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Ancient Medicine for Modern Health

Balanced Hormones for more than fertility

Balanced hormones – for more than fertility

The importance of a healthy menstrual cycle We all know the importance of balanced hormones, but do we really know why? Many of my patients come into my office thinking that the only reason to address hormonal imbalances or menstrual cycle challenges is if they want to get pregnant. While, if that is a goal…
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the universe of desire

The Universe of Desire

Let’s walk the path to sexual liberation together. Before we start, I want to be clear that when I say “woman”,” I am referring to anyone that identifies with being a woman, be it the gender you were assigned at birth or not. Same goes for the term “man.” When I say “sex,” I am…
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Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

I’m sure most of us have heard about atopic dermatitis (commonly known as eczema) by now as it’s a very common condition in our society today. Atopic dermatitis is a complex chronic inflammatory disorder involving the immune system, epidermal barrier dysfunction and several possible environmental factors. It most often begins in childhood, but can begin…
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Head Pain Part 2

I promised a second part to my headache post, so here it is! I’ll briefly chat about causes of different headaches and how to address them.  Tension-type headaches (TTH) are well-named as they are actually caused by “tension” in the musculo-skeletal (MSK) system. This can be muscle tension from neck, back, shoulder or face muscles, often…
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Head Pain Part 1

Headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia & TMJ syndrome… what a pain in the HEAD! For part 1 of head pains, I’d like to review how we can distinguish these pains from one another. So here’s a quick synopsis of each: Tension headaches: Tension headaches are often caused by muscle tension or stress. They can really be anywhere…
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We have come too far from the land. It is time to return home, back to our original mother. The Earth is nudging us to pay attention to her cycles. To tend. To respect. We cannot ignore it. The disconnection from the land was insidious, but today we are reminded of its deep impact as…
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What you should know about painful periods

Painful periods (also referred to as dysmenorrhea) are extremely common amongst women. Most women dismiss this as being “normal” and feel that they just have to “deal with it.” Mild discomfort during your period is normal but anything more is not. Symptoms such as back and abdominal cramps as well as headaches, migraines and moderate…
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