acid Reflux Symptoms

If you were to ask the common person what diet has to do with acid reflux symptoms, they would probably tell you that spicy food gives you heart burn. But what most people don’t know is that a well-known nutrient can actually help with acid reflux.   You hear about it all the time for…

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Kale and Dark Leafy Greens Your Family Will Love

We’ve all heard we should add more dark leafy greens to our diets. But the word that is often left out of that sentence is “dark”. The leafy greens that are most consumed – lettuce – unfortunately, are the lowest in nutrients. But greens like kale, collards, mustard greens and swiss chard are packed full…

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Is Your Make-up Contributing to Your Perimenopause Symptoms?

As awareness about perimenopause symptoms grow, more women are becoming aware of the symptoms of estrogen dominance. However you might be wondering, is where all of this estrogen is coming from?   Common household products, especially cosmetics and personal care products created  for women, contain chemicals that mimic the body’s natural estrogens known as environmental…

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Dairy Intolerance | Is It Behind Your Acid Reflux Symptoms?

Have you ever noticed your acid reflux flares up after a big helping of rich, delicious, creamy comfort food? It may be a hard reality to face, but your favorite cheesy, milky, or creamy indulgence may be behind your digestion problems.   You might be asking how can acid reflux be caused by eating dairy?  …

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Eating Well to Manage Perimenopause Symptoms

When you hear the word menopause, how many of you automatically think, “hot flash”? Can you even imagine going through menopause without them? Well, you can.   You’re probably wondering, how can this be? What can you do to make yourself more likely to be one of those women?   Like many health concerns, perimenopause…

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Stress Management for Acid Reflux Symptoms

Of all the things that you think cause acid refluxI bet stress isn’t at the top of your list. Well it should be.   Learning to manage your stress level is an important step in correcting the underlying causes of acid reflux, as well as promoting overall well-being.   Many people suspect that too much…

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Too Much Stomach Acid | Myth or Fact of Acid Reflux Symptoms?

If you’ve ever felt that familiar fiery feeling brought on by acid reflux, it would be very easy to believe that having to much stomach acid is to blame. But, the truth of the matter isn’t so black and white.   While most assume that acid reflux is caused by too much stomach acid, acid…

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4 Indulgences that may be Causing Acid Reflux Symptoms

There’s nothing like a little indulgence when you’ve made it through another stressful day. There is nothing wrong with breaking the rules of good health a little here and there, if your body has a good reserve of resources from to buffer the effects. But if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends your…

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Are Some People Just Born Night Owls? The Truth About Insomnia

Some patients tell me they’re “naturally” night owls, and they just prefer to stay up late and sleep in. But the truth is that optimal sleep patterns don’t fall into the category of preference. We are hard-wired to sleep when it’s dark. And specifically, before 11pm. Over millions of years of human evolution sleep patterns…

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Adrenal Fatigue | The Truth Behind Feeling “Wired and Tired”

Do you find yourself waking up exhausted yet when it’s time to go to bed you can’t seem to unwind? Let me tell you about a woman who recently came to see me. She was cranky, wanted to take a nap every afternoon and could not lose the weight she gained during her pregnancy 3…

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The Surprising Cost of Being a Night Owl

Most of what we hear about getting enough sleep relates to how LONG you sleep, but a significant factor in getting the rest you need is WHEN you sleep. The first time I heard the saying “an hour before midnight is worth two hours after” I didn’t know what to make of it. But it turns…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | Are You Lacking Digestive Enzymes?

Does your stomach hurt a couple of hours after dinner? Do you wake up at night with stomach pain? Does the pain feel dull and achey and doesn’t feel better with anything except time? You could be dealing with gallbladder symptoms. Gallbladder problems can stem from issues with your digestion that started before the first…

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Your LED Lights Could be Disrupting your Sleep

Do you have trouble getting to sleep at a decent hour? You may benefit from unplugging earlier. When we are exposed to bright light after dusk, like computer screens, iPads, iPhones, and TVs our brains get the signal that it’s not time to produce the melatonin – the hormone we need to feel sleepy. Insomnia…

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