Women's Health

Clean Beauty Products: Why I Choose Beautycounter

Beautycounter

I’ve been searching for and trying clean beauty products for years. It started when I was in college and realized certain chemicals in my shampoo made my acne worse. When you have acne as an adult, you’ll try anything! Later, my endometriosis started to get worse and I began digging deeper into the world of toxins. I learned that not only can certain ingredients/chemicals, like endocrine disruptors, aggravate endometriosis but they may actually be the …

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Fertility

Reducing Toxic Exposure at Home to Protect Hormonal Health

Ellen and I made a family decision this January – We’re dedicating 2019 to decreasing our toxic exposure. This is not our first foray into the world of toxins. For close to two decades we’ve been studying natural medicine and have made sweeping changes in our lives to improve and protect our health. In 2005, I eliminated gluten and dairy (Ellen had already). In 2011, when Ellen and I met, we committed to purchasing only …

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Women's Health

Making it an Easy Peasy Whole30

There is so much good food abound in the summer! Yeah there’s fresh vegetables and garden greens but there’s also ice cream, vacations/lots of eating out and BBQ’s. I always fall off the wagon to some degree during the summer – especially with traveling. By the time Fall comes around, I’m feeling it and need help getting back on track. To do that, I almost always end up doing a Whole30 in September and this …

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Women's Health

Everything you need to know about PCOS and your fertility

Everything you need to know about PCOS and your fertility It’s Sunday night and my husband is plucking the hairs from my chin and “sideburn” area. It’s a ritual that we repeat at least every other week. It’s something I have dealt with for over two decades. When I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in my early 20’s, my doctor filled me in that my “old lady whiskers” had nothing to do with my …

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Fertility

Treating Endometriosis: Western and Eastern Toolkits

One of the things I most love about practicing natural medicine is that I have so much in my toolkit to work with.  Depending on the condition, the circumstances, and the available resources, I can draw from nutrition, vitamins/supplements, acupuncture, Western or Chinese Herbs, and mind-body techniques such as meditation and breath-work to design a protocol that best works for each patient.  All of these options can have powerful impacts and bring about sweeping change …

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