Progesterone & Hormone Balance

April 12, 2023 3 min read

Progesterone: Hormone Balance in Perimenopause & Menopause

When we talk about hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause, estrogen gets the most attention. However, estrogen’s “partner,” progesterone, plays an important role. If you are in perimenopause, it likely hasn’t been since puberty that you’ve experienced such a wild hormonal ride! 

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How Do I Transition from Bioidenticals to Amata Life?

September 02, 2022 2 min read

Considering Transitioning from Bioidenticals to Amata Life?

This is a question we hear over and over again. Many, many women are on bioidentical hormones—meaning various combinations of estrogen, progesterone, and/or testosterone. Some have done well with this for many years. As a matter of fact, Dr. Northrup was a pioneer in bringing the benefits of bioidentical hormones to the attention of women world wide way back in the 1990’s.

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Is It Me…or…..My Hormones?

May 15, 2022 2 min read

Women often ask their doctor: Is it me or is it my hormones?
The answer is…..Yes!
It’s not one or the other.
You are your hormones, and your hormones are you.
There’s no distinction.

Some women say they don’t recognize themselves at various times of the month or life cycle, as if their hormones make them into someone they are not. Many go to their OB/GYN when they are in perimenopause hoping that their hormones are the reason for their irritability, brain fog, and hot flashes, and hoping that hormone replacement therapy can “fix them.”

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Do you get migraines? Perimenopause?

November 14, 2021 2 min read 1 Comment

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The Three Best Things for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

October 25, 2021 2 min read

Do hot flashes make you wonder if you’ll ever feel like yourself again?

Perhaps for the first time in decades, you are unsure how to dress. Burning hot one minute….shivering the next… flashes and their “first cousin” night sweats can be very disruptive, affecting your sleep and peace of mind.

Even though hot flashes are so common that roughly three in four women experience them, the medical community hasn’t fully determined what causes them. Doctors and researchers know that when the blood vessels in the skin of the head and neck open more than usual, called vasomotor flushing, it causes a rush of warm blood to flow to an area.

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Estrogen Changes In Your 40's … and Perimenopause

September 28, 2021 3 min read

If you are in your 40’s and have started to experience hot flashes, sleep disturbance and weight gain, along with changes in your menstrual cycle, you might be wondering:
Is this menopause already?
Well……it’s likely not menopause, but instead the often uncomfortable, rollercoaster years that lead up to menopause, called perimenopause.
Perimenopause begins with the first irregularities in the menstrual cycle and ends when you’ve gone one year without a period. You might begin seeing changes in your mid-to-late 40s, although some women experience symptoms earlier.
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The Health Benefits of Pueraria Mirifica

May 21, 2021 3 min read 19 Comments

Pueraria mirifica is a wonderful medicinal herb with the ability to help bring hormones back into balance. It has a characteristic known as an adaptogen. It’s been known to rejuvenate and revitalize the body, for both men and women, through menopause and at other times in life.

Richard Passwater, PhD, is an accomplished research biochemist who has done extensive research on Pueraria mirifica in relation to both menopause and overall health. He was so interested in what he uncovered about this once unknown herb, that he dedicated a whole book to the topic: Amazing Health Benefits of the Wonder Herb Pueraria Mirifica: Eliminating menopausal symptoms and improving bone, brain, and prostate health…and much more.
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All Pueraria Mirifica is Not the Same!

April 18, 2021 2 min read 1 Comment

Did you know that many women suffer through their menopausal symptoms, simply accepting what they believe is an inevitable decline in their youthfulness, and never seek advice, medically or otherwise?

Often, if they do seek medical advice and have tried everything their doctor has to offer, they are still plagued with hot flashes, sleeplessness, brain fog, dryness, and so forth. Life is miserable for them.
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Care For Your Heart

March 11, 2021 2 min read 7 Comments

Did you know that the heart is the body’s most active organ? As you approach and move beyond menopause, you can support this essential organ in two important ways:
  • First - ensure that the heart has enough energy to perform its essential functions;
  • Second - support the health and structure of the arteries, blood vessels, and muscles essential to cardiovascular function.
When it comes to protecting the heart, estrogen plays a big role. Estrogen modulates vascular function, inflammatory response, metabolism, insulin sensitivity, cardiac muscle cells and stem cell survival, and development of an enlarged heart.
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How to Support Immunity in Menopause

February 16, 2021 3 min read 3 Comments

A woman’s immune function is naturally more robust than a man’s. Why…..? Estrogen! It’s well documented that women have stronger immunity than men, & This fact may contribute to why women tend to live longer than men. With immune health increasingly on everyone’s mind these days, primarily because of COVID-19, does it make sense to follow universal recommendations for boosting immunity? Or, do women……..and especially menopausal women……have special considerations when it comes to immune health because of hormones? Absolutely!

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Estrogen & Skin Health: How Estrogen Protects & Plumps The Skin

January 13, 2021 3 min read 30 Comments

While the harsh, dry winter months certainly contribute to dry skin, women often overlook an important internal factor: estrogen. As a woman, you know intimately how important estrogen is for your vitality, mood, memory and bones, not to mention reproduction.

But……did you know that estrogen is also a key player in maintaining plump, hydrated and youthful looking skin?

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Peace & Light at a Stressful Time

November 24, 2020 2 min read 10 Comments

The Season of Light is upon us. And while you expect some stress during this time of year, the 2020 holiday season could be more difficult than usual. This year, instead of the fun things like holiday parties, get-togethers, or travel to see loved ones, you might limit your time with others and put some traditions on hold. But you can still find peace and feel the spirit of the holidays this year.
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