Perimenopausal & Menopausal Imbalances
Hormonal changes are common starting at age 35 and sometimes earlier. You could have changes in your menstrual cycle, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, fatigue and/or sleep disruptions.
We use traditional blood tests along with saliva and urine testing, when indicated, to assess your hormone balance and determine an individualized treatment plan. Your plan may include prescribed hormones, but may also include natural therapies, such as supplements and lifestyles changes, to help ease the transition.
Menstrual conditions such as premenstrual mood disorder (PMD), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and other problems related to your period are all caused by changes to the female hormone system. These imbalances can take many forms.
PCOS is the most common female hormonal disorder among young women. This condition can result is an increase risk for insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and obesity, in addition to infertility.
Once your symptoms are accurately diagnosed, we can help you choose the best treatment plan to make your menstrual cycle tolerable and to improve your ability to get pregnant.
Thyroid disorders are becoming more common. Autoimmune thyroiditis is also on the rise. You may have symptoms of thyroid problems that are hard to detect. Most healthcare professionals only check TSH, which often fails to fully evaluate the thyroid. We run a full thyroid panel as well as investigate other imbalances that can make your thyroid sluggish.
Nutrition & Weight Loss Therapy
Weight loss or gain is primarily controlled by the interactions of many hormones, including insulin, thyroid, glucagon, leptin, ghrelin, cortisol and the sex hormones. We promote nutritional wellness using a customized, multi-prong approach to help you achieve your goals. There are many different types of dietary approaches, such as low carb, high fat (LCHF), Ketogenic, Primal/Paleo and fasting methods that can be implemented. Lifestyle modifications, such as improving sleep, reducing stress and increasing exercise, will also be explored.