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    Hormones Over the Ages

      by Dr. Deanna Walker, ND No matter what age you are, your hormones are affecting your quality of life. Why you might ask? Well your hormone balance influences how you look, how you feel and how you think. It is important to determine if your hormones are affecting you. The best way to start is to be informed on what symptoms are normal and abnormal depending on what phase of life you are in. The Reproductive Years In this phase, the most common concerns relate to PMS (Pre-menstrual Syndrome) and the menstrual flow itself. The most common PMS symptoms experienced include mood changes (depression, anxiety, irritability, emotional fluctuations), swelling,…

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    Could your GUT HEALTH be the cause of your PCOS?

    The topic of gut health is all the rage right now. I hear it everywhere, chats about gut microbiome, probiotics and good/bad bacteria. It’s popping up on commercials, radio and my Facebook ads. What if I told you your gut health could be the underlying cause of your irregular cycles? The gut microbiome is known as the collective billions of different bacteria that inhabit our intestines. These bacteria that are present can have a huge impact on our health in terms of our reproductive health, immune system, digestion, and brain health. Trust me, I’ve seen first-hand that gut health can be directly related to hormone imbalances, especially in PCOS. What is…

  • PCOS

    Pillars of PCOS

    PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is an endocrine disorder that can affect hormones, metabolism and the immune system. Since PCOS is known as a syndrome it can become very complex to determine what is truly going on. Each and every person who has PCOS will experiences it differently. This is why it is important to seek out help from a doctor to determine the exact treatment protocol that will work for your case. Below are what I consider the 4 PCOS Pillars. These pillars are a guide in understanding what is really triggering your symptoms. Testosterone In this pillar, the main issue with one’s PCOS is testosterone. It can show up as high free/total…

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