We have a lot going on. We have menses and child-bearing, and after years of that we are rewarded with menopause and osteoporosis. Sounds like an easy sentence, but every step along the way is an opportunity for our health to get the better of us. Naturopathic medicine can help to make each of these stages a transition and not a gaping cliff with no bridge between sides.
The most common conditions I see in practice are Perimenopause/Menopause, PMS, and PCOS.
Perimenopause/Menopause - you may be experiencing more than just hot flashes during this time. The change in estrogen and progesterone can effect your mood, sleep, libido, energy, body aches, and even things like dry eyes - things that not a lot of people talk about. is greatly impacted by diet and lifestyle choices, but what else can you do? There are quite a few things that can be added in to improve all these symptoms which include herbs, supplements, or bio identical hormone therapy (BHRT). Helping women through the menopause transition is my favourite because there are so many treatment options that have a profound effect. Perimenopause can last years so we might as well work together to make them awesome years!
If you have PMS there are a lot of different herbs and nutraceuticals that can not only work acutely to improve your discomfort, but can eventually improve your PMS so much that you no longer need any interventions. This will positively impact your fertility as well.
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a condition that can have different causes and different hormonal imbalances going on. Blood sugar, sex hormone (androgen) dysregulation, cortisol, and other changes can be at play at affecting your menstrual regularity, facial or body hair excess, or inability to lose weight. Using diet and supplement therapies we can greatly improve all of these symptoms.
Other conditions I see in practice include:
If any of the above relates to your case, and you’re ready to begin the healing process, contact the clinic to book your initial consult. If you still aren’t sure, book a free 15-minute no-obligation consult to find out a few more details on what naturopathic medicine is and if it is applicable to you.