Posts in Hormones
Endometriosis: Not Just A Hormone Condition

For many women with endometriosis, they’re told that their diagnosis is a hormonal one. Many believe endometriosis is the consequence of too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. Although hormones are certainly involved, it’s unlikely that they are the only cause (or main cause) of endometriosis.

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When Period Pain Isn’t Normal

Let’s face it, most of us ladies have experienced period pain at some point in our lives. Personally, I grew up believing period pain was a normal occurrence. But if you are regularly doubled over in pain, can’t get out of bed, can’t perform your regular daily activities, and you’ve missed work or school due to your periods, maybe it’s time to reconsider. If you’ve been experiencing period pain like I was, how and when do you determine it’s not normal?

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Protecting Against Prostate Cancer

When we talk about hormone-receptive cancers most people jump to breast, cervical, or ovarian cancer in women. But in men, prostate cancer cannot be left out of the discussion. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, and is fuelled by unhealthy testosterone levels. To put it into perspective, it accounts for 21% of new cancer cases in men each year, and an average of 58 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every single day. So, if you’re a man wanting to take action against these statistics, how can you decrease your risk and prevent against prostate cancer?

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Is It Really PCOS?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, better known as PCOS, affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age. Having PCOS myself, I absolutely love treating PCOS. It responds SO well to natural treatments and women see big improvements with a few lifestyle changes. However, there’s a big problem plaguing the PCOS community: PCOS is being both overdiagnosed and underdiagnosed.

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Coming Off the Pill with Acne Prone Skin

For a staggering 14% of women using birth control, the primary reason for going on the pill is to control severe, cystic acne. Sadly however, many of us reach a point when it’s time to let go of the pill and face the reality of our acne returning. So whether you’re thinking of starting a family, or just ready for a change, how can you best support acne-prone skin while coming off birth control?

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