Not just for healthy fertility, many women (and some men) have dysregulated hormones resulting in endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, multiple forms of PMS, or difficulty transitioning through menopause. Whole body inflammation and blood sugar are closely monitored as they directly impact the production of good estrogen vs bad estrogen. Treatments include a variety of herbs and liver detoxification; vitamin B12, magnesium, and Vitex to name a few. Menopause can be supported with many herbs and progesterone bio-identical hormone cream.
Bone Density Maintenance
Bone density naturally decreases after the age of 25 in women. The lowering of estrogen levels after menopause also increases the risk of osteopenia (soft bones) and osteoporosis. True prevention starts as early as possible in life with regular weight bearing exercise, a diet rich in minerals (lots of vegetables), eliminating alcohol and cigarette smoke, and knowing the side effects of some medications. Regulating acid/base balance in the body is important, as well as monitoring hormones such as estrogen and calcitonin. Adequate levels of vitamin D, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, copper, and zinc are essential on this side of the equator.
Mood and Stress Management
A must for everyone in the family as well as busy professional women and mothers. Mood disorders and stress are becoming more prevalent in North America, resulting in one of the larger reasons for disability in the workplace. Hormonal transitions during adolescence, pregnancy and post partum, and menopause can cause imbalance on the brain and body. Lab testing to evaluate nutritional deficiencies, thyroid hormones, adrenal stress hormones, and neurotransmitter balance are routinely performed. Treatments include a variety of herbs that have proven efficacy in adrenal fatigue, sleep, anxiety and depression. Vitamins B12, folate, essential fatty acids, and regular exercise are also well known to help with stress, mood, and motivation.