Weight a Minute: Menopause, Weight Gain, and You

May 25th, 2018, General Wellness by admin
Weight gain happens. But if you’re going through “the change of life,” chances are you’re also facing a few unexpected pounds that are proving more stubborn than ever to lose. See if you can relate to the scenario below. Jayne is 32 and has gained some weight because of a few extra chocolate chip cookies …

6 Ways to Complete an Environmental Estrogen Detox

May 25th, 2018, General Wellness by admin
Estrogen is a vital hormone that helps support the reproductive organs. Its metabolism is linked to diet, lifestyle, and genetic makeup. Just like our bodies, our surroundings too carry varying degrees of estrogen. Plastic containers, nail polish, receipts—our households feature more of the hormone than most people know. And while the body can absorb these …

Making Menopause Your Friend—a Key to Profound Wellness

May 25th, 2018, General Wellness by admin
By Lyra Heller, MA There comes a moment in our mid-40s, when we notice distinct changes in how we feel and look. This perception is deeply personal and, typically, not shared. Suffering quietly is common. Our bodies and skin appear different—less supple, dry, fine lines. Weight is more difficult to lose. Our ability to multitask …

Functional Medicine and Women’s Health: Interview with Joel Evans, MD Part 2: Menopause & Stress

May 25th, 2018, General Wellness by admin
We sat down with Joel Evans, MD to talk about Functional Medicine options for common women’s health issues. This is the second in a series.  What kind of options do you suggest for women entering perimenopause to help address discomfort/symptoms? Perimenopause is a challenging time of life for many women because just as their ovaries …

Functional Medicine and Women’s Health: Interview with Joel Evans, MD

May 25th, 2018, General Wellness by admin
We sat down with Joel Evans, MD to talk about Functional Medicine options for common women’s health issues. This is the first in a series. Before we get started, can you tell me about your background? My background really is one of a conventionally trained OB-GYN. As I became interested in helping my patients in …

Consider Using Plant-Derived Solutions to Treat Menopausal Symptoms

May 22nd, 2018, General Wellness by admin
By Nilima Desai, RD If you have ever experienced hot flashes, night sweats, etc., due to menopause, you are not alone. About 80% of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, and vaginal dryness,¹ which can significantly affect their quality of life. Menopause is characterized by a decrease in estrogen …